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Our experts’ Euro 2024 predictions



With just days to go before the opening match at the European Championship, Telegraph Sport’s football reporters, who will be making Germany their home for the next five weeks, make their predictions.

Player of the tournament

Harry Kane

Why not? If England are going to win it then their captain needs to excel. He has won nothing this season with Bayern Munich but has been in outstanding form. Jason Burt

Phil Foden

The best player in the Premier League this season and now at the stage of his career where he must be confident there are no barriers to what he can do in the game. Tournament football suits him – he is already a World Cup winner with England Under-17s – and he is at last a starter for England. Sam Wallace

Phil Foden

There will be plenty of attention on Harry Kane and Jude Bellingham from an England angle but Foden has been the outstanding player in the Premier League this season and it is time he did for England what he does for Manchester City. James Ducker

Jude Bellingham

Rises to the occasion with every step up and now everything is set for him on the international stage. Opponents will try to wind him up to react but he can cope with that and let his football do the talking back. Mike McGrath

Xavi Simons

The Dutch forward has emerged as one of the most exciting young players in Europe. He spent last season on loan at RB Leipzig from Paris St-Germain, and can play as an attacking midfielder or a winger. Sam Dean

Toni Kroos

Carried home on a tide of goodwill and overdue appreciation in his final international tournament. Like Ryan Giggs winning PFA Player of the Year in 2009, as if it were a lifetime achievement award. Thom Gibbs

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