Euro 2020 Qualifier – Romania 1-2 Spain: 5 Talking Points

Spain players celebrate with captain Ramos after breaking the deadlock on the half-hour mark from the spot

Kepa Arrizabalaga’s stoppage-time save proved key as ten-man Spain held firm to maintain their 100% start to their Euro 2020 qualification campaign in Group F, beating Romania 2-1 on Thursday evening. Continue reading

Hugo Lloris reveals France are eager to prove point at Euro 2016

Hugo Lloris reveals France are eager to prove point at Euro 2016

As the host nation, France go into this summer’s Championships with a lot of expectation – something that captain Hugo Lloris feels should be justified with a strong start against Romania.

France kick off this year’s European Championships with a mismatch – at least it seems so on paper – against Romania on Friday evening at 8PM BST time. Les Blues are in encouraging form of late, having won 10 of their 14 international friendlies since the start of 2015.

Lloris reveals importance of a good start

In the pre-match news conference ahead of tomorrow’s curtain raiser, Lloris admitted there is “a lot of expectation” on the players, who understand the “importance” of the match itself, as well as how important it is for them to make a good start to proceedings.

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