Euro Preview Group A (Article From Last Summer) #6



France FIFA Ranking Euro #19 Winner

France come into the tournaments as heavy favorites arguably the most talented team in the entire tournament with the terrorist attacks that took place this year I believe France will come out with a very inspiriting performance to get France something to cheer about again to give the country a boast. Being the hosts will give them a huge advantage. Among the best young players in football are French the team will be led by Athletico Antione Griezmann & Juventus’s Paul Pogba. In this group they should find it very easy to get out of the group shouldn’t be much of a problem in addition to Pogba and Griezmann they have many weapons a very deep squad including West Ham’s Payet Leicester City’s Kate & Real Madrid’s Raphael Varane as well as several young players that could potentially make a big impact on their squad tactically speaking the attacking style of football they play. They have a very deep squad they have an answer for every angle of the game there bench is extremely deep they have a lot a different combinations of lineups that they can use to their advantage the attacking players they have are brilliant but don’t overlook the defense they have a very good defense that will cause havoc for a lot of teams in this tournament the home advantage will go very much into they’re favor I’m expecting them to beat the Swiss and the Albanian’s I don’t see them losing a game in this group Romanians defense could give them problems I think they most likely will draw against them but the should win the group with will advance them to the Round of 16 with the possibility of making a deep run.

Romania Euro Ranking #11 Runner up

Romania return to a major tournament for the 1st time in eight years a team that could be the dark horse in this tournaments having finished 2nd in qualifying they come to France with a lot of confidence having the meanest defense in Europe during qualifying only conceding 2 goals through the 10 games of qualifying. Teams slimily don’t score against this defense they don’t have a huge superstar they just don’t but the thing is they don’t need one this team has incredible team chemistry this team has very few players in the massive leagues but they have a defensive unite that work together this team has not lost a single game in two years because of the power of their defense led by Captain Razvan Rat & Vlad Chiriches as many as o others they are a hard working bunch of guys that don’t give up on any game the reason they are so effective because they play as a unite alone they aren’t the best in the world but when they work together they are one of the best in the world I honestly believe there’s isn’t a better defense in the world. On top of that they have a top class keeper in Ciprian Tătăruşanu who had the 3rd most clean sheets in Serie A while playing for Fiorentina is a very intelligent keeper who doesn’t make many mistakes it’s very difficult to breach the defense but if someone does you still have to beat the keeper it makes it nearly impossible to score on Romanians. There down is that they weapon on the offence’s end aren’t the best they have quality young players but they don’t possess a proven goal scorer Florin Andone & Stanciu are quality scores but they don’t have that one big star that is hailed as a game changer. It will be really close between them and the Swiss but as far as everything goes they can produce enough offence along with the rock solid defense to advance to join France in the Round of 16.





Switzerland Euro Ranking #8

The Swiss have a very talented squad and will fight with Romania for 2nd with Arsenal Bound Granit Xhaka who is one of the most talented young players in the world he will be an impactful player this teams if full of bright young players as well as some guys with experience Romania’s defense will prove to be the difference and Switzerland will end up in 3rd but there’s no doubt in my mind that they will secure a spot in the knockout stage as one of the three third place finishers to advance to the Round of 16 this is still a very good team. One of the best Midfield unites in the tournament with Watford’s Valon Behrami Arsenal’s Granit Xhaka Stoke’s Shaqiri and Blerim Džemaili a very talented and experience midfield Unite. There striker partnership are no pushovers either lead by lethal scorer Harris Seferović and teenager Breel Embolo this team is very deep also with a solid defense tactically they are a very well defined squad they won’t get second but they will be one of the top 3rd place teams and will find themselves in the knockout stage.


Albania Euro Ranking #29

Albina is making a surspise appearances in this tourment who unexpectedly make it to France making it their 1st trip to a major tournament is the country’s history they are really just happy to be here I honestly don’t see them doing any real damage this summer is a very under experience team as well as lack of players in big leagues even getting a point who be considered a success I find it very unlikely that they will struggled throughout the team is led by Etrit Berisha the Lazio keeper will keep them in games but it won’t quite be enough Defender Taulant Xhaka & wonder kid Ray Minaj to help their case who will make a big impact but in the end the lack of experience will bury them should finish bottom despite all that they should be proud of making the tournament because it was a surprise to everyone it’s a feel good story but some stories don’t have fairy tale ending.




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