After the nail biting performance of the national teams during the international tournament earlier this year, the run up to release of the Euro 2020 schedules were greatly anticipated by fans worldwide. Therefore as earlier this week the fixtures and groupings for the UEFA European Championships Qualifiers 2020 were announced, we thought we would put this article together for our readers. This blog therefore covers how the groups have been drawn and who are expected to be the ones to beat.
What the Euro 2020 Qualifying Groups Look Like
In advance of the UEFA Euro 2020 tournament, the qualifiers are to take place in order to determine which 24 teams advance to the Championship. The qualifying tournament runs in addition to the brand new 2018/19 UEFA Nations Cup, which offers an alternative route to qualification for the 2020 tournament. Here is the breakdown of each country that is eligible for a place in the upcoming games and who they are playing against in their
At the moment the national teams are currently battling it out on the football pitch to win the new Nations League trophy. And with the extra bonus of four places in the Euro tournament in two years’ time up for grabs, the anticipation to succeed in Nations League is high.
As this is a very new tournament we wanted to put this post together to cover all of the need to know information about the ongoing games. From how the season is scheduled to who are the strongest teams so far, read below to find out all the latest info.
What is the Nation’s League?
The Nations League was first set-up in 2018 as an alternative way for national teams to acquire a place in the Euros, and replaced the current friendly matches for competition matches. This series of matches will take place every two years on the run-up to the next European league tournament.
How the Nations League works is that all 55 national teams will be split into 4 leagues depending on their skill lev
It’s nearly that time of year again when football fans crowd around the TV or their mobile phones with ultimate pride in their eyes as they watch their beloved team take to the pitch. This is why the World Cup is such a widely anticipated tournament across the globe as it is such a powerful way of uniting a country.
Most children’s vivid memories of soccer begin when they watch their national team play. And this feeling of country pride carries on with them into adulthood and is passed on through generations. Making the love of the sport everlasting.
As the World Cup is a passionate tournament, you will find that most countries will accommodate for streaming the games live from Russia in order for the fans to join in with the action and feel like they are actually there.
In this post we will take a look at the time scheduling per zones as well as what channels and applications you can used to watch the games on.
Match Schedules for Group Sta
With the World Cup in Russia fast approaching, there are lots of talk amongst supporters about who the stronger teams are this year. From previous winners to new comers, it is truly anyone’s game. Within the post we will try to establish who the main competitors are this season for the trophy as well as addressing who the underdogs could potentially be.
Established in 1930 the first ever World Cup took place in Uruguay and has since been hosted in a variety of countries across the globe. In history 5 countries have lifted the cup more than once, with the most wins being Brazil with 5 tournament victories. Below we will look at the break down of the winners in history:
- Brazil – 1958, 1962, 1970, 1994, 2002
- Italy – 1934, 1938, 1982, 2006
- Germany – 1954, 1974, 1990, 2014
- Uruguay – 1930, 1950
- Argentina – 1978, 1986
- England – 1966
- France – 1998
8th December 2017.
In anticipation of Russia 2018 next summer, a host of new soccer jerseys are being released for the team's that have secured qualification. German sportswear manufacturer Adidas has got ahead of the game, and began launching shirts toward the end of 2017. The FIFA World Cup 2018 Adidas football shirts released to date are all home edition jerseys, and the designs embody the strengths, passions and heritage of each nation involved, with a clearly retro look. Below we take a look at some of the Adidas 2018 World Cup kits launched so far.
Argentina 2018 World Cup Home Kit
The advertising campaign launching the Argentina home kit for the 2018 World Cup was fronted by the infamous Lionel Messi. Messi, one of the greatest footballers to have ever graced a soccer field, and an icon in the history of Argentinian football, has never won a major trophy with his country. This disparity, in an otherwise
The 2016 UEFA European Championship won't get underway until June 10th of next year. As of early December, though, the group stage draws for the tournament are set. With 24 teams spread across six groups, which countries will rise and which will fall in the first round of this prestigious football tournament? Read on to check out our predictions for each of the six groups.
The Group: A
The Teams: France, Romania, Albania, Switzerland
The Likely Outcome: France are the natural frontrunners here. In addition to being the tournament hosts, France are also the only soccer team in this group that have won a previous European Championship title-let alone two. France won in both 1984 (also at a tournament they hosted) and 2000 and have had a fairly solid year,
Posted: January 02, 2016Categories: Belgium
The Belgium national football team only reached the quarterfinals in last year's World Cup, and only had the fifth or sixth best record in the qualifying rounds for the 2016 European Championship. However, in the last update to FIFA's world rankings for 2015, Belgium are listed as the top football team in the world. What's the reason that Belgium top FIFA rankings, and could it help the Belgian side in their pursuit of the Euro 2016 title?
A Brief History of the Belgian National Football Team
Historically, Belgium have not been one of the best national soccer squads in the world. Though they've participated in 12 of the 20 World Cup competitions, the Red Devils have only had two real brushes with the upper echelons in the tournament. In 1988, they reached the semifinals, losing 0-2 to eventual tournament victors
With the qualifiers done and the playoffs decided, the table is set for the 2016 UEFA European Championship. The tournament won't commence until June 10th, which means we're still more than half a year away. However, at Soccer Box, we are ready to help football fans all around Europe to prepare for the big continental competition. We've begun stocking Euro 2016 jerseys for a range of different international football squads, from Germany and Spain to Belgium and Sweden. These are the official kits that your favorite international teams are going to be wearing at Euro next summer, and thanks to Soccer Box, you can get yours today!
A Tournament Preview: Who Will Win and Who Might Surprise?
Now that the playoffs are over (with Ukraine, Sweden, Republic
On paper, Group B of the Euro 2016 qualifiers never seemed like one of the must-watch contests in the qualifying competition. The group had its share of good teams-Belgium and Wales are each currently ranked in FIFA's global top 10. However, the draw for the group was odd, with Bosnia and Herzegovina being the pot one draw, despite having never reached a European Championship tournament in the past. As a result, Group B didn't have a heavyweight team like Spain, England, Germany, or Italy to draw a lot of eyes, and was more or less regarded as one of the 'less interesting' groups in the competition. But what a mistake that was, the stars of Euro qualifying group B Bale, de Bruyne and Hazard elevated the group to one of the must watches of the competition.
Posted: September 14, 2015Categories: Belgium
Before we take a look at 2018 World Cup UEFA qualifying group H lets fast-forward to last year's tournament. The Belgium national football team brought one of the most interesting narratives to last summer's FIFA World Cup in Brazil, returning to the tournament after two consecutive failed qualifications, and going all the way to the quarterfinals. After Belgium missed out on the event in both 2006 and 2010, no one was quite sure what to expect from the team going into the group stage. But the Belgians won all three of their group fixtures (scoring triumphs over Algeria, Russia, and South Korea), and went on to beat arguably the best team the United State had ever sent to the World Cup in the round of 16. Belgium ultimately lost in the quarterfinals-to eventual tournament runners-up, Argentina-but still left the tournament as a soccer team to watch in Euro 2016 and beyond.
Fast-forward to now, and Belgium are currently ranked by FIFA as the second best team in the world-behind