With the 2024 Euro quickly approaching, today the 5th of June will see our beautiful island, host the final of the U17 Euros, and officially start the countdown. Throughout the last month, Italy and Portugal are the first two teams to reach the finish line but only one of them can cut the cord.

Italy reached the final with 5 wins in 5 games and they have the clear momentum especially after their hard-fought 1-0 win over Denmark in the semi-finals, while Portugal beat Serbia in a dramatic 3-2 affair, with two late goals.

With their classic Italian style, the team of Massimiliano Favo, has kept a clean sheet in 3 of the 5 matches they have had so far in the competition while, the Portuguese have scored 12 goals in this campaign thus far.

An interesting tactical battle will take place in the Alphamega Arena, while the two teams will collide in a battle of dynamics and it is obvious what the approach of each side will be. The ‘’hosts’’ look to keep their clean sheet for a 4th match, while Portugal will aim to outscore their opponents.

Tonight’s final will not only be the start of the countdown towards the Euros, but it is a chance for football fans to see the stars of tomorrow, and the people that will represent these great teams in the future.