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Euro 2016 squads Group D : Czech Republic
A fantastically organised side who can punch well above their weight. Pavel Vrba loves the 4-2-3-1 formation and wants his team to attack, especially down the flanks. STRENGTHS The Czechs' flexibility is their strength, the team equally adept at pressing high against weaker opponents and sitting back to defend against so-called better sides.
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Euro 2016 squads Group D : Croatia
Ante Cacic took over from Niko Kovac last year but despite being in the job for nine months he does not seem to know what his favoured formation is. STRENGTHS The pure quality of the central midfielders Luka Modric (Real Madrid) and Ivan Rakitic (Barcelona) may be enough to take Croatia out of the group.
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Bale Confident With Wales’ Strength for Euro 2016
Not having much international experience in recent years, put many doubts on Wales' opportunity to do well on Euro 2016, but that's not the case for the Dragons' super star, Gareth Bale.
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Euro 2016 squads Group C : Poland
Poland no longer rely on counterattacking as much as they used to in the past, Adam Nawalka preferring to keep possession and build their attacks carefully. STRENGTHS Poland are one of few sides to still have two out-and-out forwards in their starting XI, Arkadiusz Milik providing the perfect foil for Robert Lewandowski.
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Euro 2016 squads Group C : Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland topped their qualifying group ahead of Romania with the manager, Michael O'Neill, trying all sorts of formations (4-3-3, 4-1-4-1 and 4-3-2-1). They are a really difficult side to break down.
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Euro 2016 squads Group C : Ukraine
An obdurate side playing 4-2-3-1 with a emphasis on the counterattack, Mykhaylo Fomenko's team do not create a lot chances – so will have to make sure they take them. STRENGTHS The star wingers, Andriy Yarmolenko and Yevhen Konoplyanka, can create and score goals while the defence is supremely organised – and can even contribute with the odd goal from set pieces.
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Euro 2016 squads Group C : Germany
The world champions have lost some key players, such as the captain, Philipp Lahm, and were beaten by the Republic of Ireland in a qualifier as well as against Slovakia in a recent friendly.
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Euro 2016 squads Group B : Wales
Wales chopped and changed formations during qualification but their favoured system is 3-4-2-1, which saw them win key matches in Cyprus and Israel and at home against Belgium. STRENGTHS There is no denying it: Gareth Bale is the Wales national team in so many ways and the main reason they are in France.
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Euro 2016 squads Group B : Slovakia
Slovakia are resurgent under Jan Kozak, who prefers a 4-2-3-1 system with Marek Hamsik in a free role. Beat Spain in qualifying to finish ahead of Ukraine in their group. STRENGTHS Marek Hamsik had not played as well for Slovakia as he had for Napoli before Kozak took over, but now he makes the national side tick with his tireless running and ability to create and score goals.
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Euro 2016 squads Group B : Russia
Russia finally gave up on Fabio Capello in July 2015 when in danger of missing out on France. CSKA Moscow's Leonid Slutsky took over and his 4-2-3-1 – and man-management – suited the players much better.
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Euro 2016 squads Group B : England
Hodgson's England are now a reasonably slick outfit, employing either an adventurous 4-3-3 system or switching to the midfield diamond (which saw them come from 2-0 behind to win 3-2 in Germany in March).
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Schweinsteiger Set for Germany Return
Positive news arrived from Germany's camp as their skipper, Bastian Schweinsteiger has recover from his injury and set to make his return into the pitch. Schweinsteiger, who has been having an injury plague season at Manchester United, made his return to Der Panzer's full training session last Tuesday and now his looking forward to build his match fitness.
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Kane Believes He Can Play Together With Vardy and Rooney
England national team continue their preparation with a 1-0 friendly win over Portugal, but the main headline from that match was Roy Hodgson's interesting setup by playing a front three of Harry Kane, Wayne Rooney and Jamie Vardy.
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Lewandowski Confident With Poland’s Chances in Euro 2016
Putting on a quite impressive performance during their Euro qualifier matches, Poland are looking confident heading into the final round in France later this month. That voice of confidence was shouted by their star player, Robert Lewandowski, who  believes that his side have a very strong beliefs this year, especially with their success in beating Germany in qualifying round.
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Euro 2016 squads Group A : Switzerland
Vladimir Petkovic, the Croatian-Bosnian manager, has a hugely talented squad at his disposal, with a settled defence and creativity and bite in midfield. They will play either 4-2-3-1 or 4-3-3.
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Euro 2016 squads Group A : Romania
This is a hard-working team that are very difficult to beat. Anghel Iordanescu's side plays in a 4-2-3-1 formation and the 66-year-old has a group of hard-working, capable players at his disposal.
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