Euro 2020 Quarterfinals Power Rankings

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We’re down to the final eight at Euro 2020 and the fun is about to begin for the teams remaining in the tournament.

We’ve seen a number of upsets so far this summer, with major title contenders like France, Portugal and Germany all eliminated before the quarterfinals.

Italy and Belgium headline the matchups in the next round, despite the Red Devils potentially missing two of their biggest stars for the encounter. Kevin De Bruyne and Eden Hazard are both expected to be sidelined, which means Belgium will have to utilize its bench to knock out a difficult Italy team.

Meanwhile, tournament heartthrobs Denmark remain in the mix for a Euros title after rallying in the midst of a tragedy. The Danes have shown their grit after Christian Eriksen’s collapse on their opening matchday and Denmark is now looking to become more than just a sentimental favorite this summer. 


With the quarterfinals getting ready to kick off on Friday, we’re ranking all eight remaining nations at this year’s European Championships.

8. Ukraine

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Andriy Shevchenko’s side hasn’t been the most impressive team at the tournament, but they play without fear and with several stars in attack Ukraine has potential to make more noise.

Andriy Yarmolenko, Oleksandr Zinchenko and Ruslan Malinovskyi boast major European club experience and their next meeting against England will certainly require a disciplined performance against one of the top remaining teams.

7. Denmark

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The Danes are the heartfelt story of the competition and we all are rooting for this team to make a run at their first Euros title since 1992. 

There’s no doubt this team has grit and some really good pieces, but given the stakes at this point and quality of teams remaining Denmark are certainly one of the weaker squads left in the competition.

6. Czech Republic

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Similar to Denmark, the Czech Republic entered the quarterfinals aiming to build on an already impressive tournament that has seen Tomas Soucek and Co. exceed expectations.

To this point, the Czechs have only conceded two goals while earning positive results against Scotland, Croatia and Netherlands. Their defensive shape will make them hard to break down, while Patrik Schick is having a breakout tournament up front and could finish in the mix for the Golden Boot.

5. Spain

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trophies in a span of 13 years but this Luis Enrique-led team is different.

There isn’t the same star power as those teams of the past, however, Spain is still performing relatively well in the defensive third and if Alvaro Morata and Co. replicate their form that they had against Croatia then it might be time to take Spain more seriously.

4. Switzerland

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The Swiss have a knack for reaching the knockout round of major competitions, but very few predicted Switzerland could accomplish what they did against France.

Xherdan Shaqiri and Co. knocked out the reigning World Cup winners after trailing 3-1 late in their Round of 16 match, but the Swiss grew stronger as the game wore on. They will be a tough out for Spain and any team they play if they advance past the quarterfinals.

3. Belgium

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It’s fair to say Belgium’s meeting with Italy is the marquee match of the quarterfinals and both sides are very much title favorites given the way the tournament is shaping up.

The Red Devils will have to deal with two significant injuries though, as Kevin De Bruyne and Eden Hazard will likely miss their encounter with the Azzurri. 

Roberto Martinez’s side still has talisman and leading goalscorer Romelu Lukaku, but the challenge of beating a compact Italian team will be significantly greater without two of their attacking stars.

2. England

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With Jordan Pickford in net and England the only team left in the competition not to concede a goal yet, it’s easy to see why the Three Lions check in at No. 2 on this list.

Although Harry Kane and the England attack have looked a bit off through their first four matches, Raheem Sterling is firing with three goals and Kane managed to break his scoreless run against Germany.

Gareth Southgate’s side sit on the more favorable half of the draw, which could allow England to make their first Euros final in the history of the competition.

1. Italy

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With only one goal allowed in their first four matches, Italy are the favorites to win the Euros.

Roberto Mancini’s Azzurri are incredibly difficult to break down defensively and the wealth of options they have in their attack makes it very tricky to strategize as an opposition.

Lorenzo Insigne, Domenico Berardi and Ciro Immobile have formed an amazing front three partnership and it’ll be necessary to throw them off their games if Italy are to be defeated.

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