Which Euro 2016 team best represents your values?
Fan of consistency? Then you’ll be a fan of Spain, France and Germany, too! Spain and Germany have won 3 Euro Cup titles a piece and dominate the soccer nation. Spain is highlighted by starting goalkeeper Iker Casillas, arguably one of the best goalies in the world, and David Silva, a midfielder who is prominent in all parts of the field. Additionally, Spain leads the tournament with a 93% pass completion rate. On the other hand, Germany boasts talents including stars Thomas Müller and Mario Götze. France is the home-town squad who is not a stranger to winning and features a loud crowd to push the French to the limits. Success is in the veins of these European teams and they know what it takes to win the title.
Want a little mix or change of pace? Cheer for Belgium and Poland! Poland won a thriller over the Swiss in a 1-1 game that was ended in a 5-4 penalty shootout while Belgium routed Hungary by a whopping score of 4-0. They both have never won the Euro Cup though each include a strong squad that will help them make a run at the championship this season. These two middle teams cannot be overlooked Belgium leads all nations in shot attempts and goals per game. To contrast, the Polish have not lost a single game while maintaining proper discipline with no red cards. They will be exciting to watch for the remainder of the tournament.
Love the Stars? Wave your flag for Wales and Portugal! These nations came into the Euro and exceeded expectations with guidance from stars Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale. Bale leads this tournament with 3 goals, all coming in clutch moments, the last one propelling his group to the next round. Not to be outdone, Ronaldo is a big-name athlete who is tied for 2nd in both goals and assists. No other player in the Euro 2016 has completed that same task. Whenever these players are on the field, they always have an opportunity to score and change a game. With the Round of 16 approaching, Wales and Portugal will rely on their stars to be heroes for the game and their country.
Rooting for the underdog? Let’s go Iceland! The frantic and amazing call from Icelandic announcer capped a dream come true for the team. They are the smallest nation to ever be in the tournament and keep knocking down challenge after challenge. The group averages 1.7 goals per game while only allowing 0.6 per contest. A match against a difficult England squad awaits them, but they are already breaking the history books and the boundaries are endless. A rowdy group of supporters from Iceland are here to see their team excel, so hop on the train of the Cinderella team!
Idea Source- ESPN