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Euro 2016: Quarter-Final preview

Euro 2016: Quarter-Final preview

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With Italy knocking out Spain and Iceland outclassing England, the last eight of the Euro 2016 looks set to serve up intense and interesting contests.

We take a look at the teams’ head-to-head form.

Thursday, June 30
Poland vs Portugal – Marseille

Portugal have won four of their previous ten meetings with Poland, with three draws.
This will be the third time the teams will be meeting up in a major tournament, after 1986 & 2002 World Cups.

Friday, July 1
Wales vs Belgium – Lille

Belgium have won five of this pairs’ previous 12 meetings, with three draws.

Gareth Bale was the match-winner the last time these two sides met on June 12, 2015. The Belgian Red Devils failed to score in both meetings of the Euro 2016 qualifiers.

Saturday, July 2
Germany vs Italy – Bordeaux

World champions Germany will lock horns with a rejuvenated Antonio Conte side in Bordeaux. It’s worth noting that Germany have never beaten Italy in their eight previous tournament meetings.

Conte’s Azzurri will be without suspended Thiago Motta in Bordeaux. Italy defeated Germany 2-1 in Euro 2012 semi-final in Warsaw.

Sunday, July 3
France vs Iceland -Saint-Denis

Surprise package Iceland will be on a high after sensationally defeating England in the Round of 16, but going past France wont be that easy. Hosts France have won two major tournaments on home soil, in 1984 and 1998.

The winner will progress to face either Italy or Germany in the semi-final.