Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema has been recalled to rejoin the France national team and is now a part of the squad that will be participating at the Euros 2020-2021 later this year. The French striker was banished from the France squad six years ago after a sex tape of him and former teammate Valbuena leaked to the public. Since the scandal, he was never selected to be a part of the France squad and the situation had tongues wagging ever since.
Benzema has proven himself to be one of the best strikers in the world during his time at the Alfredo di Stefano stadium. He has been a part of a Madrid side that has conquered Europe on some occasions and has lined up with some of the world’s best attackers, including Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale at the Los Blancos. Continue Reading
Leicester City winger Harvey Barnes is facing race against time to be fit for Euro 2020 this summer after he suffered a setback in his bid to recover from the knee injury that has seen him miss several weeks of Premier League football.
The setback was confirmed by the Leicester City manager earlier this week. According to the Foxes boss, Barnes won’t play again this season as a result of the injury setback. Continue Reading
One of the most interesting decisions that England manager Gareth Southgate has to make ahead of the upcoming Euro 2020 this summer is whether or not to include Liverpool defender Trent Alexander-Arnold in his squad for the tournament. Eyebrows were raised when the player was left out of the last squad before Southgate names his Euro 2020 squad.
Trent was an obvious absentee when Southgate named his squad for the recent international break. He was missing from the list of players that secured maximum nine points from three games at the start of the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers in the UEFA section. Continue Reading
Scotland national team boss Steve Clarke and his players will need to improve if they want to achieve big things at Euro 2020 going by their performance against Austria at the start of their 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers in Group F. Steve Clarke and his players had to show a bit of fighting spirit to record a 2-2 draw at home to Austria in the first game of ten qualifiers as far as Qatar 2022 World Cup is concerned.
VfB Stuttgart striker Sasa Kalajdzic scored a brace for the Austrian team to give his side the lead on two occasions in the second half of the game played at Hampden Park. Norwich City central defender Grant Hanley scored the first equaliser for Scotland, while Aston Villa midfielder John McGinn scored a very good goal in the final minutes of the qualifier to earn a point for his country. On the basis of the home game with the Austrians, Scotland will need to improve a great deal ahead of the start of Euro 2020. Scotland have been drawn with home nation rivals England in the group stages of Euro 2020. Scotland and England are in Group D ahead of Euro 2020 alongside Czech Republic and Croatia.Apart from being in the same group, England and Scotland are also two of the 12 host nations for the European Championships. Continue Reading
England u-21 manager AidyBoothroyd has revealed why the duo of Reece James and Jude Bellingham were left out of his squad for the group stage of the Euro u-21 Championship later this month. AidyBoothroydnamed the squad for the group matches in the coming weeks with the duo of Chelsea right-back James and Borussia Dortmund teenager Bellingham missing. According to AidyBoothroyd, James and Bellingham were left out of his squad because they are both in contention to represent the Three Lions of England at Euro 2020 this summer.
Borussia Dortmund midfielder Bellingham has been able to play his way into Euro 2020 contention as a result of his good form for his German club. Bellingham played an important part to help Dortmund into the Champions League quarterfinals ahead of Spanish top flight team Sevilla. Borussia Dortmund won 5-4 on aggregate over two leagues at the end of their last 16 tie. For Reece James, the Chelsea defender is also in contention for Euro 2020 though his lack of playing time in recent weeks could be a big problem. Since Thomas Tuchel became the Blues manager in January, Reece James has seen his playing time reduce significantly in comparison to the one under Frank Lampard. Continue Reading
Leicester City attacker Harvey Barnes has scored a big point as the race for who makes the final England squad for Euro 2020 gathers momentum. Harvey Barnes made a big statement with England manager Gareth Southgate in attendance during the Premier League clash between hosts Aston Villa and Leicester City on Sunday afternoon. Harvey Barnes would have made a big impression on Gareth Southgate with his performance during the game at the weekend as the England manager continues to scout potential players for Euro 2020 later this summer. Ahead of Euro 2020 this summer, Gareth Southgate and his England players have been drawn in Group D alongside home nation rivals Scotland, Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup finalists Croatia and Czech Republic.