World champions Germany kick off their Euro 2016 campaign with a tricky encounter against Ukraine on Sunday, and an injury to Mats Hummels has presented manager Joachim Loew with a major dilemma in defence.
World champions Germany enter their Euro campaign off the back of a largely unimpressive run of form and amidst whispers of a squad considered weak in striking and defensive areas. They will be looking to change the narrative against an obdurate Ukranian side set up to play on the counterattack through two dangerous wingers.
With the UEFA EURO 2016 kicking off on Friday, here’s a look at the teams from Group C featuring World Champions Germany, in-form Northern Ireland, big game performers Ukraine and tournament dark horses Poland. Highlights – World champions Germany are the favourites to top the group followed by Poland who have been very impressive in the qualifying campaign. Having said that, Ukraine and Northern Ireland are more than capable of springing a surprise. Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil, Liverpool midfielder Emre Can and Bayern Munich duo Robert Lewandowski and Manuel Neuer are some of the prominent faces that will feature in this group. Germany It has now become a tradition for Germany to breeze through the qualification stages, lose a couple of friendlies before a tournament and reach the semi-finals. This time around, Die Mannschaft endured a turbulent qualifying campaign and lost more than a couple of friendlies suggesting that the road won’t be too easy for them. Nevertheless, they are being considered as one of […]
In the heart of an eastern Ukrainian city shaken by echoes of guns stands the world's first shrine to football legend Pele that miraculously survived nearly two years of war.
Sweden and Ukraine became the last two qualifiers for Euro 2016 after eliminating Denmark and Slovenia respectively in Tuesday's play-offs.
Spain wrapped up their qualification campaign for the 2016 Euros with a 1-0 win over Ukraine in Kiev, but captain Cesc Fàbregas missed a penalty on his 100th national team appearance
Spain ended Ukraine's hopes of automatic qualification for Euro 2016 as Mario Gaspar's solitary goal on his international debut handed the European Champions a 1-0 win in Kiev on Monday.
Premier League duo David de Gea and Cesc Fàbregas could start for Spain in their final qualifying game against Ukraine, with Vicente del Bosque's man having already sealed qualification for the 2016 European Championship in France next summer
After spearheading Dnipro’s charge, all the way till the Europa League Finals, Konoplyanka is on the brink of sealing a move to the very opponents his team lost to in Warsaw. His transfer has exhibited his desire to play in the Champions League, as well as Sevilla’s ability to find quality attacking players. Sevilla have all but won the race to sign the Ukranian winger, fending off stiff competition form the likes of Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur and surprisingly, Stoke City. Having served as the Prince Charming to Dnipro’s fairytale run in the Europa League, Yevhen Konoplyanka now departs the Dnipro Arena for the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán for a prospective four-year deal. The club confirmed that the move was on, during the twilight hours of July 2nd “Sevilla have reached an agreement with the player, in the absence of a medical and closing a deal with Dnipro” Read a statement on the club website. The 25-year-old winger has been courted by top […]
Juventus striker Alvaro Morata scored his first goal for Spain to earn an unconvincing 1-0 victory over Ukraine in their Euro 2016 qualifier but coach Vicente del Bosque was not satisfied with the display of his players.