Last 16 Roundup
The Quarter Finals Await
England take on Iceland tonight with the winner going through to the quarter finals of Euro 2016 to face France. Lets take a look back at the last 16 ties that have taken Place, and those taking place today.
Last 16 Round Up
Croatia 0 – 1 Portugal
Croatia were unlucky here. England should count themselves lucky that they didn’t have to play Portugal as it would probably been them on the losing side.
Wales 1 – 0 Northern Ireland
Wales won the battle of the home nations as expected. With Gareth Bale in their side there is no reason why they can’t go the whole way and win the tournament.
Switzerland 1 – 1 Poland (Poland won 5-4 on penalties)
This game saw the goal of the tournament so far from Switzerland’s Xherdan Shaqiri, but it wasn’t enough to see them go through, eventually losing on penalties to a strong Poland side.
Hungary 0 – 4 Belgium
Hungary’s tournament came to an end with a big loss agains Belgium, who are quietly progressing without gaining much attention. Belgium are the team to look out for.
Germany 3 – 0 Slovakia
An emphatic win for Germany as expected. They are going through the motions and progressing in typical German style.
France 2 – 1 Ireland
Ireland were a goal up going in to half time. But 2 goals in quick succession from Antoine Griezmann turned the game around. A red card for Ireland’s Shane Duffy meant there was no coming back.
Italy vs Spain
The tie of the round. This one should be a close encounter. Italy impressed in their first 2 games before losing to Ireland. Similarly for Spain, losing to Croatia in their final group match. Spain should win on paper, however we predict a 2-1 win for Italy.
England vs Iceland
This one should be a routine win for England, emphasis on the word should. However, Roy Hodgson’s men are yet to really impress, and their lack of goals is worrying. Its likely that Iceland will defend in numbers and make themselves hard to break down. We predict a 1-0 win for England, but don’t be too surprised if it goes to extra time or even penalties!