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Will Grigg Ties With Paul Pogba In UEFA Short-List Of Best Players in Europe

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Demonstrating once again that all football polls should be rendered mootby their very existence, the short-list for the 2015/16 UEFA Best Player in Europe Award has been announced today.

It's been cobbled together by journalists from all 55 UEFA member associations, who were asked to provide a list of their five best players the first receiving five points, the second four points, and so on.

Euro 2016: Zoltan Gera’s Low Drive Against Portugal Officially Named Best Goal Of Tournament

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Zoltan Gera's opener in the group-stage thriller between Hungary and Portugal has been officially voted as the best goal scored at Euro 2016.

The match eventually finished 3-3, though it was Gera's 19th-minute daisy-mulching drivethat sparked the whole kit and caboodle into life.

Hmmm.

Euro 2016: Scratch That, Antoine Griezmann Is Your Official UEFA Player Of The Tournament

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Remember what we said about Dimitri Payet being named Player of the Tournament at Euro 2016? Well, you can go ahead and forget it.

Turns out Pies, like several other sites, got all confuzzled by the same press statement emitted by UEFA in which they appeared to ordain Payet as their player of the tournament by way of finishing on top of their special 'performance barometer'.

Euro 2016: Dimitri Payet Named Player Of The Tournament After Finishing Top Of UEFA’s Stat Barometer

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Dimitri Payet has been named as the best player at Euro 2016 after finishing the tournament on top ofUEFA's 'player barometer', i.e, the aggregator they've usedto process performance statistics since day one.

Payet got off to a flying start be scoringthe winning goal for France in the opening match against Romania, scoring twice more in Les Bleus' run to the final.

UEFA orders Lille Euro 2016 stadium pitch relaid

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Lille (France) (AFP) UEFA has ordered the pitch at the Lille Euro 2016 stadium to be hastily relaid after Wednesday's game between Italy and the Republic of Ireland because of "irreversible damage" caused by bad weather.

Italy were furious that they were being forced to play on the surface before it is changed.

Czech Republic vs Croatia: UEFA to take disciplinary action after crowd trouble

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An ugly incident took place during Croatia’s 2-2 draw with the Czech Republic on Friday. When the scoreline was 2-1, Croatian supporters threw at least 15 flares on to the pitch and fought among themselves.

Mark Clattenburg, the referee, had to halt the game for several minutes in Saint-Etienne as flares being hurled onto the ground.

Russia out of Euro 2016 if more stadium trouble, says UEFA

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Paris (AFP) UEFA on Tuesday told Russia it would be kicked out of the European Championship if its fans cause one more incident of stadium trouble during the tournament.

Europe's governing body declared Russia responsible for the stadium disturbances, racist chanting and fireworks thrown during the Russia-England game in Marseille on Saturday.

European Championships

The Euro Story: France Dominate On Home Soil As Michel Platini Lights Up Euro 1984

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For the 1984 European Championships, further tweaksto the structure were introduced, with UEFA bringing the competition format into line with that of the World Cup finals.

What we ended up with were straight knockout semi-finals for the top two countries from each final group, with the third-place play-off being ditched entirely.

The Euro Story: Debutantes West Germany Take The Spoils At The First Attempt, Euro 1972

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The fourth instalmentof the European Championships began in 1970, with most of Europe's teams anxious to make up for dismal showings in the Mexico World Cup earlier that year. Again, 32 nations entered.

A Wales team featuring John Toshack looked promising until the demands of the fourth round of the League Cup in England forced the fielding of a makeshift team in a vital game against Czechoslovakia.

The Euro Story: England Go Close But Italy Edge It As European Championship Comes Of Age In 1968

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Italypose for pictures after beating Yugoslavia 2-0 in the UEFA European Championship Final replay at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome, 10 June 1968

By the time of the 1966 tournament, 31 nations had signed up and the competition, now called the European Championship, was firmly established as the top football tournament in Europe.

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‘Irreparable’ Lille Euro 2016 pitch relaid

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Lille (France) (AFP) The playing surface at Lille's Euro 2016 stadium was replaced on Thursday after severe criticism of the state of the pitch.

UEFA admitted the pitch had suffered "irreversible damage" due to severe weather in recent weeks.

The 50,000 capacity stadium will host Germany's last 16 tie with Slovakia on Sunday and a quarter-final clash on July 1.

‘Irreparable’ Lille Euro 2016 pitch relaid

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Lille (France) (AFP) The playing surface at Lille's Euro 2016 stadium was replaced on Thursday after severe criticism of the state of the pitch.

UEFA admitted the pitch had suffered "irreversible damage" due to severe weather in recent weeks.

The 50,000 capacity stadium will host Germany's last 16 tie with Slovakia on Sunday and a quarter-final clash on July 1.

UEFA orders Lille Euro 2016 stadium pitch relaid

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Lille (France) (AFP) UEFA has ordered the pitch at the Lille Euro 2016 stadium to be hastily relaid after Wednesday's game between Italy and the Republic of Ireland because of "irreversible damage" caused by bad weather.

Italy were furious that they were being forced to play on the surface before it is changed.

UEFA orders Euro 2016 stadium pitch relaid

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Lille (France) (AFP) UEFA said Tuesday that the pitch at the Lille Euro 2016 stadium has suffered "irreversible damage" from bad weather and will be relaid after Wednesday's game between Italy and the Republic of Ireland.

"The extremely difficult weather conditions in the past few weeks (rain, humidity, lack of sunshine) have caused irreversible damage to the surface at the stadium," said a UEFA statement.

UEFA orders Euro 2016 stadium pitch relaid

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Lille (France) (AFP) UEFA said Tuesday that the pitch at the Lille Euro 2016 stadium has suffered "irreversible damage" from bad weather and will be relaid after Wednesday's game between Italy and the Republic of Ireland.

"The extremely difficult weather conditions in the past few weeks (rain, humidity, lack of sunshine) have caused irreversible damage to the surface at the stadium," said a UEFA statement.

Croatia fined 100,000 euros over flares thrown at Euro

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Paris (AFP) UEFA's disciplinary committee on Monday fined Croatia 100,000 euros ($113,000) for flares thrown on the pitch by its fans that halted the Euro 2016 match against Czech Republic.

UEFA also ordered the Croatian federation, the HNS, not to sell tickets to fans "identified by the HNS and the Croatian authorities as hooligans.

Croatia fined 100,000 euros over flares thrown at Euro

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Paris (AFP) UEFA's disciplinary committee on Monday fined Croatia 100,000 euros ($113,000) for flares thrown on the pitch by its fans that halted the Euro 2016 match against Czech Republic.

UEFA also ordered the Croatian federation, the HNS, not to sell tickets to fans "identified by the HNS and the Croatian authorities as hooligans.

UEFA opens disciplinary probes against Portugal, Hungary, Belgium

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Paris (AFP) UEFA began disciplinary proceedings Sunday against Portugal, Hungary and Belgium for incidents in their Euro 2016 matches the previous day.

Portugal is charged with allowing a pitch invasion, Hungary for allowing crowd disturbances and other offences and Belgium for its fans setting off fireworks and throwing objects.

UEFA opens disciplinary probes against Portugal, Hungary, Belgium

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Paris (AFP) UEFA began disciplinary proceedings Sunday against Portugal, Hungary and Belgium for incidents in their Euro 2016 matches the previous day.

Portugal is charged with allowing a pitch invasion, Hungary for allowing crowd disturbances and other offences and Belgium for its fans setting off fireworks and throwing objects.

France expels Russian far-right football fan leader from Euro 2016

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Paris (AFP) France on Saturday expelled Russian far-right football fan leader Alexander Shprygin over violence at Euro 2016 as UEFA opened an inquiry into new chaos caused by Croatian supporters.

Shprygin and 19 other fans were moved from a holding centre in Marseille, where Russian fans battled England rivals last weekend, and put on a plane that left Nice for Moscow.

France expels Russian far-right football fan leader from Euro 2016

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Paris (AFP) France on Saturday expelled Russian far-right football fan leader Alexander Shprygin over violence at Euro 2016 as UEFA opened an inquiry into new chaos caused by Croatian supporters.

Shprygin and 19 other fans were moved from a holding centre in Marseille, where Russian fans battled England rivals last weekend, and put on a plane that left Nice for Moscow.

Croatia sent warnings sent about Euro 2016 hooligan threat

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Zagreb (AFP) Croatia's football federation said Saturday that UEFA and French police had been warned that hooligans planned to disrupt the Euro 2016 match between Croatia and Czech Republic.

At least 10 flares were lobbed from the Croatian corner of the Saint-Etienne stadium in the 86th minute of Friday's game which was stopped for four minutes.

Croatia sent warnings sent about Euro 2016 hooligan threat

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Zagreb (AFP) Croatia's football federation said Saturday that UEFA and French police had been warned that hooligans planned to disrupt the Euro 2016 match between Croatia and Czech Republic.

At least 10 flares were lobbed from the Croatian corner of the Saint-Etienne stadium in the 86th minute of Friday's game which was stopped for four minutes.

Croatia, Turkey charged over new Euro 2016 fan trouble

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Paris (AFP) UEFA hit Croatia and Turkey with disciplinary procedures Saturday following flare-throwing incidents at Euro 2016 matches as the Croatian press raged at its "shameful" fans.

Croatian fans hurled flares on to the pitch in the 86th minute of the 2-2 draw with Czech Republic in Saint Etienne on Friday, while Turkish fans let off flares after their 3-0 defeat by Spain in Nice.

Croatia, Turkey charged over new Euro 2016 fan trouble

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Paris (AFP) UEFA hit Croatia and Turkey with disciplinary procedures Saturday following flare-throwing incidents at Euro 2016 matches as the Croatian press raged at its "shameful" fans.

Croatian fans hurled flares on to the pitch in the 86th minute of the 2-2 draw with Czech Republic in Saint Etienne on Friday, while Turkish fans let off flares after their 3-0 defeat by Spain in Nice.

UEFA open probes into Croatia, Turkey Euro 2016 incidents

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Paris (AFP) UEFA began disciplinary procedures Saturday against Croatia and Turkey following flare-throwing incidents at Euro 2016 matches.

Croatian fans hurled flares on to the pitch in Saint Etienne in the 86th minute of the 2-2 draw with Czech Republic on Friday, while Turkish fans let off flares after their defeat to Spain in Nice.

UEFA open probes into Croatia, Turkey Euro 2016 incidents

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Paris (AFP) UEFA began disciplinary procedures Saturday against Croatia and Turkey following flare-throwing incidents at Euro 2016 matches.

Croatian fans hurled flares on to the pitch in Saint Etienne in the 86th minute of the 2-2 draw with Czech Republic on Friday, while Turkish fans let off flares after their defeat to Spain in Nice.

Cacic slams Croatia’s ‘terrorist’ supporters

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Saint-Étienne (France) (AFP) Croatia coach Ante Cacic branded supporters who threw flares onto the pitch in Friday's 2-2 draw with the Czech Republic at Euro 2016 as 'sports terrorists' with UEFA set to investigate the crowd trouble.

With Croatia 2-1 up, referee Mark Clattenberg briefly halted play when flares thrown from the Croatian fan block landed on the Saint-Etienne pitch, minutes before the 90 minutes were up.

Cacic slams Croatia’s ‘terrorist’ supporters

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Saint-Étienne (France) (AFP) Croatia coach Ante Cacic branded supporters who threw flares onto the pitch in Friday's 2-2 draw with the Czech Republic at Euro 2016 as 'sports terrorists' with UEFA set to investigate the crowd trouble.

With Croatia 2-1 up, referee Mark Clattenberg briefly halted play when flares thrown from the Croatian fan block landed on the Saint-Etienne pitch, minutes before the 90 minutes were up.

Croatia-Czech Republic match halted by flares

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Saint-Étienne (France) (AFP) Fans threw at least eight flares onto the pitch forcing the referee to halt the Croatia-Czech Republic Euro 2016 game for four minutes on Friday before the match finished in a 2-2 draw.

The flares appeared to come from the Croatian supporters' section. UEFA are certain to open an inquiry into the incident and the country has a record of trouble in recent months.

Croatia-Czech Republic match halted by flares

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Saint-Étienne (France) (AFP) Fans threw at least eight flares onto the pitch forcing the referee to halt the Croatia-Czech Republic Euro 2016 game for four minutes on Friday before the match finished in a 2-2 draw.

The flares appeared to come from the Croatian supporters' section. UEFA are certain to open an inquiry into the incident and the country has a record of trouble in recent months.

UEFA gives Russia last chance over Euro 2016 fan violence

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Paris (AFP) UEFA told Russia on Tuesday it will be kicked out of the Euro 2016 if its fans cause more stadium trouble, while France arrested a group of Russian supporters.

Europe's governing body found Russia responsible for the fans who charged into a section occupied by England supporters at the Russia-England game in Marseille on Saturday and for racist chanting and fireworks fired during the game.

UEFA gives Russia last chance over Euro 2016 fan violence

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Paris (AFP) UEFA told Russia on Tuesday it will be kicked out of the Euro 2016 if its fans cause more stadium trouble, while France arrested a group of Russian supporters.

Europe's governing body found Russia responsible for the fans who charged into a section occupied by England supporters at the Russia-England game in Marseille on Saturday and for racist chanting and fireworks fired during the game.

Expulsion threat mars Russian build-up to Slovakia Euro 2016 clash

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Lille (France) (AFP) Russia's preparations for their second Euro 2016 Group B game against Slovakia in Lille on Wednesday have been overshadowed by UEFA's threat to kick Leonid Slutsky's team out of the competition.

UEFA on Tuesday fined the Russian Football Union and said the country would be sent home from France if there is a repeat of the crowd disturbances that marred their opening 1-1 draw with England in Marseille at the weekend.

Expulsion threat mars Russian build-up to Slovakia Euro 2016 clash

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Lille (France) (AFP) Russia's preparations for their second Euro 2016 Group B game against Slovakia in Lille on Wednesday have been overshadowed by UEFA's threat to kick Leonid Slutsky's team out of the competition.

UEFA on Tuesday fined the Russian Football Union and said the country would be sent home from France if there is a repeat of the crowd disturbances that marred their opening 1-1 draw with England in Marseille at the weekend.

UEFA gives Russia last chance over fan violence

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Paris (AFP) UEFA told Russia on Tuesday it would be kicked out of Euro 2016 if its fans cause more stadium trouble, while France expelled a group of Russian supporters.

Europe's governing body declared Russia responsible for the fans who charged into a section occupied by England supporters at the Russia-England game in Marseille on Saturday and for racist chanting and fireworks fired during the game.

UEFA gives Russia last chance over fan violence

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Paris (AFP) UEFA told Russia on Tuesday it would be kicked out of Euro 2016 if its fans cause more stadium trouble, while France expelled a group of Russian supporters.

Europe's governing body declared Russia responsible for the fans who charged into a section occupied by England supporters at the Russia-England game in Marseille on Saturday and for racist chanting and fireworks fired during the game.

Russia says to abide by ‘excessive’ UEFA punishment for Euro 2016 unrest

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Moscow (AFP) Russia on Tuesday accepted a UEFA ruling that it will be kicked out of Euro 2016 if there is new stadium unrest after the European governing body slapped the country with a fine and suspended disqualification.

"We will comply with UEFA's decision. What other position can there be?

Russia says to abide by ‘excessive’ UEFA punishment for Euro 2016 unrest

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Moscow (AFP) Russia on Tuesday accepted a UEFA ruling that it will be kicked out of Euro 2016 if there is new stadium unrest after the European governing body slapped the country with a fine and suspended disqualification.

"We will comply with UEFA's decision. What other position can there be?

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UEFA EURO2016 TOP 10 PLAYERS AFTER TWO ROUNDS

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