Euro 2020 Team Page
There are 24 teams competing at Euro 2020, with the sides having been split into 6 Groups of 4. Teams are seeded as per their world ranking and based upon previous performances in qualifying and (if applicable) in major tournaments. With the group winners being assured of a place in the last 16 and a favourable draw, the stakes within each group are extremely high.
Euro 2020 Group Breakdown
- Manager – Roberto Mancini
- Player To Watch – Andrea Belotti
Euro 2012 runners up Italy have been a team reborn under Roberto Mancini and look to have transformed since missing out on the 2018 World Cup. With an exciting attacking line-up and their notoriously strong defence, they could be one of the sides to watch at Euro 2020.
- Manager – Ryan Giggs
- Player To Watch – Gareth Bale
Euro 2016 semi-finalists Wales have progressed well under the stewardship of Ryan Giggs following Chris Coleman’s departure. With the likes of Gareth Bale, Aaron Ramsey and Daniel James in their ranks, they have a wealth of attacking talents.
- Manager – Vladimir Petković
- Player To Watch – Xherdan Shaqiri
Switzerland are making yet another appearance at a major tournament as they continue to make light work of qualifying. With an experienced side at international level, they will fancy their chances of progressing from a well-matched group.
- Manager – Şenol Güneş
- Player To Watch – Cenk Tosun
World Cup 2002 semi-finalists Turkey look to be a side on the rise following a highly impressive qualification campaign. They possess plenty of attacking talents and they will be looking to play on the front foot from the outset.
- Manager – Roberto Martinez
- Player To Watch – Kevin de Bruyne
Belgium finished third at the 2018 World Cup and there is a feeling within world football that this is their ‘Golden Generation’. With the majority of their squad plying their trades in Europe’s biggest leagues, they have plenty of big game experience.
- Manager -Markku Kanerva
- Player To Watch – Fredrik Jensen
First-time qualifiers Finland enjoyed a highly impressive qualification campaign, winning 6 of their 10 games to reach their first ever major tournament. The bulk of the goalscoring responsibility will fall to Teemu Pukki and the Norwich striker has taken the English Premier League by storm this season.
- Manager – Stanislav Cherchesov
- Player To Watch – Artem Dzyuba
2018 World Cup hosts Russia made smooth progress to Euro 2020 and they have become one of the staple sides in major tournaments over the past few seasons. With a team packed with talent and the prospect of two ‘home’ fixtures in St Petersburg, they will be relishing the challenge ahead.
- Manager – Åge Hareide
- Player To Watch – Cristian Eriksen
Euro 1992 champions Denmark negotiated a tricky qualifying group to reach Euro 2020 and they look to have a young and exciting squad. They did not reach Euro 2016 and they will be looking to make an impact this time around.
- Manager – Ronald Koeman
- Player To Watch – Virgil van Dijk
Few sides in world football can match the exciting, youthful talents in the Netherlands squad and they have bounced back well from failing to reach the 2018 World Cup. The Euro 1988 winners look well placed to enjoy a decent run here at Euro 2020.
- Manager – Franco Foda
- Player To Watch – David Alaba
Austria find themselves in only their third ever European Championships and they are yet to win a competitive fixture at the finals. They possess an exciting young squad and they will be hoping to get beyond the group stage for the first time in their history at Euro 2020.
- Manager – Andriy Shevchenko
- Player To Watch – Andriy Yarmolenko
Under the stewardship of legendary former striker Andriy Shevchenko, Ukraine look well set to enjoy a real run at Euro 2020. They are playing in their thrid consecutive European Championship finals and they look to have a squad capable of picking up big results.TBC*
- Manager – Gareth Southgate
- Player To Watch – Harry Kane
England’s wait for a major tournament win has gone on for over 50 years but they will be hoping to go a couple better than their 4th place showing at the 2018 World Cup. Gareth Southgate has invested heavily in youth and the Three Lions look well set to go all the way this year.
- Manager – Zlatko Dalić
- Player To Watch – Luka Modric
2018 World Cup runners-up Croatia continue to punch above their weight in world football. With a team blessed with multiple technical talents, they have strength in most departments and look good value to maintain another challenge at Euro 2020.
- Manager – Jaroslav Šilhavý
- Player To Watch – Vladimír Darida
1996 runners up Czech Republic impressed during Euro 2020 qualifying and sealed their progress despite enduring a tricky group. They will be one of the lesser fancied teams going into Euro 2020 but have many capable players and they could surprise a few teams.
- Manager – Luis Enrique
- Player To Watch – Rodrigo Moreno
Three time European Champions Spain will once again start as the favourites for glory at Euro 2020. They endured a very difficult 2018 World Cup and their young squad will be eager to bounce back with a bang here.
- Manager – Jerzy Brzęczek
- Player To Watch – Robert Lewandowski
Coming off the back of their best ever showing at a major championship (reaching the last 8 at Euro 2016) Poland will be another side to keep a keen eye on at Euro 2020. With the goals of Robert Lewandowski at the heart of their hopes, they could maintain a challenge this time around.
- Manager – Janne Andersson
- Player To Watch – Robin Quaison
Sweden have qualified for yet another major tournament and their experienced squad will once again be one to watch at Euro 2020. Under the stewardship of Janne Andersson they have excelled, only losing one qualifying match and they could be a genuine outsider here.TBC*
- Manager – Jochim Low
- Player To Watch – Serge Gnabry
Three time European Champions Germany are always one of the key sides to watch in any major tournament. They endured a tough World Cup in 2018 and they will be eager to bounce back here at Euro 2020.
- Manager – Didier Deschamps
- Player To Watch – Kylian Mbappe
Two-time European Champions and current World Cup holders France come into Euro 2020 as the favourites for glory at Euro 2020. They have a side packed with talent all over the pitch and in Didier Deschamps they have one of the best managers in world football.
- Manager – Fernando Santos
- Player To Watch – Cristiano Ronaldo
Defending champions Portugal have dominated European football for the past couple of seasons and they will be one of the front runners at Euro 2020. The presence and goals of Cristiano Ronaldo are essential to their chances and he shows no signs of letting up just yet.
*TBC – Whilst the majority of the teams that will take part in Euro 2020 have been drawn, there are still some sides that will battle it out for the final qualification slots in October and November.