Team Preview – Austria

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The Austrian team was undoubtedly the biggest surprise during the qualifiers for Euro 2016, easily winning group G, unbeaten with 9 wins and 1 draw, leaving the 2nd place Russia 8 points behind and reaching its second European in its history (2008) as one of the great question marks of the competition, but considered by some … +

Team Preview – Portugal

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The Portuguese national team reached France after breezing through its qualifying group, winning every game apart from the home opener against Albania, in a game that cost manager Paulo Bento his job being replaced by Fernando Santos. Portugal has a rich history in the Euros, always advancing to the knockout rounds every time they qualified, and … +

Team Preview – Sweden

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Finishing 3rd in Group G behind the surprising Austria and Russia, Sweden booked the flight to France in a playoff win against historic rival Denmark, with a 2-1 home win and a 2 goal draw away. Coming out of the group stage also won’t be easy for a team that in the last 20 years (94’ … +

Team Preview – Ireland

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A three-time participant in the European Championships, Ireland expects to turn around the table on their latest appearance in the tournament. Four years ago, they left Euro 2012 with 3 defeats in 3 games, 1 goal scored and 9 conceded. Joined also by Belgium and Italy in their group, the Irish aspire to beat Sweden within … +

Team Preview – Italy

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Even if the 23 players the Italians sent to France are considered one of the weaker Italian groups of the past decades, the truth is that the 2nd-placed team in the last European Champions easily won Group H, and is massive favourite to join Belgium in the next phase, in a group where Sweden and Ireland … +

Team Preview – Belgium

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The Belgians travel to neighbourly France after winning Group B with relative ease and, as they were before the last World Cup in Brazil, are considered one of the possible surprises of the competition, projected to do better than the quarter-finals of 2014. For the first time in a Euro since 2000 (as a host nation), … +