Euro 2024 Group B: Spain - Croatia - Italy - Albania

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Euro 2024 Group B: Spain - Croatia - Italy - Albania

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Estimated squads:
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Since the last time they made the Euros, Albania now have a number of players playing regular football in the major leagues, which could turn this into the proper Group of Death.

Spain - on their day, unstoppable. On other days, the most charitable of all major nations.
Italy - Where's the attackers? Good at the Euros, but missed 2 World Cups in a row.
Albania - Rank outsiders
Croatia - one of the best midfields in Europe, though key parts have aged.

Spain v Italy is an old rivalry but one in which Spain have held the upper hand this century, and yet despite this, Italy have knocked Spain out of the last two Euros. Italy have also never beaten Croatia in a competitive match. Italy do however have an 100% record against Albania, from admittedly fewer matches.

Croatia have history against Spain too, as in Euro 2012, three of these teams met, and Croatia missed an absolute sitter to knock Spain out of the tournament, only to concede late on and go out in a very tough group.

I have the niggling gut feeling that Albania are going to throw a spanner into this. But against who? I don't know!

1. Spain
2. Croatia
3. Italy
4. Albania

This is my least confident prediction though. This group could go down to goal difference, or we could see one of the bigger three self-destruct entirely.
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๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Italy are currently better than ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท Croatia.

๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท Croatia will not finish higher than third in this group.
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Dragonite wrote: โ†‘Sun Apr 07, 2024 18:59 Estimated squads:
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:arrow: Grbic out and Labrovic in

:arrow: Barisic out and Pongracic in

:arrow: Jakic out and Sucic and Baturina in

:arrow: Brekalo out and Marco Pasalic and Pjaca in

:arrow: Budimir in as the third striker
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Croatia 26-player squad plus reserves

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ITALY

Provisional list of 30:
- first call for Calafiori;
- second call for Bellanova, Fagioli and Folorunsho;
- on 4 and 9 June the last two friendlies against Turkey and Bosnia-Herzegovina;
- on 6 June Spalletti will release the list of players who will take part in the European Championship.

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Spain 29-player preliminary squad

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Towards the Euros: The 'Fantastic 5' number 10s at Coverciano will spend a day with the Azzurri on 3 June

https://www.figc.it/en/national-teams/n ... on-3-june/

Antognoni, Baggio, Del Piero, Rivera, and Totti have been invited by the FIGC and Coach Luciano Spalletti to spend a few hours with the National Team ahead of EURO 2024. Gravina said: "It's a wonderful testament of love for the Azzurri jersey".
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Albania 27-player preliminary squad

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Italy:
Acerbi (Inter) out, groin surgery on monday. Will be called Federico Gatti (Juventus).
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https://x.com/sk_football1907/status/17 ... 8511092067

https://x.com/sk_football1907/status/17 ... 0637030434

My ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡บ EURO 2024 Power Ranking


This is how you read my tiers:

A+/A => can win it
A- => final max
B+ => semi-final max
B => quarterfinal max
B- => round of 16 max
Cs => grouped

1) ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ A+
2) ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท A+

3) ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช A
4) ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น A

5) ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท A-
6) ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ A-
7) ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น A-
8. ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ A-

9) ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช B+
10) ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บ B+
11) ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ B+
12) ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น B+

13) ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท B
14) ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ B
15) ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฎ B
16) ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐ B
17) ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ธ B

18) ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ B-
19) ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ B-
20) ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ B-
21) ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ช B-

22) ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฑ C+
23) ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ C+

24) ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ด C

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1. Italy
2. Croatia
3. Spain
4. Albania

Honestly, I don't like Spain's squad, so I would bet on them beating only Albania. Italy will be hit or miss, either a title contender again or a complete flop, I'm gambling on the first. Croatia's stars are growing old but the quality is still there up front.
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https://football-italia.net/official-it ... -up-gatti/

Italy have officially confirmed the call-up of Federico Gatti after the injuries suffered by Giorgio Scalvini and Francesco Acerbi.
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