Euro 2024 Group F: Türkiye - Georgia - Portugal - Czechia

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Euro 2024 Group F: Türkiye - Georgia - Portugal - Czechia

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This is an incredibly difficult group to predict, because besides Portugal (who should win it), the other three teams all have players who could make a difference, but equally, are all sides you could easily see finishing bottom of their group.

However, if you are a believer in curious coincidences, I give you the Czech Republic's Euro record:

1996 - final
2000 - group stage exit
2004 - semifinals
2008 - group stage exit
2012 - quarterfinals
2016 - group stage exit
2020 - quaterfinals
2024 - group stage exit?

Turkey managed to finish top of their qualifying group through a win in Croatia, yet have underperformed significantly at the last two Euros.

Georgia are newcomers and the bigger teams ought to have more quality, or acclimatisation to tournaments.

Yet the Czechs have Soucek and Schick, the Turks have fascinating youngster Guler and a number of solid options from the fine Galatasaray and Fenerbahce teams this season, and Georgia have Kvaratskhelia and a few real talents that my anxiety is flaring trying to spell, like Davitashvili of Bordeaux who seems one to watch.

All this means... I haven't a clue, but I'm looking forward to this group.

I haven't mentioned Portugal, who have insane riches in their team, although if they do bring back Ronaldo for the tournament that'll be annoying.

Prediction
1. Portugal
2. Georgia
3. Turkey
4. Czech Republic.

This is a complete fools game to predict though.
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Michael S Collins wrote: Mon Apr 08, 2024 16:18 I haven't mentioned Portugal, who have insane riches in their team, although if they do bring back Ronaldo for the tournament that'll be annoying.
Ronaldo never left, so they wouldn't be bringing him back. And he's carried on banging in goals for them, so I expect they'll call him, he's given them no reason not to. They called him up for the friendlies this window and he wasn't even the oldest one there, he's 39 and 41 year old Pepe was called up, and that man absolutely still has it from what I saw against Arsenal from him.
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Lorric wrote: Mon Apr 08, 2024 17:02
Michael S Collins wrote: Mon Apr 08, 2024 16:18 I haven't mentioned Portugal, who have insane riches in their team, although if they do bring back Ronaldo for the tournament that'll be annoying.
Ronaldo never left, so they wouldn't be bringing him back. And he's carried on banging in goals for them, so I expect they'll call him, he's given them no reason not to. They called him up for the friendlies this window and he wasn't even the oldest one there, he's 39 and 41 year old Pepe was called up, and that man absolutely still has it from what I saw against Arsenal from him.
It had seemed like he was being eased out post World Cup (though I can't find that window now) but anyhow, I stand by my long standing conviction that the best I've seen Portugal play in the last decade has been without Ronaldo.
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Michael S Collins wrote: Mon Apr 08, 2024 18:31
Lorric wrote: Mon Apr 08, 2024 17:02
Michael S Collins wrote: Mon Apr 08, 2024 16:18 I haven't mentioned Portugal, who have insane riches in their team, although if they do bring back Ronaldo for the tournament that'll be annoying.
Ronaldo never left, so they wouldn't be bringing him back. And he's carried on banging in goals for them, so I expect they'll call him, he's given them no reason not to. They called him up for the friendlies this window and he wasn't even the oldest one there, he's 39 and 41 year old Pepe was called up, and that man absolutely still has it from what I saw against Arsenal from him.
It had seemed like he was being eased out post World Cup (though I can't find that window now) but anyhow, I stand by my long standing conviction that the best I've seen Portugal play in the last decade has been without Ronaldo.
He scored 10 goals in qualifying, second only to Lukaku with a ridiculous 14.
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Dragonite wrote: Sun Apr 07, 2024 19:05 Estimated squads:
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:arrow: Raphael out and Nuno Mendes in

:arrow: João Neves, Francisco Conceição and Pedro Neto in
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https://www.fpf.pt/pt/News/Todas-as-not ... news/45104

Seleção A
Roberto Martinez escolheu os 26 jogadores que representarão Portugal no Euro da Alemanha

O Selecionador Nacional, Roberto Martinez, revelaou, esta tarde, na Cidade do Futebol, o lote de 26 jogadores escolhidos para participaram no Euro 2024, que decorrerá entre 14 de junho e 14 de julho, na Alemanha.

Os jogadores integrarão o estágio pré-competitivo que incluirá, ainda em Portugal, três jogos frente a Finlândia (Estádio José Alvalade, 4 de junho), Croácia (Estádio Nacional, 8 de junho) e República da Irlanda ( Estádio Municipal de Aveiro, 11 de junho).

Portugal, recorde-se, encontrará no Grupo F do Campeonato da Europa as seleções da Chéquia (Leipzig, 18 de junho), Turquia (Dortmund, 22 de junho) e Geórgia (Gelsenkirshen, 26 de junho).

Confira aqui os convocados de Roberto Martinez:

Guarda-redes - Diogo Costa (FC Porto), José Sá (Wolverhampton Wanderers FC) e Rui Patrício (AS Roma);

Defesas - António Silva (SL Benfica), Danilo Pereira (PSG), Diogo Dalot (Manchester United), Gonçalo Inácio (Sporting CP), João Cancelo (FC Barcelona), Nélson Semedo (Wolverhampton Wanderers), Nuno Mendes (PSG), Pepe (FC Porto) e Rúben Dias (Manchester City

Médios - Bruno Fernandes (Manchester United), João Neves (SL Benfica), João Palhinha (Fulham FC), Otávio Monteiro (Al Nassr), Rúben Neves (Al-Hilal) e Vitinha (PSG)

Avançados - Bernardo Silva (Manchester City), Cristiano Ronaldo (Al Nassr), Diogo Jota (Liverpool FC), Francisco Conceição (FC Porto), Gonçalo Ramos (PSG), João Félix (FC Barcelona), Pedro Neto (Wolverhampton Wanderers) e Rafael Leão (AC Milan).
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http://agenda.ge/en/news/2024/39238#gsc.tab=0

Georgia’s Euro 2024 squad unveiled

Willy Sagnol, the head coach of the Georgian national football team, on Wednesday named his squad for the upcoming Euro 2024 tournament in Germany.

The team includes goalkeepers Giorgi Mamardashvili (playing for Valencia, Spain), Giorgi Loria (Dinamo Tbilisi, Georgia) and Luka Gugeshashvili (Karabakh, Azerbaijan).

The line-up for defenders involves Solomon Kverkvelia (Al-Okhdood Club, Saudi Arabia), Guram Kashia (Slovan, Slovakia), Giorgi Gvelesiani (Persepolis, Iran), Lasha Dvali (Apoel, Cyprus), Luka Lochoshvili (Cremonese, Italy), Otar Kakabadze (Krakow, Poland), Giorgi Gocholeishvili (Shakhtar, Ukraine) and Jimy Tabidze (Panetolikos, Greece).

For his squad of midfielders and forwards, Sagnol has called up Otar Kiteishvili (Sturm, Austria), Nika Kvekveskiri (Lech, Poland), Giorgi Chakvetadze (Watford, England), Giorgi Tsitaishvili (Dinamo Batumi, Georgia), Levan Shengelia (Panetolikos, Greece), Sandro Altunashvili (Wolfsberger, Austria), Giorgi Kochorashvili (Levante, Spain), Jaba Kankava (Slovan, Slovakia), Anzor Mekvabishvili (Craiova, Romania), Giorgi Mikaoutadze (Metz, France), Budu Zivzivadze (Karlsruhe, Germany), Giorgi Kvilitaia (Apoel, Cyprus) Zuriko Davitashvili (Bordeaux, France), Khvicha Kvaratskhelia (Napoli, Italy) and Saba Lobzhanidze (Atlanta United, USA).

The national team will play their first match against Turkey on June 18, with Group F also involving Portugal and Czech Republic.

In his remarks, Sagnol noted that talking about whether “we will qualify for the play-off stage or not is too much pressure for the players”.

Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Kobakhidze on Monday announced an upcoming sale of airline tickets subsidised by the state to enable fans of the national football team to travel to the European Football Championship in Germany, as well as an increase in the bonus for the national team to qualify for the knockout stage of the tournament.

The PM noted the bonus for the squad to qualify for the playoff stage of the competition from their group would be increased from ₾850,000 ($317,784) to ₾3 million ($1.12mln).
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Dragonite wrote: Sun Apr 07, 2024 19:05 Estimated squads:
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:arrow: Kalandadze out and Gvelesiani in

:arrow: Sazonov out and Kankava and Mekvabishvili in

:arrow: Azarov out and Lobjanidze in

:arrow: Gagnidze out and Altunashvili in

:arrow: Tsitaishvili and Kvilitaia in
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Turkey 35-player preliminary squad

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https://x.com/GeorgianFooty/status/1794076977323733335

🇬🇪Gabriel Sigua replaces Jaba Kankava in the 26-man Georgia squad headed to the EURO 2024
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Dragonite wrote: Sun Apr 07, 2024 19:05 Estimated squads:
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:arrow: Pavlenka and Mandous out and Kovar and Jaros in

:arrow: Brabec out and Hranác in

:arrow: Jemelka out and Vlcek in

:arrow: Masopust out and Sulc in

:arrow: Král out and Cerv in

:arrow: Cvancara out and Schick in

:arrow: Barák, Chory and Matej Jurásek in
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At first sight this Czech squad is even more scandalous that the Serbian squad from earlier today (seven players in the Euro squad that didn't participate in the qualifiers or Nations Leagye)

However...

Czech Republic was demoted from Nations League A

Czech Republic will be playing its eighth consecutive Euro

Ivan Hasek wasn't even the manager during the qualifiers

Czech clubs like Viktoria Plzen and Slavia Praha had good seasons so it's understandable where these players are "coming from".
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Czech Republic Squad
Goalkeepers: Jindrich Stanek (Slavia Prague), Matej Kovar (Bayer Leverkusen), Vitezslav Jaros (Sturm Graz)

Defenders: Ladislav Krejci (Sparta Prague), Martin Vitik (Sparta Prague), Robin Hranac (Viktoria Plzen), Tomas Vlcek (Slavia Prague), Vladimir Coufal (West Ham), David Doudera (Slavia Prague), David Jurasek (Hoffenheim), Tomas Holes (Slavia Prague), David Zima (Slavia Prague)

Midfielders: Tomas Soucek (West Ham), Antonin Barak (Fiorentina), Michal Sadilek (Twente), Lukas Provod (Slavia Prague), Pavel Sulc (Viktoria Plzen), Matej Jurasek (Slavia Prague), Vaclav Cerny (VfL Wolfsburg), Lukas Cerv (Viktoria Plzen), Ondrej Lingr (Feyenoord)

Forwards: Patrik Schick (Bayer Leverkusen), Adam Hlozek (Bayer Leverkusen), Mojmir Chytil (Slavia Prague), Tomas Chory (Viktoria Plzen), Jan Kuchta (Sparta Prague)
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