Euro 2021 Predictions

The UEFA Euros Tournament is a prestigious quadrennial tournament which is held between all the member countries of the Union of European Football Associations popularly known as UEFA. The European Championship is the elite continental tournament in Europe which showcases some of the best football from European teams like Spain, Netherlands, England, Germany among other nations.
The UEFA Euros tournament started in the year 1960 and has seen a huge transformation since its inaugural year because the first edition of the UEFA European Championship only included four teams but the tournament has been expanded with more teams and currently 24 teams take part in this tournament. In 1960 the Euro final tournament consisted of four teams, but it expanded to eight teams in 1980 it also expanded to 16 teams in 1996 and right now there are 24 teams so this tournament has really evolved.
Germany and Spain are the two most successful nations in the history of the tournament having won it three times each, but Spain’s record is even more impressive because they achieved a feat which no team has managed as they won back to back titles in 2008 and 2012. This tournament has a rich history and there has been some memorable and historic moments over the years.

The UEFA Euros tournament is not only popular in Europe but its popularity reaches all the corners of the world. In the 2016 edition of the tournament, the total live audience viewership for the whole tournament was a staggering 2 billion viewers which was a rise of about 100 million from the 2012 tournament. The final match alone between Portugal and France attracted a 600 million viewers from all over the world. 
The 2021 tournament will follow the same format which was used in 2016, In the last edition, the group stage included six groups, which two or three teams each did advance from, this drew a lot of criticism with some suggesting that the tournament was  not as competitive as other tournaments. The knockout stage consisted of round of 16, quarter-finals, semi-finals and a final where Portugal lifted the trophy after beating the hosts 1 nil in extra time thanks to a goal by unsung hero Eder. 
In order to qualify for the Euro finals , a team must finish in one of the qualifying spots or win a play-off match which is used to decide who qualifies amongst the teams who would have missed the qualification spots. The group stages of qualification are played in a round robin format and the top two teams at the end of the will automatically qualify for the finals. The remaining places will be decided by playoffs and this is hugely dependent on the teams ranking in the UEFA Nations League. The groups for qualification are drawn by a UEFA committee using seeding where teams are ranked based on their performance in the preceding FIFA World Cup qualifying and the last European Championship qualifying or if they are the defending champions.
As is the norm with most leagues, the points awarded for a win is three points, one for a draw, and none for a loss. If it so happens that one or more teams have an equal number of points after all matches have been played, there is a criteria in place to distinguish the side which will go through.
i) Superior goal difference
ii) Higher number of goals scored
iii) Higher number of goals scored away from home
iv) Fair play conduct.
v) Drawing of lots.
At this point it is very difficult to predict the team to win the Euro 2021 tournament because there is quite a huge number of talented teams right now like Belgium, Netherlands, England, France amongst other teams and all these have what it takes to lift the European title.  You can look forward to watching some of the best talents in world football like Mbappe, Hazard, De Bruyne, Pogba, Ronaldo amongst other superstars.