Tag Archives: Euro 2016

Iceland’s road from the qualifying to the Euro quarter-finals

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In the aftermath of Iceland’s defeat of England in the round of 16 in the ongoing European Championship, Roy Hodgson has left his managerial role of the Three Lions. And not just that, the historic defeat is having far-reaching consequences as questions are being raised about whether this is the worst defeat of an English team in history? One cannot ...

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Top 5 players at Euro 2016 so far

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Andres Iniesta The two-time European and 2014 World Cup winner is showing no signs of slowing down. He has been invaluable for the Spanish national team for so long and is continuing to show his pedigree in France. Although the Barcelona captain has only one assist to show for his efforts in France so far, a player of his belletic ...

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Euro 2016 Best XI so far

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Yann Sommer The Switzerland international had been fantastic in goal for his side. It is a little ironic that the Swiss went out of the tournament after losing to Poland in a penalty shootout, where Sommer failed to make a single save. But the Swiss wouldn’t have gone that far without their custodian. Kyle Walker The Tottenham Hotspur right-back has ...

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Portrait of an iconic manager – Joachim Low

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Joachim Low has been at the helm of the German national team for over a decade now and has overseen some of the biggest talents in modern football during his reign at the national team. Low started out as midfielder for SC Freiburg in 1978 and had a nomadic career after leaving them two years later. He went on to ...

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Top 5 Goals at Euro 2016 so far

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The first round of the group games are over now. A total of 22 goals have been scored in the tournament so far. There haven’t been many matches with a goalfest, however, just 12 matches into the tournament, we already have some of the strong contenders for ‘Goal of the tournament’. Here’s our pick for the top five Euro 2016 ...

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Portrait of an iconic manager – Vicente del Bosque

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  Vicente del Bosque was a product of the Real Madrid youth academy who went on to have a successful 16-year association with Los Blancos’ first team. The midfielder went on to make over 500 appearances for the Spanish giants across all competitions and won five league titles as well as four Copa del Reys during his time at the ...

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Football’s Rising Stars – Granit Xhaka

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  Granit Xhaka has signed for Arsenal this summer and has become the first acquisition for the Gunners in the ongoing transfer window. For the 23-year-old midfielder the north London club have paid €45 million, according to reports. It is a steep price for a youngster, but then the rapid progress that the Swiss international of Albanian origin has made ...

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Can Antonio Conte lead Italy to European Championship success?

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When Jose Mourinho was unceremoniously sacked from the Chelsea job last year, rumours started swirling that the London outfit were going to hire Antonio Conte to steady the ship of the team that made a hash of their title defence last season. However, not many believed those rumours to be true, expecting that the former Juventus boss would stay at ...

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Greatest Underdog Stories – From beach to European champions

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It is hard to find a fairytale in football that would trump Denmark’s triumph at the European Championship in 1992. The Danes had failed to qualify for the competition, but after Yugoslavia were disqualified from the tournament due to the Yugoslav wars, the Danes – runners-up in Yugoslavia’s qualifying group – were invited to take their spot in Sweden, completing ...

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