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Euro 2024 energy rankings: Ronaldo’s Portugal makes a transfer, however will they relaxation stars?

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With the second spherical of group video games at Euro 2024 now full, Spain and Portugal have the golden ticket. Now, what to do with it?

As each workforce ready for its closing group sport, the neighbors from the Iberian Peninsula have been the one ones that had their spot within the bracket already assured.

Because the plaudits movement in for a Spanish aspect highlighted by the buoyant youth of Lamine Yamal and Nico Williams, and a Portugal squad nonetheless centered round Cristiano Ronaldo, both workforce has the luxurious of resting key gamers.

Previous tournaments have produced differing approaches to such conditions. Some coaches desire to maintain the foot on the gasoline, for concern of disrupting the momentum. Others really feel the prospect to offer gamers additional relaxation on the finish of a busy membership season is simply too precious to cross up.

Each Spain and Portugal are flying excessive within the FOX Sports activities Euro 2024 energy rankings, Spain holding onto prime spot and Portugal leapfrogging France on account of its convincing win in opposition to Turkey.

We’ll proceed to replace the rankings after every day’s video games because the event progresses.

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POWER RANKINGS

  1. Spain: Made an impressive begin.
  2. Portugal (+1): In prime kind now.
  3. France (-1): Nonetheless on the right track after sitting Mbappé.
  4. Germany (-2): Nonetheless driving wave of momentum.
  5. Netherlands: Firmly on monitor.
  6. England: Wished to enhance on Recreation 1. Could not.
  7. Austria (+2): Controls its personal future.
  8. Switzerland (+2): So near upsetting Germany.
  9. Belgium (-1): Made large enchancment.
  10. Italy (11): Weak protection of title so far.
  11. Denmark (+1): Was the higher aspect in opposition to England.
  12. Turkey (-4): Disjointed and disappointing.
  13. Romania (-6): Massive drop in efficiency.
  14. Slovakia (-1): Must regain opening sport hearth.
  15. Ukraine (-1): Made an excellent resurgence.
  16. Slovenia (+1): Was so near first Euros win.
  17. Czechia (-1): Too many errors price them.
  18. Serbia (-1): Late level provides some hope.
  19. Croatia (-1): Vastly disappointing to date.
  20. Hungary (+4): Nonetheless alive after late miracle.
  21. Albania: Spirited however restricted defensively
  22. Georgia (+1): Battled exhausting however not sufficient.
  23. Poland (-1): Eradicated earlier than closing sport.
  24. Scotland (-4): Not adequate from the beginning.

Martin Rogers is a columnist for FOX Sports activities. Observe him on Twitter @MRogersFOX and subscribe to the every day publication.

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