Romping through the European Championship qualifiers, Belgium looked every bit the top-ranked team in world football and a strong contender for its first major tournament title.
When it plays Russia in its opening Euro 2020 Group B game in St Petersburg on Saturday, Belgium will likely be without Kevin De Bruyne and Axel Witsel and have captain Eden Hazard only on the bench.
Meanwhile, Switzerland would certainly like to start with a win over Wales ahead of what may be tougher Group A games against Italy and a resurgent Turkey team that will have passionate support in close ally Azerbaijan.
The Welsh reached the semifinals at Euro 2016 in their tournament debut, while the Swiss have reached the round of 16 in their last three major tournaments.
Denmark has only lost two of its last 23 games overall — both to group opponent Belgium — and went through its 2021 European Championships qualification undefeated. It is the favorite against Finland.
On the other hand, the Finns warmed up for the tournament with losses to Sweden and Estonia, and there is still uncertainty around Teemu Pukki’s fitness after he recently struggled with an ankle problem.
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BEL v RUS:
WAL v SUI:
DEN v FIN:
Spectators - what COVID-19 protocol is in place?
What time do the games start?
The Wales vs Switzerland and the Denmark vs Finland games will begin at 6:30 PM IST and 9:30 PM IST, respectively, while the Belgium vs Russia match begins at 12.30am IST (June 13, Sunday).
Where to watch:
Euro 2020 will be telecast in India on the Sony Pictures Sports Network. You can also catch the match live on the Sony LIV app.
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