Paris: Tournament hosts and pretension contenders France can secure their place in a knockout proviso of Euro 2016 on Wednesday when they face Group A rivals Albania in Marseille. Switzerland, who also won their opening match, can effectively bind a last-16 berth with feat opposite Romania in Paris.
Dimitri Payet’s overwhelming 89th-minute strike directed France to a 2-1 feat over Romania to flog off a foe on Friday, though midfielder Blaise Matuidi knows newcomers Albania can't be underestimated. “They’re a organisation we know well. They’re a organisation we haven’t had good formula opposite recently,” Matuidi told UEFA.com, referring to the 1-1 pull a dual teams had in Nov 2014 and a 1-0 divided better roughly accurately a year ago.
“It’s not going to be an easy match. We saw opposite a Swiss, even with 10 organisation they had their chances,” he added, as Albania find their initial points after an opening 1-0 detriment to Switzerland on Saturday. “I consider a fact we picked adult 3 points (against Romania) will acquit us a bit.”
However, France will be anticipating for an softened opening from midfielder Paul Pogba — tipped to be one of a stars of a contest — after a unsatisfactory arrangement opposite Romania. Pogba was benched for France’s second diversion during a 2014 World Cup, though manager Didier Deschamps refused to answer either that would again be a box during a Stade Velodrome.
After 3 unsuccessful attempts to allege from a organisation stage, Switzerland can strech uncharted domain during a Parc des Princes. “The initial diversion gave us confidence. The organisation is really relaxed. They won their initial conflict and there are still dual battles to fight, a second of that is tomorrow,” pronounced defender Johan Djourou.
Defeat for Romania would leave their gift hopes unresolved by a thread.
Meanwhile, Russia’s preparations for their showdown with Slovakia in Lille have been overshadowed by a fallout from Saturday’s assault in Marseille. UEFA threatened Leonid Slutsky’s organisation with exclusion from a contest if there is a repeat of a throng disturbances that injured their opening 1-1 pull with England.
“We don’t wish to be unfit from a Euros since of this,” pronounced Russian striker Artem Dzyuba, who pronounced he was raw by England fans being portrayed as “angels”. “Our supporters have to concentration on only ancillary us and we will try to uncover a best qualities. We wish to play this competition. We are happy to be here and it will be a large beating if we go out,” combined a absolute Zenit St Petersburg striker.
While Slutsky voiced certainty Russia would not be sent home early for off-field reasons, Slovakia know another detriment could see them separated should England kick Wales on Thursday.
The Slovaks are carefree that left-back Tomas Hubocan, who plays in Russia with Dinamo Moscow, could lapse after a heel problem, while Ondrej Duda is in line to start after entrance off a dais and scoring in a 2-1 better to Wales.
“There will be some changes in a lineup, that’s for sure, a diversion requires them,” pronounced Slovakia manager Jan Kozak. “What do we consider about a Russian coach’s quote that we will be favourites for a game? we wish he’s right, since a favourites customarily win a game”.