It could have been easier, it could have been a lot harder. What the Euro 2020 draw has done is give Wales an even money chance of reaching the finals. Croatia aren't the best, or worst, side Wales could have pulled from the top pot of seeds. Same with Slovakia from pot three, although we could have done without teams jointly hosting the Euros — Hungary and Azerbaijan — from the lower pots. Given those two are among 12 countries staging the Euro 2020 jamboree across the continent, they will throw absolutely everything at trying to ensure they are in the finals being played on their own turf. Everything considered, the group has a similar vibe to it as the World Cup one Wales failed to advance from - when teams will feel capable of beating one another and we may well end up with plenty of drawn stalemates again. The significant difference, of course, is that Chris Coleman's side were top seeds then and found themselves pipped by Serbia and Ireland and just ahead of Austria. … [Read more...] about Wales’ Euro draw analysed: Where qualification will be won & lost
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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 we do our 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 by finishing positions in the Nations League. Wales, who will remain in League B after finishing second in their group, are in Pot 2, while Northern Ireland and the Republic of … [Read more...] about The Euro 2020 Qualifiers draw is on Sunday – how does it work?
Kenny to take over as Ireland under-21 boss and replace Mick McCarthy after Euro 2020 BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Stephen Kenny is set to leave Dundalk and take over as Ireland u21 manager - with a view to becoming senior boss after Euro 2020. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/sport/football/kenny-to-take-over-as-ireland-under21-boss-and-replace-mick-mccarthy-after-euro-2020-37561967.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/sport/football/article35277431.ece/177e0/AUTOCROP/h342/P59.dundalk.jpg Email Stephen Kenny is set to leave Dundalk and take over as Ireland u21 manager - with a view to becoming senior boss after Euro 2020. The League of Ireland champions were confident of keeping Kenny after Mick McCarthy got the nod ahead of him for the Ireland job. But the FAI have made a play to find a broader role for the 47-year-old within the Irish set-up. And he today informed Dundalk officials that he would be leaving - they believe that Kenny will be primed to take over from McCarthy … [Read more...] about Kenny to take over as Ireland under-21 boss and replace Mick McCarthy after Euro 2020
The League of Ireland champions were confident of keeping Kenny after Mick McCarthy got the nod ahead of him for the Ireland job. But the FAI have made a play to find a broader role for the 47-year-old within the Irish set-up. And he today informed Dundalk officials that he would be leaving - they believe that Kenny will be primed to take over from McCarthy after Euro 2020. His initial role will be as u21 manager. He had earlier been approached with regard to the job left vacant by Noel King and had turned the post down, stressing that he was keen on taking charge at senior level. And Kenny had said in a Friday morning interview that he was irked by suggestions that he would not have commanded respect in the Irish dressing room. "I actually find the question quite insulting," he told the Irish Times. “You have to earn respect. You earn it on the training ground every day with your level of preparation and attention to detail; no matter who you are you have to earn it every day. … [Read more...] about Stephen Kenny to take over as Ireland under-21 boss and replace Mick McCarthy after Euro 2020
China's technological advances are about to set a world precedent, as the Asian country is planning to launch the first artificial moon in history. It would be a high power lighting satellite that would be capable of emitting a brightness superior to that of the Moon. Leer en español: China desafía al espacio: ¡construirá su propia luna! According to China Daily, the satellite will be sent into space in the year 2020 and will be placed in orbit over the city of Chengdu, a city of Sichuan Province, from where the artificial moon will be sent through the Satellite Launch Center of Xichang. According to Wu Chunfeng, head of the responsible organization, the Tian Fu New Area Science Society, the satellite's operating system is similar to the Moon, because it will function as a reflective that can divert sunlight towards the Earth. The work of the satellite will complement the illumination of the Moon during the night, reaching a brightness 8 times higher … [Read more...] about The Chinese city of Chengdu will launch in 2020 a satellite capable of emitting a brightness 8 times higher than the Moon, locating it almost 500 kilometers from the Earth