Group A

The favourites for the group, France are looking to join Spain and Germany in winning their third European championship and repeat their feat of 1984 by winning it on their own soil. When Gorgeous Giroud makes defences swoon, Antoine Griezmann and Paul Pogba have more than enough quality to capitalize. Romania are looking to repeat their best ever Euros from 2000, where they beat England and reached the quarter finals. With experienced players like Razvan Rat and having held both Italy and Spain in the run up, the Romanians could be a surprise package.
Making their first ever appearance at a major men’s football tournament, Albania shouldn’t be overlooked either. They came out of a qualifying group with Portugal, Denmark and Serbia and got a win against the Portuguese. Only five of their 23 man squad play in Europe’s top five leagues, but they have got Xhaka. Not the good one. The good one plays for Switzerland, a side who are always close to being there, but never quite get there. A bit like West Ham. The Swiss came second to England in qualifying with just three defeats – two to the Three Lions.

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