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Under Rangnick, Austria Emerges as Euro 2024 Contender

Rangnick’s Austria Poised for Euro 2024 Charge

Austria heads into Euro 2024 with newfound optimism, largely credited to the impact of manager Ralf Rangnick.

Historically, Austria hasn’t been a major force in international football, with their last World Cup appearance in 1998. However, Rangnick’s tenure has seen a significant turnaround.

Under Rangnick’s leadership in the past 21 games, Austria has only lost five, with most defeats concentrated in his early period. They’ve also drawn three. Notably, they boast a strong recent record with just one loss in their last 15 games – a 3-2 defeat to Belgium in October 2023.

Rangnick appears to have unlocked Austria’s potential. Traditionally known for their cautious approach, the team now exhibits a more attacking style.  This shift in strategy, coupled with a talented squad, has ignited a spark of excitement amongst Austrian fans. 

Recent victories, including a dominant 6-1 win against Turkey and a hard-fought 2-1 win over Serbia, further solidify Austria’s position as a potential dark horse in the upcoming European Championship.