The European Nations Cup 2020, postponed for a year, will start due to the Corona virus pandemic, which will certainly affect the mass attendance in the stands, but will not affect the follow-up of fans from all over the world through the screens..
reviews El-Ahly.comThe teams of each group and the best positions they achieved in the past editions, along with the lists of the teams and the expected stars.. In the following story, we review the teams…
France – (best positions: Euro 1984 and 2000 champions, Euro 2016 runner-up)
Germany – (best positions: European champions 1972, 1980 and 1996, and runners-up Euro 1976, 1992 and 2008)
Portugal – (best positions: Euro 2016 champion and Euro 2004 runner-up)
Hungary – (best places: 3rd at Euro 1964 and 4th at Euro 1972)
France squad: (Coach/ Didier Deschamps)
goalkeeperHugo Lloris (Tottenham Hotspur) – Mike Mainan (Lille) – Steve Mandanda (Marseille).
line of defenseLucas Digne (Everton) – Leo Dubois (Lyon) – Lucas Hernandez (Bayern Munich) – Presnel Kimpembe (Paris Saint-Germain) – Jules Conde (Sevilla) – Clement Lenglet (Barcelona) – Benjamin Pavard (Bayern Munich) – Raphael Varane ( Real Madrid – Kurt Zouma (Chelsea).
MidlineN’Golo Kante (Chelsea), Thomas Lemar (Atletico Madrid), Paul Pogba (Manchester United), Adrien Rabiot (Juventus), Moussa Sissoko (Tottenham), Corentin Tolisso (Bayern Munich).
offensive lineWissam Ben Yedder (Monaco) – Karim Benzema (Real Madrid) – Kingsley Coman (Bayern Munich) – Ousmane Dembele (Barcelona) – Olivier Giroud (Chelsea) – Antoine Griezmann (Barcelona) – Kylian Mbappe (Paris Saint-Germain) – Marcos Thuram (Borussia Monchengladbach).
Waiting star: Kylian Mbappe
The French national team has a wide range of stars in all positions, but the Paris Saint-Germain winger is ready to be among the contenders for the best player in the tournament, after playing the World Cup crowning roosters 3 years ago.
The 22-year-old has been in impressive form over the past season, scoring 37 goals and providing 10 assists in all competitions.
Germany squad: (Coach/Joachim Loew)
goalkeeperManuel Neuer (Bayern Munich), Bernd Leno (Arsenal), Kevin Trapp (Frankfurt)
line of defenseMatthias Ginter (Borussia Monchengladbach) – Antonio Rudiger (Chelsea) – Robin Koch (Leeds) – Ruben Goossens (Atalanta) – Christian Günter (Freiburg) – Marcel Halstenburg (RB Leipzig) – Mats Hummels (Borussia Dortmund) – Lukas Klostermann (RB Leipzig) Niklas Zule (Bayern Munich).
MidlineIlkay Gundogan (Manchester City) – Toni Kroos (Real Madrid) – Kai Havertz (Chelsea) – Emre Can (Borussia Dortmund) – Joshua Kimmich (Bayern Munich) – Thomas Muller (Bayern Munich) – Jamal Musiala (Bayern Munich) – Serge Gnabry (Bayern Munich) – Leon Goretzka (Bayern Munich) – Jonas Hoffmann (Mönchengladbach) – Leroy Sane (Bayern Munich) – Florian Neuhaus (Mönchengladbach).
offensive lineTimo Werner (Chelsea) – Kevin Volland (Monaco).
Awaited star: Joshua Kimmich
The Bavarian giant’s right-back and midfielder has continued to develop remarkably since his international debut at the age of 21, and was named to the UEFA Team of the Year at Euro 2016.
Kimmich contributed during the last season to winning the German League title and the Club World Cup with Bayern Munich, and will have the support of his colleague and Manuel Neuer, the leader of the Manuel Neuer, who is seeking the best in his position in the championship.
Portugal squad: (Coach/ Fernando Santos)
goalkeeperAnthony Lopez (Lyon) – Rui Patricio (Wolverhampton) – Rui Silva (Granada).
line of defenseJoao Cancelo (Manchester City), Nelson Semedo (Wolverhampton), Jose Fonte (Lille), Pepe (Porto), Nuno Mendes (Sporting Lisbon), Rafael Guerrero (Dortmund), Ruben Diaz (Manchester City).
MidlineDanilo Pereira (Paris Saint-Germain) – Joao Ballina (Sporting Lisbon) – Renato Sanchez (Lille) – Ruben Neves (Wolverhampton) – Bruno Fernandes (Manchester United) – Joao Moutinho (Wolverhampton) – Sergio Oliveira (Porto) – William Carvalho ( Real Betis).
offensive linePedro Goncalves (Sporting Lisbon) – Andre Silva (Frankfurt) – Bernardo Silva (Manchester City) – Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus) – Diogo Jota (Liverpool) – Gonzalo Guedes (Valencia) – Rafa Silva (Benfica) – Joao Felix (Atletico Madrid).
Expected star: Cristiano Ronaldo
Despite the brilliance of Bruno Fernandez’s name over the course of last season, but without the Madeira missile to carry Portugal’s hopes in the Euro Championship, after he had previously led Seleção Europe to crown the title for the first time in history in the last edition.
Ronaldo scored 103 goals for Portugal in his name, and seeks to become the historical scorer with a national team and breaks the number of Ali Daei, the Iranian football legend, who has 109 goals.
Hungary squad: (Coach/Marco Rossi)
goalkeeperAdam Bogdan (Frensvaros) – Peter Gulache (Leipzig) – Denis Debusch (Frensvaros).
line of defenseBendigos Paula (Fervar) – Adam Lange (Amonoya) – Attila Viola (Vervar) – Attila Salai (Fenerbahce) – Willy Urban (Leipzig) – Andrei Botka (Feriensvaros) – Okos Kekskis (Lugano) – Jergo Lovrencx (Verisváros).
MidlineTimas Seri (Mizokovesde), Daniel Gazdag (Budapest Honved), Filip Hollander (Partizan) – Laszlo Kleinheisler (Osijek) – Adam Nadi (Bristol) – Loic Nego (Vervar) – Andreas Schäfer (Donisca Strida) – David Seger (Verensvaros) .
offensive lineJanus Hahn (Pax) – Nemanja Nikolic (Fervar) – Roland Sly (Freiburg) – Sean Zabolx (Dallas) – Adam Salai (Mainz) – Kevin Varga (Kasim Pasha) – Roland Varga (MTK Budapest).
Superstar: Adam Salai
In the absence of Sobuslai, the best player in the Austrian league last season, attention will turn to Adam Salai, the 33-year-old Hungarian captain, along with goalkeeper Gulache.
The Mainz striker scored 23 goals in 70 international matches with Hungary, but his four goals in 20 matches for his club indicate a lack of confidence in coach Marco Rossi’s squad, especially by being in the group of death.