Euros calling: how the top 10 contenders for glory are shaping up

After a hectic run of international matches we run the rule over the teams most likely to thrive at delayed Euro 2020Didier Deschamps is a throwback. In a world of pressing and high lines, he is different. He sits his defence deep, gives the full-backs limited licence, and keeps his midfield three relatively deep in front of them. But when you have a squad as deep and as gifted as France do, and particularly a forward as fast, intelligent and lethal as Kylian Mbappé, it works. There may always be a sense with France that they could be so much more, but they’re unbeaten in the Nations League, reached the final of the last Euros and won the World Cup. Continue reading...

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