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Analysts' Picks: Who Will Shine in Euro 2024?

Published by Thisday on Wed, 05 Jun 2024

The start of Euro 2024 is a couple of weeks away. A tough mix of 24 teams are competing in the tournament to win glory in Germany. Italy is the defending champion, having defeated England three years ago at Wembley on penalties. The worlds football fans cant wait to watch their favorite national teams battle the best of Europe.

Some of the early favorites to shine in Euro 2024 are:


England will be itching to surpass their last European Championship performance. During Euro 2020, they suffered defeatat home in the final against Italy. Many bookies’ Euro 2024 predictions and odds favour the three Lions to reach the semis or finals.

England is a favorite to win because of its previous record. England has previously reached the World Cup quarterfinals in 2022 and the semi-finals in 2018.

England won all of their qualifying games to guarantee their spot at Euro 2024. They have access to some talented players. In their respective positions, players such as Declan Rice, Jude Bellingham, Phil Foden, Bukayo Saka, and Harry Kane are elite performers.  

If England are to win, they will have to overcome a persistent trophy curse. In the major games, there usually are some questions about Gareth Southgates tactical choices and the central defense. The Three Lions are still seen as favorites, though.


As the hosts,Germany will have the support of the home fans. They will, however, need to improve on their embarrassing recent tournament results. Even if their performance in 2023 was far from ideal, you should not discount the hosts of the competition.

Germany has been eliminated in the group stages of the last two World Cups. Additionally, they were eliminated in the round of 16 of Euro 2020. That just isnt acceptable for a country with Germanys illustrious history. At Euro 2024, though, things could be set to become better.

At EURO 2024, Germany will have no shortage of talent thanks to Julian Nagelsmannsskillful blend of youth and experience.  Recently, retiring star Toni Kroos made a brief return to the national squad to demonstrate his potential. The German team may not have a standout player, but Jamal Musiala, Florian Wirtz, and Kai Havertz are just a few of the many youthful potential in the group.


France, who lost at the last hurdle in the 2022 World Cup, is in a buoyant mood heading into Euro 2024. The French won every game to secure their spot in the competition. After losing in the round of 16 at the 2020 European Championship, they will be looking to improve on their most recent performance.

Three times in their last four major championships, France has advanced to the final. The World Cup and the European Championships are examples of this. When it comes to the big stage, their ability to perform cannot be questioned. Its safe to say that other countries will want to stay away from France.  

Without question, KylianMbappe is the top player for France and a formidable offensive danger. With NGoloKantéback and Eduardo Camavinga and AurélienTchouaméni from Real Madrid, the midfield has a young feel to it. In recent years, France has consistently demonstrated that they have players who can step up when needed.


Twelve years ago, Spain won back-to-back EUROs, so they will be eager to capture the title once more. They are primed to launch a serious challenge in Euro 2024.  The victors of the 2023 Nations League did not drop a game in 2018. Many of their young talents are prepared to take the stage.  

It will be interesting to see Barcelonas 16-year-old Lamine Yamal. If Spain is to succeed, experienced attacker Alvaro Morata, their new captain, will also need to step up regularly. With Atletico Madrid, Morata has had his best season to date at the club level. The strikers recent goal-scoring form will be crucial.


The winning squad from 2016 served as the model squad for EURO 2024 qualification.  Portugal scored an astounding 36 goals in winning all 10 of their games. In the whole qualifying process, they only gave up twice.  

Portugal, under Roberto Martinez, is doing well right now. Cristiano Ronaldo appears to be in peak physical condition at 39 years old.  This season, the veteran smashed scoring records in Saudi Arabia. In nine EURO 2024 qualifying matches, he scored ten goals.  

Notably, Portugal wont depend just on Ronaldo. They also have a strong team with players who excel in all areas of the field. Joao Felix, Joao Cancelo, and Raphael Leao are among the players who will be crucial to the Portuguese team.

Top players to watch

Some of the top players expected to shine during Euro 2024 include:

Jude Bellingham

Jude Bellingham is one of the world’s best players currently. The 20-year-old English offensive midfielder plays for Spanish giants, Real Madrid. His career as a professional footballer has advanced quickly.

Bellingham scored 29 goals in 31 games for Real Madrid during the current 2023–24 season—an incredible feat. In addition, he is this seasons La Liga player of the year.

He is one of the players to watch out for at this years European Championship due to his outstanding achievements. Bellingham is a capable midfield player who can guide England through a challenging Euro 2024 campaign.

Jamal Musiala

The German football scene is experiencing the rise of Jamal Musiala. The 21-year-old midfield player for Bayern Munich has gained a lot of admirers because of his excellent play.

Musiala is an ideal choice for the high-stakes competition in Euro 2024 because of his ability to combine mobility, accuracy, and goal-scoring.  He will be crucial to Germanys success as they traverse Euro 2024 and pursue glory. Musiala can guide his countrys national team to victory on home soil and will be watched closely.

Kylian Mbappe

KylianMbappeis already regardedas one of the Top 3 players in global football. The French striker is renowned for his lightning-fast reflexes and accurate finishing.

He currently plays a crucial role for Les Bleus and Paris Saint-Germain.  In 436 games, he has tallied 325 goals and provided 153 assists. Considering that he is only 25 years old, these are astonishing statistics.

His exceptional skill on the field offers France a significant competitive edge in EURO 2024. Mbappe is an athlete to keep an eye on during the Championship because he can alter the course of a match.

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