Bucharest set for Euro 2020 draw as tournament enters new territory

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With the tournament being spread across 12 nations, England will have the advantage of playing all their group games at Wembley, as well as the semi-final and final if they progress.

"But this time previous year was the draw for the Euro qualifiers in Dublin when we were given the task of coming through a group which contained Germany and the Netherlands, along with Estonia and Belarus".

Didier Deschamps set out his team perfectly and two goals from Antoine Griezmann gave them a hard fought victory over Joachim Löw's side.

The squad has a number of talented players including Wojciech Szczesny, Krzysztof Piatek, Kamil Glik and the vibrant young attacking midfielder, Sebastian Szymanski, yet the real danger is, of course, Lewandowski. "The margins are really, really fine".

The last time Wales played Turkey, in a qualifier for the 1998 World Cup, it ended 6-4 to the Turks with Hakan Sukur scoring four. Play-off victor A, you may as well pack it in and take the summer off. Finishing second in their group may actually be the preferable path. "So we've got to make sure we get the balance of that right". "We will take on whoever that comes".

France face a major hurdle if they are to add the European Championship to their World Cup crown after coming out in the same Euro 2020 group as Germany and reigning European champions Portugal in Saturday's draw in Bucharest.

Every tournament needs a "group of death", and the draw for next year's European Championship has produced an eye-watering prospect. "We're secure. We've got incredible facilities that we're not having to go and search now for something and pair a hotel with a training ground, and find out the logistics of all of that". In 2016 when Portugal won Euro, they finished third in their group, failing to win any of their group stage games.

"That's a good thing because we've become really familiar with the surroundings", he said.

Spain have all three games at home in Bilbao, and open in Group E against Sweden on June 15, then Poland and a playoff victor.

It was also used at the 2018 World Cup.

"The rules are clear, they were accepted by everybody", said UEFA deputy general secretary Giorgio Marchetti.

As for Wales, they were drawn against Italy, Turkey and Switzerland in a particularly tricky group, but the Welsh supporters seem ready to take on Europe, following their dramatic qualification.

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