The European Championship ‘Euro 2020’ has entered the hot phase, as there are already only eight national teams left, which are fighting for the big trophy and the quarterfinal matches start tomorrow (Friday).
Eight nationals are fighting for the big Euro 2020 trophy, but some of them could be penalized if certain of their players can be punished with a yellow card.
All national teams have players with a yellow card and a second card in the quarterfinals can make it impossible for them to play in the semifinals.
UEFA rules are clear: after two penalties in two different matches, disqualification for a match in the European Championship is automatic.
However, if a player who has a yellow card escapes unpunished in the quarterfinals, then in the semifinals his card is removed and the risk of missing the final is very small, only if he is penalized directly with a red card.
Below you have the situation of each national team with players who are penalized and risk absence in the semifinals:
Next match:Quarterfinal against Italy
Endangered: Toby Alderweireld, Thorgan Hazard, Thomas Vermaelen
Next match: Quarterfinals against the Czech Republic
Endangered: Mikkel Damsgaard, Thomas Delaney, Mathias Jensen, Daniel Wass
Next match:Quarterfinal against Ukraine
Endangered: Phil Foden, Harry Maguire, Kevin Philips, Declan Rice
Next match: Quarterfinal against Belgium
Endangered: Nicolo Barella, Giovani Di Lorenzo, Matteo Pessina
Next match: Quarterfinals against Denmark
Endangered: Vladimir Coufal, Adam Hlozek, Josef Masopust
Next match: Quarterfinal against Switzerland
Endangered: Jordi Alba, Sergio Busquets, Rodri, Pau Torres
Next match:Quarterfinals against Spain
Endangered: Manuel Akanji, Nico Elvedi, Breel Embolo, Mario Gavranovic, Mbabu, Ricardo Rodriguez, Fabian Schar
Disqualified: Granit Xhaka
Next match: Quarter-final against England
Endangered: Artem Dovbyk, Andriy Yarmolenko, Mykola Shaparen, Serhiy Sydorchuk