Football fans can anticipate another brilliant outing among the 24 teams keen to earn Europe’s bragging rights.

Any country from the two dozen could become the winner.

However, while a few of them will shoulder the weight of high expectations, some will slip right under the radar.

Together, we will examine the most notable ones in each group, ranked in no particular order.

Meet the favourites to win Euro 2024.

Germany (Group A) – Favourites

Host nation Germany are favourites, with Die Mannschaft expected to take advantage of a passionate home crowd.

The familiar atmosphere in 10 host cities could see Germany’s dream of an ambitious fourth European Championship title come true.

Euro 2024 host-cities

Although they crashed out in the knockout stage last time out, the three-time winners are the joint-most successful country in the competition, along with Spain.

With the new and highly-rated manager, Julian Nagelsmann, Germany hopes to right the wrongs of Euro 2020.

On paper, The Team should finish at the top of Group A, which also features Scotland, Hungary, and Switzerland.

Well-covered in goal, Manuel Neuer (59 saves) and Ter Stegen (75 saves) made a combined total of 134 saves in 23 and 28 appearances for Bayern Munich and Barcelona, respectively, in the just-concluded season.

Bundesliga Player of the Season Florian Wirtz, who was a prominent figure in Leverkusen’s season-long unbeaten run to a maiden domestic title, also brings an extra dimension to the side.

A defensive line-up consisting of Antonio Rüdiger, who made 27 blocks for Madrid, 20 of them on shots, is arguably good enough to stop even the likes of Mbappe.

With the star-studded squad, friends and foes may have Germany’s name already pencilled down for the final.

Flag_of_Switzerland Switzerland (Group A) – Dark Horse

Easily crossed out on paper, Switzerland’s national team will slip right under the radar, more so after winning only four games in the qualifying round (4W, 5D, 1L).

Euro 2024 Group-A

The Swiss will be in the safe hands of Inter’s Yann Sommer, who kept 19 clean sheets in 34 appearances and topped the charts in the said category in Italy’s top flight.

While City’s Manuel Akanji and Gladbach’s Nico Elvedi will calm any frayed nerves in defense, Murat Yakin’s side also has Noah Okafor.

Okafor has a habit of scoring decisive goals off the bench, having done so for AC Milan on several occasions in the just-concluded season.

While host nation Germany is the favourite in Group A, Switzerland will give Scotland and Hungary a run for their money.