EURO 2020: Pragmatism the key to success in pandemic soccer

The European Championship is the first major international soccer tournament to take place since the coronavirus outbreak and arrives at the end of the most condensed club season in history. Many players will be exhausted, injuries are a bigger concern than ever and teams have had less time to prepare with schedules being adjusted at the last minute. Pity the coaches for the hand they’ve been dealt at Euro 2020. Pragmatism and efficiency look set to be the watchwords at the tournament and no team does that better than World Cup champion France.