Euro 2016 Qualifiers

EURO 2016

Zlatan to the European Championship

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When two teams that are not among the top 20 of European football clash in a play-off match to qualify for the European Championship, one is justified in not expecting much in terms of quality. Denmark and Sweden was one of these play-off matches: two former greats who have fallen low, but with one difference between these two mediocre sides: Zlatan Ibrahimovic is still one of the greatest

European Championship 2016: Favorites and Underdogs

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European Championship 2016: Favorites and Underdogs - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The European Championship qualifying is drawing to a close during this international break from club competition. The final games of qualifying are set to take place on Tuesday, and after that we will know who will have made the cut and earned a spot in the tournament.

The beginning of a saga

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If there is any team I will surely support at next year's European Championships it is Iceland. The small charming and beautiful island nation has never been a footballing heavyweight, but has improved greatly in the last few years: they were only a play-off match against Croatia away from the World Cup in Brazil, but are now on the verge of qualifying for their first major tournament ever after

Arjen Robben named captain for Netherlands’ upcoming Euro 2016 qualifiers

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Danny Blind has named Arjen Robben as the Netherlands' captain for the forthcoming European Championship qualifying matches against Iceland and Turkey.

Blind, who took over from Guus Hiddink as national coach last month, has decided to give the armband to Bayern Munich playmaker Robben instead of previous skipper Robin van Persie, who has agreed to become vice-captain.

Arjen Robben named captain for Netherlands’ upcoming Euro 2016 qualifiers

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Danny Blind has named Arjen Robben as the Netherlands' captain for the forthcoming European Championship qualifying matches against Iceland and Turkey.

Blind, who took over from Guus Hiddink as national coach last month, has decided to give the armband to Bayern Munich playmaker Robben instead of previous skipper Robin van Persie, who has agreed to become vice-captain.

Roy Hodgson’s England Future Depends on Euro 2016 Says FA Chief Executive

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Roy Hodgson's England Future Depends on Euro 2016 Says FA Chief Executive - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

England manager Roy Hodgson's future at the helm of the national team will be in jeopardy should he lead his team to another disappointing campaign at next summer's Euros, according to the FA's chief executive Martin Glenn.

Portugal Sails To 2-1 Victory In Euro 2016 Qualifiers, Ronaldo & More

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Spanish newspaper Marca has dismissed Cristiano Ronaldo's hairstyle as a 'Bad Hair Day' after Portugal's win over Serbia last night.

They noted that he had no fewer than three different styles at the World Cup last year, a vital piece of info that could probably solve world peace (just kidding.

Schedule of Euro 2016 Qualifiers and International Friendlies on US TV and Internet

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We have the US TV and Internet schedule for all of the international matches being played during the next week — including Euro 2016 qualifiers, Africa Cup of Nations qualifying matches and friendlies.

The international break isa time when England looks like world beaters, USA plays meaningless friendlies and Brazil goes on another tour around the world.

Euro 2016: Tough group, different Scotland

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Spanish gratitude for Casillas

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For the first time since 2006 Spain lost a qualifier, when they lost 2-1 to Slovakia in their qualifier for Euro 2014. And as everyone in Spain seems to be doing these days, they blame Iker Casillas, who made a mistake in allowing the first Slovak goal. Spain should be thankful to Iker Casillas, a true gentleman and great sportsman: he and Carles Puyol were more than anyone else the architects

Euro 2016 Qualifying Games TV Schedule For US Soccer Fans

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No less than 52 EURO 2016 qualifiers will be played over a 6-day span starting this Thursday, October 9th. Most teams will be in action twice as two so-called ‘Matchdays' will take place. Here is the complete breakdown of where to watch the matches LIVE as well as some delayed coverage of matches on the main networks (all times US Eastern):

Thursday, October 9th:

2:45pm Slovakia v Spain(ESPN2 & ESPN Deportes)
2:45pm England v San Marino(FOX Sports 2 and FOX Sports GO) (Delayed on FOX Sports 1 next day at 4am)
2:45pm Sweden v Russia(FOX Soccer Plus) (Delayed on FOX Deportes next day at 10am)
2:45pm Belarus v Ukraine(espn3.

England Squad List For October’s Euro 2016 Qualifiers Released (Spot The Small But Crucial Error)…

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By Chris Wright

With another sodding international break almost upon us wherein England are set to do gladiatorial Euro 2016 qualification combat with San Marino and Estonia respectively, the FA have pumped out Roy Hodgson's chosen squad this afternoon.

Alas, as with most things FA, their England squad list contains asmall but eminently crucial error.

Euro 2016: Switzerland 0-2 England – Danny On The Double As Three Lions Roar In Basel (Photos & Highlights)

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By Alan Duffy

Switzerland 0-2 England Euro 2016 Qualifiers 8th September 2014

A brace from Danny Welbeck secured a superb win for England in Switzerland. The results already puts the Three Lions in the driving seat for a place in the Euro 2016 finals and overall it was a far more positive performance than the 1-0 win against Norway.

Wayne Rooney

Euro 2016 Qualifying Roundup: England, Spain, Sweden, Ukraine All Pick Up Big WIns

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Another day full of EURO 2016 qualifiers has passed, with Spain, England, Sweden and the Ukraine coming out as the winners on the way to next year's major soccer tournament in Europe.

Slovenia 2-3 England: The Three Lions have won all six of their EURO qualifiers so far, and thanks to Jack Wilshere‘s brace and Wayne Rooney‘s score, England was able to cement that accomplishment in a significant win over Slovenia.

Thursday Kickoff: Sturridge left off England squad; Messi claims contract renewal was simple; and more

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By DAN KARELL

Roy Hodgson has conceded in his war of words with Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers.

The England manager left injured forward Daniel Sturridgeoff the national team squad for a pair of Euro 2016 qualifiers against San Marino and Estonia this month. Hodgson instead took just three forwards:Danny Welbeck, Wayne Rooney, and Rickie Lambert.

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Iceland beat Netherlands by 2-0; What next for the happy Island country ?

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Iceland beat Netherlands by 2-0; What next for the happy Island country ? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Iceland shocked Netherlands by 2-0 in the Euro 2016 qualifier on Monday night which will go down in history of the island country's greatest ever result on the pitch. Swansea midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson scored both goals to secure the emphatic result.

Latest injury worry for Arsenal

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Latest injury worry for Arsenal - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal's Mesut Özil has been sent for an MRI scan by the German national team ahead of their Euro 2016 qualifiers against Poland and the Republic of Ireland over the coming week.

The Gunners midfielder did play the full 90 minutes in their 2-0 loss to Chelsea on Sunday.