EURO 2024: Europe’s Highest Ranking Nations Unveils Preliminary Squad Lists

EURO 2024

Euro 2024 draws closer by the minute and fans anticipate captivating performances from some of the biggest names in Europe. The tournament promises unparalleled rivalries, with Top Nations already looking formidable with a pool of talented players.

The tournament in Germany will kick off with the hosts featuring Scotland in Munich on June 14. The twenty-four participating nations qualified for the competition through the 2024 Euro qualifiers and the Play-off rounds. They are placed into six groups based on their performances at the qualifier stages;

  • GROUP A: Germany (GER), Scotland (SCO), Hungary (HUN) and Switzerland (SUI)
  • GROUP B: Spain (ESP), Croatia (CRO,) Italy (ITA) and Albania (ALB)
  • GROUP C: Slovenia (SVN), Denmark (DEN), Serbia (SRB) and England (ENG)
  • GROUP D: Poland (POL), Netherlands (NED), Austria (AUT) and France (FRA)
  • GROUP E: Belgium (BEL), Slovakia (SVK), Romania (ROU) and Ukraine (UKR
  • GROUP F: Turkey (TUR), Georgia (GEO), Portugal (POR) and Czech Republic (CZE)

At a meeting of the UEFA National Competitions committee on Monday, delegates voted to change the Euro 2024 squad limit from 23 players to 26. Larger squads were previously utilized in the 2021 Euros to help countries manage the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. This latest decision suggests that 26-player squads will become the standard for all UEFA national competitions in the future.

All participating nations dropped a preliminary squad list for the tournament in Germany ahead of the final deadline on June 7. To find out who made the cut for Europe’s top 10 football ranking nations and who’s missing out, we’ve gathered a comprehensive list from the participating nations here.


Domenico Tedesco’s selected team for the 2024 European competition reflects the much-needed success the country yarns for. His selection is largely based on the individual performances of his winning side at the Euro qualifiers and their display at their respective clubs.

Goalkeepers: Thomas Kaminski (Luton), Matz Sels (Nottingham Forest), Koen Casteels (Wolfsburg), Arnaud Bodart (Standard Liege)

Defenders: Zeno Debast (Anderlecht), Arthur Theate (Rennes), Wout Faes (Leicester City), Jan Vertonghen (Anderlecht), Timothy Castagne (Fulham), Thomas Meunier (Trabzonspor), Olivier Deman (Werder Bremen), Koni De Winter (Genoa on loan from Juventus)

Midfielders: Amadou Onana (Everton), Youri Tielemans (Aston Villa), Orel Mangala (Lyon on loan from Nottingham Forest), Aster Vranckx (Wolfsburg), Arthur Vermeeren (Atletico Madrid), Charles De Ketelaere (Atalanta on loan from AC Milan)

Forwards: Jeremy Doku (Manchester City), Leandro Trossard (Arsenal), Romelu Lukaku (Roma on loan from Chelsea), Dodi Lukebakio (Sevilla), Lois Openda (RB Leipzig), Michy Batshuayi (Fenerbahce), Johan Bakayoko (PSV)
With a blend of youth and experience, Belgium can’t be underestimated as a worthy title contender.


Croatia’s 2024 squad is a blend of experienced veterans and promising talent still under the guidance of manager Zlatko Dalić. Croatia aims to maintain its competitive edge on the international stage and exceed expectations in what could be the final International tournament for some of the country’s long-term players.

Goalkeepers: Dominik Livakovic (Fenerbahce), Nediljko Labrovic (Rijeka), Ivica Ivusic (Pafos), Dominik Kotarski (PAOK)

Defenders: Josip Stanisic (Bayer Leverkusen), Josko Gvardiol (Manchester City), Martin Erlic (Sassuolo), Josip Sutalo (Ajax), Borna Sosa (Ajax), Domagoj Vida (AEK Athens), Marin Pongracic (Lecce), Josip Juranovic (Union Berlin)

Midfielders: Lovro Majer (Wolfsburg), Martin Baturina (Dinamo Zagreb), Luka Sucic (Red Bull Salzburg), Luka Modric (Real Madrid), Marcelo Brozovic (Al Nassr), Nikola Vlasic (Torino), Luka Ivanusec (Feyenoord), Mario Pasalic (Atalanta), Nikola Moro (Bologna), Mateo Kovacic (Manchester City)

Forwards: Andrej Kramaric (Hoffenheim), Marko Pjaca (Rijeka), Ante Budimir (Osasuna), Ivan Perisic (Hajduk Split on loan from Tottenham), Bruno Petkovic (Dinamo Zagreb)


After falling short of victory at Wembley in 2020, Gareth Southgate’s England squad are once again favorites to clinch the 2024 edition. The English coach has released a 33-player squad ahead of the final draft by June 7. With new impressive young talents coming into the scene, the team looks more different from those at the last Euro and World Cup tournaments.

Goalkeepers: Jordan Pickford (Everton), Aaron Ramsdale (Arsenal), Dean Henderson (Crystal Palace), James Trafford (Burnley)

Defenders: Kieran Trippier (Newcastle United), John Stones (Manchester City), Jarrad Branthwaite (Everton), Lewis Dunk (Brighton), Joe Gomez (Liverpool), Harry Maguire (Manchester United), Kyle Walker (Manchester City), Ezri Konsa (Aston Villa), Luke Shaw (Manchester United), Jarrel Quansah (Liverpool), Marc Guehi (Crystal Palace)

Midfielders: Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool), Conor Gallagher (Chelsea), Jude Bellingham (Real Madrid), Declan Rice (Arsenal), Curtis Jones (Liverpool), Adam Wharton (Crystal Palace), Kobbie Mainoo (Manchester United), James Maddison (Tottenham Hotspur), Eberechi Eze (Crystal Palace)

Forwards: Jack Grealish (Manchester City), Jarrod Bowen (West Ham United), Anthony Gordon (Newcastle United), Bukayo Saka (Arsenal), Phil Foden (Manchester City), Harry Kane (Bayern Munich), Ivan Toney (Brentford), Ollie Watkins (Aston Villa), Cole Palmer (Chelsea)

Key omissions in his squad include Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford and Captain Jordan Henderson.


France boasts a pool of well-experienced and talented players and is among the favorites to clinch Euro 2024. They will aim to recover from the disappointment of the 2022 World Cup defeat by securing victory in Germany. Head coach – Didier Deschamps has only named 25 players in his squad.

Goalkeepers: Brice Samba (Lens), Mike Maignan (AC Milan), Alphonse Areola (West Ham)

Defenders: Ibrahima Konate (Liverpool), William Saliba (Arsenal), Jules Kounde (Barcelona), Dayot Upamecano (Bayern Munich), Jonathan Clauss (Marseille), Benjamin Pavard (Inter Milan), Theo Hernandez (AC Milan), Ferland Mendy (Real Madrid)

Midfielders: N’Golo Kante (Al-Ittihad), Eduardo Camavinga (Real Madrid), Adrien Rabiot (Juventus), Warren Zaire-Emery (PSG), Youssouf Fofana (Monaco), Aurelien Tchouameni (Real Madrid)

Forwards: Olivier Giroud (AC Milan), Antoine Griezmann (Atletico Madrid), Kylian Mbappe (PSG), Ousmane Dembele (PSG), Randal Kolo Muani (PSG), Marcus Thuram (Inter Milan), Bradley Barcola (PSG), Kingsley Coman (Bayern Munich)

GERMANY (Host-Nation)

Germany will be hosting the 2024 Euro competition for the very first time since the country’s unification. The three-time European Champions last tasted victory in the 2014 World Cup in Brazil and are looking forward to reinventing themselves as the continent’s most dreaded nation. What better place to do so than their home soil?
Julian Nagelsmann submitted a 27-team preliminary squad that excludes Champions League sensation- Matt Hummels. Toni Kroos will feature in his final career games at Euro 2024 after he announced his retirement from football after the tournament.

Goalkeepers: Oliver Baumann (Hoffenheim), Alex Nubel (Stuttgart), Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich), Marc-Andre ter Stegen (Barcelona)

Defenders: Joshua Kimmich (Bayern Munich), Antonio Rudiger (Real Madrid), Robin Koch (Eintracht Frankfurt)

Midfielders: Waldemar Anton (Stuttgart), Benjamin Henrichs (RB Leipzig), Maximilian Mittelstadt (Stuttgart), David Raum (RB Leipzig), Nico Schlotterbeck (Borussia Dortmund), Jonathan Tah (Bayer Leverkusen), Robert Andrich (Bayer Leverkusen), Chris Fuhrich (Stuttgart), Pascal Gross (Brighton and Hove Albion), Ilkay Gundogan (Barcelona), Toni Kroos (Real Madrid), Jamal Musiala (Bayern Munich), Aleksandar Pavlovic (Bayern Munich), Leroy Sane (Bayern Munich), Florian Wirtz (Bayer Leverkusen)

Forwards: Maximilian Beier (Hoffenheim), Niclas Fullkrug (Borussia Dortmund), Kai Havertz (Arsenal), Thomas Muller (Bayern Munich), Deniz Undav (Stuttgart)


After getting into this year’s tournament at the death, they will face several formidable opponents on their part to recreate their 2020 victory. Luciano Spalletti has selected a winning squad based on experience and individual potential.

Goalkeepers: Gianluigi Donnarumma (PSG), Guglielmo Vicario (Tottenham), Alex Meret (Napoli), Marco Carnesecchi (Atalanta)

Defenders: Francesco Acerbi (Inter Milan), Giovanni Di Lorenzo (Napoli), Federico Dimarco (Inter Milan), Alessandro Buongiorno (Torino), Matteo Darmian (Inter Milan), Giorgio Scalvini (Atalanta), Andrea Cambiaso (Juventus), Destiny Udogie (Tottenham), Raoul Bellanova (Torino)

Midfielders: Jorginho (Arsenal), Davide Frattesi (Inter Milan), Giacomo Bonaventura (Fiorentina), Manuel Locatelli (Juventus), Bryan Cristante (Roma), Nicolo Barella (Inter Milan), Michael Folorunsho (Verona)

Forwards: Federico Chiesa (Juventus), Nicolo Zaniolo (Aston Villa on loan from Galatasaray), Giacomo Raspadori (Napoli), Riccardo Orsolini (Bologna), Mateo Retegui (Genoa), Mattia Zaccagni (Lazio), Lorenzo Lucca (Udinese)
The Defending champions will be fighting to retain their status at Euro 2024.


30 players have been named in Ronald Koeman’s provisional squad ahead of the deadline on June 7. With a dynamic attacking style, the Dutch team aims to recapture the glory of their past successes on the European stage.

Goalkeepers: Nick Oij (Sparta Rotterdam), Bart Verbruggen (Brighton), Mark Flekken (Brentford), Justin Bijlow (Feyenoord)

Defenders: Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool), Stefan de Vrij (Inter Milan), Mickey van de Ven (Tottenham Hotspur), Daley Blind (Girona), Matthijs de Ligt (Bayern Munich), Nathan Ake (Manchester City), Denzel Dumfries (Inter Milan), Lutsharel Geertruida (Feyenoord), Jeremie Frimpong (Bayer Leverkusen), Ian Maatsen (Borussia Dortmund)

Midfielders: Teun Koopmeiners (Atalanta), Ryan Gravenberch (Liverpool), Frenkie de Jong (Barcelona), Tijjani Reijnders (AC Milan), Marten de Roon (Atalanta), Xavi Simons (RB Leipzig), Quinten Timber (Feyenoord), Joey Veerman (PSV), Jerdy Schouten (PSV), Gini Wijnaldum (Al-Ettifaq)

Forwards: Steven Bergwijn (Ajax), Memphis Depay (Atletico Madrid), Brian Brobbey (Ajax), Wout Weghorst (Hoffenheim), Donyell Malen (Borussia Dortmund), Cody Gakpo (Liverpool)


After nearly a decade in Belgium, Roberto Martinez will lead Portugal in its first major tournament. The Spanish coach has selected a 26-player team for Euro 2024 and this pool of talents will be difficult to get by in Germany.

Goalkeepers: Rui Patricio (Roma), Jose Sa (Wolves), Diogo Costa (Porto)

Defenders: Nelson Semedo (Wolves), Antonio Silva (Benfica), Danilo Pereira (PSG), Joao Cancelo (Barcelona), Ruben Dias (Manchester City), Pepe (Porto), Goncalo Inacio (Sporting Lisbon), Diogo Dalot (Manchester United), Nuno Mendes (PSG)

Midfielders: Joao Palhinha (Fulham), Bruno Fernandes (Manchester United), Otavio (Al Nassr), Ruben Neves (Al Hilal), Vitinha (PSG), Joao Neves (Benfica), Bernardo Silva (Manchester City)

Forwards: Goncalo Ramos (PSG), Joao Felix (Barcelona), Rafael Leao (AC Milan), Francisco Conceicao (Porto), Cristiano Ronaldo (Al Nassr), Diogo Jota (Liverpool), Pedro Neto (Wolves)


Three-time European Champions – Spain will seek to return to their previous glories under head coach Luis de la Fuente. The selected team is of high potential and is rich in experience and youth. Barcelona’s wonder kid – Gavi will miss the tournament with a long-lasting torn Cruciate ligament.

Goalkeepers: Alex Remiro (Real Sociedad), David Raya (Arsenal on loan from Brentford), Unai Simon (Athletic Bilbao)

Defenders: Aymeric Laporte (Al Nassr), Robin Le Normand (Real Sociedad), Jose Gaya (Valencia), Pedro Porro (Tottenham), Alex Grimaldo (Bayer Leverkusen), Dani Carvajal (Real Madrid), Dani Vivian (Athletic Bilbao), Jesus Navas (Sevilla)

Midfielders: Oihan Sancet (Athletic Bilbao), Mikel Merino (Real Sociedad), Fabian Ruiz (PSG), Alex Baena (Villarreal), Rodri (Manchester City), Martin Zubimendi (Real Sociedad)

Forwards: Alvaro Morata (Atletico Madrid), Nico Williams (Athletic Bilbao), Dani Olmo (RB Leipzig), Joselu (Real Madrid on loan from Espanyol), Lamine Yamal (Barcelona), Mikel Oyarzabal (Real Sociedad), Gerard Moreno (Villarreal), Pablo Sarabia (Wolves)


38 players are included in Murat Yakin’s provisional squad. The Manager has until June 7 to make his final selections and propel the team further than their last 16 finish in the 2022 World Cup.

Goalkeepers: Marvin Keller (Winterthur), Gregor Kobel (Borussia Dortmund), Pascal Loretz (Luzern), Yvon Mvogo (Lorient), Yann Sommer (Inter Milan)

Defenders: Manuel Akanji (Manchester City), Aurèle Amenda (Young Boys), Nico Elvedi (Borussia Mönchengladbach), Ulisses Garcia (Marseille), Albian Hajdari (Lugano), Kevin Mbabu (Augsburg), Bryan Okoh (Salzburg), Bećir Omeragić (Montpellier), Ricardo Rodriguez (Torino), Fabian Schär (Newcastle United), Leonidas Stergiou (VfB Stuttgart), Silvan Widmer (Mainz 05), Cédric Zesiger (VfL Wolfsburg)

Midfielders: Michel Aebischer (Bologna), Uran Bislimi (Lugano), Remo Freuler (Bologna), Ardon Jashari (Luzern), Fabian Rieder (Rennes), Xherdan Shaqiri (Chicago Fire FC), Vincent Sierro (Toulouse), Filip Ugrinic (Young Boys), Granit Xhaka (Bayer Leverkusen), Denis Zakaria (Monaco)

Forwards: Zeki Amdouni (Burnley), Kwadwo Duah (Ludogorets Razgrad), Breel Embolo (Monaco), Joël Monteiro (Young Boys), Dan Ndoye (Bologna), Noah Okafor (Milan), Renato Steffen (Lugano), Ruben Vargas (Augsburg), Andi Zeqiri (Genk), Steven Zuber (AEK)


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