JiLiHOT Daily, October 11th, European Championship Preview. When you look at the major leagues this weekend, you might be surprised not to find any matches, and that’s perfectly normal because this week is the international break. The European Championship’s 6th round will kick off from October 13th to the 18th, and club players will return to their national teams for preparation.
This round will feature six groups where the fight for the top spot is intense, including Croatia led by Modric against Turkey, Albania against the Czech Republic, Belgium against Austria, Hungary and Serbia, as well as Slovenia against Denmark. It’s undoubtedly a crucial stage for teams aiming to secure their spot in the tournament.
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Let’s take a look at the current standings:
Group A: Scotland is likely to advance as the group leader, with Spain closely following, and Norway, trailing by 2 points, still has a chance. It remains to be seen if star striker Haaland can lead Norway to victory.
Group B: France leads the pack, with Greece and the Netherlands tied at 9 points. Although the Netherlands have played one game less, their chances look bleak as they face France in this round.
Group C: England’s Three Lions lead with 13 points, closely followed by Italy, who have played one game less. Ukraine and North Macedonia are in a fierce competition for the next spot.
Group D: Croatia, with one game in hand, faces Turkey in a top-of-the-table clash. This promises to be a big showdown between Modric and Çalhanoğlu.
Group E: Albania is in the lead, with the Czech Republic close behind. Poland, led by Lewandowski, currently sits in fourth place with 6 points but still has a chance to advance.
Group F: Belgium and Austria are tied at 13 points. Belgium’s key player De Bruyne might miss the match due to injury, and their aging squad could be vulnerable to Austria.
Group G: Hungary and Serbia are neck and neck, with Montenegro waiting for an opportunity to pounce.
Group H: The top four teams in this group are very close in points. Slovenia and Denmark are favored to advance.
Group I: Switzerland’s match against Kosovo in this round has been delayed due to Israel’s involvement in a conflict. Switzerland has the highest chance of advancing, followed by Romania.
Group J: Portugal leads the group. Portugal’s recent 9-0 victory against Luxembourg showcased their strength, even without Cristiano Ronaldo. Slovakia and Luxembourg both have a chance to compete for the second spot.
According to JiLiHOT Daily reports, Group I’s Switzerland and Kosovo will have their match postponed due to Israel’s involvement in a conflict. Switzerland is the favorite to advance, followed by Romania.