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UEFA Euro 2016 contenders – Belgium

Belgium national team is brimming with a lot of quality players. They are blessed with exceptionally talented players across all areas of the pitch. Chelsea number 1 Thibaut Courtois will be keeping the goal, while ahead of him there are exceptional defenders in Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany, Barcelona’s Thomas Vermaelen, Tottenham Hotspur’s summer signing Toby Alderweireld and his team-mate ...

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UEFA Euro 2016 contenders – Portugal

Portugal saw a change of manager during the course of their 2016 European Championship qualifying campaign as Paulo Bento made way for Fernando Santos after they lost to lowly Albania. Under their new manager seven successive wins saw them through to the tournament proper as group winners ahead second-placed Albania and Denmark, who came in third, but lost their playoff ...

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UEFA Euro 2016 contenders – Turkey

Turkey enjoyed a stellar campaign at the 2002 World Cup, jointly hosted by South Korea and Japan, as they finished third after defeating the South Koreans 3-2 in the third place playoff. And if luck had gone their way in the semi-final clash against Brazil, Turkey may well have made it to the summit clash against Germany. But it wasn’t ...

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UEFA Euro 2016 contenders – Croatia

Croatia can be considered the dark horses at the upcoming European Championship due to be held in France. The Vatreni finished second in their qualification group behind Italy with a haul of 20 points from their 10 games. They lost only once through the course of qualification, however, due to an alarming wobble in form, Niko Kovac had to make ...

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UEFA Euro 2016 contenders – Germany

The reigning world champions sailed through their 2016 European Championship qualification campaign with minor hiccups along the way. They finished atop Group D ahead of Poland and Republic of Ireland – the other two qualifiers from the group. Germany have been placed in Group C in the tournament proper and have Ukraine, Northern Ireland and Poland to compete with for ...

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UEFA Euro 2016 Group F Preview

Group F teams: Portugal, Iceland, Austria, and Hungary The tournament in France may well turn out to be the last opportunity for Portugal’s talismanic captain Cristiano Ronaldo to add a significant international trophy to his burgeoning trophy cabinet. The Real Madrid forward has won honours galore both individually as well as for his clubs, but the lack of international silverware ...

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UEFA Euro 2016 Group E Preview

Group E teams: Italy, Belgium, Sweden, and Republic of Ireland Italy finished runners-up to Spain at the last European Championships after they lost to the Spaniards 4-0 in the final that turned out to be embarrassingly one-sided. Much has changed in the Azzurri line-up since. Most importantly, they have a strict disciplinarian at the helm unlike the likes of Marcelo ...

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UEFA Euro 2016 Group D Preview

Group D teams: Spain, Turkey, Czech Republic, Croatia Reigning European champions Spain will be battling to collect their third successive Euro title and not many would count them out in their unprecedented quest. A lot has changed in the Spanish squad since their disastrous World Cup campaign of 2014 and they certainly have a different look to them than it ...

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UEFA Euro 2016 Group C Preview

Group C teams: Germany, Ukraine, Poland, and Northern Ireland Reigning world champions Germany are the overwhelming favourites to top Group C at Euro 2016 in France. They were the best team at the 2014 World Cup which they went on to win ahead of Argentina, and Joachim Low will be able to call upon the services of majority of the ...

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UEFA Euro 2016 Group B Preview

Group B teams: England, Russia, Wales, and Slovakia England won their qualifying group at a canter, winning all of their ten games to book their spot at the European Championship in France next summer. Roy Hodgson’s men looked strong through the course of the qualifying. Although the Three Lions didn’t face much competition in their group, it is still a ...

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