(From left) France captian, Hugo Lloris, Portugual captain, Cristiano Ronaldo and Germany captain, Manuel Neuer
Football fans have pointed out the irony that France, Portugal and Germany, who were all in the so-called “group of death” for Euro 2020, have all been knocked out of the competition.
It began on Sunday with Portugal’s 1-0 defeat to Belgium in a last-16 clash before, in a shocking twist, France were defeated by Switzerland in a tense penalty shootout (3-3 and 4-5 on penalties)in the same round.
At the start of the tournament, the three teams were put together in one group (Group F), along with Hungary, to create an immensely competitive group – hence being dubbed the “group of death.”
The group proved to be lively as anticipated, with France and Germany drawing with Hungary, and France also drawing with Portugal. Final positions in the table were not decided until the final whistle was blown on the third game.
Of course, football Twitter were quick to highlight the irony of no one surviving the group after Germany’s defeat.
THE GROUP OF DEATH WAS SO DEADLY NO ONE SURVIVED LOL https://t.co/3l1ZdnUYuC