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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Euro 2016 Play-Offs Profile: Slovenia
Oct17

Euro 2016 Play-Offs Profile: Slovenia

Slovenia How did they make the play-offs? Slovenia entered Group E with hopes of stealing the second automatic qualifying spot from Switzerland. England ran away with it, winning all of their games, but Slovenia couldn’t lodge the Swiss from second place and had to settle for third. They were fairly inconsistent in their campaign, winning five games and losing four, with the one draw against Lithuania which let them down. However,...

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UEFA European Championship Quiz
Oct15

UEFA European Championship Quiz

UEFA European Championships Quiz Time limit: 0 Quiz-summary 0 of 10 questions completed Questions: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Information How much do you really know about the history of the UEFA European Championships? Answer all ten questions about Europe’s most elite tournament as quickly as you can and see how you did. You’re on a timer, so don’t cheat! Get every question right and you can enter our prize draw to win the new Shoot...

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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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Euro 2016 Round-Up: England finish with flawless record
Oct13

Euro 2016 Round-Up: England finish with flawless record

England became only the sixth team ever to reach the UEFA European Championship finals with a 100 per cent record after defeating Lithuania 3-0 in Vilnius to round off the perfect 10 wins from 10 games. Early strikes from Everton’s Ross Barkley and Tottenham’s Harry Kane, plus a second-half finish from Arsenal forward Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, took the Three Lions’ points tally in Group E to a maximum 30 points. However; the defeat for...

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