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Top 10 Favorite Football Teams For Euro 2024 Triumph

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Euro 2024 is around the corner, and football fans are buzzing with excitement. With so much anticipation, let’s dive into the top 10 favorite teams for the tournament. From well-established giants to rising stars, these teams are set to light up the pitch and vie for the championship.

As the dust settles on the Euro 2024 qualifiers, anticipation for next Summer’s tournament can now truly begin. With 21 teams confirmed and only three spots left to be filled through the playoffs, football fans are already speculating about the potential winners in Germany. So, we decided to rank the 10 teams we believe are most likely to lift the trophy.

10. Germany

Starting our list, somewhat surprisingly, we go for the hosts, Germany, in 10th. Who, despite boasting exceptional talents like Leroy Sane and Jamal Musiala, can’t be fancied based on recent form.

9. Croatia

In ninth place, we have Croatia, whose big game experience with players like Luka Modric, always makes them interesting.

8. Italy

In eight place, we have Italy, who, despite not being brilliant in recent years, are the defending champions and can always play themselves into a tournament.

7. Hungary

The real dark horse of the tournament might be Hungary ranked seventh. They went through qualification unbeaten, and Dominik Szoboszlai’s brilliance adds to their strength.

6. The Netherlands

Sixth on our list is the Netherlands, with a mix of experience and young talent, including Liverpool duo Virgil van Dijk and Cody Gakpo. The Dutch will aim for a deep run.

5. Belgium

Now, let’s dive into the top five, the real contenders for the crown. In fifth place, it’s Belgium, as the country’s golden generation seeks a triumphant end. It will likely be the last big hope for Romelu Lukaku, Jan Vertonghen, and others to get their hands on a major European trophy. Despite this, with names like that and exciting prospects such as Manchester City’s Jeremy Doku, a surge to the finals shouldn’t be written off.

4. Spain

In fourth place, we play Spain. Gavi’s unfortunate ACL injury might have impacted their position, but they still possess an absurdly talented squad, including midfield general Rodri, supremely talented youngster Yeremy Pino, and the returning Pedri.

3. England

In third place, we have England. The talent is undeniable; Harry Kane remains one of the best center-forwards in the world. Jude Bellingham, the world’s hottest under-21 player after winning the Golden Boy award, and other incredible talents like Bukayo Saka and Phil Foden add further depth. However, their limp into qualification raises persistent doubts about Gareth Southgate and his team.

2. Portugal

Second place goes to Portugal, who dominated Group J, scoring 36 goals without dropping a point. Cristiano Ronaldo still looks exceptionally sharp at the international level, seemingly benefiting from the reduced intensity of playing in Saudi Arabia. And when you factor in Bruno Fernandes, Joao Cancelo, Bernardo Silva, among others, the winners of Euro 2016 might be in line for a second tournament triumph.

1. France

For the top spot, though, it’s hard to look past France. Only a two-all draw to Greece on the final match day prevented Didier Deschamps’s team from notching eight wins in eight games in qualification. Kylian Mbappe is, of course, the star, but Olivier Giroud continues to lead the line superbly, and Antoine Griezmann is right back to his best. And at the back, William Saliba has emerged as arguably the best in the business. While the French will be tough to beat, a major international tournament is never without its shocks. Who do you think will lift the trophy?