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UEFA Euro 2016 contenders: France

The hosts of Euro 2016 will be amongst the favourites to win the tournament. Didier Deschamps has assembled a strong unit that is littered with quality players across all areas of the pitch. Tottenham Hotspur first-choice goalkeeper Hugo Lloris will be the number 1 for Les Bleus and will also wear the captain’s armband at his home tournament. Ahead of ...

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UEFA Euro 2016 contenders – Wales

Wales created history last year as they qualified for their first ever European Championship. Their last participation at a major tournament was way back in 1958 when they qualified for the World Cup in Sweden. It had been a long wait for the Welsh since, but they will finally get to strut their stuff at the European Championship in France ...

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UEFA Euro 2016 contenders – Italy

Since winning the World Cup in 2006 under the stewardship of Marcelo Lippi, Italy have been abysmal at world football’s highest stage, going home at the first hurdle from the last two editions of the football’s acme event. However, they did extremely well at the European Championship in 2012 when they reached the final in Kiev, although they were completely ...

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UEFA Euro 2016 contenders – Spain

Spanish national team were quite abysmal at their last major tournament – the 2014 World Cup. The team lost their first two group stage fixtures – an astonishing 5-1 defeat to the Netherlands which was followed by a 2-0 loss against Chile – and despite winning their last game against Australia, the reigning European champions were unceremoniously booted out of ...

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Football records over the weekend (January 2 – 3, 2016)

Last week of action in Europe saw several records being broken. In the Premier League, beleaguered Manchester United skipper Wayne Rooney finally found the back of the net as he turned in a pass from Anthony Martial against Swansea City in a 2-1 win for his side at Old Trafford on Saturday. The strike took Rooney’s Premier League goal tally ...

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UEFA Euro 2016 contenders: England

If there is one thing that has remained consistent for England on the biggest of stages in the recent past, it is that they have been poor. England have consistently failed to live up to the expectations at major tournaments and their capitulation at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil was painful for their supporters. The Three Lions were in ...

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The UEFA Euro 2016 debutants

The draw for the group stage of the European Championship in France next summer has been made. There are five teams making their debuts at the competition. We will take a look at their chances at the tournament. Albania The Red and Blacks have been drawn in Group A alongside the hosts France, Romania and Switzerland. Undoubtedly it’s a tough ...

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