UEFA Euro 2024: From Gavi to Curtois here are the star footballers who will miss the Euros

Several players are set to miss the upcoming football competition UEFA Euro 2024 due to injuries and fitness issues while some will miss the competition due to suspension

Abishek Goswami
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UEFA Euro 2024: Players to miss the competition

UEFA Euro 2024: Players to miss the competition

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The UEFA Euro 2024 will be the 17th edition of the competition. Germany will host the tournament this time, which is set to take place from 14 June to 14 July 2024. However, several important and high-profile players are set to miss the competition either for injuries and fitness issues or suspension. In this article, we'll look at the players who will likely be missing the upcoming UEFA Euro 2024 in Germany.

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Thibaut Courtois (Belgium)

UEFA Euro 2024: Thibaut Courtois is all set to miss the Euros

Thibaut Courtois was set to return to action after the international break but unfortunately suffered a knee injury in Real Madrid training. Earlier, he sustained an ACL injury in his left knee in pre-season. Now, the Belgian tore the internal meniscus in his left knee. He underwent surgery the same day but he is not returning someway early. So, now it is sure that he will miss the upcoming UEFA Euro 2024 in Germany.

Gavi (Spain)

UEFA Euro 2024: Gavi will miss the Euros due to ACL injury

Gavi suffered a complete tear of the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee and an associated injury to the lateral meniscus and will miss the competition for Spain. The young Barcelona midfielder is one of the most important assets for Spain and his national team, but Spain now has to compete without the talented superstar. Barcelona blamed the Spanish coach for the injury but De la Fuente dismissed the allegations.

Reece James (England)

UEFA Euro 2024: Reece James will miss the Euros

Reece James is a top right back but always has been sidelined due to injuries. England Coach Southgate always loved the Chelsea skipper but he did pose a question. "Could he play seven games in a month? His record over the last few years would suggest no. But is he a top-level player who could provide something important? No question." Chelsea always had one of the best right-backs of the current generation, but that's only on paper because, in reality, James is always unfit and still finds it difficult to come back from the hamstring injuries.

Paul Pogba (France)

UEFA Euro 2024: Paul Pogba has banned for four years

Paul Pogba has been banned for four years for testing positive for a banned substance last August. The midfielder argued that he never knowingly took performance-enhancing drugs (testosterone metabolites). He is likely to never appear for Juventus or the national team ever in his career. Pogba missed the 2022 World Cup in Qatar after failing to recover in time from surgery. But he recovered and started playing for Juventus although it didn't last long and it is not wrong to say that his career is almost over.

Luke Shaw (England)

UEFA Euro 2024: Luke Shaw is set to miss the Euros

Luke Shaw joined up with the rest of the England squad ahead of the March friendlies, but his participation in Euro 2024 is a serious doubt. The Manchester United left-back has been sidelined for three months earlier this season after sustaining a muscular injury. England boss Gareth Southgate will be hoping that one of his key performers at Euro 2020 can make a quick recovery ahead of the competition.

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Jurrien Timber (Netherlands)

Jurrien Timber is out for the whole season

After impressing in both pre-season and the Community Shield, Jurrien Timber suffered an ACL injury during the match against Nottingham Forest last August. Timber is set to make his comeback after the March international break. But, it will take time to gain a full recovery but the Netherlands would like to add a quality player like him to the squad.

Sandro Tonali (Italy)

Sandro Tonali has banned from International Football for 10 months

After making a superb in his Premier League career for Newcastle, Sandro Tonali was caught in one of the biggest betting scandals in the history of football. The midfielder was banned for 10 months for his involvement in illegal gambling, starting from October 27, 2023. So, Italy will be without one of their key players in the upcoming Euros 2024 in Germany.

David Alaba (Austria)

David Alaba tore his ACL

David Alaba, another Real Madrid player who tore his ACL this season during a La Liga clash with Villarreal. He was given the expected recovery time of eight months, and it is confirmed that Alaba won't be fit to play any part in his country's Euro 2024 campaign. it will be a huge miss for Austria which already lacks the quality players in their setup.

Ivan Perisic (Croatia)

Ivan Perisic, the Croatian legend is also set to miss the Euros

The Croatia legend, Ivan Perisic suffered a complex ACL injury in his right knee during a training session with Tottenham in September of last year and he is out for the whole season. Manager Ange Postecoglou also hinted in January that Perisic is unlikely to play for Spurs ever again in the future as his contract expires at the end of the season. So, Croatia will miss one of their legends in the UEFA Euro 2024.

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