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Which teams are left in the Euro 2024 quarter-finals?

Remo Freuler, Renato Steffen, Cedric Zesiger, Ruben Vargas, Zeki Amdouni, Yvon Mvogo

Many may regard the group stages as the mere preliminary rounds for the proper stuff. The last 16 is when Euro 2024 really got underway.

Now, that’s not to say the round delivered from an entertainment perspective. The majority of the contests were pretty drab, although Jude Bellingham’s acrobatics and Cristiano Ronaldo’s tears will be remembered forever.

The conclusion of the first knockout round means just eight teams remain in the competition. The scent of the Henri Delaunay Cup grows stronger for those left, with the tournament’s showpiece event in Berlin on 14 July drawing ever closer.

Here’s a rundown of the eight teams left in Euro 2024.

Remo Freuler, Renato Steffen, Cedric Zesiger, Ruben Vargas, Zeki Amdouni, Yvon Mvogo

The Swiss dominated Italy to advance / Dan Mullan/GettyImages

Switzerland have been consistent performers at major tournaments in recent times, but expectations heading into Euro 2024 were fairly tame. Many suspected the Swiss would struggle in Group A and earn no more than a round of 16 berth should they progress.

Murat Yakin’s side have instead emerged as one of the most impressive and intriguing sides in Germany this summer. Yakin’s tactical wrinkles have made them incredibly hard to play against and they boast enough talent going forward to keep stern backlines on their toes.

Switzerland brushed Hungary aside on Matchday 1, came within moments of beating Germany and winning Group A and made light work of holders Italy in the round of 16. An unbalanced England await in the last eight.

Switzerland’s Euro 2024 results

Date

Result

Round

15/06/24

Hungary 1-3 Switzerland

Group stage Matchday 1

19/06/24

Scotland 1-1 Switzerland

Group stage Matchday 2

23/06/24

Switzerland 1-1 Germany

Group stage Matchday 3

29/06/24

Switzerland 2-0 Italy

Last 16

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The hosts are still going strong / TOBIAS SCHWARZ/GettyImages

It didn’t take long for the host nation to catch Euros fever after they battered Scotland 5-1 to kick off the tournament. Germany has buzzed ever since Florian Wirtz got the ball rolling on opening night and although they haven’t quite dazzled in the matches that have followed, Julian Nageslmann’s team is doubtlessly formidable.

The manager has tinkered with his team based on the opposition, with Germany’s options in reserve aiding their progression into the knockouts as group winners. Niclas Fullkrug has scored twice off the bench, crucially equalising against the Swiss, while Jamal Musiala has arguably been the star of the tournament thus far and currently sits joint-top of the scoring charts.

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