World number 13 Bingham is comfortably the highest ranked player left in the tournament. He has not been at his best in Milton Keynes and is yet to make a century. But he found something special when it was needed most, as he had to beat Ronnie O’Sullivan 3-0 in the crucial match of Group C on Tuesday to progress to the final stage, and did just that. The pandemic that began last March dragged live sports into the ongoing linear TV viewership decline that’s affected most broadcast and cable television for years. A big reason for that is many sports events and leagues were forced to play out of their usual timeframes, meaning a number of casual fans were lost.
England were knocked out in the semi-finals by Germany on penalties in the semi-finals, the Germans went on to beat the Czech Republic in the final 2-1 winning the trophy for a third time. This was also the first occasion in which the golden goal was used to decide the winner. If anyone was ever going to propose an inclusive European tournament it had to be the French. In 1927 the French Football Federation secretary general, Henri Delaunay, proposed the initial idea for a Europe-wide football tournament. In conjunction with Hugo Meisl he submitted plans to FIFA for a tournament to run concurrently with the World Cup.
In the 13 ranking events Day has contested, he has won a total of just nine matches and reached the last 32 of only one, dropping to 36th in the world. At times the Welshman has looked a shadow of the player who won three tournaments during a career-best season. He still has the same ability and technique, but those attributes can’t always be relied upon when confidence is low. Basildon’s Bingham has been a stalwart of the Championship League since it started back in 2008.
Throughout UCLA’s frenetic, charmed and adrenaline-fueled run during this NCAA tournament, it’s been difficult to adjust your eyes and see the No. 11 Bruins through the prism of a double-digit seed. They’d needed overtime in the First Four just to get in the conventional bracket. England played with a back four and a back three in the win against Poland.
Leicester City FCFoxes boss Brendan Rodgers has a lengthy injury list to contend with so far this season but could see it ease ahead of what could be a crucial few weeks in the Foxes’ season. Other pilot events will take place in April and May, with the full list being announced soon. They are expected to include the World Snooker Championships in Sheffield, the Carabao Cup final and the FA Cup final, which the Foxes will be involved in if they can see off Southampton. It will be played in front of 4,000 spectators at the 90,000-capacity venue. Leicester City’s FA Cup semi-final against Southampton later this month will be played in front of spectators. In the other quarter-final tie, Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool (11/2) side face Real Madrid (10/1) in a very juicy clash with the Reds looking for payback after being beaten by the Spanish giants in the 2018 final.
They remain fifth in the table and 5/1 to finish in the top four, while one place below them Tottenham Hotspur are 11/4 despite a Jekyll-and-Hyde league run of six wins and six defeats in their last 12 league matches. eicester City have returned to form in recent weeks and are closing in on finishing in the top four after missing out on the final day of the season. The format is the same as Euro 2016 with 24 teams divided into six groups of four, with the top two and the four best third-placed teams going through to the last 16. All you need for Euro 2020 including the qualified nations, tournament group draw, fixture list, the television guide and proposed venues.
There are still 12 teams remaining in Europe’s premier club competition and plenty of football still to be played under the original format. In 2000 the number of groups increased to 9, the winners automatically qualified along with the best second placed team. The remaining 8 teams competed in a playoff to make up the final 4 places .
Euro 2016 stadium guides, statistics and fixtures can be found in our Euro 2016 archive. The last incarnation of the European Championships saw the number of finalists increase to 24 with the addition of a new round of 16 at the knock-out stage. The finals were held in France for the third time although this could be the last finals to be hosted by a single nation as Euro 2021 will be held across several European cities. Tournament favourites and largely the best team France were beaten in the final 1-0 after extra time by Portugal, the Portuguese only managed one win in 90 minutes in the entire tournament. Yugoslavia could not compete despite qualiftying due to the ongoing war in the region. The Danes won the competition beating the current holders, the Netherlands, in the semi-finals and the newly unified Germany in the final 2-0.
Bayern Munich have drawn PSG (8/1) in the quarter-finals, with the winner playing either Dortmund or City. Reigning champions Bayern are 4/1 second favourites to win the competition after comfortably beating Lazio. The two glamour ties in the last eight are a repeat of last season’s final between Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain and a meeting between Real Madrid and Liverpool, who contested the 1981 and 2018 finals. Liverpool, title favourites for much of the first half of the season, are 5/2 and more glad than most for the international break. They are seventh and five points off the top four, while Everton are a place below them and level on points but with what could prove an important game in hand. West Ham ought to have gone into the break level on points with Chelsea, but let slip a 3-0 lead to draw 3-3 with Arsenal.