Euro 2024 Team of the Tournament prediction: Spain star Nico Williams omitted

We now know that Spain will be playing England in the Euros final in Germany, and ahead of it on Sunday night, we have made a prediction for the official UEFA Euro 2024 Team of the Tournament (TOTT) based on performances so far.

Spain in particular have impressed, and are the only team to have won all six games that they have played, only needing extra-time once to eventually beat the hosts Germany 2-1 in the quarter-final. England have been below par in terms of their performances, but have importantly got the job done and subsequently look forward to their second successive Euros final, and first major final on foreign soil.

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Spain have been the standout team of Euro 2024 – Photo by Icon Sport

Euro 2024 Team of the Tournament: Our picks

We've gone for a 4-3-3 formation here, with nine representatives combined from the two finalists, and one each from the losing semi-finalists France and the Netherlands. One player in particular we could not find a place for was Spain star Nico Williams, as we have opted for the Netherlands' Cody Gakpo at left-wing instead.

Goalkeeper

Jordan Pickford (England)

Pickford has played the most minutes of any goalkeeper at the Euros, and will likely extend that record in the final. The England shot-stopper has kept two clean sheets for his country, conceding just four goals in his six appearances, and saved a crucial penalty from Manuel Akanji to help England win the penalty shootout 5-3 against Switzerland in the quarter-final.

Defence

Kyle Walker (England)

At right-back is another Englishman in Walker, who has put in important blocks for his country and has shown his versatility by being able to play as both a full-back and central defender in this tournament. His top speed of 34.8 kilometres per hour is the highest of any England player in the tournament, while his 65.2 kilometres covered is second in the Three Lions ranks behind Jude Bellingham.

William Saliba (France)

Our only representative from France comes in the form of William Saliba, who put in a man-of-the-match (MOTM) display in Les Bleus' 1-0 win over Belgium in the round of 16, and kept another clean sheet in the quarter-final as France beat Portugal on penalties. Saliba kept four clean sheets in total in the tournament, making more clearances (25) than any other Frenchman.

Marc Guehi (England)

Our other central defender is England's Marc Guehi, who has been one of his country's most consistent players among some below-par performances from the Three Lions. He has recorded the second-most amount of ball recoveries (40) in the tournament, and kept two clean sheets.

Marc Cucurella (Spain)

We had to have a Spanish representative in our defence and that comes at left-back with Cucurella. His performances have kept the Bayer Leverkusen star Alex Grimaldo out of the team, and his eight tackles are the joint-most recorded of any defender in the tournament.

Midfield

Rodri (Spain)

Our first midfield pick is Rodri, who oozes class whenever he steps forward onto the pitch and with Spain it has been no different in this tournament. His 382 passes completed is the most in La Roja's squad.

Fabian Ruiz (Spain)

Rodri's partner-in-crime Ruiz also makes the team, with the dynamic duo helping to dictate play in the middle of the park for Spain. He has contributed two goals and two assists from midfield, and has been one of the tournament's standout performers.

Dani Olmo (Spain)

Olmo completes a trio of Spaniards in midfield, and is currently the frontrunner for the Golden Boot award. That is by virtue of the two assists that he has collected on top of his three goals, and he is sure to make the TOTT based off of his goal contributions alone.

Attack

Lamine Yamal (Spain)

On the right side of our front three is Spain's teenage prodigy Yamal, who has been a breath of fresh air and may just be a great final performance away from winning the Young Player of the Tournament (YPOTT) award. The FC Barcelona starlet has played with a sense of composure well beyond his years, and his wonder goal against France in Spain's 2-1 semi-final win was his first in the tournament, while he also leads the assists charts with three to his name.

Harry Kane (England)

Leading the line for us is Kane, despite some lacklustre performances from the England captain. He has managed to claw himself into the Golden Boot race with his third goal of the tournament coming in England's 2-1 semi-final win against the Netherlands, and we would not back against him to win the accolade with another goal in the final.

Cody Gakpo (Netherlands)

Completing the team is our sole Netherlands representative in Gakpo, who like Kane, also scored three goals in the tournament and is currently its joint-top scorer. His overall play at left-wing has been impressive, and he has certainly been the standout Dutchman in Germany.


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