Tag Archives: EURO 2016

World champions Germany suffer defeat ahead of Euro 2016

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Germany suffered a third defeat in four games as they were beaten 3-1 by Slovakia in the final match before their Euro 2016 squad is finalised. Joachim Low’s world champions went ahead through Mario Gomez’s penalty after 13 minutes. But Slovakia, who are in the same group as England and Wales in France, hit back through Marek Hamsik, Michal Duris ...

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Kane, Vardy as England beat Turkey in pre-Euro 2016 friendly

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Jamie Vardy’s late strike gave England victory over Turkey in their first warm-up match for Euro 2016, but Roy Hodgson’s side were fortunate to win a game in which they looked far from convincing at the back. As dangerous as England were going forward they also struggled defensively, and it took a brilliant reaction save from Joe Hart to deny ...

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EURO 2016: Renato Sanches joins Ronaldo in Portugal squad

Renato Sanches made his Portugal debut in March
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In the last few days his transfer from Bayern München was confirmed and he won the Liga with Benfica, now 18-year-old midfielder Renato Sanches has made the Portugal squad for UEFA EURO 2016. Sanches was only capped for the first time in March this year but two last-minute absences opened the door to the youngster as Bernardo Silva suffered a ...

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Euro 2016: Diego Costa, Juan Mata & Fernando Torres not in Spain squad

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Chelsea striker Diego Costa has been left out of Spain’s provisional squad for Euro 2016. Vicente del Bosque has also overlooked Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata and Atletico Madrid’s former Liverpool and Chelsea forward Fernando Torres. Holders Spain are in Group D, along with Croatia, Czech Republic and Turkey as they chase a third successive European Championship title. Costa has ...

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Dejan Lovren left out of provisional Croatia Euro 2016 squad

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Croatia coach Ante Cacic has left Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren out of his provisional 27-man squad for the European Championship after they fell out in March during a friendly against Hungary. Lovren was an unused substitute in the 1-1 draw and later made angry remarks about Cacic, who axed him after the centre back stopped warming up when he realised ...

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Euro 2016: Marcus Rashford makes England provisional squad

Rashford has yet to play for the England senior team

England manager Roy Hodgson has named Manchester United’s 18-year-old striker Marcus Rashford in an initial 26-man squad for Euro 2016. Newcastle United winger Andros Townsend and Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere are also called up for the tournament in France, which starts on 10 June. But there is no place for Arsenal’s Theo Walcott, Everton’s Phil Jagielka or West Ham’s Mark ...

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Roy Hodgson prepares England squad announcement

England will play three friendlies before the finals

England boss Roy Hodgson will name his 23-man Euro 2016 squad on Monday after giving himself four extra days to assess his players’ fitness. Hodgson originally intended to reveal his squad on 12 May before the final round of Premier League games. Uefa’s deadline for all 24 teams to submit their squad is 31 May. England have warm-up games against ...

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Euro 2016: Leicester’s N’Golo Kante in France squad

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Leicester City midfielder N’Golo Kante has been named in the France squad for their home European Championship. The 25-year-old, who has impressed in the Foxes’ title-winning campaign, made his international debut against the Netherlands in March. He is one of 10 Premier League players selected by manager Didier Deschamps. But in-form forward Hatem ben Arfa and Mathieu Valbuena, who was ...

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Hazard captains Belgium in place of Kompany at Euro 2016

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Chelsea attacker Eden Hazard headlines Marc Wilmots’ 24-man Belgium squad for Euro 2016, with Manchester City defender Vincent Kompany missing out due to injury. Hazard struggled to find his best form at Chelsea this campaign, but remains an undisputed starter for his country, with Wilmots naming the winger his captain in the absence of Kompany. “Kompany’s absence is a blow ...

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