When the going gets tough, only the tough get going. That seemed to be the order of the day as the participants for Euro 2020 were reduced to a mere four teams as at Saturday night. Denmark, Italy, Spain and England remain to be the tough goers and more elimination is expected on Tuesday and Wednesday next week. The tournament has not stomached any laxity as even the former champions ,Portugal, were kicked out of the competitions by one German side that was also kicked out rendering the Physics concept chain of reaction applicable in the world of football.
Looking back , 23 days since the tournament began, a lot of drama has been witnessed and more is yet to come. Notably , Denmark has shown a lot of muscle and hard work despite the fact that they lost their maestro Eriksen in a queer incident where the veteran Inter Milan performer collapsed during their match against Finland. England supporters from all over the world have a reason to smile for against all odds Gareth Southgate has managed to lead the squad into semi-finals. England enjoys the privilege of having exceptional talent although they have struggled in the past to leave a mark in previous years in the tournament.
This year has been England’s time to shine . The team began with precarious confidence escaping defeat by a whisker after an irksome 90minutes plus added time in the hands of Scotland. England fans could not withhold their disappointment and fury after the match. However , the three lions have made it to the semis with their latest updated victory over Ukraine. Denmark also received keys to the semi-finals’ door after beating Czech Republic on Saturday.
Even at this level, the Euro 2020 still has a poker face although a keen study of the teams and their progress through the earlier stages of the competition might reveal a little. Italy have a solid defensive line with Leonardo Bonucci and Chielini manning the area. Needless to say it would be very different to convince the duo to allow some space to make a shot. Spain have a fabulous team under the guiding hand of Luis Enrique a man of tactics and wisdom. Denmark can win against anyone with the kind of mentality and attitude they display in the park. England are keen to clutch the title after eyeing it for years and working hard to step foot near it. The million dollar question therefore remains to be who will win the Euro 2020 ?