Euro 2016 Top Players
The Top Euro 2016 Players To Watch Out For
Who will win Euro 2016 is a question that is on many peoples lips now that the domestic season in over. Although there is still the matter of the Europa and Champions League finals to play, the international tournament that is being hosted in France is starting to pick up some momentum amongst the fans and the Euro 2016 Fantasy League game will start to see a lot more FPL managers turning their attention to their international duties. We have chosen the UEFA Euro 2016 Fantasy Football game that is sponsored by McDonald’s as our game of choice as it mirrors Fantasy Premier League quite closely in terms of the points scoring format and the transfer policies. You can read the full rules in our introductory Euro 2016 article.
The €100m budget will mean that squeezing some hidden gems in to your team is a must as well as ensuring that when you do splash the big cash that you opt for an out and out mega star who is capable of replicating domestic form on the international stage.
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Euro 2016 Tips
France are being widely tipped as favourites to win the tournament as they look to use home advantage like they did in the 1998 World Cup when they won it on home soil for the first time in their history. France have a number of star performers who have been playing at a consistently high level through the season and they have as good a chance as anyone. The likes of Paul Pogba, Antione Griezmann and Dimitri Payet should be among their star names who have had excellent seasons and who promise to sparkle in the upcoming championships.
Germany are the current World Cup holders and have the tournament knowhow and mentality to always be a threat. It is unlikely that a winning Euro 16 Fantasy Football team would not have the maximum allocation of 3 Germany players with Thomas Muller perhaps deserving to be the most sought after as he has proved time and again that he is most adept at scoring in major tournaments as he looks to add to his 10 world cup goals that already has. At the age of 26 he is at the peak of his career and it is hard to leave out the Bayern Munich striker.
England are a team that usually disappoint when they reach the finals of a tournament but they have the best record in qualifiers out of all the European teams with a 100% win record. Whilst they may look a little shaky defensively, they look exciting going forward and a 3-2 victory at the Olympiastadion against Germany back in March will instill confidence and belief in this young side. Harry Kane, Dele Alli and Eric Dier are among the young talent that Spurs have provided, whilst the likes of Jamie Vardy and Daniel Sturridge bring fine form from their domestic efforts.
If you are going to make a mark on the tournament then you will need to look for the hidden gems in the group stages and Austria certainly have some players who can make an impact. Arnautovic and David Alaba are key players for the Austrian’s and if they live up to their potential they could be good selections. With Hungary, Iceland and Portugal as their opponents in Group F, they could face the runner up of Group B (England, Russia, Slovakia and Wales) which could give them a good prospect of progression to the quarter finals if they can finish second in their group.
Belgium are ranked the number two team in the world according to official FIFA rankings (Argentina are first) and as such are the best team in this competition according to FIFA. Whether you buy in to the official ranking system or not, you cannot argue with the talent of their squad and with the likes of Eden Hazard (who showed some good end of season form), Kevin De Bruyne, Lukaku Origi, Benteke, Batshuayi and co they are certainly not short of attacking prowess.
Perhaps the biggest issue will be selecting the players who are nailed on to start. KDB and Hazard are probably the only two that you could guarantee out of the selection – but they all have their merits.
We will be taking a closer look at some of these players as we get the official squad announcements so do check back for more Euro 2016 tips.