EURO 2020 GROUP C
Manager Franco Foda Franco Foda has been manager since 2018 but the fans have yet to truly warm to him as his team selection is perceived as conservative. Record P 33 W 21 D 4 L 8 All games Strengths • With 21 of their 26 man squad playing in the Bundesliga, they have experience at a high level • In Alaba and Sabitzer they have two top-class players Weaknesses • Lack a consistent goalscorer and experienced goalkeeper • No track record at major tournaments and the manager’s conservative approach may not help Prospects It is probably between Austria and Ukraine for second place in the group, and if their stars turn up they will be a stern test for anyone. However, their track record in tournaments does not inspire confidence and progress beyond the last 16 looks unlikely. Inside info Andreas Wagner Journalist The Austrian squad are eyeing up second place in Group C, with the Netherlands clear favourites to progress. Their starting 11 will again be built around superstar David Alaba and a lot could rest on their opening game against North Macedonia.