ANYONE who backed Spain last night will be counting down the hours to the start of Euro 2016.
It’s just two days to go until the action kicks off with France v Romania and I couldn’t be more excited unless Scotland were involved.
Over the past few days I’ve put up a variety of bets and today I’m looking at the draw and how the last 16 and last-eight line-ups might look.
As I said before the winners of Groups A, B, C and D will face third-placed sides in the last 16 and that could be a huge advantage.
I’m on France to win Group A and if they do they’ll face the third-placed side in C, D or E. In the last 16 the winner of that game will play second in England’s Group B or second in Portugal’s Group F.
In reality France should have a fairly comfortable route to the last eight where they should meet the winners of Group B.
On the other side of the draw the winners of Group C tackle third in Group A, B or F then Group E winners or second in Group D. So that could be Germany v Belgium for example.
It’s the Group D winners who are favoured and that could be Spain – even if they did lose their final warm-up 1-0 at home to Georgia.
If Spain top their table they’ll face third in B, E or F and then the runners-up in Group A or C – so you can see from this how important it is to top your table. Especially in Groups A-D.
There are of course so many possibilities but for the last eight I can see France v Austria, England v Italy, Poland v Spain and Germany v Croatia.
Have a look at the draw and let’s hear your thoughts on what might be the last-eight line-up.
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