A fine qualification campaign saw Turkey take four points off France before advancing in second place. Sonel Gunes has crafted a squad of young talent studded with experienced internationals such as Hakan Calhanoglu, Ozan Tufan and captain Burak Yilmaz.

Turkey boast the best defensive record from qualification for Euro 2020 so don’t expect them to ship many goals over the course of the tournament.

Gunes’s side shipped just three goals across their 10 qualifying matches and they also recorded eight clean sheets. Their record is all the more impressive knowing they came up against France who boast superstar forwards Kylian Mbappé and Antoine Griezmann. 


Hakan Calhanoglu has enjoyed yet another brilliant campaign for AC Milan in Serie A. This season the 27-year-old contributed 10 assists as well as four goals in his 33 league games.

Despite his fine form Calhanoglu is out of contract at the San Siro and has been widely tipped to leave the Italian giants this summer. He is a player who is currently in the shop window and with the likes of Manchester United, Liverpool and Arsenal linked with his signature, he will be out to impress. The former Bayer Leverkusen man moved to Italy in 2017 for a reported fee of €23.3million. 


Italy may have only lifted the European Championship title once in their history but they are always a team to watch out for and it is no different this time around. Roberto Mancini has quality throughout his squad and will be aiming for a good run.

Italy have picked up since Gian Piero Ventura’s disastrous reign that saw them fall to their lowest FIFA ranking of all time following their failure to qualify for the World Cup in 2018.

Since former Manchester City boss Mancini took over Italy have gone on a 25-match, three-year unbeaten run, meaning they were only one of two team to come through Euro qualifying with a 100 per cent record. 


Inter Milan midfielder Nicolò Barella was key as his side strolled to the Serie A title this season. As well as lifting the title, Barella picked up the midfielder of the season award in Italy, beating the likes of Marcelo Brozovic, Rodrigo De Paul, and Franck Kessie.

He played the most minutes of any outfielder in the league campaign and scored 3 goals and made 10 assists. At only 24 years of age Barella has a huge future ahead of him at both international and club level. Euro 2020 will be his first major tournament so expect him to impress as Italy aim to make their mark. 


Five years ago Wales did something special when they made it all the way to the semi-finals of Euro 2016 and it is unlikely that they will produce the same wonders this time round.

However, the last European Championships will have given the squad, staff and country as a whole confidence and belief that they can once again cause a shock.

Wales qualified as runners up in their group, behind Croatia. Over the course of the qualifying campaign they won four of their eight games, scoring ten goals and conceding six. They face a tough task to make it past the group stages this time round, but you can never rule them out. 


Gareth Bale will once again have the weight of a nation on his shoulders. Despite not playing overly much for Tottenham this season he is the standout performer in the Welsh ranks and he will need to produce some of his magic if Wales are to progress from Group A.

The talismanic skipper has batted away questions over his club future to focus solely on Euro 2020 so expect some big performances.

The Real Madrid superstar, who tends to operate as a right-sided attacker for his country, scored three times as Wales reached the semi-finals of Euro 2016. 


Switzerland finished top of their group to qualify for the Euros this summer, ahead of the unbeaten Denmark. Goals have been a real problem for Vladimir Petković’s side and that will need to change if they want to get out their group at Euro 2020.

Since Petković’s appointment in 2014 Switzerland have qualified for every major tournament and they’ve also progressed from the groups at Euro 2016 and in each of the last two World Cups.

This is an impressive record, but their form in front of goal is the worrying statistic. Switzerland scored 19 goals in qualifying but 10 of those came against Gibraltar, meaning just nine were scored in their other six outings. 


Liverpool’s Xherdan Shaqiri cannot be ignored in the Swiss ranks. Despite being utilised mostly from the bench this season for Jurgen Klopp’s men, he is always capable of turning it on for his country.

His quick feet and direct running make him entertaining to watch and he will be tasked with creating chances in the final third for his team to try and improve their goalscoring numbers.

The 29-year-old has just one assist and one goal in four appearances for Switzerland since the turn of the year, so he will be hoping to improve himself on the big stage this summer. 


There are no Scottish based players involved in any of the Group A squads, but there will still be an interest for fans.

Rangers fans are no stranger to Wales international Harry Wilson. The Liverpool frontman has been on loan for a number of seasons now and is continually linked with a move to Ibrox. He is contracted until 2023 at Anfield so it is still possible that he could move to Ibrox on loan at some stage.

St Johnstone fans should also keep an eye out for Galatasaray and Turkey duo Kerem Akturkoglu and Taylan Antalyali as Callum Davidson’s side could come up against the duo in Europe this season.