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Euro 2016 Venues: Cities and Stadiums

Bordeaux/Stade de Bordeaux The home of Bordeaux is one of the ten venues for the 2016 European Championship. The stadium has been newly built by the famed architecture firm Herzog & de Meuron, who also built the Bird’s Nest for the 2008 Olympic games in China. Lens/Stade Bollaert-Delelis Racing Club de Lens’ home was renovated for the Euros and has ...

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Euro 2016: 5 Young Stars to watch out for

Arkadiusz Milik The youngster has become a potent force up front for Dutch giants Ajax Amsterdam, having contributed eight goals and seven assists to their cause in the Eredivisie so far as they attempt to win the league this term. The 21-year-old has carved himself a regular first team spot in the Poland national team and his partnership with Bayern ...

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6 Euro 2016 group fixtures to look out for

France vs Romania (Group A) The game between the hosts and Romania on 10th June at the Stade de France will kick-off the 15th edition of the European Championship. France have been underperforming at the highest stages for quite some time and the opening fixture will give them the chance to show their credentials to the rest of the field. ...

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5 Stars names in danger of missing Euro 2016

2016 is the year of the European Championship and the teams as well as groups for the tournament have long been decided. What remains to be seen is who the managers take as part of their sides to France. Here is a list of players who may miss the bus to France for various reasons. Andrea Pirlo The elegant midfielder ...

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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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