Euro 2024: Preview and facts about Austria


Afrosport takes a look some interesting facts and details about Austria as they prepare for their Euro 2024 campaign in Group D.


Das Team (The Team)

Brief history

Austria is another European team that is not a traditional powerhouse but has a famous history of producing fantastic players through its club football system.

Some of them include Gerhard Hanappi, Julian Baumgartlinger, Karl Koller, Aleksandar Dragovic, Marko Arnautovic, and Marcel Sabitzer.

Number of Euros appearances

Austria will be making their fourth appearance at the Euros, the first one coming in 2008 as co-hosts with Switzerland, followed by outings in 2016 and 2020.

Best Euros achievement

Austria’s best performance at the Euros was at the 2020 edition held across the continent where they reached the round of 16 but lost 2-1 after extra time to eventual champions Italy.

Best Player

David Alaba

The 31-year-old versatile is of Nigerian heritage through his father and Filipino through his mother.

Alaba made his  debut in 2009 and has captained the team since 2017, earning 105 caps, the second highest behind Marko Arnautovic (112) and had scored 15 goals.

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