Euro 2016 – Can Spain increase its impressive Euros shut-out?

euro2016With the Euro 2016 tournament in full swing, SBC brings some interesting bite-size facts about some of this week’s games, as provided by iSportGenius.

Spain vs Czech Republic

• At UEFA Euro 2012, after conceding in the 61st minute of its first match, Spain went the rest of the tournament (509 minutes) without allowing another goal
• Spain is unbeaten in its four internationals against the Czech Republic, winning three of them
• The Czech Republic has only scored one goal across its four internationals against Spain

Republic of Ireland vs Sweden

• In its last 16 UEFA Euro matches, Sweden has scored just two first-half goals compared to 21 after the break
• Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored in eight of Sweden’s last nine qualifying matches for this year’s UEFA Euro tournament
• Including friendlies, across its last six internationals against the Republic of Ireland, Sweden has only scored one goal in the first half

Belgium vs Italy

• Four of Italy’s last eight UEFA Euro Group Stage matches have resulted in a 1-1 draw
• Eden Hazard scored one goal in each of Belgium’s last four UEFA Euro qualifying fixtures
• Six red cards were awarded during Italy’s qualification matches for this year’s tournament

Austria vs Hungary

• Marc Janko scored in five of Austria’s last six UEFA Euro qualifying matches
• Including friendlies, Austria has only won two of its last 15 internationals against Hungary
• Including friendlies, both teams scored in five of the last six internationals between Austria and Hungary

Portugal vs Iceland

• Each of Portugal’s last seven fixtures during UEFA Euro qualifying resulted in a one-goal win
• Cristiano Ronaldo has scored each of Portugal’s last three goals at the UEFA Euro championships
• Portugal has won both of its two previous international meetings with Iceland, scoring a combined eight goals in the process

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