Euro 2024: Toni Kroos Sends 'Warning' to Rival Nations After Germany Sealed Group A

Euro 2024: Toni Kroos Sends 'Warning' to Rival Nations After Germany Sealed Group A

Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe
updated at June 24, 2024 at 6:44 AM
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  • Germany midfield linchpin, Toni Kroos, is in the mood for more after his nation finished Group A on top of the table
  • Kroos starred for the 2024 Euro hosts during all three group games and is looking forward to the knockout round
  • The Real Madrid star has already announced that he will retire from football at the end of the tourney this year

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Toni Kroos has seemingly issued a rallying cry after Germany secured the top spot in their group at the 2024 UEFA European Championship on Sunday night, June 23.

Die Mannschaft, tied with Spain as the most decorated nation in Euros history, had to dig deep to seal a 1-1 draw against Switzerland in their final group-stage game.

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Toni Kroos played all three Group A games for Germany en route to the knockout stage. Photo by Chris Brunskill/Fantasista.
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The three-time champions fell behind for the first time in this year's tournament when Dan Ndoye opened the scoring for the Swiss just before the half-hour mark.

Despite struggling to translate their lion's share of possession into goals, Julian Nagelsmann's side finally equalised at the death through substitute, Niclas Fullkrug, who scored his second goal of the tournament with a header.

The result ensured that Germany finished the group stage undefeated and, crucially, at the top of Group A, heading into the knockout rounds.

Toni Kroos' performance vs Switzerland

According to Managing Madrid, Kroos concluded the game with a game-high 127 touches and 106 passes at a 92.5% accuracy rate.

The 34-year-old also contributed four key passes, two tackles, two interceptions, and one clearance despite a slow first half.

What Toni Kroos said after Germany topped Group A?

Kroos, who has been pivotal for the host nation, shared his thoughts on social media, emphasising his desire for success in what will be his final tournament with Germany.

"Let the tournament begin!" wrote the Real Madrid star on X (formerly called Twitter).

Who will Germany face in the round of 16?

After an almost flawless group stage, Germany hopes to continue their success on the path to the final.

Their first challenge in the knockout round will be against the second-placed team from Group C, per The Athletic.

Denmark is the most likely opponent for Kroos and his teammates, although the third round of matches in that group has yet to be played.

Kroos among players never to score at Euros

Sports Brief has also previously highlighted some of the top players, both past and present, who have not scored at the Euros.

Despite Kroos' sterling performances for Germany in the 17th edition, he remains among those who have never scored.

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Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe is a Ligue 1, Bundesliga, and La Liga editor with five-year experience. He previously worked with Sports Corna and 360SportsGH.