The pandemic ensured the 2020 Euros did not take place last summer. But now, twelve months late, they're here. Better late than never.
The delay will have suited some countries, less so others. Although it seemed inconvenient at the time, Gareth Southgate has probably benefited from the delay as his squad is more mature and he has been able to select talent that was unlikely to have been involved had the tournament taken place when it was meant to. Scotland are stronger, also, under Steve Clarke, The favourites, France, have been reunited with striker Karim Benzema in the meantime . . .
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