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All eyes on Germany as Euro 2024 begins today

Germany, Scotland set to file out as Euro 2024 kicks off.

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Euro 2024, the 17th edition in the series kicks off today with Germany and Scotland set to file out in the Opener at the Allianz Arena in Munich.

Twenty teams divided into five groups are on parade in the month long championship that is sure to arrest the attention of the sporting world across the globe, just before attention shits to the Olympics in France next month.

For Germany (Die Mannschaft), the home Euros represents a gilt-edged chance to rectify some recent failures, while Steve Clarke led Scotland are still waiting for their first knockout-round appearance.

Formerly manning the Allianz Arena touchline during his short-lived Bayern Munich stint which many felt ended unfairly prematurely the youthful Julian Nagelsmann returns to the ‘home’ dugout on Friday evening seeking the perfect start to Germany’s latest endeavor for European stardom.

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This summer’s championships marks Die Mannscahft’s first Euros in the post-Joachim Low and just their second tournament since the World Cup-winning boss stepped down at the end of Euro 2020, which ended in a gut-wrenching last-16 elimination at the hands of familiar foes England.

Eighteen months on from their disastrous World Cup 2022 performance under Hansi Flick, Germany are unsurprisingly regarded as the outright favorites to top their group which also parades Hungary and Switzerland.

Germany’s record from four friendly matches in 2024 reads three wins and one draw  defeating powerhouses France and the Netherlands in March before drawing with Ukraine and edging out Greece earlier this month.

Scotland fans are eager to support the nation’s football team in their blockbuster Euro 2024 opener against Germany.

Millions throughout the country will be backing Steve Clarke’s men who take on the European Championship hosts in Munich on Friday night.

As well as the estimated 200,000 fans have travelled to Germany to back the team in their first Euros outside of the UK since 1992, many more will be cheering them on back at home.

Officially there has been 10,000 tickets allocated to Scotland fans for each of their games but there will likely be even more than that inside the Allianz Arena cheering on Steve Clarke’s men. Bookmakers are sure to say victory for Germany is assured by the Scots with their teeming fans are ready for put in a good show

Captain Andy Robertson will play on left-back with either Celtic’s Anthony Ralston or Bristol City’s Ross McCrorie on the right back.

However it officially pans out tonight, it is fair to say Euro 2024 is finally here so let the battle begin.

 

 

 

 

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Julius Okorie is Chief Sports and Entertainment Correspondent for Prime Business Africa. He began his journalism career with the Champion Newspaper and Sporting Champion and later moved on to Daily Independent and the Nation Newspapers. Okorie joined Prime Business Africa in 2024 bringing on board 20 years of experience in writing investigative news on Sports and Entertainment. His well researched and highly informative articles on Sports Business and general entertainment are followed by a wide range of audience.

Julius Okorie is Chief Sports and Entertainment Correspondent for Prime Business Africa. He began his journalism career with the Champion Newspaper and Sporting Champion and later moved on to Daily Independent and the Nation Newspapers. Okorie joined Prime Business Africa in 2024 bringing on board 20 years of experience in writing investigative news on Sports and Entertainment. His well researched and highly informative articles on Sports Business and general entertainment are followed by a wide range of audience.

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