Head-to-Head: Nicklas Bendtner (Denmark) vs Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Sweden)
Nov16

Head-to-Head: Nicklas Bendtner (Denmark) vs Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Sweden)

Sweden face up against Denmark in the second-leg of their European Championship play-off, looking to secure a place in next summer’s competition. The Swedes go into the game with a one-goal advantage, coming out 2-1 winners in their home tie on Saturday. However, the Danes, who won the competition in 1992, will be looking to use Nicolai Jorgensen’s late away goal and a passionate home crowd to their advantage. Each side...

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adidas Beau Jeu: Official EURO 2016 match ball
Nov12

adidas Beau Jeu: Official EURO 2016 match ball

adidas have revealed Beau Jeu, the official EURO 2016 match ball with a little help from France football legend Zinedine Zidane. The 2000 European Championship winner took to his Instagram page to show off the first images of the ball which will debut in the first group match next summer. Beau Jeu, translated in English as “the beautiful game”, is closely linked to next year’s host country, France. The layering of colour incorporates...

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Top 5: Players to watch in Euro 2016 play-offs
Nov11

Top 5: Players to watch in Euro 2016 play-offs

With the Euro 2016 play-offs kicking off on Thursday, eight teams will be looking to claim the final four spots in next summer’s tournament. Here we take a look at the five players who could make the difference and steer their country to France. 5. Milivoje Novakovic (Slovenia) Not a name many will recognise, but Novakovic has played a big role in getting Slovenia into the play-offs. Currently plying his trade in Japan for...

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adidas Euro 2016 Kits – Germany, Spain and Belgium kit up for France
Nov10

adidas Euro 2016 Kits – Germany, Spain and Belgium kit up for France

adidas have revealed their international teams’ kits for Euro 2016. Holders Spain, who won the tournament in 2008 and 2012, World Cup winners Germany, world number 1 side Belgium, fellow finalists Russia, plus play-off nations Denmark, Bosnia and Sweden have all had images of their new strips released. The new shirts will make their debuts in the upcoming internationals and will be available to buy from the adidas online shop...

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Top 5: Players to watch in Euro 2016 play-offs
Nov10

Top 5: Players to watch in Euro 2016 play-offs

3. Christian Eriksen (Denmark) The Tottenham Hotspur midfielder is the main man for his national team and despite not scoring during qualifying, his country’s hopes will be on his shoulders. The Danes suffered an average campaign at best but will be looking to players like the 23-year-old to see off Scandinavian rivals Sweden and sneak them through to France, where they will look to replicate their shock 1992 victory. Eriksen is...

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Euro 2016 Play-Offs Profile: Denmark
Oct17

Euro 2016 Play-Offs Profile: Denmark

Denmark How did they make the play-offs? Denmark are a surprise inclusion in the play-offs, as they would have been expected to qualify automatically along with Portugal. However, a few disappointing draws meant that Albania qualified for their first major tournament. The Danes started their campaign with mixed results, gaining four points from their first three games – the shock coming in a 1-1 draw away to Albania. They then went on...

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