Season 1 Episode 41

Euro 2020 Preview

Euro 2020 is just around the corner and it's set to be another amazing tournament. In the last episode of Football & English for this season, Tomo and Tommy preview Euro 2020, and have some more news about our special 'Euros & English' podcast.
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Episode Notes

Euro 2020 — or is it Euro 2021? — finally kicks off next weekend, and it’s set to be a cracker. 24 countries, playing across 11 host cities in 51 matches, will compete for the ultimate prize - to be the champions of Europe.

This year’s tournament is one of the more complicated. The first to be played across the whole continent, with reduced crowds and extended squads, plus other changes to account for COVID 19. Combine that with the kick off times, with many matches happening overnight for those of us in Japan and Australia, it’s a tough tournament to keep up with.

But don’t worry. We’ve got you covered. Starting today, with our Euro 2020 preview, we’ll be releasing a couple of episodes a week, covering all the talking points to make sure you are informed. You might even pick up some new English too.

The Groups

  • Group A: Italy, Switzerland, Turkey, Wales
  • Group B: Belgium, Russia, Denmark, Finland
  • Group C: Ukraine, Netherlands, Austria, North Macedonia
  • Group D: England, Croatia, Czech Republic, Scotland
  • Group E: Spain, Poland, Sweden, Slovakia
  • Group F: Germany, France, Portugal, Hungary

Tournament Predictor

Tournament Predictor


  1. Group of Death
    A group made up of the best teams.

  2. Underdog
    A competitor thought to have little chance of winning a fight or contest;
    "Japan are big underdogs at the next World Cup"

  3. Choke
    to fail when you are expected to succeed; "England were expected to beat Iceland, but they choked."

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