NMA- Fantasy Euro 2020: A Tactical Analysis of Each Team

Step inside for a fantasy-focused tactical perspective on all 24 teams in the Euro 2020 tournament.


Group A

Italy

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Playstyle: Direct, Wide build-up.

Strength: Solid defense leading to serial goal-poaching

Weakness: Space behind fullbacks.

Joker: Italy plays the opening match, so we see a confirmed lineup about an hour before our deadline.

Best fantasy options: Leonardo Spinazzola (DEF), Domenico Berardi (MID), Ciro Immobile (FWD).

Italy has seven consecutive clean sheets coming in. This is the best form the Italians have been in before a major tournament for the past decade, so they could enjoy a

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U.S. Women’s Team standout Rose Lavelle joins Reign, could debut against former club

There was a first day of school feel, even a brief show-and-tell for Rose Lavelle.

“I did show her a picture of Wrenley today, and she said he’s really cute,” OL Reign defender Kristen McNabb said of her black-spotted puppy helping to form a connection with her newest teammate in Lavelle, who has a dog named Wilma. “We have a really good friendship blossoming.”

Lavelle is hopeful for fast connections on the field, too. The U.S. Women’s National Team midfielder arrived Wednesday from play with Manchester City in England’s Women’s Super League.

Joining the Reign as a U.S. allocated player

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