UEFA Euro 2024 Players to Watch Update

How are the Soccer Stars Doing?

Date: Jul 3, 2024
Author: Michael Terry
Topics: Card Culture, Michael Terry, Soccer, UEFA Euro 2024
Length: 498 Words
Reading Time: ~3 Minutes

UEFA Euro 2024 takes a short breather beginning today before quarterfinal action starts on Friday. Let’s take the opportunity to look at the tournament so far and the players who have broken through and been a huge part of this year’s championships.

EURO 2024 TOPPS NOW® Card 35 Jude Bellingham – Miraculous bicycle kick keeps the dream alive

Story so far

• Scored in England’s opening game
• Overcame criticism by scoring the Goal of the Tournament so far, saving England with spectacular last-second bicycle kick

What’s at stake?

• Become front-runner for the Ballon D’or, awarded to FIFA’s player of the year
• Lead England to its first major championship since 1966

what they’re saying

• “One of the best (goals) in our history, I reckon. What a player he is.” England Captain Harry Kane.

EURO 2024 TOPPS NOW® Card 34 Jamal Musiala – Strike helps Germany storm into the quarter-finals

Story so far

• Tied for tournament lead with three goals
• Scored in both opening game and Germany’s first knockout-stage match
• Averaged two shots per game in first four matches

What’s at stake?

• Build his legend by leading Germany to a title 
• Become youngest player to win Golden Ball as Player of the Tournament

what they’re saying

• “Musiala has the best case of anybody to claim the Golden Ball this summer” – Steven Chicken, Four Four Two Magazine

EURO 2024 TOPPS NOW® Card 14 Arda Güler – UEFA European Championship Record: Youngest player to score on debut

Story so far

• Third teenager to score and assist at a European Championship (joining Christiano Ronaldo and Wayne Rooney) 
• Led Türkiye into first Quarterfinal since 2008
• Added over a million followers on Instagram during tourney

What’s at stake?

• Make claim for more playing time at Real Madrid
• Late push for Golden Boy award (given to world’s best U-21 player)

what they’re saying

• “Arda’s potential is better than Messi.” – Güler’s former youth coach Erol Tokgözle

EURO 2024 TOPPS NOW® Card 37 Nico Williams – Lights up tie with goal and assist

Story so far

• Electric efforts on the wing for Spain 
• Created 9 chances in 4 games
• Scored and assisted in win against Georgia

What’s at stake?

• Big-money move to a top club
• Tracked by Chelsea and Arsenal but wants Barcelona

what they’re saying

• “He has everything to succeed at FC Barcelona, the club has to consider him.” – Barcelona legend Rivaldo

2023 Topps Pristine Road To Euro 2024 Georgia Giorgi Mamardashvili Gold /50

Story so far

• Incredible goalkeeping displays for upstart Georgia
• Led nation to round of 16 in first-ever international tournament
• 30 saves in 4 games

What’s at stake?

• 23-year old likely to be sold by current club Valencia
• Linked to Liverpool, Chelsea, Newcastle

what they’re saying

• “After just a few training sessions he was already the talk of the coaching staff: He’s great.” – Jose Bordalas, Former coach at Valencia


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