The Euro 2024 tournament is set to kick off in just over a year, and football fans across Europe are eagerly anticipating the event. In light of this, talkSPORT host Darren Bent recently named his ideal Euro XI, which included some surprising choices.
Bent selected Thibaut Courtois as his goalkeeper, while Andy Robertson, Kyle Walker, Virgil Van Dijk, and Raphael Varane made up his defence. In midfield, he opted for Luka Modric and Eduardo Camavinga, along with Kevin de Bruyne. For his frontline, Bent chose Kylian Mbappe, Erling Haaland, and Bukayo Saka.
However, Bent’s choices meant that England’s all-time record scorer Harry Kane and rising star Jude Bellingham did not make the cut. Both players are key starters for Gareth Southgate’s team and will likely play significant roles in next year’s tournament.
Despite this, Bent’s choices highlight the depth of talent across the continent, with players from various countries making up his ideal XI. The tournament will feature 24 teams, including defending champions Italy, and will take place in Germany.
During the international break, England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, and Northern Ireland competed in their qualifying groups. These teams will be hoping to secure their spots in the tournament and make a strong showing on the international stage.
Overall, Euro 2024 promises to be an exciting event for football fans across Europe. With talented players from various countries set to take the field, the tournament is sure to provide plenty of thrilling moments and memorable matches.