World Cup champions France will participate in the 2020 European Cup on Monday, when they will face Switzerland in Bucharest to ensure they reach the quarter-finals, while Luka Modric will lead Croatia against Spain.
World Cup champions France will participate in the 2020 European Cup on Monday, when they will play against Switzerland in Bucharest to ensure they reach the quarter-finals, while Luka Modric will lead Croatia against Spain. France is the popular team before the game. After a small victory over Germany and a tie with Hungary and Portugal in the opening game, so far, they have been trying to find their best form in this game. Kylian Mbappé has not found the net yet. Head coach Didier Deschamps has been affected by injuries to several fringe members of the team, but it is expected that the Blues will still provide too much help for their Swiss neighbor in the Romanian capital.
“We have turned the page now on the group phase, which required a lot of effort from us, and now we are moving on to a new competition,” France captain Hugo Lloris said on Sunday.
“The approach now needs to be completely different and we know we have no margin for error.”
Switzerland entered the round of 16 as one of the best third-finishers. Since the 1930s, he hasn’t won a knockout in a major tournament. If they eliminate the defending world champion, it will be a huge shock.
France played their last two group games in Budapest, which is the only Euro 2020 venue without restrictions on capacity related to Covid-19, and now local authorities in Bucharest have increased the number of fans allowed in to the game at the National Arena.
Around 25,000 supporters will be permitted in the stands, amounting to half the overall capacity as coronavirus restrictions are relaxed.
By the time the match kicks off at 1900 GMT France and Switzerland will know the identity of their potential quarter-final opponents, with Croatia and Spain meeting in Monday’s other game in Copenhagen.