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Austria Euro 2024 Preview: Squad, Formation and Fixtures

Austria aims for Euros glory under Rangnick! Can they overcome a tough group with France, Poland & Netherlands? Analyze their squad, formation, fixtures & history to see their chances.

Moinak Banerjee
Last updated: 11.06.2024
Austria Euro 2024 Preview

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A spirited Austria side under Ralf Rangnick wants to translate their Euro 2024 qualifying form into the finals in Germany. A severe challenge awaits them in Group D with France to face in their tournament opener followed by Poland and Netherlands. Austria will have the tussle for the third spot in the group if not the top two so a slip-off could be costly. Rangnick’s team are appearing for consecutive Euros for the first time and with momentum in hand, having lost only once in two years.             


Austria has qualified for four European Championships including the latest edition hosted by Germany. All of their appearances in the tournament have come this century with their debut in 2008 as a result of being the hosts along with Switzerland. The best performance for Burschen came in Euro 2020 when they reached the knockouts for the first time. They collected the first wins in the tournament against North Macedonia and Ukraine but were defeated by Italy in the last-16 2-1 in extra time. Austria qualified directly for Euro 2024 along with Belgium in their group, finishing just a point behind the Red Devils, collecting six wins out of eight games and scoring 17 goals.           


Austria squad for Euro 2024

Goalkeepers: Heinz Lindner (Union SG), Niklas Hedl (Rapid Wien), Patrick Pentz (Brøndby, on loan from Reims)

Defenders: Maximilian Wöber (Borussia Mönchengladbach), Gernot Trauner (Feyenoord), Kevin Danso (Lens), Stefan Posch (Bologna), Leopold Querfeld (Rapid Wien), Philipp Lienhart (Freiburg), Philipp Mwene (Mainz), Flavius Daniliuc (Red Bull Salzburg)

Midfielders: Nicolas Seiwald (RB Leipzig), Alexander Prass (Sturm Graz), Marcel Sabitzer (Dortmund), Florian Grillitsch (Hoffenheim), Florian Kainz (FC Köln), Romano Schmid (Werder Bremen), Christoph Baumgartner (RB Leipzig), Konrad Laimer (Bayern Munich), Matthias Seidl (Rapid Wien), Patrick Wimmer (Wolfsburg), Marco Grüll (Rapid Wien) 

Forwards: Marko Arnautović (Inter Milan), Michael Gregoritsch (Freiburg), Andreas Weimann (West Bromwich Albion), Maximilian Entrup (Hartberg)

Captain: Marcel Sabitzer

Manager: Ralf Rangnick

Austria Manager Ralf Rangnick
Austria Manager Ralf Rangnick

Several first-teamers could not make Austria’s Euro 2024 squad due to injuries, the most prominent name being their leader David Alaba. Midfielder Xaver Schlager and keeper Alexander Schlager are also out through injuries. Defender Stefan Lainer, goalkeeper Tobias Lawal and midfielder Thierno Ballo are cut from the preliminary squad. In the absence of Alaba, Marcel Sabitzer will captain the side after experiencing an impressive run to the Champions League final with Borussia Dortmund. Meanwhile, Nicolas Seiwald, Kevin Danso and Christoph Baumgartner will play their first major international tournament for Austria.   

Formation: How will Austria Lineup at Euro 2024?

Predicted Austria Lineup for Euro 2024
Predicted Austria Lineup for Euro 2024

Austria Fixtures for Euro 2024

Tuesday, 18 June 2024 

Austria vs France - Düsseldorf Arena, Düsseldorf (00:30)

Friday, 21 June 2024 

Poland vs Austria - Olympiastadion, Berlin (21:30)

Tuesday, 25 June 2024 

Netherlands vs Austria - Olympiastadion, Berlin (21:30)

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