EURO 2024: England Leads the Pack as Tournament Favorites

The European Football Championship in Germany is about to begin, with matches set in 10 German cities. The tournament starts on June 14 and concludes on July 14, marking Germany's third time as host in the last seven editions.

Bookmakers favor England for the title, followed by France, and then the host nation, Germany. The Netherlands, Spain, Portugal, and the current European champions, Italy, also have strong chances.

England, having lost the 2021 final to Italy, is eager for revenge. They showcased their strength by convincingly beating Italy twice in the qualifying rounds. Despite never winning a European Championship before, England's formidable attack, led by Harry Kane, Jude Bellingham, and Phil Foden, positions them as strong contenders. They are grouped with Slovenia, Denmark, and Serbia and are expected to progress easily to the round of 16. Winning the group is crucial to avoid an early clash with Germany.

France, the World Cup 2022 finalists, are seen as England's main challengers. Kylian Mbappe and Antoine Griezmann are in top form, and although their group includes the Netherlands, they are expected to finish first.

Germany, despite recent poor performances, remains a favorite due to the home advantage. Veterans like Toni Kroos, Thomas Muller, and Manuel Neuer will be key to their success.

Portugal faces an easier group with Turkey, the Czech Republic, and Georgia. While their path to the quarter-finals seems clear, bookmakers are less confident about their chances of winning the trophy. Nevertheless, Cristiano Ronaldo, even at 39, remains a pivotal player and leader.

The "group of death" in the tournament includes Spain, Italy, and Croatia. Spain's consistent and attractive play makes them a threat, and...

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