Euro 2020 LIVE: France vs Germany, Hungary vs Portugal build up, Cancelo OUT of Euros with positive Covid test – latest

EURO 2020 is in full swing!

And it's time for Hungary vs Portugal and the mouth-watering France vs Germany today!

England got their campaign off to a winning start thanks to Raheem Sterling's strike against Croatia.

While Portugal's Joao Cancelo is out of the tournament after testing positive for Covid-19.

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Follow all of the latest news, build up and updates below…

  • Joshua Mbu

    HOLY SCHICK

    Czech Republic striker Patrik Schick scored goal of the tournament so far yesterday.

    And it’s hard to see how his halfway line strike can be topped…… maybe an Alisson-esque goal?

  • Joshua Mbu

    TODAY'S GAMES

    There are two games to be played today and the focus is firmly on the 'Group of death', Group F.

    Hungary take on defending champions Portugal in Budapest, with kick-off expected at 5pm.

    And France take on Germany at the Allianz Arena, Germany at 8pm.

    The expectation is that three teams will go through from this group, with one of France, Germany, or Portugal qualifying for the knockout stages as one of the best 3rd place teams.

  • Joshua Mbu

    PAIN, SPAIN WITHOUT THE S

    Last night Spain were held to a 0-0 draw by Sweden on home soil in Seville.

    Enrique's men had 85 per cent of the ball, and completed 917 passes but still couldn't find a way through.

    Sweden arguably had the best chances of the game with young star Isak hitting the post.

    And Berg missed an absolute sitter at the back post after being fed the ball on a plate by Isak.

  • Marc Mayo

    EURO 2020 NEWS

    Scotland’s return to the international big time ended in bitter frustration as Steve Clarke’s team were put to the sword by Czech Republic.

    Two goals from striker Patrik Schick – one an extraordinary lob from the halfway line – leaves the Scots bottom of Group D.

    Now they will travel to Wembley on Friday knowing they must get something against England to stand any real chance of progressing to the knock-out stages for the first time in their history.

    Meanwhile Spain were held to a 0-0 draw against Sweden, as Slovakia edged out Poland to win 2-1.

    In other news, Harry Maguire has stepped up his training for England – but is still likely to miss the Scotland clash.

    The Manchester United captain is recovering from an ankle ligament injury, but was put through his paces today by Three Lions boss Gareth Southgate.

    Also in the group was Jordan Henderson, as doubts persist over his fitness for the European Championships.

    And finally, Wembley Stadium will still be packed out with 45,000 fans for FOUR Euros games despite the delay to ‘Freedom day.’

    The national ground will be at 50 per cent capacity for one of the ‘last 16’ games due to be played there, both semi-finals and the Championship’s showpiece final.

    If England win their group, it would mean 45,000 Three Lions supporters could be cheering on the team on June 29th.

  • Jake Lambourne

    HOW ABOUT MAT?

    EXCLUSIVE – Lothar Matthaus reckons the return of warriors Mats Hummels and Thomas Muller will galvanise Germany.

    Ahead of their blockbuster opener on Tuesday night against world champs France, Matthaus said: “It wasn’t just me who was unhappy with Germany in the last three years.

    “All the fans have been very angry about the performances. Earlier this season, when we were humiliated by Spain and lost to North Macedonia, the team looked dead.

    “There was no power, smiling or communication, from the coach either. He was sitting on the bench looking as if he was asleep, not reacting, not even showing anger.

    “He didn’t seem interested and neither did the team. There was no power, reaction or passion.

    “But he brought back Muller and Hummels and that was very good for the team, dressing room and young players as they are real leaders.”

  • Jake Lambourne

    S-PAINFUL EXPERIENCE

    All the talk in and around the Spain camp beforehand was about who would be keeping the ball OUT of the net.

    Maybe they should have focused more on who was going to put it IN.

    The three-times winners got their 2020 campaign off to a disappointing start as they wasted a stack of chances against a bog-standard Swedish side.

    It capped a miserable week for the Spaniards, whose preparations were marred by a coronavirus outbreak.

    Luis Enrique saw his stars dominate their Group E opener but unlike the Covid vaccines they had to take last week, they failed to break the skin.

    Read more from SunSport's match report of Spain's 0-0 draw against Sweden by clicking HERE.

  • Jake Lambourne

    PAUL OF DUTY

    Paul Gascoigne dismissed comparisons with Phil Foden by declaring: Nobody is as good as me – even when I played drunk.

    Phil Foden is rocking a Gazza-like Euro ‘96 haircut and has not shied away from being compared to the Three Lions hero.

    But when asked about the Manchester City ace, Gazza said: “No one compares to me.

    “I can beat everyone with my eyes shut, and that’s with a bottle of whiskey inside of us as well and a couple of Bacardi breezers."

    Gascoigne rejected comparisons between himself and Foden
  • Jake Lambourne

    WRIGHT STUFF

    Ian Wright has told England hero Kalvin Phillips that his 'Granny Val will be watching down with the biggest smile'.

    Phillips lost his grandmother months before the start of Euro 2020 and the Leeds star produced an inspirational performance at Wembley in England's opener.

    Former England striker Wright tweeted: "Granny Val watching down with the biggest smile. Phenomenal performance."

    Phillips delighted the England fans with a sparkling performance at Wembley in the 1-0 win over Croatia.

    The midfielder played a key role in England's victory as he set up Raheem Sterling's second-half winner.

  • Jake Lambourne

    WEMBER-GLEE

    Wembley Stadium will still be packed out with 45,000 fans for FOUR Euros games despite the delay to 'Freedom day.'

    The national ground will be at 50 per cent capacity for one of the ‘last 16’ games due to be played there, both semi-finals and the Championship’s showpiece final.

    If England win their group, it would mean 45,000 Three Lions supporters could be cheering on the team on June 29th.

    Euro matches have been officially declared covid vaccine ‘pilot events’ meaning fans who’ve been double jabbed for more than two weeks will be allowed to attend, along with unvaccinated supporters who can show they’ve tested negative.

    Wimbledon’s mens and women's finals at Centre Court could also be played at maximum capacity under the trial.

    They would be the first events in 15 months to be packed to the rafters. 

  • Jake Lambourne

    KICK-OFF

    Spain's Euro 2020 opener against Sweden is underway.

    Follow all the action with the SunSport LIVE blog by clicking HERE.

  • Jake Lambourne

    ROO WANTS JACK

    Man Utd legend Wayne Rooney expects Gareth Southgate to unleash Jack Grealish against Scotland.

    Rooney told Sky Sports News: “I would have liked to have seen Jack Grealish.

    “He’s a player who is going to grow during this competition and he will be an important player for England.

    “I can see a couple of changes for the Scotland game. I think Grealish will probably come in and start.

    “But I think they will be a bit more relaxed on Friday, whereas if they didn’t win then it would have been more anxious.”

  • Jake Lambourne

    DEFENSIVE ALARM

    A young Germany fan tried to catch a glimpse of his football idols at the weekend – triggering a police operation.

    The 14-year-old boy climbed over a fence at the team's specially built 'Home Ground' Euros base on Saturday night.

    And that set off the alarm and triggered a large-scale police response, Bild in Germany report.

    The 'Home Ground' facility is tucked away in Adidas' global headquarters in Bavarian town of Herzogenaurach.

    Adidas spokesman Oliver Bruggen told Bild: “We can confirm that there was an incident on Saturday evening in which a young person tried to get onto the Adidas premises.

    "The fence alarm was triggered as part of the holistic security system. The youth was caught by the security forces and handed over to the police. Adidas refrains from filing a criminal complaint."

  • Jake Lambourne

    WO NO

    Poland made a miserable start to Euro 2020 as goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny tournament curse continued in the defeat to Slovakia.

    The ex-Arsenal stopper scored an own goal just 18 minutes into the game in St Petersburg.

    Karol Linetty got the Poles level just seconds after the restart.

    But just as they appeared to be getting on top disaster struck again as Grzegorz Krychowiak received a second yellow card and was given his marching orders.

    Slovakia then took the lead with just over twenty minutes to go when Milan Skriniar finished brilliantly to claim the points.

    Read more from SunSport's match report from Slovakia's victory over Poland by clicking HERE.

  • Jake Lambourne

    IN A HARRY

    Harry Maguire has stepped up his training for England – but is still likely to miss the Scotland clash on Friday.

    The Manchester United captain is recovering from an ankle ligament injury, but was put through his paces today by Three Lions boss Gareth Southgate.

    Also in the group was Jordan Henderson, as doubts persist over his fitness for the European Championships.

    Despite their shock snubs for the Croatia win, Jadon Sancho and Ben Chilwell seemed to be in good spirits.

    Both players failed to even make the bench as Raheem Sterling’s goal sealed England’s first ever victory in a Euros opener at the tenth attempt.

    Southgate’s troops are now preparing to face Auld Enemy Scotland on Friday.

    Harry Maguire missed England's Euro 2020 opening win against Croatia on Sunday
  • Jake Lambourne

    TAKE XHAK

    Arsenal and Switzerland midfielder Granit Xhaka has dyed his hair blonde for the remainder of Euro 2020.

    And this is how his wife reacted after he revealed his new look to her.

  • Jake Lambourne

    MARK MY WORDS

    Austria's sporting director Peter Schottel has come to the defence of Marko Arnautovic following his celebration against North Macedonia.

    He said: "Trash talk is part of football.

    “The most important thing is that Marko has made it clear he has nothing to do with politics.

    “The second thing is that it was cleared up after the game. The topic has been resolved.”

  • Jake Lambourne

    POL POSITION

    Poland's Euro 2020 opener against Slovakia is underway.

    Follow all the action with the SunSport LIVE blog by clicking HERE.

  • Jake Lambourne

    MARKO DENIAL

    Austria’s Marko Arnautovic insists his crazy celebration was not a racist tirade against North Macedonians of Albanian heritage.

    The ex-West Ham star, 32, reacted by screaming at Leeds’ Ezgjan Alioski, who is part-Albanian but chose to play for the country of his birth, North Macedonia.

    Serbian newspaper Informer alleged that an angry Arnautovic blasted: “I f****d your Albanian mother.”

    Many of the North Macedonian players are half-Albanian and Arnautovic apologised for his actions, but is adamant it was not a racial slur.

    He said: “I am not a racist and will never be a racist. There was a battle of words in the emotion, from both sides. It doesn’t matter who it was about. (It) had nothing to do with politics at all.

    “My friends, who have grown into my family, are from all over the world. To all those people who felt addressed: I’m sorry.”

    The ex-West Ham striker talks to Leeds and North Macedonia star Ezgjan Alioski
  • Jake Lambourne

    HOLY SCHICK

    Scotland's return to the international big time ended in bitter frustration as Steve Clarke’s team were put to the sword by the bouncing Czechs.

    Two goals from striker Patrik Schick – one an extraordinary lob from the halfway line – leaves the Scots bottom of Group D.

    Now they will travel to Wembley on Friday knowing they must get something against England to stand any real chance of progressing to the knock-out stages for the first time in their history.

    There was a major spanner in the works for Clarke’s plans when Arsenal defender Kieran Tierney was ruled out by ‘a little niggle’.

    But that couldn’t dampen the enthusiasm of the first crowd in Scotland since lockdown was imposed 15 months ago.

    Read more from SunSport's match report HERE.

  • Joe Brophy

    SCHICK STRIKE

    Czech Republic striker Patrik Schick scored an ASTONISHING goal from the halfway line against Scotland at Euro 2020.

    The 25-year-old Bayern Leverkusen netted his second of the match from just inside the Scotland half with a remarkable lob.

  • Joe Brophy

    ‘WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE’

    Kasper Schmeichel said it was ‘damn nice’ to see Christian Eriksen laughing and smiling in hospital after his cardiac arrest.

    The 34-year-old said: “It was damn nice to see him smile and laugh and be himself. Just notice that he is there.

    “It was a wonderful experience and something that has helped me see that he was okay after lying there.

    “We talked about nothing and everything. As long as he is well – that has been the most important thing. He has experienced something that we have not experienced.

    “He has a completely different experience of the situation. It was great to talk to him, and now we have a lot of work to try to navigate.”

  • Joe Brophy

    DEC-ISIVE CLASH

    Declan Rice cannot wait to get cracking at Scotland – because he thinks it will be one of the biggest matches he ever plays in his career.

    The 22-year-old said: “When you look back on your career at the end, the game on Friday will probably go down as one of the top three you will ever play.

    “We know the history with Scotland. We know the type of game it will be.

    “After tonight, we travelled back and had a laugh amongst the lads and enjoyed it. Then we want to focus on the Scotland game and repeat the same performance.”

  • Joe Brophy

    BALCONY PLUNGE

    Exclusive by Ben Hill: A Euro 2020 fan fell 20ft from Wembley’s upper tier onto concrete after ‘trying to fix a flag’ during England’s opening game of the tournament.

    Horrified witnesses saw the fan fall just as the Euro 2020 game between England and Croatia kicked off at 2pm yesterday.

  • Joe Brophy

    FLYING SCOTSMAN

    Manchester United star Scott McTominay has been named in Scotland’s starting XI for their Euro 2020 opener.

    The 24-year-old has featured in defence for his country but will line-up in his more favoured midfield role this afternoon.

    Arsenal ace Kieran Tierney is missing from Scotland’s squad after picking up an injury in training last week.

  • Joe Brophy

    KEANE ON THREE LIONS

    Roy Keane revealed he was ‘impressed’ by England after their convincing 1-0 win over Croatia in their Euro 2020 curtain-raiser.

    Speaking on ITV, Keane said: “The way they managed the game impressed me as much as anything.

    “Their decision-making during the game in terms of possession and stretching their opponents.

    “Then when they got a goal in front, they never looked like giving up the lead.

    “It was a great sign for England going forward.”

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