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A Euro 2016 ‘Best XI’ Based On Statistics

Some of Europe’s biggest superstars will descend on France this week as Euro 2016 begins at the Stade de France on Friday. With the exception of the Netherlands, most of the big hitters have all qualified in the expanded 24 team format. Therefore, choosing a “Best XI” from the 552 players appearing in the tournament would be a tough ask – which is …

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Analysis: What Are England’s Options If Hodgson Fails Again?

Raheem Sterling

Fingers, toes and and all other traversable body parts will be well and truly crossed at the FA as England begin a third international tournament under Roy Hodgson. Not necessarily in the hope of victory but certainly in the hope that failure, for the first time, is avoided. What can be deemed success at a tournament where only eight of 24 teams will …

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Liverpool Could Join The Race To Pry Vardy From Leicester [Report]

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 02: Jamie Vardy of England during the International Friendly match between England and Portugal at Wembley Stadium on June 2, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Catherine Ivill - AMA/Getty Images)

The future of Jamie Vardy remains up in the air and now it is set to become even more confused. With the European Championships only days away, players are entrenched in their respective camps, preparing to represent their countries. Player agents, meanwhile, are hard at work trying to secure the best possible deals they can for their clients in the now red-hot transfer …

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Germany’s Euro Preparations Blighted By Criticism From Far Right

It has been ten years since Germany hosted the FIFA World Cup. At the time many feared that the tournament would prompt overt displays of nationalism. The practices of flying German flags in the streets or singing the national anthem are particularly contentious. When the national team are playing some fans struggle with the dissonance of supporting the team and …

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Cristiano Ronaldo Named In UEFA Fan-Voted All Time European Championship XI

L'VIV, UKRAINE - JUNE 13: Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal gestures during the UEFA EURO European Championships 2012 group B match between Denmark and Portugal at Arena Lviv on June 13, 2012 in L'viv, Ukraine. (Photo by Martin Rose/Getty Images)

Ahead of the European Championships beginning in France this week, UEFA asked fans to name their all-time Euros starting lineup. More than 3.5m votes were cast, and in the end a team of eleven was chosen from 50 nominees. After more than 3.5m votes, here is your EURO #alltime11…#EURO2016 pic.twitter.com/d4UmMSfYQ7 — UEFA EURO 2016 (@UEFAEURO) June 7, 2016 Goalkeeper: Gianluigi Buffon (Italy) …

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Euro 2016: Come On You Boys In Green

Here we go again. Another big tournament. Another tough group. This time however, there is a sense of realism about the Irish team and supporters. Few are muttering “If we can just win that game, who knows.” It seems as though the calming presence of Martin O’ Neill and the brutal honesty of Roy Keane, has combined to create an …

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Euro 2016: An In-Depth Look At Six Tournament Dark Horses

OSIJEK, CROATIA - MARCH 23: (L-R) Dario Srna, Vedran Corluka, Luka Modric, Domagoj Vida, Nikola Kalinic and Marcelo Brozovic of Croatia celebrate during the International Friendly match between Croatia and Israel at stadium Gradski Vrt on March 23, 2016 in Osijek, Croatia. (Photo by Srdjan Stevanovic/Getty Images)

France, Spain, Germany, England, Belgium, Portugal and Italy. It is widely expected that one of these seven nations will be crowned kings of Europe on July 10th. However, who are the dark horses for the tournament? History suggests there can a surprise package who can upset the odds. Euro 1992 winners Denmark are a prime example. A team that only …

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Ireland Defender Richard Keogh Looking Forward To Testing Himself Against The Best

ZENICA, BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA - NOVEMBER 13. Richard Keogh (C) in action during the EURO 2016 Qualifier Play-Off First Leg match at Bilino Polje Stadium on November 13, 2015 in Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina. (Photo by Srdjan Stevanovic/Getty Images)

Republic of Ireland defender Richard Keogh wants to test himself against the very best players at Euro 2016 after holding his own against Thomas Muller and Robert Lewandowski during the qualifying campaign.  After starting on the fringes of Martin O’Neill’s squad at the beginning of the qualifying campaign, Keogh became an integral part of the side towards the end of the qualifiers – forming …

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Have Your Say: Pick Who Makes England’s Starting XI For The Euros

With the England’s opening game just days away, we want to know who you want to see in the starting line-up. Goalkeeper Goalkeeper Joe Hart Fraser Forster Tom Heaton Right-Back Right-Back Nathaniel Clyne Kyle Walker poll generator Left-Back With Ryan Bertrand sidelined, Danny Rose takes this spot by default. Centre-Back Centre-Back John Stones Chris Smalling Gary Cahill Do Quizzes Top …

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