Who plays today in European Championship? Tuesday 15 June: games, times, TV, schedule...
Previews of today's group-stage games at Euro 2020, plus all the information you need on how and where to watch.
It's Tuesday 15 June. It's Day 5 of Euro 2020. Let's check out what action lies ahead as the first round of the group stage comes to an end...
Hungary vs Portugal | 12 noon ET
Hungary need cohesion, discipline and a fair bit of luck against defending champions Portugal if they are to make a good start to their Euro 2020 Group F campaign, coach Marco Rossi said on Monday.
Hungary are playing in their second consecutive Euros after failing to qualify for any major tournament for three decades, and they are clear underdogs in a group that also includes world champions France and perennial powerhouse Germany.
Asked which Portuguese player Hungary will be most concerned about on Tuesday, Rossi laughed.
"I could almost list the entire squad," he told reporters. "I could just be the kit man or one of the ground staff for them... Naming one player would be a disservice to the others. They have huge potential in all areas of the pitch."
He said the Portuguese frontline was perhaps the most formidable, with world-class players in the starting lineup and on the bench.
"We need to help one another out, we need to make sure we're very compact, and close down the space between the lines. And I hope that we can also have that rub-of-the-green bit of fortune that is very important if you were to have a positive result," he said.
Hungary rely on a robust defence and counter-attacks. Fewer big names in their squad means the team may be fresher than opponents who have played full seasons in big domestic and international tournaments.
AS English prediction: Hungary 1-3 Portugal
Venue: Puskás Aréna, Budapest
Kick-off time: 12 noon ET, 9am PT, 6pm CEST
Find out what time Hungary vs Portugal kicks off where you are in the world.
How to watch: No matter where you are on the planet, you can see what channel the Hungary vs Portugal match is available on here.
For those in the United States: ESPN, SiriusXM FC, PrendeTV
France vs Germany | 3pm ET
Germany on Monday refused to accept the underdogs tag in their Euro 2020 Group F opener against world champions France on Tuesday, saying they were out to win the game and pay back fans for a disappointing World Cup campaign three years ago.
The Germans will play their group matches in Munich and captain Manuel Neuer said their shock 2018 World Cup first-round exit meant they had to make amends in front of a 14,000 home crowd.
"It is very important to start with a successful result," goalkeeper Neuer told a virtual news conference. "We know we owe the fans something after the last tournament. We hope to excite them with the way we will play and we need their support."
With 2014 world champions Thomas Mueller and Mats Hummels back in the squad after more than two years, Germany are going into the tournament with a largely untested team after an overhaul in 2019 was cut short by the COVID-10 pandemic and a string of bad results.
The three-times European champions are not among the title favourites this time, unlike France.
"We know France have been successful in the past years," Neuer said. "But we are still a very good team, uncomfortable to play against.
"We have respect for them but we don't see ourselves as the underdogs. We want to win the game here in Munich," he said.
AS English prediction: France 2-0 Germany
Venue: Football Arena Munich, Munich
Kick-off time: 3pm ET, 12 noon PT, 9pm CEST
Find out what time France vs Germany kicks off where you are in the world.
How to watch: No matter where you are on the planet, you can see what channel the France vs Germany match is available on here.
For those in the United States: TUDN.com, ESPN, SiriusXM FC, TUDN App, TUDN Radio, Univision, TUDN USA, Univision NOW
France vs Germany: live on AS English
You’ll also be able to follow live-text coverage of France vs Germany right here at AS English. We'll be building up to the game in Munich from about an hour ahead of kick-off, before taking you through the action as it unfolds.
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