Euro 2020 Group F: The Group that lived up to the title “Group of Death”

Portugal's forward Cristiano Ronaldo (Photo by DARKO BANDIC/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
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France, Germany, Portugal and even Hungary, never failed us as the “Group of Death” and was hands down the most entertaining group at the Euro 2020 competition.

The only disappointment to come from Group F is that all four countries couldn’t qualify for the knockout stages. Only three points separated first and fourth, one dissecting first from both second and third – this group left everything to play for on the final day of the group stages.

It was a fitting end to a fantastic and action-packed group-stage run by the 24 teams involved in the European Cup Finals. If the past events are anything to go by, we are in for some damn amazing knockout encounters.

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Combined XI (4-3-3) from Group F

Goalkeeper: Péter Gulácsi (Hungary)

Defenders: Robin Gosens (Germany); Raphael Varane (France); Willi Orbán (Hungary); Joshua Kimmich (Germany)

Midfielders: Paul Pogba (France); Toni Kroos (Germany); N’Golo Kante (France)

Forwards: Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal); Diogo Jota (Portugal); Kai Havertz (Germany)

Without Péter Gulácsi and Willi Orbán (yes the rest of Hungary’s backline worked their socks off), it could have gotten a lot uglier a lot earlier; that’s why they make the team and are the only two entries in the best XI from Hungary.

Paul Pogba is on this list because of N’Golo Kante – he unleashes a Pogba we rarely get to see in the Premier League. The French duo is as legendary together as a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.

With the two French midfielders, is the third only other French player, defender Raphael Varane. Like Pogba, Kroos has been pulling the strings for the Germans in the middle of the park.

Die Mannschaft come in hot with four players in Group F’s best XI – that’s including the conductor Kroos. Wing-backs Robin Gosens and Joshua Kimmich have been excellent for Germany, as well as the young man Havertz.

The last couple of spots go to the two guys running the show upfront for Portugal – the tournament’s top scorer Ronaldo and his partner Jota.