Euro 2016 Semi Finals: What to Expect

Prepping up for the much awaited Euro 2016 Finale? The promising tournament has offered a lot of drama and intrigue so far right from the first kick-off and has managed to set the bar pretty high. We witnessed surprising performance from many longshots, debutants making it to the quarter final, underdog players thriving and epic late goals ensuring you stay tuned in for the match. After all that thrill and excitement the semi-finals are up for grabs. France, Germany, Portugal and Wales are all set for the battle and all the football enthusiasts, wagers and bookies tuning-up for some last minute action. Amidst all this rage, we bring you something to calm your nerves down. Here’s what you can expect from the Euro 2016 Semi-Finals.

Wales Vs Portugal

Nothing can be more amusing than watching Ronnie play for Portugal. Although after the Champions League Final earlier this year, the star player has taken some time to get into his stride but the 3-3 draw with Hungary brought him back in the game. And now that Portugal’s star player has sprung in action there’s nothing stopping him from throwing strops and spicing things up for the nerve-wracking match with Wales.

Wales on the other hand has surprised us all by making it to the semi-finals. The debutant team holds a game changing card named Gareth Bale. Also Robson-Kanu, the underdog player was let go by Reading Football club of England and now is being chased by popular clubs seems promising for Wales.

Wales has shown a wonderful run of form by topping Group B, moving forward after defeating Northern Ireland 1-0 before overthrowing Belgium in the quarter finals by 3-1. On the flip side Portugal who finished off third in the group F further needed extra time to finish Croatia and penalties to defeat Poland before making it to the Semi-Finals. Needles to say Portugal has to step up their game in order to take Wales. All we can say is the excitement is about to get bigger and we can expect a mind-blowing game before the final battle.

Germany Vs France

Stade Velodrome in Marseille will be set on fire when Germany and France battle to make their way to the Finals of 2016. Both the teams have rightly earned their spot in the Semi-Finals and will now leave no stone unturned in their quest to lift the Euro 2016 trophy. France after topping Group A made their way to semi finals after defeating Ireland by 2-1 in the second round and Iceland by 5-2 in the quarter final. Now with the return of Adil Rami and N’Golo Kante from suspension plus Griezman and Giroud, their star strikers in great form, there will be nothing stopping France from taking Germany by Storm.

Germany on the other hand also finished top of their Group C and managed to show up in the semi-finals after defeating Slovakia in the second round and Italy in the quarter-final. The team has demonstrated the strongest defense so far in the tournament but will have to play France without Mario Gomez, their only striker who has been ruled out of the game due to a hamstring injury. Sami Khedira and Mats Hummels are also sitting out the match.

Till now the odds seem to favor France. Moreover when France has come this far there's no way they will be phased out easily by a Germany on their home soil. All that is left for us is an action packed semi-   finals giving way to thrilling final.