Sport by Press Association November 30, 2018, 10:03 am FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Sport newsletter The groups for the Euro 2020 qualifiers will be drawn this weekend, and if you were bamboozled by the intricacies of the Nations League you are going to love this. Here Press Association Sport does its best to explain what is going to happen. When and where is the draw? The draw will take place at the Convention Centre in Dublin from 11am on Sunday December 2. As you will see as you read on, it could take some time. Are England seeded? Essentially, yes, though UEFA are not using the word this time around. England are one of the four teams in the Nations League pot after reaching the finals of the competition, which means they will be placed into any one of Groups A-D and be handed four other opponents from Pots 2-5. What about Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland, Scotland and Wales? The make-up of the remaining six pots was determined … [Read more...] about Euro 2020 qualifiers Q&A
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VTV have announced that they have successfully secured the right to broadcast the UEFA European Championship 2020 in Vietnam. VTV announces broadcasting rights for UEFA Euro 2020 The Union of European Football Associations has given VTV the exclusive licence for both television, radio and streaming services. VTV has asked all other firms that want to broadcast or use images and materials of the final round of the tournament to work with them beforehand. The 2020 European Championship will be held from June 12 to July 12, 2020. The opening match will be played at the Olimpico Stadium in Rome, Italy. For the first time, no team will automatically qualify as the host country for the tournament. This time, all 12 teams from the host associations will take turn hosting the tournament in 12 cities in Europe. This also means no team will be exempted from participating in qualifying matches. 55 UEFA national teams will compete in the qualifying round for the 24 places at the finals. … [Read more...] about VTV announces broadcasting rights for UEFA Euro 2020
The Union of European Football Associations, UEFA, has given VTV exclusive rights to broadcast the quadrennial European football championship, Euro 2020, on television and radio as well as all programs related to the tournament across Vietnamese territory. The deal includes cable TV, satellite, terrestrial, mobile, IPTV, Internet, public screening and social media rights, VTV announced. VTV also has the rights to exploit and use photos and materials on the UEFA Euro 2020 in accordance with UEFA regulations, produce and provide match and match-day videos, and distribute the license to third-party units in Vietnam. All newspapers, stations, providers and broadcasters that want to share and use the UEFA Euro 2020 broadcasting rights within the Vietnamese territory will need to negotiate with VTV. VTV had also purchased national broadcasting rights for Euro 2016. The UEFA Euro 2020 is scheduled to be held in 12 cities across as many European countries from June 12 to July 12. With no … [Read more...] about Vietnam Television grabs broadcasting rights for Euro 2020
Spain's forward Paco Alcacer celebrates with teammates after scoring his second goal against Faroe Islands during the UEFA Euro 2020 qualifier group F football match. (MIGUEL RIOPA/AFP) Rodrigo and Paco Alcacer both scored twice in an easy 4-0 victory over the Faroes in Gijon, on a night when captain Sergio Ramos equalled Iker Casillas' national appearances record with his 167th cap. It was their sixth win from six in Group F and put them on a perfect 18 points, seven clear of Sweden, who drew 1-1 with Scandinavian rivals Norway. With two teams qualifying from the group, they are also a further point ahead of third-placed Romania following their 1-0 win over Malta. "Yes, it's almost done, but not yet mathematically," said Spain coach Robert Moreno when asked if his team had all but qualified with four games to spare. "We must grow as a team by winning all our matches. Of course, the final goal is qualification, but what matters is that the team has the feeling of doing things well." … [Read more...] about Perfect Spain and Italy close in on Euro 2020
Boss Steve Clarke accepts Scotland will have to take at least a point from the world’s top team to keep alive their slim Euro 2020 hopes. The Scots’ damaged Group I bid is hanging by a thread after blowing a lead to lose 2-1 to Russia at home at Hampden. Now Clarke admits his demoralised men must end the 100% group record of the side top of the Fifa world rankings. Scotland host World Cup semi-finalists Belgium at Hampden on Monday in an all-or-nothing fight for Scotland’s Euro qualification survival. And even if they do overturn the odds to take something from the Belgians Clarke warned the Scots must still shock Russia in Moscow next month to resurrect group qualification hopes. He also insists he will have to assess whether Scotland’s collapse after leading was down to lack of quality or a mental issue. He said: “We have to get something from Monday night to give ourselves a realistic chance in the group. “If we get one point on Monday and three … [Read more...] about Clarke has ‘to believe there is a solution’ to Scotland’s woes after Russia Euro 2020 qualifying loss
Twice the sound of Kernkraft 400's electro-hit "Zombie Nation" rang out of the speakers at Hamburg's Volksparkstadion on Friday night. Thanks to Serge Gnabry and Toni Kroos, Germany's new goal music had arrived but beyond the beats lay a spluttering, twitchy Germany performance. "This is not the way we want to play," Joachim Low said afterward. That much was obvious, but how Germany do want to play is not so clear. Low's latest rebuild -- one that some observers feel should be happening without him -- has seen him change assistant coach, enforce retirement on Mats Hummels, Thomas Muller and Jerome Boateng, and move away from the possession-based style of play that won them the World Cup in Brazil. And yet, their display in Friday's 4-2 defeat to Netherlands was confusing. - Nicol: Imagine how good Dutch could be with "proper" No.9Stream Germany vs. Netherlands on ESPN+ (U.S. only) In the first half, Germany had less of the ball, sat a little deeper and looked to be explosive in … [Read more...] about Germany and Low are firmly in transition, but can they get it right before Euro 2020?