Euro 2024 is set to begin in Germany with the host nation taking on Scotland at Munich’s Allianz Arena in Group A on June 14, Friday. This month-long Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) championship will feature high-profile players and breakout stars from the best leagues in the world.

Let’s take a closer look at some of the top 10 players to watch during the tournament:

Jude Bellingham (England): The 20-year-old attacking midfielder had a stunning debut season at Real Madrid, scoring 18 league goals and helping the team win the La Liga title. His leadership qualities and winning mentality make him a key player to watch for England at Euro 2024.

Florian Wirtz (Germany): Named the Bundesliga’s Player of the Year, Wirtz will play a crucial role for Germany as they aim to win the trophy on home soil. With his ability to control and dominate the midfield, Wirtz is a player to keep an eye on during the tournament.

Xavi Simons (Netherlands): A product of Barcelona’s La Masia Academy, Simons’ versatility allows him to impact games from multiple positions. If given the opportunity by manager Ronald Koeman, Simons could be a standout player for the Netherlands at Euro 2024.

Rasmus Hojlund (Denmark): The young forward emerged as a promising attacking talent at Manchester United, becoming the youngest player to reach double-figure goals in the 2023-24 EPL season. His form for both club and country makes him a player to watch at the tournament.

Kevin De Bruyne (Belgium): The midfield maestro was instrumental in Manchester City’s EPL title charge and will be a key player for Belgium at Euro 2024. His experience and playmaking abilities will be crucial for the team’s success in the tournament.

Kenan Yildiz (Turkey): The 18-year-old forward made a significant impact at Juventus, improving the team’s attacking prowess. Yildiz will be looking to lead Turkey to a successful campaign at Euro 2024 after their disappointing exits in the previous tournaments.

Lamine Yamal (Spain): At just 16 years old, Yamal has already set extraordinary records in his young career. His explosive nature on the wings and goal-scoring ability make him a key player for Spain at the tournament.

Phil Foden (England): The Manchester City midfielder had an impressive season, earning the Player of the Season award. Foden will be a dangerous threat for England at Euro 2024, as they aim to secure their first European title.

Kylian Mbappe (France): The 25-year-old striker heads into the tournament on the back of a terrific season with Paris Saint-Germain, scoring 44 goals in all competitions. Leading France to their first European Championship in 24 years will be Mbappe’s goal at Euro 2024.

Josko Gvardiol (Croatia): The versatile defender-turned-attacker will play a crucial role for Croatia at the tournament. His unique skill set positions Croatia nicely to make an impact at Euro 2024.

Keep up with all the Euro 2024 action on Al Jazeera’s dedicated tournament page, which features match build-up, live text commentary, group standings, and real-time match results and schedules. Stay tuned for an exciting month of football as the top players in Europe battle it out for glory on the pitch.