Team Preview – Croatia

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Croatia managed to qualify for the Euro, after a second place in Group H, behind only Italy, even with having seen UEFA penalize them with the loss of one point due to racist behaviour in the game against Italy, at Stadion Poljud in Split.

Despite being in France, there are many questions hanging around new coach … +

Team Preview – Turkey

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Back in the European Championship after failing to qualify for Euro2012, Turkey dreams of repeating the success the 2008 edition where they reached the semi-finals. With a 3rd place in Group A behind the Czech Republic and Iceland, but ahead of the most noticeable absent from this summer, the Netherlands, the Turkish national team ensured progress … +

Team Preview – Czech Republic

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The Czechs arrive in France with morale on a high note after winning Group A, ahead of teams like Iceland, Turkey and the Netherlands (which is watching the Euros at home). In a very difficult group, it won’t be so easy to mimic the feats of their countrymen in 2004, when they reached the semi-finals of … +

Team Preview – Spain

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Winner of the last two editions, Spain is perceived again as a clear-cut favourite to take the trophy home, amidst a renovation process, with perennial starters like Xavi and Xabi Alonso retired from international duties. Nonetheless, La Roja dominated its group at will in the qualifying stage with 9 wins out of 10 games, 23 goals … +

Team Preview – Northern Ireland

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In their first European Championships ever, and 30 years after the last appearance in a World Cup, Michael O’Neill’s lads come to France as one of the great surprises of the competition after winning Group F, ahead of higher ranked team as Romania, Hungary or Greece (perhaps the biggest disappointment of the qualifying stage, finishing last … +

Team Preview – Poland

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Poland qualified for the Euros for the third time in its history (and third consecutive) after a second place in Group D, just a point off a very strong Germany, now reunited in the competition group stage, having beaten Joachim Löw’s squad at home by 2-0. If they achieve the widely expected 2nd place in the … +