It’s knockout time now. No matter what, one of these teams has to progress! Switzerland and Poland go head-to-head on June 25 at 9am EST in the Euro 2016 second round after squeezing through their groups to qualify. But who will make the quarterfinals and dream of glory round the corner? Watch the live stream with us to find out!
This is where it gets exciting! 90 minutes separates Poland or Switzerland from a place in the last eight, as the two underdogs go head-to-head in a second round Euro 2016 match-up that promises to be anything but boring. Their will be blood, swear and tears shed and if we’re level after the 90 minutes, 30 minutes of extra time and then a penalty shootout will be called upon to decide a winner. So tense!
Poland have surprised many, especially because no one expected them to get a point against Germany in the group stages and finish their 3 games unbeaten and on 7 points. It’s a remarkable start from an unfashionable team that deserves a lot of credit for the way they’ve handled themselves this tournament.
Much of Poland’s success is normally down to Robert Lewandowski, but the prolific striker has been a little shot-shy in front of goal. He’s worked hard for his team, but just cannot seem to find the back of the net. In fact, he’s yet to register a shot on target in his opening 3 matches. This is the same striker that scored 32-goals for Bayern Munich last season in the Bundesliga, and 9 goals in 12 Champions League games.
With that in mind, Switzerland won’t be going into this game with any fear. They went toe-to-toe with host nation France and held their own, thanks in part to their leader in the middle of the pitch, Granit Xhaka. He is always reliable in possession, hardly misses a pass and is a fierce tackler.
With so much on the line, both teams may opt for the cautious approach, but we hope not. We want to see both teams go for each other’s throats and attack, attack, attack!
HollywoodLifers, who will get through to the last 8? Will it be the Swiss or the Poles? Tell us your score predictions below!