This post was written before the 2016 European Football Championships. Portugal won the tournament by defeating France in the final.
Who will win the 2016 UEFA European Championships? In this you find groups and predictions. Many hold the host nation France as favourites to winning the tournament. Traditionally, the host nation usually go far in football / soccer tournaments. However, we think there are a number of nations that have more talented squads than France right now. FIFA World Cup 2014 winners Germany is a good bet. Spain and England are strong, but might be a bit more uncertain, especially when looking at their poor performances in the World Cup. If we are to pick an outsider as a winner, it would be Austria. They made an excellent qualifier, clearly winning their group before Sweden and Russia.
Groups in Euro 2016
The group stage is decided June 10 – 22. After that, the first and second placed teams together with the four best third placed teams are going through to the knockout phase which starts with round of 16 June 25 – 27. The winners advances to the quarterfinals which are decided June 30 – July 3. Semifinals are played July 6-7 and the final, July 10.
Comment: From this group we believe that France and Switzerland will advance.
Comment: England and Russia will be at the top of the group, while Slovakia gets some important points against Wales that will ensure they get a spot in the Round of 16.
Comment: Germany will annect Poland, and together they will advance to the play offs.
Comment: Tough group where Spain should be on top. We also think Croatia will go through from group D.
Comment: Italy and Belgium will be Sweden’s toughest opponents. Hopefully we will manage to win against Ireland and reach the round of 16.
Comment: Portugal and Austria should be able to pull through. Although you never know with coach Lars Lagerbäcks Iceland. They eliminated Netherlands from the qualifiers, so anything can happen!