UEFA European Football Championship is shortly known as the UEFA Euro. The authority of football in Europe, UEFA will organize the 16th edition of this competition in 2021. The tournament will start on 12th June and will say goodbye just a month later. 12 cities of 12 different countries will have the privilege to host this month lengthy tournament. In this article, we will discuss about the 2021 UEFA Euro possible winner.
Numerous big sides participate in this biggest continental football carnival of Europe. The list includes the teams like France, Germany, Belgium, Spain, Portugal, England, Netherlands, Italy, Croatia. Here are the top 5 sides who have the biggest possibility to clinch the title.
Not a long ago, when the Portuguese used to be underdogs in the major tournaments. But the 5 times Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo has brought a revolution in his nation’s football. He led them to their first-ever UEFA European Championship glory back in 2016 in France and also gifted his country the UEFA Nation’s Cup title. Portugal does have some other big weapons as well. The likes of Man City midfielder Bernardo Silva, Wolverhampton goalkeeper Rui Patricio will be the key for the current title-holder.
The Three Lions qualified for the semifinal in 2018 World Cup at Russia. Gareth Southgate’s side looked promising and on the verge of qualifying for the big final. But despite having a lead, they couldn’t go through as the Croats knocked them out. English skipper Harry Kane finished the tournament with 6 goals beside his name and received the Golden Boot Award. They also played in the Nation’s Cup semifinal and faced the same fate against the Dutch. They have a good chance to lift this trophy. I’m putting them in the 4th position in the favourites list. Dele Alli, Marcus Rashford, Jesse Lingard as well as Raheem Sterling will have the vital role to play on the big occasions.
The 4 times World Cup champions would like to forget their recent performances in the major events. Firstly they couldn’t even qualify for the knock out stage of the FIFA WC 2018 and then they had another disastrous campaign in the UEFA Nations Cup. Now they are keen to get back to their typical complexion and will be on a mission to break their 24 years trophy drought in this competition. Thus the likes of Marco Reus, Manuel Neuer, Julian Draxler along with Leroy Sane will have to be at their very best to take this silverware back to the Deutschland.
The current FIFA World Cup champions are in tremendous form since the last couple of years. In their home soil, the Les Bleus delivered superb footballing display throughout the tournament in the previous edition of this competition but were unlucky to lift the title as Portugal clinched the title despite a Cristiano Ronaldo injury in the final. But they went on to win their 2nd WC title in Russia 2 years later. They are also favourites to win the next Euro. They have a strong balanced squad and Paul Pogba, Antoine Griezmann, Kylian Mbappe, Raphael Varane, N’Golo Kante once again will be their key weapons.
The Red Devils are the top and hot favourites to win the title. They are the number 1 side in the FIFA ranking and playing brilliant football since 2014 WC. They do have the most balanced squad of this tournament. The Red and Blacks will rely mostly on their captain Eden Hazard, Man City sensation Kevin De Bruyne and star forward Romelu Lukaku. The World Cup semifinalists will hope that their Golden Generation will provide them with their first-ever major title in history. So, they are standing on the top of the list of UEFA Euro possible winner.