Before the draw of the European Championships next year (from 12th June to 12th July 2020), some questions will be raised: where and when will the draw for the Pan-European finals take place? What teams are present and what do the four pots look like? Which opponents can Germany meet? The most important questions regarding the draw of the European Championship.
Which opponents can Germany meet?
He threatens a "group of hammers" with the world champion France and the champion of Europe Portugal. But supposedly lighter opponents such as Poland and the Czech Republic are possible. It is clear that the third opponent of Germany will initially be a "virgin lot": this will only be determined during the play-offs.
Which nations are eligible?
The winner of the A dam course with the German co-organizers of Hungary, Bulgaria, Romania and Iceland. Only if Romania wins, she automatically plays her home games in Bucharest and Germany includes the winner of the D Dam Phase (Georgia, Belarus, North Macedonia, Kosovo).
How far do the German fans have to go?
At least not abroad in the group stage. The DFB-Elf denies its matches of the preliminary round without exception in Munich (16/20/24 June). In the round of 16, the venues of Bucharest, Dublin, Bilbao and Budapest would be an option, a quarterfinal could again go back to Munich, St. Petersburg, Rome or Baku. The semi-finals and final will be held in London.
What does the national coach say?
Even Joachim Loew was initially overwhelmed by the regime, but he looks forward to the draw that gives the tournament a face. Löw does not have any opponent at all. "I'm very calm, we'll take it as it should," said the 59-year-old: "You have to take every opponent in the group so seriously at the European Championships that it looks like a final or to a knockout. "
Are there any criticisms?
Oh yes! Belgian midfielder Kevin De Bruyne said what many fans think: the mode is a "shame" and takes "all the excitement and fun" for the draw. The coach of Dutch bonds, Ronald Koeman, is similar: "I've already asked the association if I really had to participate in this draw on November 30." However: A totally free draw would also have caused annoyance if the hosts had missed home games.
Does Russia have a problem as a co-host and EM starter because of the possible four-year ban following the doping case?
No. According to the World Anti-Doping Agency, EURO is not concerned with the impending sanctions as it is a "solo sporting continental event".
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