Poland and Portugal square off in the first EURO 2016 quarter-final. As part of DW's ongoing series from France called MY EURO, its crew caught up with a football fan who has dual French and Polish citizenship, but says Poland is where his heart is.
In Cristiano Ronaldo and Robert Lewandowski, Poland and Portugal boast two of the world’s deadliest strikers but neither the sides nor their star men have set Euro 2016 alight. That could all change on Thursday.
After four games, 15 goals and a few pathetic penalties the quarterfinals are over. There will be a first major tournament semifinal for Wales, who are joined by three of the usual suspects. But what else did we learn?
Eight games in three days sent some big teams packing and left a mixture of the familiar and the first-timers in the quarterfinals. We know who is in and who’s out but what else did the first knockout stage teach us?
Poland became the first nation through to the last eight when they held their nerve to beat Switzerland on penalties. Jakub Blaszczykowski's opener was earlier canceled out by an outrageous Xherdan Shaqiri overhead kick.
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