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Griezmann Has a Tournament to Remember

Antonie Griezmann was probably not many people’s first choice when guessing who would be the top scorer in Euro 2016. So far, the Frenchman has outpaced everyone else in the competition by scoring six goals through the semifinals. One of the obvious reasons for his goal scoring has been his finishing ability. He has been clinical at the most opportune …

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The Final Four

48 matches, 103 goals, 142 yellow cards, three red cards, ten cities later and we’re down to the last four of Euro 2016: Let’s take a look at each team’s journey so far….   Wales: To say at the start of Euro 2016 that Wales would be in the semi-finals of their debut European Championship and 90 minutes away from …

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UEFA EURO 2016 Analysis – Italy vs Spain

UEFA EURO 2016 Analysis – Round of 16 Knockout Phase – Italy vs Spain The second installment of my EURO 2016 analysis pieces focuses on a match-up that promised to be an enthralling tactical battle. Conte’s Italy topped Group E with a game in hand whilst a last round loss to Croatia saw Del Bosque’s Spain give up their top …

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Solutions for the Problematic Euros Format

Now that the group stages have finished at Euro 2016, it’s time for the knockout rounds to commence with some mouth watering ties such as Italy versus Spain, Wales versus Northern Ireland and Croatia versus Portugal to look forward to. However, the fact that the Euros was expanded to 24 teams has created problems.  Traditionally there was only 16 teams split into …

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Hodgson England

Roy Hodgson Threatens to start James Milner if English fans continue to Misbehave

England manager Roy Hodgson appears to have lost patience with English fans following their recently reported violence on the streets of Lille. Having already made a joint appeal with England captain Wayne Rooney, urging fans to behave following UEFA’s threat to disqualify England from the Euro 2016 tournament along with Russia, it appears that Roy has chosen to “go nuclear” …

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Minimum Points Needed to Get Out of the Group Stages at Euro 2016

With England suffering a heartbreaking last minute equaliser at the hands of Russia, I wondered about the possible scenarios that could happen to England in the following matches against Wales and Slovakia. One of these scenarios was England finishing third which usually leads to a team getting knocked out, but this tournament has a unique structure due to there being …

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21 under 21 at Euro 2016

Olexandr Zinchenko – Ukraine (19) Zinchenko is a product of the Shaktar Donetsk Youth Sportive School system, but was let go by Shaktar in 2014 to join FC Ufa of the Russian Premier League. He made his international debut against Spain in a Euro 2016 qualifier and scored his first goal against Ukraine breaking a record previously held by Andriy …

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5 Underdogs to Look Out For at Euro 2016

With Euro 2016 just a few days away it’s time to look at the teams that have managed to avoid the tag of favourites going in to the tournament, but at the same time they have the quality to upset some of the bigger nations if they are not given enough respect and we always love an underdog to surprise …

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Euro 2016 Quiz

A Ironclad In Torso – Can you guess which Euro 2016 Stars we’re talking about?

It’s Euro 2016 time!! Test your knowledge of the best worldwide players with our name scrabble quiz. We have scrambled up some famous footballer names into funny anagrams, like Rare Hanky! We think it is pretty tough to figure them out, even for the biggest of football fans.

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Fernando Santos: Ronaldo is More Important to Portugal than Real Madrid

Portugal coach Fernando Santos is relying on Cristiano Ronaldo to use another impressive season as a starting point for a strong Euro 2016 campaign. Only eight days after Real Madrid lifted the Champions League trophy thanks to Ronaldo scoring the winning penalty against Atletico, he joined his national team in training on Sunday. His presence is a boost for Portugal …

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