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Italy Ignite EURO 2020
The FC crew recap the opening match of EURO 2020, where Italy put in an emphatic performance against a disappointing Turkey. Plus, England's chances of defeating Croatia, and who their starting XI will be, are analyzed. And Jadon Sancho's potential move to Manchester United gains steam.
Futbol Americas: The U.S. finishes International play with win over Costa Rica
On Thursday’s episode of Futbol Americas, Sebi and Herc recap the USMNT international friendly vs. Costa Rica where they rate individual performances in the segment Stock Up, Stock Down. Later, Herc talks to MLS Commissioner Don Garber about a variety of topics, including the MLS-Liga MX All-Star game. Later, the guys discuss the National Soccer Hall of Fame class of 2021 inductees.
Inside Euro 2020: Soccer’s Month of Drama, Passion, and Geopolitical Tension
Never has “better late than never” meant so much to so many. That’s because the 2020 Euros - aka the UEFA European Championship - kicks off today after a year’s delay due to the pandemic. It’s a tournament that consumes the continent and combines high drama on the pitch with real-world geopolitical stakes off of it. Coming off their World Cup victory in 2018, France are heavy favorites, but can they survive the “Group of Death” with rival Germany and reigning champs Portugal? Sam Borden joins us from Rome for a preview of the 24-team field that will see matches played at 11 sites across Europe. Then, Pablo shares his thoughts on athletes and coaches deciding to get the COVID vaccine.
Will France Fulfill Favorites expectation
The FC crew preview the EURO 2020 tournament and wonder if anyone will be able to topple France the top of international football. Plus, Alessandro Del Piero walks down memory lane to relive the events of EURO 2000 which saw David Trezeguet score the golden goal for France to defeat his own Italian side. Also, Kasey Keller stops by to discuss the United States win over Costa Rica and why it could be a turning point for this young US side.
Gab & Juls: It's time for EURO 2020!
Gab Marcotti and Julien Laurens look ahead to the beginning of EURO 2020 and ask whether France will dominate despite their tough group, if England can finish top of Group D and why Sweden could do better than some would expect.
Spurs-Roma Manager Swap?
The FC crew discuss the news that Tottenham are linked to hiring former Roma manager, Paulo Fonseca, and debate whether it's a smart idea after Jose Mourinho ended up at the Serie A side. Plus, the battle for France's starting striker heats up between Olivier Giroud and Karim Benzema, Spain face COVID woes that could harm their tournament, and some EURO 2020 predictions from the crew.
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