Spain ( see fixtures here )
v Sweden W7 D5 L3 F25 A16
v Poland W8 D1 L1 F27 A8
v Slovakia W4 D1 L1 F15 A6
Qualifying record : P10 W8 D2 L0 F31 A5
Qualifying top scorer : Álvaro Morata, Sergio Ramos, Rodrigo (4)
UEFA EURO is the best : winners (1964, 2008, 2012)
UEFA EURO 2016 : Round of 16 lost 2-0 to Italy'
Coach: Luis Enrique
Luis Enrique resigned for personal reasons in June 2019, but returned to his post five months later after qualifying was complete. He previously led Barcelona to UEFA Champions League victory in 2015/#39.
Draw a reaction: "[Poland] took first place in the qualifying group and we all know [Robert] Lewandowski' and the performances they can deliver. I think we are among our eight to ten favorite groups that have won but unfortunately the last few tournaments – [FIFA] World Cup and [UEFA] EURO – championship "We were very poor at winning. We're going to try to change that and get back to that level."
Key player: Sergio Ramos
The glue that holds the defense together, Spain's top scorer, is among the top ten scorers after rank in part on penalty kicks.
Someone to watch: Ansu Fati
The Barcelona striker broke a 95-year record when he became Spain's youngest goalscorer, scoring in a 4-0 UEFA Nations League win against Ukraine at the age of 17 years 311 days.
Do you know?
Spain is the only team to successfully defend the EURO title in 2012'.
Sweden ( see fixtures here )
v Spain W3 D5 L7 F16 A25
v Poland W14 D4 L8 F56 A37
v Slovakia W2 D3 L0 F5 A2
Qualifying record: P10 W6 D3 L1 F23 A9
Qualifying top scorer: Robin Quaison (5)
UEFA EURO is the best: semifinals (1992)
UEFA EURO 2016: group stage
Coach: Janne Andersson
The masterminds behind Sweden's latest renaissance, Andersson took over in 2016 and led his side to the first World Cup in 12 years, then led the UEFA Nations League group including Russia and Turkey's #39 to the top.
React: "This is neither a nightmare nor a dream. We have healthy competition. We aim to move forward, that goal has not changed. Spain is definitely one of the toughest teams you can get. But at the same time, we met them twice [in 2019'] and we delivered them at home. We felt we were close to [1-1]. So the point is that we prepare in the best possible way. Then we'll see."
Key player: Robin Olsen
The loaned Everton guard's reach, physique and secure hands have proven invaluable for Sweden at times.
Someone to watch: Alexander Isak
AIK''s youngest scorer at 16, national team at 17, Isak is currently 21 years old and is trading at Real Sociedad'. The rising forward remains mature beyond his age.
Do you know?
At EURO '92' host Sweden won a group ahead of England, France and Denmark ' before being trailed 3-2 by Germany in the semi-finals.
Poland ( see fixtures here )
v Spain W1 D1 L8 F8 A27
v Sweden W8 D4 L14 F37 A56
v Slovakia W3 D1 L4 F13 A12
Qualifying record : P10 W8 D1 L1 F18 A5
Qualifying top scorer : Robert Lewandowski (6)
UEFA EURO is the best : quarter-finals (2016)
UEFA EURO 2016 : quarter-finals, lost to Portugal' on penalties
Coach: Paulo Sousa
Jerzy Brzęczek led Poland through qualifying but was replaced in January 2021 by Paulo Sousa, who played as a midfielder for Portugal in EURO '96 and UEFA EURO 2000'. A varied coaching career has led Sousa, now 50, to England, Hungary, Israel and #39. Switzerland, Italy, China and France.
Key player: Robert Lewandowski
As Poland's top scorer and all-time top scorer, the Bayern ace remains one of the game's deadliest hunters.
Someone to watch: Krzysztof Piątek
After brief but glamorous spells currently with Genoa and AC Milan, Hertha'da Piątek started his burgeoning Polish career with a goal in nearly two matches.
Do you know?
Jakub Błaszczykowski, Poland's all-time top scorer with three goals; Lewandowski needs to catch him.
Slovakia ( see fixtures here )
v Spain W1 D1 L4 F6 A15
v Sweden W0 D3 L2 F2 A5
v Poland W4 D1 L3 F12 A13
Qualifying record : P8 W4 D1 L3 F13 A11
Play-offs's : Republic of Ireland (h) 0-0, 4-2 penalty; Northern Ireland (a) 2-1 e.c.
Qualifying top goalscorers : Róbert Bozeník, Marek Hamšík, Juraj Kucka (3)
UEFA EURO is the best : 16 rounds (2016)
UEFA EURO 2016 : Round 16, lost 3-0 to Germany'
Coach: Štefan Tarkovic
The assistant took over interim control for a second time when Pavel Hapal left the helm after the play-off semi-finals in October, but only started long-term in December 2020. He was on the coaching staff of Ján Kozák' during EURO. 2016.
Key player: Marek Hamšik
The most important player of Slovakia and the best marksman of all time, the 33-year-old captain remains the heart of the national team. Currently at Dalian Professional in China, Hamšík dictates to play from midfield with lasting energy and stamina. It's hard to imagine a successful Slovakian side without him.
Person to watch: Tomas Suslov
“I told my father I would play with Marek Hamšík one day,” said winger Suslov, and the 18-year-old may soon be right. The left winger of Groningen', recruited from the Tatran Prešov academy, is making a tremendous promise.
Do you know?
Eight of the Czechoslovakian XI' that won the 1976 final were from Slovakia'.