Euro 2024 Roundup: High Drama and Surprise Results on Day 10

The 2024 European Football Championship continues to deliver high drama and unexpected results as the tournament enters the knockout rounds. Here’s a recap of the key developments from the latest action:

Defending Champions Dethroned
In a major upset, reigning Euro champions France were eliminated in the round of 16 after a 2-1 loss to Croatia. The French, considered pre-tournament favorites, struggled to break down Croatia’s well-organized defense and were ultimately undone by a late winner from Croatian star Luka Modrić. “This is a heartbreaking result, but we have to accept that the better team won today,” said French manager Didier Deschamps. Croatia will now face the Netherlands in the quarterfinals.

England Survive Penalty Shootout Against Germany
The highly anticipated clash between England and Germany lived up to the hype, with the match going to penalties after finishing 1-1 after extra time. In a tense shootout, England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford made a crucial save to deny Germany’s Timo Werner, allowing the Three Lions to prevail 4-3. “We showed tremendous character and resilience to get through that,” said England manager Gareth Southgate. England will meet surprise quarterfinalists Ukraine next.

Spain Cruise Past Poland
Spain continued their impressive run at Euro 2024, dispatching Poland 3-0 in the round of 16. Goals from Ansu Fati, Pedri, and Álvaro Morata sealed the victory for La Roja, who are widely tipped as one of the tournament favorites. “We were clinical and controlled the game from start to finish,” said Spain coach Luis Enrique. Spain will face Belgium in the quarterfinals in a rematch of the 2022 World Cup semifinal.

With the knockout rounds now in full swing, the race for the Euro 2024 title is wide open. Fans can look forward to more nail-biting drama and unpredictable results in the days ahead.

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