Players to watch from Group F of Euro 2024


These are four players to watch from Group F of Euro 2024.

CRISTIANO RONALDO (PORTUGAL), RETURN TO EUROPE. The star has been away from the spotlight for two years due to his adventure in Saudi land, so this EURO will mean the forward’s return to the highest continental level. A demanding test for the top scorer at national team level of all time (128), who wants to be as decisive as when they lifted the title in 2016, after also being the ‘top scorer’ in the last Euro Cup. ‘El Bicho’ may be, at 39 years old, before his last continental tournament, the sixth of his entire career with the Portuguese.

ARDA GÜLER (Türkiye), CHALLENGE TO SUCCEED. The Real Madrid playmaker is one of the greatest young talents on the European scene, and he arrives at the EURO with a talent and continuity that he did not enjoy at the beginning of the season. The Ottoman fans hope that his youth translates into hunger to be one of the surprises of the tournament. His shyness hides quality, audacity and technical rebellion to catapult Turkey’s options, which depend on their ‘youth’ performing at a good level.

KHVICHA KVARATSKHELIA (GEORGIA), QUALITY AND VERTICALITY. The attacker, only 23 years old, is the inspiration of his national team, with attractive football full of class details. And he will be in Georgia’s debut in a major tournament, so it will be a perfect setting to show that he is made for big events, when it seems that Naples, where he is already ‘Kvaradona’, is too small for him. Idol wherever he goes – also in Batumi, a city of 20,000 inhabitants where the love of football flourished – he must stand out in a team whose strength lies in being rocky.

PATRIK SHICK (CZECH REPUBLIC), GOAL-SCORING HOPE. She was one of the revelations of the last EURO, in which she scored five goals – the same as Cristiano – and she arrives in Germany wanting to redeem herself from a recent ordeal with injuries. After ruling out Juve’s signing and going through Serie A without pain or glory, he found the continuity he needed in Germany. His strength above him and his experience in these types of tournaments make him the most dangerous weapon for a team in need of joy.