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Euro 2020 Open Watch Thread: Day 16

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Two of the biggest countries in the sport take to the field looking to keep their Euro 2020 dreams alive.

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Half of the quarterfinals at Euro 2020 is set in stone, with Italy already preparing for their next opponent in Belgium. Now, we’re set to see the next two teams book their tickets into the quarters.

And it just so happens that each game has a Juventus player expected to start, with one under much, much more of a microscope than the other unfortunately.

Today’s schedule:

  • Alvaro Morata and Spain vs. Croatia
  • Adrian Rabiot and France vs. Switzerland

Morata and Spain have certainly had their ups and downs during the group stage. Rabiot and France, the reigning world champions, have yet to fully hit their stride even though they have had some very good moments during the group stage.

They’re both looking for the same thing — a spot in the quarterfinals.

Which Spain shows up might be the most interesting thing to watch today. Will they be the team that mostly slogged through its first two group stage game? Or will Spain be the one that won its final group stage game with ease and looked rather good doing it?

France, with Paul Pogba looking oh-so-good in the group stage, still has so much more room to grow as the knockout stages arrive. They’ve got talent everywhere, and seeing how much more Didier Deschamps can get out of his team is probably going to be the thing that determines how deep they go into the tournament.

It should be another interesting day ahead. And just like yesterday, we could see another couple of Juve players either advance or see their Euros come to an end.

Croatia vs. Spain

MATCH INFO

When: 6 p.m. local time and across Europe; 5 p.m. in the United Kingdom; 12 p.m. on the East Coast; 9 a.m. on the West Coast

Where: Parken Stadium, Copenhagen, Denmark

HOW TO WATCH

Television: ESPN (United States); TSN1, TSN4, TVA Sports (Canada); ITV 1 UK, STV Scotland (United Kingdom)

Online/mobile: WatchESPN, fuboTV (United States); TSN.ca, TSN app (Canada); The ITV Hub (United Kingdom)

France vs. Switzerland

MATCH INFO

When: 9 p.m. local time and across Europe; 8 p.m. in the United Kingdom; 3 p.m. on the East Coast; 12 p.m. on the West Coast

Where: Arena Naţională, Bucharest, Romania

HOW TO WATCH

Television: ESPN (United States); TSN1, TSN4, TVA Sports (Canada); ITV 1 UK, STV Scotland (United Kingdom)

Online/mobile: WatchESPN, fuboTV (United States); TSN.ca, TSN app (Canada); The ITV Hub (United Kingdom)

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