Euro 2012 is a platform for many of europe’s top players to put on their national colour on and show Europe what there worth. It is also a great platform for young players to announce there arrival on world stage, these are just some I think will make an impact at Euro 2012.

Marco Reus

A young star that is on his way to Borussia Dortmund straight after the tournament after he single-handily taking, Borussia Monchengladbach from a side on the verge of relegation in 10-11 to a side that secured a champions league spot in 2011-12. With 18 goals in Bundesliga in 11-12, he was top scoring midfielder in the league and after bagging his first international goal against Switzerland in the recent 5-3 defeat , there’s no doubt that he will be hungry for more. However, he may only feature as a substitute, I’m sure he’ll still shine, adding to the attacking flair, Germany will bring to Euro 2012.

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Mario Gotze

Another young German star, the Borussia Dortmund midfielder is a prized asset at the Westfalenstadion,leading Dortmund to two Bundesliga titles in a row. Prompting the club to secure his services till 2016 after agreeing a contract extension in March. Still just 20, Gotze may only play a cameo role at Euro 2012. But, its assured he’ll perform when he’s on the field. 2014, will be the year he will truly shine on the international stage.

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Luuk De Jong

Relatively far down in the pecking order, Luuk De Jong is one of the few Dutch players that ply their trade in the Eredivise, playing as the main attacking threat for Fc Twente. Bagging 25 goals in an impressive season in which he finished a second top scorer behind Heerenveen revelation, Bas Dost. Although first team opportunities are at a premium with Robin Van Persie and Klaas Jan Hunterlaar above him, the young star can only pray is time will come in 2014 or he can impress Bert Van Marwijk enough to put him in the thick of it in Poland and Ukraine.

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Alex Oxlade Chamberlain

After signing for Arsenal for £15 million in 2011, the footballing community held their breath as we waited to see if he lived up to the price tag. And we weren’t disappointed, the young star put in some magnificent performances on the wing, making full backs look stupid. Most notably having a brilliant game against Manchester united in which the crowd booed when he was substituted. He has been described as a wild card in the England side and that’s what he’ll be, maybe he can drive the side on, like a certain, Wayne Rooney did at Euro 2004.

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Alan Dzagoev
The Russian starlet has lit up the Russian Premier League since 2008 and has been on national side since 2008, waiting for his chance to shine at major international tournament after the failure to qualify for world cup 2010. He’ll surely be Russia’s star when they sweep group A. His talents haven’t gone unnoticed in the rest of Europe with reports suggesting he could be on his way to Manchester United or Chelsea.

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