Euro 2020: Rio Ferdinand predicts winner of England vs Germany


Former defender, Rio Ferdinand has rated his country, England’s chances of progressing past Germany as both sides meet in the Euro 2020 last 16.

Germany was about crashing out of the competition on Wednesday night as they trailed Hungary 2-1 until the final 10 minutes.

Hungary midfielder, Andras Schafer scored just moments after Kai Havertz’s 66th-minute equaliser to make it 2-1 in Wednesday’s thrilling encounter in Munich.

Adam Szalai had put Hungary ahead with a header in the 11th minute but second-half substitute Leon Goretza fired past Peter Gulacsi to level it up for Germany.

Germany progressed as runners-up in the ‘group of death’ behind France and will face England at Wembley next Tuesday.

And having watched Germany struggle against Hungary, Ferdinand backed the Three Lions to reach the quarter-finals.

“I think we’re just happy for two really good games of football that we saw today,” Ferdinand said in the BBC Sport studio.

“Knockout football awaits and England now can really focus.

“Listen, we had an eye on the other game as well and after watching that game, I’m quite confident of a good result for England.

“I know we’re getting excited, that’s what we do as England fans.”

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