The Quarter Final stage of Euro 2020 is all set to begin on Friday. The first quarterfinal will be between Spain and Switzerland. Spain had finished at the second place in Group stages whereas Switzerland had ended in third place in Group A.
Meanwhile, Spain had thrashed Croatia by 5-3 whereas Switzerland will be entering the contest after stunning World Champions France. In fact, this will be the first meeting between these two sides in European Championships.
Head to Head – Total matches – 22, Won by Spain – 16, Won by Switzerland – 1, Draw – 5.
Switzerland’s only win against Spain came in the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.
Venue: Krestovsky Stadium.
Date and Time: 2nd July, 9:30 pm IST.
Match Prediction: Spain will enter the contest as favorites but they wouldn’t want to make the mistake of taking Switzerland lightly as they had stunned France in the Round of 16 match. Spain might go on to win 2-0.
Switzerland Probable Playing XI: Sommer; Elvedi, Akanji, Rodriguez; Widmer, Freuler, Zakaria, Zuber; Shaqiri; Embolo, Seferovic.
Spain Probable Playing XI: de Gea; Azpilicueta, Eric Garcia, Laporte, Alba; Koke, Busquets, Pedri; Ferran Torres, Morata, Sarabia
Goalkeepers:Yann Sommer, Gregor Kobel, Yvon Mvogo
Defenders:Fabian Schar, Ricardo Rodriguez, Manuel Akanji, Nico Elvedi, Jordan Lotomba, Becir Omeragic, Silvan Widmer, Loris Benito, Kevin Mbabu, Eray Comert
Midfielders:Granit Xhaka, Xherdan Shaqiri, Steven Zuber, Denis Zakaria, Remo Freuler, Edimilson Fernandes, Djibril Sow
Forwards:Haris Seferovic, Admir Mehmedi, Breel Embolo, Mario Gavranovic, Ruben Vargas, Christian Fassnacht.
Goalkeepers: David de Gea, Robert Sanchez, Unai Simon
Defenders: Aymeric Laporte, Jose Gaya, Jordi Alba, Pau Torres, Eric Garcia, Diego Llorente, Cesar Azpilicueta
Midfielders: Marcos Llorente, Sergio Busquets, Rodri, Pedri, Thiago, Koke, Fabian
Forwards: Dani Olmo, Mikel Oyarzabal, Gerard Moreno, Alvaro Morata, Ferran Torres, Adama Traore, Pablo Sarabia