The Czech republic produced one of the shocks of the European championship tournament by eliminating the Netherlands. The Czech Republic beat the Netherlands by two goals to nil to progress to the quarterfinals of the tournament. I am not too sure whether the scores will have been the same without the Red card that was issued to De light because one of the biggest problems with the dutch is their profligacy in front of the goal. I always thought that was going to be a problem for them at some point in the tournament. The simple things the Czech Republic was able to do right is what the Netherlands failed to do.
In the other game, Belgium also beat Portugal to progress. Belgium are beginning to look more likely the winners of the tournament
The euro championship continues today with Croatia facing one of the tournament favorites for a lot of soccer fans, Spain. France will also battle it out with Switzerland in the other game of the day in the Euro championship.
Most soccer fans and pundits will be tipping and expecting Spain to win. Even the numbers also favor Spain. On a normal day under normal circumstances, I will be tipping Spain to win. I will not be surprised if they win but I will not stick out my neck for a Spanish win. This is a tournament, and when your opponent is consistent with a pattern of play it makes it easier for the opposing team to map out a strategy to overcome them. I love and admire beautiful football that is based on possession but possession does not win you games. Games are won mostly base on strategy and tactics that seek to exploit the weaknesses of the opponent. One of the weaknesses of the Spanish team is that they are too known to their opponents. So I am tipping Croatia to win or draw this game
France against Switzerland is a game that most punters and fans will be expecting France to win. Rightly so, I am also expecting France to win because the numbers favor them. Apart from that their quality in terms of talents and personnel on display will be too much for the Swiss. Going forward, I still do not think France has done anything significant to prove their title credentials so far. They have managed to keep only one clean sheet so far. They top up their drawn game with Hungary with another drawn game with Portugal without being able to avoid conceding a goal. France will have to improve if they are to win the Euro championship
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