We’re all set for a nail biting, exhilarating and hopefully profitable Euro 2016, with England, Wales, Republic of Ireland and N.Ireland all featuring as punters and football fans alike get their last-minute bets in and selections in.
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One of the world’s favourite football tournaments kick off tonight as fans craving live football are treated to a month of the European Championship.
The 2016 edition has been extended to 24 teams ensuring additional games and an additional round.
Given their home advantage and history of success in domestic tournaments, host France, European Champions in 1984 and World Cup Winners in 1998, will begin as favourites.
Didier Deschamps side boast talented attacking players such as Paul Pogba and Antoine Griezmann; and with a group containing Switzerland, Albania and Romania they will be expected to easily reach the knock out stages.
Second favourites Germany, the current world cup holders, are perennial last four competitors.
Joachim Low’s side have been hit with a number of injuries at the back but still have plenty in reserve although a tricky group with Poland, Ukraine and the most in-form side going into the tournament, Northern Ireland means they will have to hit the group running with no room for complacency.
Third favourites Spain are chasing a historic third successive crown, however after an era of dominance from 2008 to 2012 that also included a world cup, Vicente del Bosque side face a tricky test against Turkey, Croatia and Czech Republic.
The opening game will be key for the Spanish with the Czech Republic capable of causing problems on their day. The same can be said for England. Their abject failure at the World Cup in Brazil means expectations are low however a young squad, the youngest at the tournament, brimming with talent means they are fourth favourites.
They face Russia, Slovakia and a Gareth Bale led Wales keen to make an impact. The final British and Irish side involved is the Republic of Ireland. Martin O’Neill’s men struggled in Poland four years ago and face another tricky test this time round with dark horses Belgium, Sweden and Italy in their group.
Group F looks the most likely one for surprise knock out stage competitors with Iceland and Hungary vying with Austria and Portugal for one of the top two spaces.
With only 8 teams departing from the group stages, there is a strong chance for smaller nations to impress especially with four of the best third place teams progressing.
A fascinating month of football and entertainment awaits us.