Kathmandu: Euro Cup 2020 quarterfinal matches are starting from Friday. Switzerland and Spain are competing in the first quarterfinal.
Switzerland, which is playing in the quarterfinals of the Euro Cup for the first time, and Spain, the three-time winners, will play at 9:45 pm Nepali time. The game will take place in St. Petersburg, Russia. The winner will play the winner between Belgium and Italy.
Switzerland, who defeated former runners-up and world champions France in the pre-quarterfinals, are in good form.
Switzerland had beaten France 5-4 in a penalty shootout. Spain, on the other hand, beat Croatia 5-3 in extra time. Both games ended in a 3–3 draw in regulation time.
But Switzerland captain Grant Zaka has been shown a yellow card for two consecutive games and will not be able to play against Spain. Zakaria is likely to play in his place. Switzerland is playing in the quarterfinals of the big tournament for the first time in 67 years. Switzerland last played in the quarterfinals of the 1954 World Cup.
Spain, champions of the second edition in 1964, were knocked out of the Euro 2016 quarterfinals. Spain won the Euro Cup in 2008 and 2012 in a row.
Spain and Switzerland will play in the Euro Cup for the first time. In the 2020 UEFA Nations League, Spain won two games and drew the other.
In favor of the past Spain
From 2008 to 2012, the Spanish team was very good. At that time, Spain won three major titles in a row. He even won the 2010 World Cup between the two Euros.
But Spain was defeated in the first match of the last World Cup. The team that defeated Spain was none other than Switzerland. Switzerland has beaten Spain only once.
The past is in Spain’s favor when they play against Switzerland. But this time in the Euros, no team can be considered weak. Even in the knockout stage, unexpected results are coming. Who can defeat anyone.
So far, the two teams have met 22 times. Spain has won 15 games while Switzerland has won only one game. 6 games ended in a draw.