This summer’s European Championship has already produced some incredible games and some heart wrenching moments for all countries involved.
England are set to play out their final group game of the tournament tonight with a visit from the Czech Republic at Wembley.
Big international tournaments such as these produce some incredible moments in football, with the Euros, in particular, able to throw up a surprise winner of the tournament throughout its history.
Greece in 2004, Denmark in 1992, there are countless incredible memories from this tournament, including the previous winners of the competition, Portugal, in 2016.
A Seleção are currently two games deep into this year’s edition, with three points on the board and a win or a draw needed against France tomorrow to ensure they progress to the knockout stages of the competition.
Portugal and Real Betis midfielder William Carvalho was a key component of the countries winning squad five years ago and has recently opened up about the occasion.
In a video with Betway Carvalho and a host of other players currently featuring at this year’s tournament spoke about how it feels to be able to play in such a coveted competition.
The Portuguese midfielder spoke about the pride and responsibility of being able to represent his country at a major tournament, as well as the feeling of being able to lift the trophy with his fellow teammates…
“The feeling of pride and responsibility in representing your country is always there… I was lucky to be able to get to the end of the match and take the cup to Portugal. It was an unforgettable experience… It was a wonderful feeling, an immense euphoria”.
Carvalho will likely be hoping to replicate that special feeling this summer with Portugal despite A Seleção not being one of the favourites.
Betway currently have Portugal at 11/1 to win the Euros this summer despite going into the tournament as reigning champions.
Tonight’s crunch game against France will be one of the country’s most important since that final in 2016, with Les Bleus the current favourites to win the tournament at 4/1.
The matchup will bring back some great rivalries from the 2016 final, with France no doubt hoping to exact revenge after losing out 1-0 to Carvalho and his teammates.