European Championship: Group F Final Showdown

As Group F reaches its climax, Portugal, having already secured the top spot, will face newcomers Georgia, while the Czech Republic and Turkey battle it out for a place in the knockout stages. With Portugal’s place assured, the remaining teams are fighting for their tournament survival in what promises to be an intense evening of football.

Match 1: Portugal vs. Georgia

With victories over the Czech Republic and Turkey, Portugal has already secured first place in Group F. Roberto Martinez’s side has displayed strong form, with standout performances from Bernardo Silva, Bruno Fernandes, and Cristiano Ronaldo. The Selecao will likely rotate their squad against Georgia, giving key players a rest ahead of the knockout rounds.

Portugal’s 3-0 win against Turkey highlighted their attacking prowess, with goals from Silva, an own goal by Turkey’s Samet Akaydin, and Fernandes. Ronaldo, set to make his 50th major tournament appearance, remains a central figure for the team.

Georgia, on the other hand, has shown resilience in their first European Championship. After a narrow defeat to Turkey, they earned their first point with a draw against the Czech Republic. Georges Mikautadze has been a standout performer, scoring in both matches. Georgia needs a win against Portugal to have a chance of progressing as one of the best third-placed teams.

Predicted lineups:

Georgia: Mamardashvili; Kverkveliya, Kashia, Dvali; Kakabadze, Mekvabishvili, Kochorashvili, Tsitaishvili; Davitashvili, Kvaratskhelia; Mikautadze

Portugal: Costa; Semedo, A Silva, Dias, Cancelo; Neves, Palhinha; B Silva, Fernandes, Felix; Ronaldo

Prediction: Georgia 1-3 Portugal

Portugal’s depth and quality should see them through comfortably, despite possible rotations.

Match 2: Czech Republic vs. Turkey

The second match in Group F sees the Czech Republic and Turkey face off in a winner-takes-all clash. The Czechs must win to guarantee their progression, while Turkey needs only a draw to secure second place.

The Czech Republic, led by star striker Patrik Schick, have had a mixed tournament. After an opening defeat to Portugal, they managed a draw against Georgia. Schick’s equalizer against Georgia kept their hopes alive, but they will need to be more clinical to overcome Turkey.

Turkey’s campaign has been similarly turbulent. They started with a win against Georgia but were soundly beaten by Portugal. Vincenzo Montella’s side has shown flashes of brilliance but will need to tighten their defense and capitalize on their attacking opportunities to progress.

Predicted lineups:

Czech Republic: Stanek; Holes, Hranac, Krejci; Coufal, Soucek, Provod, Doudera; Barak, Hlozek; Chytil

Turkey: Bayindir; Muldur, Demiral, Ayhan, Kadioglu; Yuksek, Calhanoglu; Akturkoglu, Guler, Yildiz; Yilmaz

Prediction: Czech Republic 1-2 Turkey

Turkey’s attacking talent might prove too much for the Czech defense, securing them a place in the knockout stages.


  • Portugal: Already secured top spot.
  • Turkey: A draw or win secures second place.
  • Czech Republic: Must win and hope Georgia does not beat Portugal to guarantee progression.
  • Georgia: Needs a win and favorable results elsewhere to advance as one of the best third-placed teams.

With everything to play for, the final matches in Group F promise to deliver drama and excitement as teams vie for a place in the knockout stages.

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