Beautiful posters with favorites and survivors – Today Morocco

Beautiful posters with favorites and survivors – Today Morocco
Beautiful posters with favorites and survivors – Today Morocco

The Euro 2024 round of 16 ended on Tuesday evening. The continental top 8 is now known and the noose is tightening before the final scheduled for July 14.

Starting Friday, football fans will be treated to matches of rare high intensity. The Euro 2024 quarter-final clash between Spain and Germany is a prime example. The two nations have impressed the most since the start of the competition and their battle has the feel of a final ahead of its time, reminiscent of the one won by La Roja in 2008.
At the time, a Spanish team at the dawn of its golden period, around Xavi, Iniesta and Fabregas, had dominated the Mannschaft in the final (1-0) with a goal from Liverpool striker Fernando Torres, giving La Roja its first title since 1964.

A match that will remain etched in the memories of the supporters of each camp: like a second consecutive trauma for the German selection after its elimination in the semi-final of the 2006 World Cup by Italy at home, and the first stone towards an unprecedented treble of Euro-2008, World-2010 and Euro-2012 for Spain.
Led by David Villa, Xabi Alonso, Carles Puyol and Sergio Ramos, the Spanish subsequently acquired the status of Germany’s “bête noire”, once again extinguishing the dream of Michael Ballack’s teammates in South Africa in the semi-final (1-0, goal by Puyol). Renewed around their young talents – Musiala, Wirtz on one side, Yamal, Williams on the other – the two teams no longer have much in common with those pitifully eliminated very early at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

Spain, the only team to have won all three of their group matches and then a merciless 4-1 victory over Georgia in the round of 16, have established themselves as the best team in the tournament so far.
But the Mannschaft, carried by its Bayern Munich nugget Jamal Musiala, joint top scorer in the competition (3 goals), has what it takes to make a Roja team tremble, sometimes feverish in transition when its high pressing is beaten.
A qualification for the semi-finals at home would perhaps represent the last step towards reconquering its public, tired of recent successive failures in international competition since 2018.

Later in the evening, France will face Portugal in Hamburg in a match that will also pit two great nations of European football against each other, and which will remind football fans of the Euro 2016 final – won by the Seleçao in France. Portugal and its armada of stars managed to quickly get out of Group F by winning their first two matches against the Czech Republic (2-1) and then against Turkey (3-0). But they then lost to a united and combative Georgia team (2-0), without this calling into question their first place in the group stage. In the round of 16, CR7 and his teammates had to wait for a penalty shootout to win (0-0, 3-0 on penalties) against Slovenia. The Portuguese’s journey has alternated between good and bad so far.

The French team, for its part, reached the quarter-finals without shining. In the group stage, the Blues won against Austria (1-0) before stringing together two draws against the Netherlands (0-0) and then against Poland (1-1). In the round of 16, they ended up winning painfully against Belgium (1-0).
If the attack clicks, the Blues could find their former glory again.
In the other matches, England take on Switzerland in Düsseldorf on Saturday at 5pm, in a quarter-final where the Three Lions – considered among the favourites for the final victory before the start of the Euro – are expected to deliver a victory against a Nati team that has already excelled twice against major European football nations.
Later in the evening, the Netherlands will face Turkey in Berlin, in a match where the Oranje are favourites but where they will have to be wary of a young and talented Turkey.



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