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Euro 2021: Croatia and England hanging on, the Blues facing the Hungarian challenge ... all you need to know this June 19


Hung yesterday by the Czech Republic and Scotland, Croats and English will play their qualification on the last day. A success

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Sweden who finally scores, Patrick Schick who succeeds his penalty with a bloody nose, Croatia on the edge of the abyss, England hung on by Scotland and Christian Eriksen who leaves the hospital, these are the strong images to remember from the day yesterday.

Today, a gala program awaits football fans with France facing the Hungarians supported by their passionate supporters, then a nice shock Portugal - Germany.

Finally, Lewandowski's Poland will try to recover in an already decisive match against Spain.

Find daily all the information you need to know about this competition that the Blues dream of winning, three years after their world title.

What happened yesterday

The best news of the day came from Copenhagen with the announcement, by the Danish Federation, of the discharge from hospital of Christian Eriksen, six days after his heart failure.

The Dane was operated on to be fitted with a defibrillator.

He then went to greet his selection partners for an exchange that we imagine very moving.

On the field side, as in their first outing against Spain (0-0), Sweden did not shine against Slovakia (1-0).

It took a penalty from Emil Forsberg (77th) to allow him to win.

Another penalty counted yesterday, that achieved by the Czech Patrick Dchick against Croatia (1-1).

And it was with a bloody nose that he succeeded after taking Lovren's elbow in the face.

Spectacular but not so serious.

[🎞️VIDEO] 🏆 # EURO2020 🇭🇷🇨🇿 #CROCZE

😮 Big clash between Lovren and Schick 💥




💥 Penalty!



With a

bloody nose, the Czech converts it and opens the scoring!

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- beIN SPORTS (@beinsports_FR) June 18, 2021

Finally, after having unexpectedly put a knee to the ground before the kick-off of their match against England, the Scots managed to obtain a draw (0-0) which still allows them to hope for qualification then that the English risk plunging into doubt after a worrying collective performance.

The program of the day

3 p.m .: Hungary - France (TF1, beIN Sports 1)

The equation is simple: if the France team wins, it will validate its ticket for the round of 16 without depending on the outcome of Portugal-Germany.

But watch out for Hungary, supported by nearly 60,000 supporters.

“The Hungarians will be worn by their audience,” emphasizes Hugo Lloris.

They showed good things against the Portuguese even if they cracked at the end.

Heat is an important factor in terms of sleep, nutrition and especially hydration.

We hope there will be a cool break.

Playing at 3 p.m. is not a problem, we are used to it, but above 30 degrees is an important element.

6 p.m .: Portugal v Germany (M 6, beIN Sports 1)

At the end of this shock a cador may find himself in doubt.

Beaten without demerit by France (1-0) for their debut in Group F, the Germans would be in serious danger of elimination in the event of another setback in Munich against Cristiano Ronaldo's teammates.

With zero points after two days, the Mannschaft should end with a victory over Hungary, preferably wide, to heal their goal difference and try to pass among the four best third.

Simpler equation for the Portuguese, reigning European champions, who would be sure to go to eighth in case of victory, even before their clash against France on behalf of the third day.

9 p.m .: Spain - Poland (beIN Sports 1)

Spain, which has found its captain Sergio Busquets, cured of the Covid, must finally launch its tournament against Poland, on the side of Seville.

La Roja was one of the big disappointments of the first day, delivering 90 minutes of sterile domination against Sweden (0-0) and she finds herself under pressure.

New chance against Robert Lewandowski's teammates, knocked out by Slovakia (2-1) at the opening, and that a defeat would put in a very bad position, especially since Sweden took the lead of this group E, yesterday, by beating Slovakia (1-0).

😉 ¿Acaso podría ser otro jugador el protagonista del día?

📸 Llevaba MUCHOS DÍAS guardando estas fotos y hoy por fin puedo compartirlas con todos vosotros.

🙌🏻 Bienvenido a casa, capitán.

Bienvenido, @ 5sergiob. # SomosEspaña # EURO2020

- Selección Española de Fútbol (@SeFutbol) June 18, 2021

The blue point

Watch out for heatstroke!

Aware of the impact that the ambient furnace in Budapest could have - with more than 30 degrees expected - on the performance of the French, Didier Deschamps and his assistants organized the three consecutive training sessions for the victory against Germany in the heart of the afternoon.

Under these conditions, the big question is whether the coach intends to make any changes.

This Friday, the answer was a priori no.

In all likelihood, the eleven who started against Germany should be the ones who do battle with Hungary today.

On the practical side, when they had to go into exile about fifty km from Budapest, in Gardony between the two meetings against Hungary and Portugal, the Blues will finally stay in the Hungarian capital, where they are installed in a hotel in edge of the Danube.

The trainings will also take place in Budapest.

A pragmatic choice for the Blues, who avoid a move to a Euro already hectic by the organization.

The info you missed

What if the final doesn't go as planned in London, at Wembley Stadium?

In order for its 2,500 officials to be exempt from the 10-day regulatory quarantine, UEFA is threatening to move this July 11 meeting from London to Budapest.

Euro 2021: Can border restrictions cost London its final?


- Le Parisien - Sports (@LeParisienSport) June 18, 2021

The sentence to remember: "When I see full stadiums in other European countries, I am a little skeptical"

Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron yesterday called for caution during Euro matches against the very contagious Delta variant, warning of a resurgence of the pandemic on the European continent.

“We cannot pretend that the Corona epidemic has passed,” said Angela Merkel at a press conference.

When I see stadiums packed in other European countries, I am a little skeptical.

An obvious reference to Hungary led by nationalist Viktor Orban, the only country organizing the competition which does not impose any standards in its stadium for this Euro.

Must-read articles

Not easy to follow the Euro and the Blues for the supporters of the Blues in this period of Covid.

There are many logistical and financial constraints.

We take you to Budapest with those who wanted to attend the match against Hungary.

Hungary-France: Covid-19 test, health bracelet, arrival times ... not easy to be supported in Budapest


- Le Parisien - Sports (@LeParisienSport) June 18, 2021

Despite the victory against Germany, none of the three star strikers of the Blues have yet scored.

Mbappé, Griezmann and Benzema will therefore be expected this afternoon against Hungary.

We explain why.

Hungary-France: Griezmann, Mbappé, Benzema, it's up to you (also) to mark the spirits!


- Le Parisien - Sports (@LeParisienSport) June 18, 2021

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