The eleventh day of Euro 2020 is over and brings the news. This Monday, it is the turn of Groups B and C to take the field and decide which teams qualify directly for the next stage of the tournament.
At 5 p.m. North Macedonia, the Netherlands, Ukraine and Austria set off. The Dutch won 3-0 and confirmed their presence in the round of 16 as the first ranked, after three consecutive victories (9 points), while the Macedonians finished their first participation in a final stage in last place in the second group, without any addition. points. In the other group meeting, Austria struggled but beat Ukraine (1-0) and confirmed second place, which also gives them direct access to the “round of sixteen” of the competition.
Group B decisions were scheduled for 20 hours, with Finland-Belgium and Russia-Denmark absolutely crucial to the group’s final results, which had only one certainty: Belgium’s presence in the “round of sixteen”. The Belgians’ 2-0 victory pushed the Finns into third place with three points and confirmed the top spot in the team coached by Roberto Martinez. However, there was a surprise in the other confrontation. With two defeats in the opening rounds, Denmark defeated Russia (4-1) and saw them advance from last to second place with a passport to the round of 16 of the competition. Russia closes this participation in last place, with the same three points with Finland but with a negative score of five goals (score two goals and seven goals), compared to the two negative goals of the Finns (one goal and three goals scored).
Round of 16 is gaining color
With Group A, B and C accounts closed, the two matches that will start Round 16 of Euro’2020 have been decided. Wales-Denmark, at 17:00, marks the start of the confrontation, with Italy and Switzerland finishing 26th, with a match scheduled for 20:00.
As for the matches of the Netherlands and Belgium, seeded first in Groups C and B respectively, there is no news yet, as they await the determination of the places for Groups D, E and F – where Portugal, one of the potential opponents in the event of qualification in third place, is included.
Already selected pairs
Round of 16, 26
Wales – Denmark (5 pm)
Italy – Austria (20 h)
The selections made after Monday’s matches
Group A: Italy, Wales and Switzerland *
Group B: Belgium and Denmark
Group C: Netherlands and Austria
Selections that have already been cleared, more so with an unselected position
Group D: Czech Republic and England
Group E: Sweden
Sixth group: France
* – The selection was selected as one of the four best ratings.