Team Preview – Ukraine

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Ukraine will make only its second UEFA European Championship appearance and after a very difficult qualifying in which they finished 3rd in group C, behind Spain and Slovakia, with Mykhailo Fomenko’s side only booking their tickets to France in a play-off matchup against Slovenia.

The focus on a defensive stance was evident during qualifying, with just … +

Team Preview – Germany

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Gary Lineker once said that “football is 11 against 11, and in the end Germany wins” and German history seems to support this idea. The current world champions, were the semi-finals in 13 of the 18 World Cups played, and in 8 out of 11 Euro semi-finals. In fact, the biggest surprise may well be that … +

Team Preview – Slovakia

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The Slovak team is considered the least favorite of the group B to move to the knockout phase, but their performance in World Cup 2014 should not be ignored, even if this group can be considered more difficult than the one they faced in Brazil. In the past two years, the Slovaks only lost two matches … +

Team Preview – Wales

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Appearing for the first time in a European Championship, and 58 years after its sole participation in a World Cup, Chris Coleman’s team arrives in France sitting on a 2nd place on Group B, only 2 points behind Belgium and leaving behind the higher ranked Bosnia & Herzegovina. In an Euro2016 where, besides the first two … +

Team Preview – Russia

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After three disastrous years, shadowed by the extremely costly Italian coach and successive disputes with several players, and in danger of failing to qualify after a home defeat to Austria (who would win the group), Fabio Capello was replaced in office by Leonid Slutsky, that accumulated the position with the CSKA coaching job. Since then, Russia … +

Team Preview – England

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Despite a perfect qualification (10j, 10v, 31GM, 3 GS) and always being identified as one of the teams to go far in any competition it enters, the truth is that since 1968, England has only once reached the semi-finals of a European Championship. If we combine this with the fact that only once in its history, … +