Germany draw France and Portugal at UEFA Euro 2020
Germany have been drawn in a blockbuster Group F against reigning world champions France and holders Portugal at UEFA Euro 2020, with their fourth opponent to be determined after the play-offs in March.
As top seeds and hosts, Germany were guaranteed to be drawn into Group F, with Munich one of 12 cities welcoming the first pan-European competition organised by UEFA. Die Mannschaft will play all three of their group matches at Bayern Munich's Allianz Arena: France on 16 June, Portugal on 20 June and their remaining opponents on 24 June.
Germany and France have crossed swords at two of their last three major tournaments, with Joachim Löw's men ousting Les Bleus on their way to winning the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Their last competitive meeting with Portugal also came at that tournament, as they romped to a 4-0 victory in the group stage.
France and Portugal have plenty of talent but they will have to keep an eye on the likes of Bayern forward Serge Gnabry, who scored a team-high eight goals during qualifying and will no doubt be relishing the prospect of playing on home soil.
The fourth team in the group will be the winner of play-off path A or D. Germany, France and Portugal could therefore be joined by Iceland, Bulgaria, Hungary, Georgia, North Macedonia, Kosovo or Belarus. The three other Group F games will be played at the Puskas Arena in Budapest, Hungary.
Germany have qualified for every edition of the European Championship since lifting the trophy on their debut in 1972. They also won the tournament in 1980 and 1996, making them the joint-most successful team in Euro history alongside Spain.
Under former president Michel Platini, UEFA decided to mark its 60th anniversary by organising Euro 2020 in 12 different countries, but current boss Aleksander Ceferin has confirmed that the format will be a one-off. Germany has already been awarded the hosting rights for Euro 2024, and will welcome the competition for the second time after 1988.
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