Saturday early evening, disappointment predominated in the ranks of the France team after a disappointing draw against Hungary (1-1). But Antoine Griezmann’s equalizer could well be worth its weight in gold in the coming hours. First in Group F with four points, the French selection will aim for first place against Portugal on Wednesday. A place of leader that the men of Didier Deschamps will obtain if they succeed against the reigning European champion.
But a qualification of the Blues before Wednesday’s match for the round of 16 remains a clearly conceivable hypothesis. Indeed, if the first and second places of the group allow to pocket directly his ticket for the eighth, the four best thirds will also see the next round. A scenario that closely interests the 2018 world champions. Concretely, to validate his qualification before playing the clash against Portugal on Wednesday, there are several options.
The first remains clear: if two third nations in their group do not reach four points, France will automatically enter the four best thirds in the tournament. Clearly, six possibilities can send the proteges of Didier Deschamps directly to the round of 16 without playing. If among these six scenarios, two are validated, the Blues will be qualified even before entering the lawn of the Ferenc-Puskas Arena. Here are these six possibilities that would hoist the finalists of Euro 2016 to the next round.
Switzerland does not beat Turkey, this Sunday at 6 p.m., in Group A.
The confrontation between Ukraine and Austria on Monday in Group C ends with a victory for one of the two teams.
Belgium wins against Finland on Monday in Group B.
Denmark wins against Russia on Monday in Group B.
Croatia and Scotland do not separate on Tuesday in Group D.
Poland did not win against Sweden on Wednesday in Group E.
If among all these options, two occur, then the France team can calmly manage the shock against Portugal. If the latter integrates the very closed circle of the best third, it will face the Netherlands in Budapest, on Sunday June 27 at 6 p.m., or probably Belgium in Seville on Sunday June 27 at 9 p.m. On the other hand, if none or only one of these six cases occurs, the Blues will have to do battle on the meadow to see the knockout stages of this Euro 2020 … This Sunday evening, Switzerland disposed of Turkey ( 3-1). One less possibility for Hugo Lloris’ teammates …