Switzerland to face Poland in EURO round of 16

Switzerland to face Poland in EURO round of 16

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Dhaka – The round of 16 of the EURO 2016 will begin with Poland taking on Switzerland at Stade Geoffroy Guichard, Saint-Etienne, France on Saturday. The match will start at 7:00 pm Bangladesh time.Both, Poland and Switzerland reached the knockout stage of a EURO for the first time.Poland emerged Group-C runners-up with seven points from three matches with two wins and one draw, keeping their net intact. On the way to round of 16, Poland started their campaign with a solitary goal victory over Northern Ireland, upset Germany with 0-0 while beat Ukraine by a solitary goal.Switzerland confirmed their the knock-out stage berth as Group-A runners-up having five points from three matches, beginning their tournament with 1-0 win over Albania, played 1-1 against Romania while held the hosts France playing goalless draw.The day’s winner winners will face either Croatia or Portugal in the quarter-finals  on 30 June From Guide:In their last 10 matches of all competitions, Poland secured seven victories, two draws and one loss; Switzerland behind enough having four wins, two draws and four losses. Besides, Switzerland have won one of ten previous meetings between the two sides. Dugout:         The Polish coach Adam Nawałka thought that his side is well prepared to make “excellent” result.“We’re very well prepared – physically and mentally- and we’ll try to implement our tactical game plan in this match. The players are well aware there’s a great chance to get an excellent result at this EURO.”Switzerland coach Vladimir Petkovic expecting Poland as a tough opponent, but not fearful of them.“Poland are strong, very compact side….They have great players behind them and three top-class goalkeepers as well. I’m not fearful of them.”“We need to be more clinical going forward and we mustn’t allow the opposition to create anything from our mistakes,” the coach suggested his players. Switzerland starting XI (Probable): Sommer, Lichtsteiner, Schar, Djourou, Rodriguez, Behrami, Xhaka, Dzemaili, Shaqiri, Embolo and Mehmedi.Poland starting XI (Probable): Fabiański, Piszczek, Glik, Pazdan, Jędrzejczyk, Błaszczykowski, Krychowiak, Mączynski, Grosicki, Milik and Lewandowski.(UNB)

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