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Switzerland vs Spain: Can the dark horse Switzerland continue to march bravely? | Euro2020 News

The Swiss will face the former champion Spain at 17:00 GMT at the St. Petersburg Stadium in Russia.

Switzerland is the dark horse of the 2020 European Cup, as they aimed at Spain in the first quarter-finals on Friday to continue their heroic march.

The Swiss will face former champion Spain at 17:00 GMT at St Petersburg Stadium in Russia, as both teams will compete for tickets to the semifinals.

The Swiss national team led by Granit Xhaka Shocked the football world On June 28th, they defeated the French team in the round of 16 in Bucharest. The game at the National Stadium ended 3-3, entered overtime, and then entered a penalty shoot-out to decide the winner.

With that unexpected victory, Switzerland, known as the “Nati” (national team), advanced to the quarter-finals of the European Championship for the first time.

In the 75th minute, midfielder Paul Pogba’s long shot hit the top corner of the Swiss goal, and the French team led 3-1.

However, the 2016 runner-up and the 2018 World Cup champion France team changed unexpectedly. The players of Vladimir Petkovic (Vladimir Petkovic) after the late goals scored by Haris Seferovic and Mario Gavranovic (Mario Gavranovic), Eliminated Les Bleus in a penalty shootout, which allowed the game to enter overtime.

Switzerland is in Group A with Italy, Wales and Turkey.

Nati qualified for the round of 16 after winning one game and tying another, scoring 4 points in the group. They are one of the best four third-placed teams in each group.

Similar to France, Spain is one of the football heavyweights because La Furia Roja (Red Fury) won the European Cup in 1964, 2008 and 2012.

From 2008 to 2012, Spain won the 2010 World Cup.

COVID concerns

After Scottish officials linked nearly 2,000 infections to the match between England and Scotland at Wembley Stadium in London on June 18, the quarter-finals of the European Cup 2020 coincided with the spread of COVID-19 in Europe. New worries.

On Thursday, German Interior Minister Horst Sihofer condemned UEFA for allegedly promoting larger stadium audiences, saying the position of the European football governing body is “Totally irresponsible“.

“I can’t explain why UEFA is unwise…” Sihofer said. “I suspect this is due to commercialism,” he added.

The Allianz Arena in Munich previously allowed 14,500 fans to enter the venue while wearing masks, maintaining social distancing, and showing evidence of a negative coronavirus test.

In response, UEFA stated that it is up to local authorities to determine the size of the crowd and other COVID measures at each venue.

In the second quarter-final on Friday, Belgium vs. Italy At 20:00 GMT in Munich. On Saturday, the Czech Republic will face Denmark in Baku, while Ukraine and England will clashed in Rome.



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