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Fresh daily news from the Euro 2016 qualifiers, European Zone of the 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign and international friendlies involving European teams.

Romania vs Spain friendly in doubt

Romania

Problems for Romanian Football Federation (FRF) less than a month before their friendly match against Spain. Romania and Spain are due to meet in a friendly game on 27 March as part of their 2016 European championship preparations, but the game has been put in doubt because of the safety ...

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Lagerback tips Victor Lindelof for Sweden Euro 2016 squad

Lindelof

Benfica defender Victor Lindelof has earned praise from the former Swedish manager and current Iceland head coach Lars Lagerback who is impressed by his performances. The 21-year-old Sweden defender put in a brilliant performance for Benfica in the UEFA Champions League match against Zenit during the week and Lagerback is ...

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Benik Afobe talks up DR Congo call-up

Benik Afobe

Bournemouth striker Benik Afobe is considering representing DR Congo despite the fact he has played for England U-21 set-up. Afobe’s England youth career is 11 years long as the Bournemouth January signing had captained the Under-12s and enjoyed successful spells with all other youth teams as well. He won the ...

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Northern Ireland announce May friendly vs Belarus

Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland will face Belarus in their final international friendly match at home before 2016 European Championship finals in France, it was announced on Thursday. Martin O’Neil’s troops begin their preparations with a visit to Wales on 24 March, before hosting Slovenia four days later. The Green Army will play ...

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Andriy Shevchenko added to Ukraine coaching staff

Shevchenko

Legendary Ukraine striker Andriy Shevchenko has been selected as the latest addition to the country’s national team coaching staff. The information has been confirmed by the Football Federation of Ukraine who have officially presented the former AC Milan and Chelsea forward in front of the coaching and administrative team’s staff ...

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Gareth Bale to miss Northern Ireland, Ukraine friendlies

Gareth Bale

Real Madrid star Gareth Bale has suffered another injury set-back that is likely to keep him out of Wales’ two friendly international matches against Northern Ireland and Ukraine, respectively. The Welsh winger will miss the next three weeks through calf injury and members of the Wales coaching staff are unsure ...

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Broken ankle to keep Badstuber out of Euro 2016?

Badstuber

Holger Badstuber has suffered another injury setback which could prevent him from making it into the Germany national team for the European championship finals 2016 in France. Badstuber has injured his ankle in training and has already been operated on last week. The Bayern Munich centre back will be sidelined ...

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N’Golo Kante to represent France at Euro 2016?

Kante, Payet in France squad for Netherlands, Russia

Leicester City’s sensation N’Golo Kante could be in line to make it to the France squad for the European Championship finals 2016. One of the best players in Claudio Ranieri’s team this season, whose rise to prominence has been nothing short of impressive is attracting a lot of attention in ...

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Iniesta tips Spain to win Euro 2016

Iniesta

Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta is expecting a successful campaign for his country at the 2016 European Championship finals in France. Spanish national team head to France as the reigning European champions and consecutive title winners, and Andres Iniesta has told FIFA’s official site that his side have their sights set ...

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Wilshere, Welbeck to take part in England team meeting

Wilshere Welbeck

England boss Roy Hodgson is set to hold a team meeting with his players at the National Football Centre near Burton-upon-Trent in order to get together with England players and cut the gap between international games with a formal meeting. Similar meeting was planned last year, but it was ultimately ...

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