Top 5: Euro 2016 play-off goals
Nov18

Top 5: Euro 2016 play-off goals

The UEFA Euro 2016 play-offs took place during the international break as four teams joined the other 20 to make up the 24 nations which will compete in France. Ireland, Hungary, Sweden and Ukraine all progressed to the tournament which will be held next summer, with the draw for the finals taking place on December 12th. But who scored the goals of the play-offs? Here are Shoot’s selected Top 5…. 5. Robbie Brady (Ireland) In Zenica,...

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Profile: Ukraine winger Andriy Yarmolenko
Nov18

Profile: Ukraine winger Andriy Yarmolenko

Starring in Ukraine’s Euro 2016 play-off victory over Slovenia, Andriy Yarmolenko further highlighted his importance for the national team, and showed the world yet again what a superb talent he is. At only 26-years-old, he still has time to improve and despite signing a new five-year deal in October a move to the Premier League could be on the cards, with Everton, Stoke and Chelsea all reportedly interested. Shoot takes a look into...

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Top 5: Euro 2016 play-off goals
Nov17

Top 5: Euro 2016 play-off goals

4. Andriy Yarmolenko (Ukraine) With some of European football’s biggest clubs reportedly chasing him, Yarmolenko did his profile no harm as he put Ukraine 1-0 up against Slovenia. The goalkeeper’s punch from an inswinging corner was poor as Yarmolenko, 26, was able to pluck the ball out of the air with the deftest of touches inside the area. With two defenders rushing out to close him down, he moved the ball onto his right foot...

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

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

2. Andriy Yarmolenko (Ukraine) The Dynamo Kiev star, who has been heavily linked with a move to the Premier League, has become somewhat of a talisman for his country along with Sevilla man Yehven Konoplyanka. It was Yarmolenko who topped their scoring chart during qualifying with four goals and he will pose a dangerous threat in the play-offs. With 20 goals already in his international career, much of Ukraine’s hopes will be...

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