With the eyes of the soccer and wider sporting world very much pinpointed on the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, attention naturally starts drifting as to what comes next in the world of soccer.
Domestic titles will always be highly sought after and for many players and fans, getting back to ‘normal’ after the winter World Cup will be the ultimate priority.
However, international soccer carries a certain weight to it, a sense of gravitas that other tournaments and competitions don’t enjoy, and national team soccer fans, are looking ahead to the opportunities on the horizon.
The staging of UEFA Euro 2024 in Germany, promises to be yet another iconic event – with soccer so immersed within German culture and society.
Following the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on UEFA Euro 2020, the staging of the last European Championships actually took place in 2021 – meaning there has been a relatively short space of time between the two tournaments.
How much that helps a particular team remains to be seen but with plenty of football to be played between now and the action kicking off in Germany in June 2024, all countries will be looking to pour their collective efforts into their respective UEFA Euro 2024 campaigns.
Picking a winner of any major tournament is always tough, as exemplified by the likes of Morocco and Croatia reaching the latter stages of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
As for the Euros, France looks to be the hot favorite with pundits and experts, with their ability to turn it on when it matters, perhaps unrivaled within the world game.
Didier Deschamps has created a winning machine that churns out results – regardless of who is featured in the starting XI.
France is the favorite at +600 to win the 2024 European Championships and betting against their dangerous side is always risky, the NJ betting and casino aggregator reported.
Home advantage does tend to play a part in major tournaments and Germany will revel in their role as the host nation.
It has been a barren few years for Germany, which last won a major tournament back in 2014 and there have been very few signs that the trend is going to change anytime soon.
They remain a strong outfit though and with home support backing them all the way, Germany should be in the mix at +700.
The Three Lions of England crashed out of the World Cup in Qatar but they have been earmarked by many as a team of the future.
Whether manager Gareth Southgate remains at the helm in 2024 remains to be seen but they have an exciting young squad, capable of achieving anything.
This could be the tournament at which England’s young lions peak and at +800, they will certainly be in with a shout.