The snow might have cancelled Bayern Munich vs. Union Berlin, so it was a welcomed sight to see the Euro 2024 draw provide some excitement on an otherwise dull Saturday.
Germany, which will host the competition, finds itself in Group A alongside Scotland, Hungary, and Switzerland. Switzerland has been a handful in recent years and Hungary is just the type of team that has given Germany fits in recent years.
Given the recent results, even Scotland could present a stiff challenge to Die Mannschaft. Below are the results of the draw in full:
In the 2020 Euros, Germany was given the worst draw possible and competed in a group containing France, Portugal, and Hungary. This time around the competition is not as fierce, but the group doesn’t have any easy matches either. On paper, Germany looks favorite to finish top of the group, although if recent results have taught fans anything, there’s no scenario where Germany should expect a win.
Scotland is perhaps the weakest team in the group but it would be a mistake to take them lightly. They finished second in their qualifying group behind Spain and managed to finish six points ahead of a Norway side containing the likes of Julian Ryerson, Martin Ødegaard, and Erling Haaland. Germany should be wary of
striker midfielder Scott McTominay's goal-scoring threat, as the Manchester United man scored seven goals in Scotland’s qualifying campaign.
Hungary is the only repeat draw for Germany from the 2020 Euros and has made a name for itself in recent years after a surprise performance in the last two European competitions, and their impressive form in nations league and qualifying matches. Hungary had one of the easier qualifying groups and managed to finish at the top as many would’ve expected. Only time will tell if the Hungarian fairytale can last for a third consecutive European competition.
The fourth team rounding out Group A is Switzerland, and while any team in this group is capable of giving Germany a tough time, the Swiss are likely to be the most difficult group-stage opponent. Despite boasting a talented roster, Switzerland only managed to finish second behind Romania in what was on paper a relatively easy qualifying group. That being said, Switzerland always performs well in big competitions and was able to knock out France in the last edition of the Euros. The only part of qualifying that matters is that a team made it, so expect a battle against the giant killers from the Alps.
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