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How will Austria line up at UEFA Euro 2020?

Wed 09 June 2021 | 22:00

Talking about the Austria Euro 2020 squad, and especially, determining it needs a lot of authority. How will Austria Euro 2020 lineup? That's a broad question, but we'll try to answer it in this article.

The 16th UEFA European Championship was postponed for a year because of the COVID-19 epidemic and it will now begin on June 11 and end on July 11, 2021.

After an unassuming but remarkable qualifying campaign in which they won nine games, drew one, and defeated Russia at home and away,

Austria

entered Euro 2016 as dark horses. With a routine group-stage departure and only a point to take home, ambitions were quickly shattered, albeit against eventual champions Portugal.

With attritional and uninspiring victories over Slovenia,

Israel

, and North Macedonia, Franco Foda's side recovered from a slow start in their qualifying group, but many fans were left to lament a lack of goal threat and a reluctance to bring through younger players, particularly those performing admirably at Austrian clubs.

That began to alter when the setup began to show signs of experimentation near the close of 2020, but mixed results may have tempted the coach to stick to his conservative ways.

Austria will have to find a way to break free from the shackles of the 2016 finals fast if they are to make an impact at Euro 2020, especially with a game against the Netherlands wedged between winnable games against familiar adversaries North Macedonia and Ukraine. Let's take a look at who made our list of

Austria Euro 2020

lineup.

How will Austria line up at UEFA Euro 2020?

In international friendlies, Foda has been known to experiment with a back three, but in competitive matches, he has been a steadfast advocate of a 4-2-3-1, which provides the coach with the ideal balance of defensive stability and attacking rigor.

Austria is a front-foot, energetic team that likes to dominate the ball and press hard, and Foda has the tools to carry out that concept. Baumgartlinger, Sabitzer, and Alaba form one of the continent's most balanced and tenacious midfielders, as previously said.

The players on the Austria Euro 2020 list that we have supplied for you are those that the SportMob team believes have the best chance of making the starting eleven, So the following players have been selected for the tournament team:

  • Goalkeepers

    : Daniel Bachmann (Watford), Pavao Pervan (Wolfsburg), Alexander Schlager (LASK)

  • Midfielders

    : Julian Baumgartlinger (Leverkusen), Christoph Baumgartner (Hoffenheim), Florian Grillitsch (Hoffenheim), Stefan Ilsanker (Frankfurt), Konrad Laimer (Leipzig), Valentino Lazaro (Internazionale), Marcel Sabitzer (Leipzig), Louis Schaub (Luzern), Xaver Schlager (Wolfsburg), Alessandro Schopf (Schalke)

Defenders

: David Alaba (Bayern), Aleksandar Dragovic (Leverkusen), Marco Friedl (Werder Bremen) Martin Hinteregger (Frankfurt), Stefan Lainer (Monchengladbach), Philipp Lienhart (Freiburg), Stefan Posch (

Hoffenheim

), Christopher Trimmel (Union Berlin), Andreas Ulmer (Salzburg)

Forwards

: Marko Arnautovic (

Shanghai Port

), Michael Gregoritsch (Augsburg), Sasa Kalajdzic (Stuttgart), Karim Onisiwo (Mainz)

Let’s see who is our first nominee for the defensive post in the

Austria squad for Euro 2021

.

GK: Daniel Bachmann

With Alexander Schlager the most recent keeper to take up the gloves during the international breaks, picked ahead of Pavao Pervan and Heinz Lindner, the No. 1 jersey in the Austrian set-up is a massive question mark, but there is another alternative.

Daniel Bachmann of

Watford

has fully pounced on Ben Foster's injured finger suffered in mid-January to deputize admirably, preserving 13 clean sheets in 23 Championship games since his forced arrival. Given that he has one national game and does not have enough experience, but he has been called up to

Austria's Euro 2020 squad

, giving him the opportunity to press his claim as the number one.

CB: Aleksandar Dragovic

Dragoviç is known throughout Germany as

Bayer Leverkusen

's tough-tackling center-back, Mr. No Nonsense. He has a wealth of top-flight experience at the age of 29, having spent the 2017/18 season on loan at Leicester.

Hopefully, he will not be sent off like he was in Euros' first game in 2016. Dragovic was named to Franco Foda's finals squad of 26 players. And this amazing athlete’s performance pushed him into our

Austria Euro 2020 squad

.

CB: Martin Hinteregger

Hinteregger, exceptional center-back, made 212 appearances for Red Bull

Salzburg

before joining Augsburg in the Bundesliga. He presently plays for Eintracht Frankfurt, for which he is a regular. Martin was named to Franco Foda's 26-man squad for

Austria Euro 2020

campaign on May 24, 2021.

LB: Andreas Ulmer

Ulmer, a stalwart of Red Bull Salzburg over the previous decade, has made a total of 477 appearances for the team since 2009. Surprisingly, he just has 24 caps to his name, but his expertise could be crucial to Austria's hopes. He was also included in Franco Foda's 26-man squad for Austria Euro 2020 campaign.

RB: Stefan Lainer

Lainer is now playing for

Borussia Monchengladbach

in the Bundesliga, where he has helped his team ascend to fourth place. In Austria's qualifying victory over North Macedonia, he scored his first goal for the country. we offered him a spot in the

Austria squad for Euro 2021

.

DM: Julian Baumgartlinger

El Capitano. Baumgartlinger (a difficult name to type quickly, blimey!) has risen through the international levels, representing every age level from Under-16 to senior. He has 85 caps since 2009 and is now the captain of his country. He was named to Franco Foda's 26-man squad for Austria Euro 2020 campaign in May 2021.

CM: Florian Grillitsch

Florian Grillitsch scored two goals this season at club level and was in fifth place among his teammates. This rank was shared by Sargis Adamyan and Ryan Sessegnon. Florian Grillitsch, along with Melayro Bogarde, Kevin Vogt, Dennis Geiger, Ishak Belfodil, and Chris Richards.

The player with the number 11 shirt was in the starting lineup in 22 of the 26 games of the season in Bundesliga. He won eight of the 26 games with his club. He was also used as a substitute for four games. In May 2021, Florian was included in the 26-man for Austria Euro 2020 list.

AM: Marcel Sabitzer

Franco Foda possesses one of the most dynamic, versatile, and balanced midfield in the competition with Alaba and Sabitzer. Like his Bayern Munich teammate, he has played many positions for

RB Leipzig

this season, and he does so at the international level as well.

Sabitzer alternated between playing in the hole and up forward during the international breaks in autumn, partnering Marko Arnautovic in a 1-1 draw with

Norway

. Because of Julian Nagelsmann's high-octane demands, he takes on a deeper role for Leipzig, but one that routinely sees him enter the last third.

Sabitzer is a classic Nagelsmann midfielder in that he gives Die Roten Bullen a lot of energy, industry, and entrepreneurship while constantly wanting to play on the front foot and never giving up. Alaba's technical excellence and Julian Baumgartlinger's pace-setting should be the appropriate foil for such intensity. The following May, he was included in the 26-man squad for Austria Euro 2020. 

LW: David Alaba

The soon-to-be-former Bayern Munich defender/midfielder is the lifeblood of this Austrian team, a player prepared to put his body on the line for the cause and fill in where needed. He rarely plays defense for Austria, preferring instead to man the engine room in midfield or even play a wide role – he is the country's world-class factotum.

During the most recent international breaks, he has returned to more familiar settings, playing left-back, on the flank, and in defense. Last season, he primarily played as a center-back for Bayern, but he was also used in defensive midfield, left-back, and on the wing. In May 2021, Alaba was included in Franco Foda's 26-man for the

Austria Euro 2020

list.

RW: Valentino Lazaro

Lazaro scored his first goal for his new club Newcastle on Tuesday night. The Inter loanee has been a regular for the Austrian national team since 2014, making 55 appearances and scoring three goals. He was named to Franco Foda's 26-man squad for Austria Euro 2020 campaign in May 2021.

ST: Marko Arnautovic

The former West Ham striker will be itching to light up Euro 2020 in the summer. Despite switching from the technical pastures of Premier League football to the Chinese Super League in 2019, the mercurial marksman remains a strong force-up attack.

Arnautovic, like Alaba and Sabitzer, is a versatile player who rose to prominence as a winger before a David Moyes-inspired gambit saw him shimmy across to a central attacking role, where he dutifully shone and lifted a struggling West Ham to new heights.

He's maintained the prolific form he found in east London in the Far East, and he's the glue that holds this team together, providing an aggressive outlet upfront while also being capable of holding the ball, marauding forward with devastation, and linking play. He was named to Franco Foda's 26-man squad for Austria Euro 2020 campaign in May 2021.

Austria Group fixtures in Euro 2020 are as follow:

(All times CEST)

13 June (18:00):

Austria vs North Macedonia

- Bucharest 

17 June 2021 (21:00):

Netherlands vs Austria

- Bucharest 

21 June 2021 (18:00):

Ukraine vs Austria

- Bucharest

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source: SportMob