european championships 2016

european championships 2016

 

You may not be a football fan, or particularly like football, however over the next month we are all going to be treated to more football coverage than usual.

Friday 10th June sees the start of the European Championships, 24 teams fighting it out in France over the next 4 weeks to take the coveted cup.
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England’s chances.

With two in form strikers having completed 20-goal Premier League Seasons, surely this gift to the England managers should help improve on their 2014 World Cup performance.

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Harry Kane and Jamie Vardy were two of the best forwards in England last season, the duo are expected to create goal chances of the like that hasn’t been seen in an England side for many a year.

So who are some of the other stars we can look forward to seeing…
1. Ante Coric, Croatia

Ante Coric

 

 

 

 

 

2. Emre Mor, Turkey

Emre Mor

 

 

 

 

 

3. Ludwig Augustinsson, Sweden

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4. Renato Sanches, Portugal

Renato Sanches

 

 

 

 

 

5. Kingsley Coman, France

Kingsley Coman

 

 

 

 

 

6. Victor Lindelof, Sweden

Victor Lindelof

 

 

 

 

 

7. Bartosz Kapustka, Poland

Bartosz Kapustka

 

 

 

 

 

It’s easy to bemoan England’s previous poor results due to unkind draws, however the last World Cup was particularly tough. For the Euros, England have their best chance of winning the group, with Russia, Slovakia and Wales completing group B.

With the decision to expand the European Championship to 24 teams, the second round seems slightly biased, four of the six first place teams (those that win groups A, B, C and D) play sides that finished third in their group, the remaining two first placed teams will face runners up.

France being the host team kick off the tournament at 20:00 on Friday 10th June, click here for a full group and schedule, who knows Sunday 10th July we could be celebrating England in the Final!

The European soccer championships trophy is put on display before a press conference to mark the hundred days to go before the start of Euro 2016 soccer tournament, in Paris, Wednesday, March 2, 2016. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

Partisan fans may shout, but the England fans will roar!