The Covid-19 pandemic is the cause why all the major sporting events were postponed last year, the UEFA Euro 2020 is no exception. After a long wait of a year, the tournament finally began and fans also commemorate the competition’s 60-year history in the 11 host cities across Europe.
The fans are rejoicing because they will again witness their football stars in the magnificent football stadiums in Europe. However, among the 24 participating countries there are a few fab favorites to win the tournament and the competition is tight. Here are the top 5 fan favorite teams to win the Euro 2020.
The Three Lions, led by Gareth Southgate have supported the team to secure their spot in the Euro 2020 qualifiers round. With Harry Kane, Phil Foden, and Jadon Sancho in their prime, England is pretty secure in Group D along with Croatia, Scotland, and the Czech Republic.
Even though England has been the most unfortunate and underwhelming team on the international football stage they are still one of the fan-favorites to compete in the finals of the Euro 2020 at the Wembley stadium.
There is no doubt that Belgium has some of the best talents in Europe in their prime. Being placed in Group B along with Russia, Denmark, and Finland, the knockout stage will be just a breeze for Belgium.
Although there are concerns over their overall state because of their captain Eden Hazard and Kevin de Bryne’s upsetting injury from the Champions League Final, Belgium might have a hard time finding their way through the knockout stage that might employ all their offensive strengths to cover.
If Spain manages to win this Euro 2020 it will be La Roja’s fourth victory in the Euro Championship. The team is placed in Group E along with Slovakia, Poland, and Sweden. Spain will hope to win the competition to make up for their frustrating outing in the 2018 World Cup.
Even though Spain did not do well in the latest iteration of the UEFA Nations League, Spain can never be put aside because of the wide array of football talent on their roster that Spain can take advantage of. With the right balance of veteran and youth talents, Spain can undoubtedly not disappoint their fans from all over the globe.
It will be a double win for the reigning World Champions since their 2018 World Cup victory if France can sweep everyone through the finals and win in the Euro 2020. France is guided by the world’s most proficient forward, Kylian Mbapp, who possesses the incredible talent, no doubt that France will be the best team in the competition.
Even though their UEFA World Cup victory placed them among the stars, France is still having a hard time lately with their recent performance in the Nations League and the Euros qualifiers, not their best. To make matters worse for them, they are placed in the bracket called “Group of Death” along with Hungary, Germany, and Portugal.
Portugal is manned by Cristiano Ronaldo, the world’s second-best football player. Many punters predicted that matches in the “Group of Death” with Hungary, Germany, and France would be a bloodbath. Portugal will have a hard time defending their championship title from the 2016 Euro Championship.
Portugal has always been a powerhouse and cultivated the best attackers and midfielders in the top 5 leagues across Europe, with the likes of Bernardo Silva, Bruno Fernandes, Joao Felix, and many more. Possessing a team with a stable structure and a variety of talents, it is no doubt that Portugal can defend their championship title.
The top five squads in this list are just the result of surveys of which teams are the fan favorites, this does not reflect however the actual top teams in the competition.