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Euro 2024: Shocks, surprises as tournament reach knockout stage (Full Fixtures)

The Round of 16 for Euro 2024 is set, and the matchups promise an exciting knockout stage. Here’s a closer look at the teams that have qualified:

 

Spain vs Georgia

Spain, a three-time European champion, takes on Georgia, a team making its debut in the knockout stages. Spain’s blend of experienced players and young talents makes them the favorites, but Georgia’s impressive group stage performance shows they are not to be underestimated.

 

Germany vs Denmark

Germany, the host nation, faces Denmark in what promises to be a thrilling encounter. Germany will rely on home advantage and their tournament pedigree, but Denmark, the 1992 champions, have shown they can rise to the occasion in big matches.

 

Portugal vs Slovenia

Portugal, the 2016 champions, are up against Slovenia, who are making their first appearance in the knockout stages. With Cristiano Ronaldo leading the charge, Portugal will be favorites, but Slovenia’s robust defense and tactical discipline could pose problems.

 

France vs Belgium

In a clash of heavyweights, reigning world champions France take on Belgium. Both teams boast world-class talent and have been in fine form. This match is likely to be a high-scoring affair with no clear favorite.

 

England vs Slovakia

England, with their youthful and dynamic squad, faces Slovakia. The English team, aiming to replicate their Euro 2020 success, will be looking to assert their dominance, but Slovakia’s solid defensive setup could make it a tricky fixture.

 

Romania vs Netherlands

Romania, who have been a surprise package, take on the Netherlands. The Dutch, with their attacking flair and solid defense, will be expected to progress, but Romania’s spirited performances suggest they won’t go down without a fight.

 

Austria vs Turkey

Austria squares off against Turkey in a matchup of two evenly matched teams. Both teams have shown resilience and tactical acumen, making this one of the most unpredictable ties of the Round of 16.

 

Italy vs Switzerland

Italy, the defending champions, face Switzerland in what is expected to be a tightly contested match. Italy’s well-organized defense and clinical attack make them favorites, but Switzerland’s experience and tactical nous mean they are capable of causing an upset.

 

As the tournament progresses, fans can expect more drama, excitement, and memorable moments as these teams vie for a place in the quarter-finals.

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