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 … +
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), … +
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 … +
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 … +
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 … +
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 … +