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Failures in the Euro: The two highest paid coaches, out in the Round of 16.

By Alexis Almosnino

Failures in the Euro: The two highest paid coaches, out in the Round of 16.

The two best paid technicians in the Euro Cup were eliminated in the round of 16. Didier Deschamps with France, and Joachim Löw with Germany.

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The Euro Cup 2020 is causing everyone to talk, and not precisely because of respecting the logic that everyone expected, but because of the surprise that great powers, candidates to win the title, were eliminated early. Portugal, who fell to Belgium was the first surprise of the cup. However, it was not the only one in this instance, since they were followed by the Selection of France and Germany, two of the main contenders for the title.

Didier Deschamps and Joachim Löw are names with specific weight when one talks about football. Both were world champions with their national teams in recent years, and consequently, they are indisputable in their respective countries. The former even achieved the same milestone when he represented his country as a player, being one of the privileged few in the world to have won the most important title, on and off the court.

Despite what was named, the fact of being left out in the round of 16 is still a failure. The Bucharest National Stadium was the scene of one of the most vibrant matches so far in Euro 2020. There Switzerland hit the ground running and eliminated the reigning world champion France, in a duel that had emotions everywhere. The Swiss broke the zero and were able to stretch the lead with a missed penalty, but the Gauls rallied and were 3-1 ahead on the scoreboard. On the hour, the Helvetians reached parity (3-3) and force overtime. On penalties, they made the power succumb, which failed through its top figure Kylian Mbappé.

On the other side, and crossing to the United Kingdom, England and Germany met at Wembley. With a majority of the local public, and goals from Raheem Sterling and Harry Kane, the English left out one of the main powers of the competition, after winning 2 to 0. In this way, they fired from the tournament those led by Joachim Löw, who He had confirmed beforehand that he would abandon ship, whatever the result of his selection in the Euro.

 


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