In today’s post about the football teams that have qualified for the highly anticipated UEFA Euro 2020 Championship League that is set to captivate the world this coming June, YesCasino’s spotlight is on the Austrian team. Having beat out the North Macedonian football team 2-1 to qualify for Euro 2020, the Austrian team is currently ranked 2nd in Group G (behind fellow qualifying team Poland).
Although the Austrian team has qualified and made appearances to play at 7 FIFA World Cup events, it has been nearly 30 years since the team was last able to proudly secure a victory at a major event beyond the group stage, with the last being their 2-1 victory over the United States at the 1990 World Cup. Even then, the last time Austria qualified for the FIFA World Cup Championships was back in 1998. About 10 years passed before Austria’s performance started picking up again, when they qualified for the group stages of UEFA Euro 2008 while also co-hosting the tournament with Switzerland. However, the team didn’t manage to get very far, finishing at the 13th position. When they qualified for their 2nd UEFA European Championship in 2016, they again made an early exit, with a disappointing 19th place finish.
In the upcoming matches, can Austria’s team step up and break the curse by progressing beyond the group stages, or will their luck continue as their stronger European counterparts dominate the top spots? Only time will tell and until then, Austria has their schedules full as they gear up for Euro 2020.