Poland vs Portugal – Euro 2016 Quarter-Final Preview

The opening Euro 2016 quarter-final encounter takes place on Thursday evening as Poland attempt to plough deeper into uncharted territory by defeating a Portugal side that will be determined to raise its game after labouring to this stage. Whatever happens, this tournament can be looked back on as a success for Poland, but the feeling is that there is still more to come from them. Leading striker and captain Robert Lewandowski is still yet to live up to his billing and has rarely looked like getting on the scoresheet, while…

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Euro 2016 – Croatia favourites to topple Ronaldo and Portugal

Although not exactly full of goals, the group stage of Euro 2016 provided its fair share of entertainment and did not produce any of the heavy winning margins that many would have expected. All of the heavyweights made it through whether in convincing or inauspicious fashion, but there were some surprises as some of the competitions least fancied nations advanced to the last 16. The knockout drama begins on Saturday, where the standout fixture comes in the evening as a very impressive Croatia side come up against Portugal, who laboured…

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Euro 2016 Group C – Northern Ireland in with a shout after fine win

There was a palpable sense of disappointment emanating from the Northern Ireland camp following defeat to Poland in their opening match of Euro 2016, with regrets aplenty over their lack of any kind of goal threat. The following outing against Ukraine became absolutely crucial. Manager Michael O’Neill responded in bold fashion by making five changes including the decision to drop leading striker Kyle Lafferty, and that move could not have paid off any better as a deserved 2-0 victory gave them a fighting chance of qualifying for the last 16.…

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Euro 2016 Group C – Germany and Poland renew their rivalry

The qualifiers brought two memorable encounters between Germany and Poland, with both teams collecting a win apiece, so there was much anticipation when they were drawn together for the finals. They come into it having won their opening matches, so a victory for either side will be enough to guarantee a place in the next round, and in all likelihood top the group. Poland were the dominant force throughout against Northern Ireland and got the result they deserved, but they will be slightly disappointed at their inability to score more…

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Euro 2016 Group C – World Champions Germany face Ukraine test

Since winning the World Cup in 2014, Germany have not entirely convinced, as a handful of new faces mixed in with some of the older ones laboured a little through qualifying, but they have long been renowned as a team that excels when it really matters. As a result, few expect them to slip up when they face Ukraine as their bid to win the European Championship for the first time in 20 years begins. They have been placed in a section from which they should comfortably advance, although top…

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Robert Lewandowski names one Premier League legend in his all-time Euro XI

Robert Lewandowski has been one of Europe’s beste strikers in recent years. The Poland international has been hitting the net numerous times for Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich. He’s also ready to guide his country to glory at Euro 2016 in France this summer. Therefore, the UEFA asked Lewandowski to put together his all-time Euro XI, and he selected one Premier League legend. Robert Lewandowski picks his EURO #alltime11… Can you do better? https://t.co/dEVQlbweFb#EURO2016https://t.co/9qp4OwRbyN — UEFA EURO 2016 (@UEFAEURO) 4 april 2016

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Scotland vs Poland – Match preview and team news

After two consecutive defeats put them in an unenviable position, Scotland must overcome a strong Poland side if they are to retain any realistic hopes of reaching the Euro 2016 play-offs. They must also rely on the Republic of Ireland failing to beat world champions and Group D leaders Germany at the Aviva Stadium. Four points currently separate the sides after Scotland just fell short against Joachim Low’s side last time out despite a spirited display which saw them show all the fight that was missing in the potentially punishing…

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