Euros 2024: every day news and updates

Every time they meet on the football field, Italy and Albania prepare for a fierce clash in what is often noted as a very tense match between the two teams.
Eventually, the Euros 2024 tournament starts with curious Italy against Albania match. Italy, whom are the current European champions are keen to get off to a bright start as Albania aims at impressing on the international front. Mores to the fact that this game is an opening fixture and the two teams are going to ensure they give out their best in the entire competition.

Line-up Predictions


Goalkeeper: Gianluigi Donnarumma
Defenders: Giovanni Di Lorenzo, Leonardo Bonucci: Alessandro Bastoni; Emerson Palmieri
Midfielders: Jorginho was a key figure for Italy as was Marco Verratti and Nicolò Barella.
Forwards: They are Federico Chiesa of Fiorentina, Serie A top scorer this season Ciro Immobile of Torino and Lorenzo Insigne of Napoli.


Despite Reja’s Albanian side having talented players at it’s disposal it is expected that they will turn up with a lot of discipline and determination. The expected lineup is:

Goalkeeper: Etrit Berisha
Defenders: Elseid Hysaj , Berat Djimsiti, Ardian Ismajli , Marash Kumbulla
Midfielders: Ledian Memushaj, Keidi Bare Klaus Gjasula
Forwards: Among them, Sokol Cikalleshi, Myrto Uzuni, Rey Manaj

Currently the probable line up available with most bookmakers has the Italian team as the favorites to win the tournament and this is due to the squad strength and form in their recent games. As of the latest updates:As of the latest updates:

Italy Win: 1. 25
Draw: 5. 50
Albania Win: 12. 00

Odds indicative of Italy as strong favorite but Albania not to be written off; Albania has possibilities of producing upset.

Italy’s Strengths:

Italy is a well-built side capable of defending well and controlling the midfield of a game. When Donnarumma is guarding the goal and with the presence of Bonucci among the defenders, they include a hard nut to crack team. The creativity and playmaking strength is available through Jorginho, Verratti and Barella in attack line and technically proficient Chiesa and Insigne who offer pace and trickery on the right and left respectability respectively.

Albania’s Strengths:

The strength that is evident with the Albania team major on defense and tackle. In the defence line, the main players include Hysaj and Djimsiti, who offer reliability and direction. Finally, MFA will have the main roles in disrupting the Italian S-L game and may develop counterattacks in the midfield with Memushaj. Early on, Manaj and Uzuni are capable of capitalizing on the slightest mistake that Aserinsky’s side may commit.

Match Prediction:

Italy is likely to dictate the match tempo and much of the play, while fashioning numerous goal scoring opportunities. However the fading out of Albania coupled with their staunch defensive formation as well as counter attacking prowess could pose some embarrassing match between the two teams. Nevertheless Albania may not want to collapse and remain stealthy and consolidated thus making the match even more interesting than it was anticipated and may, in fact, take a 1-0 victory against Italy.

Final Score Prediction: The second leg of Italy was also won by Italy as they defeated Albania 2-0.

When two passionate football nations like Italy and Albania are getting ready for their first contest on the Euros 2024, it is definitely going to be interesting for the fans. This means that Italy has the advantages of better quality and depth to their team, but Albania can be eager and well-disciplined which might make them dangerous for Italy. This opening match will therefore be very important for both the teams as they will be looking forward to winning the match in order to improve their prospects of having a good start in the Euros tournament. So make sure you get tuned for kicking off the tournament in a fascinating way.

In this case, Let’s pit Spain against Croatia on the soccer field below is a quick preview of the two teams.

The Euros 2024 gets started with the most important match Spain Vs Croatia. Organizers have lined up two teams with excellent technical qualities and aggressive styles of play in what should be the entertaining opener to the competition. This will be a heated affair that I believe will help in setting the tempo for each of their campaigns.

Line-up Predictions


Coach Luis de la Fuente is expected to field a dynamic and skilled starting eleven, focusing on possession-based play and quick transitions. The predicted lineup includes:

  • Goalkeeper: Unai Simón
  • Defenders: Dani Carvajal, Aymeric Laporte, Pau Torres, Jordi Alba
  • Midfielders: Sergio Busquets, Pedri, Rodri
  • Forwards: Ferran Torres, Álvaro Morata, Mikel Oyarzabal


Croatia, under the guidance of Zlatko Dalić, is likely to deploy a balanced side with a mix of experience and youthful energy. The expected lineup is:

  • Goalkeeper: Dominik Livaković
  • Defenders: Josip Juranović, Dejan Lovren, Joško Gvardiol, Borna Sosa
  • Midfielders: Luka Modrić, Marcelo Brozović, Mateo Kovačić
  • Forwards: Ivan Perišić, Andrej Kramarić, Nikola Vlašić

According to the latest odd set by the bookmakers, slightly favored Spain as this side has been performing well lately and has a deeper bench to draw upon. As of the latest updates:As of the latest updates:

Spain Win: 2. 00
Draw: 3. 30
Croatia Win: 3. 80

such odds indicate that Spain stands an able opponent and although Croatia is not all that popular, they have a stellar line up and they have played through many tournaments.

Spain’s Strengths:

Of the two nations, Spain plays fast soccer that involves a lot of ball rotation, tricks, and constant pressing. Players like Pedri and Rodri are excellent midfield anchormen they can dictate the rhythm of the game while at the same making many threatening runs. To capitalise on such opportunities, Morata will be very useful jugar, as the target man in the team’s attacking formations.

Croatia’s Strengths:

Croatia’s strength lies in the middle of the park whereby Modrić commanding the midfield is arguably the best in the tournament. It would help if they could avoid getting out of position especially when trying to gain back the ball since counter-attacks are one of their strongest assets. Lovren’s and Gvardiol’s physicality and solid defensive prowess will play a crucial role in neutralizing Spain’s striking prowess.

Match Prediction:

Their play is expected to be strategic in this match, an aspect that will see both teams vie for their respective formations. In particular, Spain’s dominance in the center of the pitch and Croatia’s ability to take advantage of the space behind the opponent’s defense were at the heart of the tactical battle. Still, despite baron penetration and hogging of ball possession, the Spanish might meet their matches against a more experienced and tenacious Croat side.

Final Score Prediction: Spain was able to beat Croatia after the Croatia’s goal threat had been contained thanks to the hard work of the Spanish midfield with a score of 2-1.

The event of the year is fast approaching and Spain and Croatia are set to face off during Euros 2024 making it possible to witness a great match. They had all the players, technical skills, collective speed and tactical planning to progress far into the competition and, therefore, to watch them fight in the opener was interesting. However, to watch their current beginning to their Euros campaign turn into a nail-biting affair, do tune in.

Today marks the highly anticipated kickoff for Hungary and Switzerland in the Euros 2024. As both teams prepare to take the field, fans are eager to see how they will perform in their first match of the tournament. This clash promises excitement, with Hungary looking to leverage their home advantage and Switzerland aiming to assert their prowess on the European stage.


Coach Marco Rossi is expected to field a strong starting eleven, emphasizing a blend of experienced players and rising talents. The predicted lineup includes:

Goalkeeper: Péter Gulácsi
Defenders: Attila Szalai, Willi Orbán, Ádám Lang
Midfielders: László Kleinheisler, András Schäfer, Ádám Nagy, Roland Sallai
Forwards: Dominik Szoboszlai, Ádám Szalai, Kevin Varga


Switzerland, under the guidance of coach Murat Yakin, is likely to deploy a well-balanced side with a mix of seasoned internationals and dynamic younger players. The expected lineup is:

Goalkeeper: Yann Sommer
Defenders: Ricardo Rodríguez, Manuel Akanji, Nico Elvedi, Silvan Widmer
Midfielders: Granit Xhaka, Remo Freuler, Denis Zakaria
Forwards: Xherdan Shaqiri, Breel Embolo, Ruben Vargas

The bookmakers have set the odds relatively evenly for this match, reflecting the competitive nature of both teams. As of the latest updates:

Hungary Win: 3.10
Draw: 3.20
Switzerland Win: 2.30

These odds indicate a slight favor for Switzerland, but Hungary’s home advantage and recent form cannot be overlooked.

Hungary’s Strengths:

Hungary has shown resilience and tactical discipline under Rossi. Their defense, anchored by Gulácsi and Orbán, is robust, while Szoboszlai’s creative playmaking ability provides a significant attacking threat. The home crowd in Budapest is expected to provide a substantial morale boost.

Switzerland’s Strengths:

Switzerland boasts a well-rounded squad with strength in both defense and midfield. Sommer’s reliability in goal, combined with Xhaka’s leadership and Shaqiri’s flair in attack, makes them a formidable opponent. Their experience in major tournaments could prove crucial.

Match Prediction:

This encounter is poised to be closely contested. Hungary’s defensive solidity and Switzerland’s balanced approach suggest a match where both teams might cancel each other out for long stretches. However, the edge might go to Switzerland due to their slightly superior squad depth and experience.

Final Score Prediction: Hungary 1-2 Switzerland

As Hungary and Switzerland gear up for their first Euros 2024 match, fans can expect an engaging and tactical battle. Both teams have the potential to make significant strides in the tournament, and this opening match will set the tone for their campaigns. Be sure to tune in and witness what promises to be a thrilling start to their Euros journey.

Results: Scotland lost 5-1 to Germany

Match Preview covers an eventual Germany against Scotland, including event-sequences, attendances, showtimes, appearances, targets, successes, and failures.

With increasing enthusiasm and expectations for the signal event of the Euros 2024 fans all over the world are looking forward to the match between Germany and Scotland. The match is scheduled to be held tomorrow at the Allianz Arena in Munich and can be considered a lavish beginning of the ad all out tournament. Below is the comprehensive list of their current line-ups, any guess work that was done amongst the odds in this cracker of an encounter.

To start their tournament the German side will be led by head coach Hansi Flick and is likely to assemble the strongest lineup. The probable starting XI for Germany includes:The probable starting XI for Germany includes:

Goalkeeper: Manuel Neuer (Captain)
Defenders: It still has prospects in the shape of Antonio Rüdiger, Niklas Süle, celebrated holds of the nation, Joshua Kimmich, and Robin Gosens.
Midfielders: Ilkay Gündogan, Leon Goretzka Jamal Musiala
Forwards: Serge Gnabry, Leroy Sané, Thomas Muller
Flick will potentially name an experienced team along with some of the youngsters to provide the right mix of both ups for the Scottish side.

Scotland will need a masterstroke in terms of team selection for their match against England as under Steve Clarke they’d look start strong. The expected starting XI for Scotland is:The expected starting XI for Scotland is:

Goalkeeper: Craig Gordon
Defenders: AG, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Andy Robertson – captain, Kieran Tierney, Grant Hanley, Jack Hendry, Nathan Patterson
Midfielders: Midfielders: Scott McTominay, John McGinn, Callum McGregor
Forwards: Che Adams, Lyndon Dykes
Counter-attacking football will be Clarke’s major approach with the team hoping to secure a strong defensive formation to complement the two wing-backs who are fast and capable of delivering crosses.

The odds are in favor of Germany in this match since they have a very strong pedigree in this kind of competition and they have vast talents to draw from. Here are the current odds:Here are the current odds:

Germany to win: 1. 40
Draw: 4. 50
Scotland to win: 7. 50

Germany will have an odds-on chance however given the Scottish team’s recent performances and their never-say-die attitude, the unthinkable may well be on the cards.

Germany’s Strengths:
Several players from Germany are cup-tied, but the team is experienced, especially in the midfield and attack. Stars such as Thomas Müller and Sergiu Gnabry also have a goal-getter instilled in them, while Joshua Kimmich is effective in both defence and midfield. The key to a secure rear is presence of Manuel Neuer, a goal keeper.

Scotland’s Strategy:
Scotland will build a lot on a great defensive organization, and Andrew Robertson is the man on whom everyone will count. Good and quick counter-attacks could give the Germans a big headache especially if the Aston Villa striker, Che Adams and the QPR striker, Lyndon Dykes get chance to pinpoint in the open field wide areas occupied by Germany’s attacking full-backs. Tackling players such as Scott McTominaty and John McGinn will be key in slowing down Germany’s attacking force and initiating counter-attacks.

While Scotland has been excellent in terms of gaining, they have also been very good in terms of defense and organization, but Germany is probably just too strong in both depth and quality. Having further home advantage and contemplating about their opponents’ lack of offence, one may conclude that Germany will have the upper hand. Though, it may not be a smooth sailing affair, as Scotland has proved that they are capable of wars against top tier nation sides.

Final Score Prediction: The match between Germany and Scotland ended 2-1.

In this prediction, it is emphasized that the match will be quite ‘tight’ as the German team turns out to be stronger and has a stronger attack that will overpower Scotland’s defence. Nonetheless, this team’s potency in front of the goalpost and their performance in containing their opponents makes for an intriguing curtain-raiser for the Euros 2024.

Football fans around the globe are preparing for an interesting start in this superb tournament and the two teams will do anything to ensure they post a good show in this event.