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EURO 2016. Profiles. GROUP A

10.06.16 21:00 France Romania
11.06.16 15:00 Albania Switzerland
15.06.16 18:00 Romania Switzerland
15.06.16 21:00 France Albania
19.06.16 21:00 Switzerland France
19.06.16 21:00 Romania Albania

*All times CET

Albania

The Eagles

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EURO Pedigree

Tournament P W D L GOALS
Qualifying 93 18 22 53 78 – 159
Final Tournament 0 0 0 0 0 – 0
Overall 93 18 22 53 78 – 159

 

FIFA Rank – 42

Best result – First time qualified

Top scorers (all time / current) – Erjon Bogdano (18) / Hamdi Salihi (11)

Most appearances (all time / current) – Lorik Cana (87)

Manager: Gianni De Biasi

Captain: Lorik Cana

Full Squad

Goalkeepers: Etrit Berisha (Lazio), Alban Hoxha (Partizani), Orges Shehi (Skënderbeu)

Defenders: Lorik Cana (Nantes), Arlind Ajeti (Frosinone), Mërgim Mavraj (Köln), Elseid Hysaj (Napoli), Ansi Agolli (Qarabağ), Frederic Veseli (Lugano), Naser Aliji (Basel).

Midfielders: Ledjan Memushaj (Pescara), Ergys Kaçe (PAOK), Andi Lila (Giannina), Migjen Basha (Como), Odise Roshi (Rijeka), Burim Kukeli (Zürich), Ermir Lenjani (Nantes), Taulant Xhaka (Basel), Armir Abrashi (Freiburg).

Forwards: Bekim Balaj (Rijeka), Sokol Çikalleshi (Medipol Baksasehir), Armando Sadiku (Vaduz), Shkëlzen Gashi (Colorado Rapids).

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France

The Blues

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EURO Pedigree

Tournament P W D L GOALS
Qualifying 102 59 26 17 206 – 85
Final Tournament 32 15 8 9 49 – 39
Overall 134 74 34 26 255 – 124

 

FIFA Rank – 17

Best result – Winners (1984, 2000)

Top scorers (all time / current) –  Thierry Henry (51) / Karim Benzema (27)

Most appearances (all time / current) – Lilian Thuram (124) / Karim Benzema (81)

Manager: Didier Deschamps

Captain: Hugo Lloris

Full Squad

Goalkeepers: Benoit Costil (Rennes), Hugo Lloris (Tottenham), Steve Mandanda (Marseille).

Defenders: Lucas Digne (Roma), Patrice Evra (Juventus), Christophe Jallet (Lyon), Laurent Koscielny (Arsenal), Eliaquim Mangala (Manchester City), Samuel Umtiti (Lyon), Bacary Sagna (Manchester City), Adil Rami (Sevilla).

Midfielders: Yohan Cabaye (Crystal Palace), Lassana Diarra (Marseille), N’Golo Kante (Leicester), Blaise Matuidi (Paris Saint-Germain), Paul Pogba (Juventus), Moussa Sissoko (Newcastle).

Forwards: Kingsley Coman (Bayern Munich), Andre-Pierre Gignac (Tigres), Olivier Giroud (Arsenal), Antoine Griezmann (Atletico Madrid), Anthony Martial (Manchester United), Dimitri Payet (West Ham).

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Romania

The Tricolours

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EURO Pedigree

Tournament P W D L GOALS
Qualifying 115 59 35 21 208 – 101
Final Tournament 13 1 4 8 8 – 17
Overall 128 60 39 29 216 – 118

 

FIFA Rank – 22

Best result – quarter-finals (2000)

Top scorers (all time / current) –  Gheorghe Hagi, Adrian Mutu (35) / Ciprian Marica (25)

Most appearances (all time / current) – Dorinel Munteanu (134) / Razvan Rat (108)

Manager: Anghel Iordanescu

Captain: Vlad Chiriches

Full Squad

Goalkeepers: Ciprian Tatarusanu (Fiorentina), Costel Pantilimon (Watford), Silviu Lung (Astra Giurgiu).

Defenders: Cristian Sapunaru (Pandurii Targu Jiu), Alexandru Matel (Dinamo Zagreb), Vlad Chiriches (Napoli), Valerica Gaman (Astra Giurgiu), Cosmin Moti (Ludogorets), Dragos Grigore (Al-Sailiya), Razvan Rat (Rayo Vallecano), Steliano Filip (Dinamo Bucharest).

Midfielders: Mihai Pintilii (Steaua Bucharest), Ovidiu Hoban (Hapoel Beer Sheva), Andrei Prepelita (Ludogorets), Adrian Popa (Steaua Bucharest), Gabriel Torje (Osmanlispor), Alexandru Chipciu (Steaua Bucharest), Nicolae Stanciu (Steaua Bucharest), Lucian Sanmartean (Al-Ittihad).

Forwards: Claudiu Keseru (Ludogorets), Bogdan Stancu (Genclerbirligi), Florin Andone (Cordoba), Denis Alibec (Astra Giurgiu).

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Switzerland

Schweizer Nati (Swiss national team)

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EURO Pedigree

Tournament P W D L GOALS
Qualifying 92 39 22 31 153 – 116
Final Tournament 9 1 2 6 5 – 13
Overall 101 40 24 37 158 – 129

 

FIFA Rank – 15

Best result –  group stage (1996, 2004, 2008)

Top scorers (all time / current) –  Alexander Frei (42) / Xherdan Shaqiri (17)

Most appearances (all time / current) –Heinz Hermann (118) /Goghan Inler (89)

Manager: Vladimir Petkovic

Captain: Stephan Lichsteiner

Full Squad

Goalkeepers: Roman Bürki (Dortmund), Marwin Hitz (Augsburg), Yann Sommer (Mönchengladbach).

Defenders: Johan Djourou (Hamburg), Nico Elvedi (Mönchengladbach), Michael Lang (Basel), Stephan Lichtsteiner (Juventus), François Moubandje (Toulouse), Ricardo Rodríguez (Wolfsburg), Fabian Schär (Hoffenheim), Steve von Bergen (Young Boys).

Midfielders: Valon Behrami (Watford), Blerim Dzemaili (Genoa), Gelson Fernandes (Rennes), Fabian Frei (Mainz), Xherdan Shaqiri (Stoke City), Granit Xhaka (Mönchengladbach), Denis Zakaria (Young Boys).

Forwards: Eren Derdiyok (Kasımpaşa), Admir Mehmedi (Leverkusen), Breel Embolo (Basel), Haris Seferovic (Frankfurt), Shani Tarashaj (Grasshoppers).

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