The second tour of the UEFA European Football Championship has picked up steam. Some teams have entered the playoff; some left the tournament. 112.international presents the events of the match and why we should follow them.
The match of the day
Football arose in England in 1864. The first club was the English Sheffield United F.C. The first match of the teams became the game between England and Scotland. Football then was different from the modern game; many forwards played in the field; however, the fans did not see any goals. Almost 150 years after, the teams will play again (115th time) and the goals should happen today.
The match England – Scotland will start today at 22:00.
Not only football matters
One of the main news of Euro became the talks of the UEFA with English authorities. England does not allow 2,500 VIP guests of the organization to visit the final. The restrictions in the country oblige the people who come to the country to stay in quarantine. The discussion takes place in England to make an exception from the rule for visitors of Euro final.
When the situation with coronavirus became dangerous in Turkey, the UEFA was looking for a place to transfer the final of the UEFA Champions League. Then, England, considering the partakers of the final, desired to hold it. However, due to the quarantine, the UEFA made a decision to hold the final in Porto. Now, the organization thinks about transferring the Euro final from London to Budapest.
Other interesting facts
In 2018, Luka Modrić won Ballon d'Or. He became the first football player after Ronaldo and Messi during many years who received this award. Mainly, the play of Modrić provided Croatia the entrance to the final of the World Cup. Now, the national team of Croatia has changed; some players left it but Modrić still generates attacks in the middle of the field.
In the game against England, the experience and skills of Modrić were not enough to gain scores. Today, the rival will be not so hard but the responsibility for the result is higher. So, Luka Modrić should remind his best dummies and hold his best change over. In another way, the final participants of the Mundial can end Euro 2020 prematurely.
The match Croatia – Czechia will start today at 19:00.
Euro 2020 had to take place last summer; however, due to the coronavirus pandemic, it was postponed for 2021. It starts on June 11 and will end in a month with the final in London.