Top Euro 2020 contenders to play in Qatar
February 15 2020 10:11 PM
Top Euro 2020 contenders to play in Qatar
Top Euro 2020 contenders to play in Qatar


Four top Euro 2020 contenders will compete in a mini tournament in Qatar next month as they prepare for the major European competition starting in mid-June, it was announced on Saturday.

Holders Portugal as well as Croatia, Belgium and Switzerland will play two matches each in Doha between March 26 and 30 in the Qatar Airways International Cup, the Belgian and Swiss football associations said.

World Cup runners-up Croatia will meet the Swiss on March 26, followed the next day by a meeting between Belgium and Portugal, where Cristiano Ronaldo will be chasing his 100th international goal. On March 30, Switzerland will take on Belgium followed by a clash between Croatia and Portugal.

At the Euro 2020 tournament, Switzerland are in Group A, Belgium in B, Croatia in D and Portugal in Group F.

Qatar hosts the next FIFA World Cup in 2022.

Announcing the tournament on its official Twitter account, Qatar Airways said: "Do you ? football? Mark your calendar for a new, exciting football experience in #Qatar. Belgium, Croatia, Portugal and Switzerland national teams will compete to win the first edition of the Qatar Airways International Tournament. March 2020."

Last updated: February 15 2020 11:27 PM

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