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Northern Ireland look to continue unbeaten run and cause a surprise

June 9, 2016 12:01 pm Northern Ireland's Will Grigg celebrates after scoring the team's third goal against Belarus during an international friendly football match between Northern Ireland and Belarus at Windsor Park in Belfast, Northern Ireland, on May 27, 2016. / AFP / PAUL FAITH        (Photo credit should read PAUL FAITH/AFP/Getty Images)

When Northern Ireland started their Euro 2016 qualifying campaign in Hungary on 7th September 2014, they’d won one international game of any kind in three years. No one expected anything from Michael O’Neill’s side, even in a seemingly gentle group lacking a true European giant. What transpired in Group F was nothing short of miraculous. Fuelled by the goals of the enigmatic Kyle Lafferty, Northern Ireland won four of their first five games; their only slip-up coming in Romania. When the Green and White Army secured a goalless draw at home in the return fixture, they could almost smell qualification...

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Gareth Bale the big hope for Wales

June 9, 2016 11:37 am Wales-celebrate-qualification-for-2016

Wales are in a major tournament for the first time since 1958, and they’ve been rewarded for their stunning efforts in qualifying with a fixture against old rivals England. The Dragons, currently ranked 26th in the world after peaking at number eight in October last year, will face Wayne Rooney and co in Lens on 16th June and, if they can pick up a point or more against their next-door neighbour, few would bet against Wales advancing into the knockout rounds. Boss Chris Coleman has spoken of Wales’ incredible team spirit in the past, and, with 17 of the 23-man...

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England quietly hopeful of ending 50 years of hurt?

June 9, 2016 10:57 am Barkley-Kane-Rooney-Alli-Vardy-England-main

The disappointing and underachieving Golden Generation has finally gone and, despite failure in Brazil, optimism is growing among England fans that their side can end 50 years of hurt and finally claim a major trophy. Yes, we know: we’ve been here before, but the 3-2 friendly comeback win against Germany in March, coupled with a perfect record in qualifying, is evidence of progress under Roy Hodgson, now England’s longest-serving manager since Sven Goran Eriksson. Subsequent defeat to the Netherlands tempered expectations a little, but with most of Europe’s big boys struggling for form, there’s no reason why England can’t match...

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Republic of Ireland find themselves in a tough group again

June 7, 2016 7:19 pm inpho_00915668

The Republic of Ireland have qualified for their second consecutive European Championships, but the legions of Irish fans travelling to France will be hoping for better memories than those experienced in Poland and Ukraine four years ago. In 2012, Giovanni Trappatoni’s side suffered an ignominious group stage exit, conceding nine goals in three defeats to Croatia, Spain and Italy. The experienced Italian – criticised in Ireland towards the end of his tenure for his outdated tactics – made way for Martin O’Neill in 2013, and the former Aston Villa and Celtic manager is now charged with negotiating another difficult-looking group,...

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Top forward players for Euro 2016

June 7, 2016 7:12 pm OLIVIER GIROUD - JOIE

In fantasy football, picking a prolific striker or two is of paramount importance. With points for goals and assists up for grabs, you ideally want to save a large chunk of your £75m Fantasy iTeam budget for your forward line. But who should you buy? Here are our top forward player picks for Euro 2016 for each group, starting with the home nation: Group A: Antoine Griezmann (France) Caps: 26 Goals: 7 FiT price: £8.0m Although André-Pierre Gignac or Olivier Giroud will probably fill France’s centre-forward berth at the start of the tournament, Didier Deschamps will rely on his wide...

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End of Season EPL & ESL & CL Awards

June 1, 2016 2:58 pm Premier League Image

Well done to all of you who took part and stayed with us throughout the season. Dash has done the double! After a quieter than normal 2014-15, James has won both the 2015-16 EPL and ESL competitions. His EPL team 'Pheasant Pluckers', scored a massive 2555 points. It was a very close World Championship, with just 53 points separating 1st and 5th place.


June 1, 2016 2:28 pm

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The craziest outside bets for Euro 2016

May 29, 2016 11:03 am

It seems the bookmakers have learned their lesson from Leicester City’s improbable 5,000/1 Premier League title win, after a dozen or so soothsaying Foxes fans won big on their optimistic pre-season bets. But, in what has been proclaimed ‘the year of the underdog’, could lightning strike twice at this years’s European Championships? Here are 6 of the craziest outside bets you could make prior to the tournament’s opening game on Friday 10th June.

Louis van Gaal’s Euro 2016 fantasy dream team

May 28, 2016 10:44 am

Just days after winning the FA Cup with Manchester United, Louis van Gaal is unemployed. Now he’s out of work, with an extended holiday on the horizon, who would the Dutchman pick if he was building his own Euro XI on Fantasy iTeam?

7 things to look forward to at Euro 2016

May 27, 2016 12:54 pm

Euro 2016 is just two weeks away, but if you can’t wait that long for your next football fix, take a look at our 7 reasons why this summer’s tournament in France could be one of the best yet! 1. It’s bigger than ever! Euro 2016 will be the first tournament featuring 24 teams, meaning you’ll have a mammoth 552 different players to choose from in the Fantasy iTeam European Championship game, available to play through the app now. Of course, more teams means more fixtures, so if you’re already starting to experience withdrawal symptoms after the end of the...

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