Euro 2016 Round-Up: Wales wrap up historic qualifying campaign with victory
Oct14

Euro 2016 Round-Up: Wales wrap up historic qualifying campaign with victory

Wales wrapped up their unforgettable UEFA 2016 European Championship qualifying campaign with a 2-0 victory over Andorra inside a jubilant Cardiff City Stadium after finishing runners-up in Group B. Having already booked their tickets to France for their first taste of major tournament football since the 1958 World Cup next summer, the Dragons bagged their sixth win in ten games thanks to goals from Aaron Ramsey and the evergreen...

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Euro 2016 Qualifying: Who’s through and who is in the play-offs?
Oct13

Euro 2016 Qualifying: Who’s through and who is in the play-offs?

It all began more than a year ago on September 7, 2014 with 53 teams, but we have finally reached the final fixtures in the qualifying process for Euro 2016 next summer.  A number of nations have already surprisingly booked their trip to France – Iceland, Wales and Northern Ireland spring to mind – but who else has qualified, and what are the permutations ahead of the last match day? We take a look at the current situation...

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Swansea’s star of the international break
Sep10

Swansea’s star of the international break

Gylfi Sigurdsson (Iceland) The Swansea midfielder has been an influential figure for Iceland, who sealed their first ever qualification for a major tournament. The playmaker scored his fifth goal of the qualifying process from the spot as Iceland claimed a superb 1-0 away win in Holland last Thursday, and played the full game as his country confirmed their progression with a goalless draw against Kazakhstan on...

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Top 5: Surprise European Championship Qualifiers
Sep10

Top 5: Surprise European Championship Qualifiers

With the expansion of the European Championships to 24 teams in France next year, there was always the possibility that a number of teams who have rarely stood a chance at qualifying previously would be better placed to do so, with a third place spot guaranteeing at least a place in the play-offs. However, the qualifying stage for next year’s tournament has thrown up a number of surprises. Wales and Northern Ireland look set to...

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Top 5: Surprise European Championship Qualifiers

1. Iceland (Euro 2016) The Scandinavian nation’s achievement of securing a place in next year’s tournament this weekend with two games to spare is among the most unexpected. Iceland have been on the rise for a number of years, making it to the play-offs for the 2014 World Cup, but they had never made it to a finals previously. Six wins from eight group games, including home and away victories over the Netherlands, has helped them to...

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