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The opening round of Euro 2020 qualifying is just two days away and there are a host of exciting new talents that could be making debuts for their countries. 

Who are we betting on to make a big impression in the coming days and weeks?


Declan Rice switched allegiances from Ireland to England and that's definitely Gareth Southgate's gain. His versatility means that he's a genuine contender for the role of holding midfielder, an area where England cannot boast incredible depth. Rice looks set to start at least one of England's next two matches and try to exhibit his wonderful ball-winning abilities in the middle of the park.

Chelsea teenager Callum Hudson-Odoi has also been drafted into the squad following the withdrawal of Luke Shaw. He has shone for Chelsea in the Europa League, although he's yet to start a game for his club and that makes an impact role from the bench more likely for the talented winger. Let's see what all the fuss is about from Chelsea fans over the man that Bayern Munich tried to sign.

Although Borussia Dortmund star Jadon Sancho (also 18) has made his full England debut, he's yet to start a game for the Three Lions and that should happen sooner rather than later. Sancho has eight goals and 12 assists in the Bundesliga this season, and those figures have come from only 19 starts.


Wolverhampton Wanders regular Diego Jota has an incredible chance to stake a claim for a starting berth in Portugal's attack this summer. He's had a direct hand in ten goals in the Premier League this season and has been one of the outstanding individuals contributing to a wonderful team effort from the Molineux team. The 22-year-old can play anywhere in attack.

The name on most supporters' lips, however, is Benfica winger Joao Felix. He's scored ten league goals this season in Portugal and assisted a further four. It's no wonder that a host of elite clubs are willing to part with big money for the 19-year-old.


There's only one man to watch when it comes to emerging stars in the Italy camp and that is AS Roma teenager Nicolo Zaniolo. He scored a brace against Porto in the Champions League and, although Roma exited in the second leg, that brace was enough to announce his name on the global stage. 


Young trio Lukas Klostermann, Niklas Stark and Maximilian Eggestein could all feature against Serbia on Wednesday as Germany enters a new era and period of transition. All three play for relatively unfashionable German clubs. Klostermann is a converted right back at RB Leipzig and might be earmarking that role with regular fullback Josh Kimmich likely to slot into central midfield. Hertha Berlin man Stark is a number deep-lying player in the mould of Toni Kroos, and Eggestein is yet another attacking midfielder from the conveyor belt, he plays for Werder Bremen.

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