1. Injury Worries Ahead of Euro 2016: What Does it Mean for the Teams?

    With the 2016 UEFA European Championship set to begin in France on June 10th-just under three months from today-the time is winding down before national team coaches will have to finalize their squads for the event. This process, of course, is always something of a challenge. After all, how do you narrow down an entire country's worth of football talent into one 23-man squad? How do you select the players who are most likely to win you a title? How do you cut so much deserving talent? Suffice to say that this particular job is not a national team manager's most enviable task.

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    England's Looming Injury Problem

    This year, injuries could be a huge determining factor behind which players we see on the pitch in France-particularly for England, whose top clubs have been

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  2. Roy Hodgson Prepares for Euro 2016

    By Greg Lea.

    There are now just three and half months left before the 15th edition of the European Championship gets under way in France. England's first match takes place on the second day of the tournament, with Roy Hodgson's side facing Russia at the Stade Velodrome in Marseille on June 11. With the competition closing in, there are still a number of selection issues for the Three Lions manager to iron out before he settles on a final 23-man squad to take across the Channel.

    In terms of goalkeepers, the choice appears to be pretty straightforward: Joe Hart will be England's No.1 and start between the sticks as long as he is not injured, with Stoke City's Jack Butland and Southampton's Fraser Forster likely to be the Manchester City man's two deputies. West Bromwich Albion's Ben Foster, Burnley's Tom Heaton and John Ruddy of Norwich City are other options, although none are of the standard of the trio that are likely to be called up.

    In defence, Nathaniel Clyne, Chris

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  3. 2016 Marks 50 Years Since England's 1966 World Cup Victory

    On July 30th, 1966, the English national football team made history, winning a monumental match against West Germany to win their first FIFA World Cup title. The game was a nail-biter in the truest sense of the term: the German squad took the lead just 12 minutes in, with a goal from playmaker Helmut Haller. England fired back six minutes later, with a goal from Geoff Hurst. Just like that, one of the closest, most exciting, and all-around greatest World Cup finals was underway.

    The excitement, of course, continued throughout. England's Martin Peters gave the Three Lions the lead at 78 minutes, and it looked as if the goal might give football's birth country their first ever World Cup win. But when West Germany's Wolfgang Weber equalized 11 minutes later, in what might have otherwise been the final moments of the match, the game kicked into legendary status as it barreled into extra time.

    Those extra 30 minutes would make Geoff Hurst one of English soccer's foremost

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  4. Will the Bundesliga Winter Break Benefit Germany at Euro 2016?

    The final Bundesliga matches of 2015 were played on December 20th, but the German top-flight league won't reconvene until Friday, January 22nd. That match, between Bayern Munich and Hamburger SV, will put an end to the Bundesliga's lengthy winter break-a rest period that is considerably longer than that of any other major European football league. The English Premier League hardly got any breaks at all, playing hard throughout the holidays to earn a week and a half's rest at the beginning of January. The Spanish La Liga, meanwhile, enjoyed a brief rest leading up to Christmas but resumed in time to play a round of matches in the final days of 2015.

    For soccer fans, the Bundesliga break isn't ideal. Going a whole month without seeing your favorite team play-at a time of year when every other league is active-is a serious exercise in patience. For the players, though, there is a huge benefit to playing in the Bundesliga and getting the month-long break in the

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  5. Euro 2016 Group Stage Predictions

    The 2016 UEFA European Championship won't get underway until June 10th of next year. As of early December, though, the group stage draws for the tournament are set. With 24 teams spread across six groups, which countries will rise and which will fall in the first round of this prestigious football tournament? Read on to check out our predictions for each of the six groups.

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    The Group: A
    The Teams: France, Romania, Albania, Switzerland
    The Likely Outcome: France are the natural frontrunners here. In addition to being the tournament hosts, France are also the only soccer team in this group that have won a previous European Championship title-let alone two. France won in both 1984 (also at a tournament they hosted) and 2000 and have had a fairly solid year,

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  6. Euro 2016 Jerseys Now in Stock at Soccer Box

    With the qualifiers done and the playoffs decided, the table is set for the 2016 UEFA European Championship. The tournament won't commence until June 10th, which means we're still more than half a year away. However, at Soccer Box, we are ready to help football fans all around Europe to prepare for the big continental competition. We've begun stocking Euro 2016 jerseys for a range of different international football squads, from Germany and Spain to Belgium and Sweden. These are the official kits that your favorite international teams are going to be wearing at Euro next summer, and thanks to Soccer Box, you can get yours today!

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    A Tournament Preview: Who Will Win and Who Might Surprise?

    Now that the playoffs are over (with Ukraine, Sweden, Republic of

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  7. Spain Take Down England in 2-0 Friendly Fixture

    Was England's massive success in the qualifying rounds for the 2016 European Championship a fluke? Did the Three Lions manage a perfect 10-win record in the qualifiers because they got drawn into an easy group? Those questions are certainly being asked by football pundits worldwide after Spain take down England 0-2 in a Friday friendly match.

    Tweaking the Lineup

    To be fair, England manager Roy Hodgson was experimenting with an unusual lineup on Friday evening. Hodgson mixed things up quite a bit throughout England's Euro 2016 qualifiers, swapping between Wayne Rooney and Harry Kane for the center forward position but also frequently putting Danny Welbeck, Raheem Sterling, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Adam Lallana, and Jamie Vardy at or near the front of his offensive line.

    For Friday's match, Hodgson left Rooney off the starting lineup, handing the captain's armband to goalkeeper Joe Hart instead. Kane, meanwhile, took

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  8. Can Premier League Managers Help England Score a Win at Euro 2016?

    The England national football team have never won a European Championship title. They've competed in the tournament eight times over the years (there have been 14 incarnations of the event) and have even gone to the semifinals twice. So far, though, the Three Lions remain winless in UEFA's largest international football competition. In preparation for 2016's we are asking can Premier League managers help England score a win?

    Euro Frontrunners?

    Still, in spite of England's surprising lack of success at Euro, there is plenty of buzz going around proclaiming that 2016 is the year. It's not difficult to see why, either: the England national team roared to a dominant performance in the Euro 2016 qualifiers, winning all 10 of their games for the only perfect score in the entire soccer competition. They also scored 31 goals while only allowing three, earning the best goal difference of any team in the competition.


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  9. Qualifying Group E: England and Switzerland Advance to Euro 2016 Finals

    It's official: the England national football team kept a perfect record in the qualifying rounds for the 2016 European Championship. The soccer squad seemed downtrodden when the qualifiers began last fall, having just recently suffered their worst-ever performance at the FIFA World Cup. But a year can make an awful lot of difference, and now, with the Euro 2016 qualifying competition officially on the books, the Three Lions are looking like genuine contenders to win the title next year in France. Lets take a look at how Group E played out as the results are in, and England and Switzerland advance to Euro 2016 finals.

    The Numbers and Figures

    England ends the qualifiers with a perfect record: 10 wins, zero draws, and zero losses. Not only did they finish as the top team in Group E, but also as the top team in the entire qualifying competition. Only one of the other 52 countries involved in the qualifiers even escaped undefeated:

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  10. Wayne Rooney Greatest English Player Ever: We Assess the Facts

    wayne rooneyWhen Wayne Rooney scored a penalty goal 84 minutes into England's September 8th Euro 2016 qualifier
    2016, it was a big moment for a couple of different reasons. First of all, it gave the Three Lions a valuable 2-0 win on a competitive international stage-something that is still important, a year after England's dismal performance in the 2014 World Cup. Secondly, it continued England's perfect record in the Euro 2016 qualifying competition-eight wins, zero draws, and zero losses, with 26 goals scored and only three conceded. No other national football team in Europe is playing better football right now-not even World Cup champs Germany, who only have a 6-1-1 record in the European Championship qualifiers. Third, and most importantly, Rooney's late-game penalty goal against Switzerland was his 50th for the England national football team-not just a personal record, but a new record period in the annals of Three Lions football. So we assess the facts surrounding the

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