Euro 2016 is just around the corner, with the draw for the group stages having thrown up some tantalising ties, people are looking ahead to who will win, who will lose, and who will be the surprise package of this summer’s tournament.
We thought we would have a look at who the key players could be come June.
The talisman and number 10 for Juventus, high expectations have been placed on the young mans shoulders, and Euro 2016 could be where he delivers. Since moving from Manchester United to Juventus on a free transfer, Pogba has lit up the world stage, and a strong performance at the Euros could well seal a move to Barcelona come the end of the summer, along with a lovely trophy with France just to top things off.
After having won the World Cup in Brazil in 2014, Germany will be hot favourites heading into the Euros, and Thomas Muller is their key man. Scoring goals for fun in his first two World Cups, Muller will be looking to add the Euros to his glowing collection of winners medals, and could well end up being the top scorer at the competition should he bring the form he is showing this season for Bayern Munich over to the tournament.
Still yet to win a major international tournament with Portugal, time is running out for Ronaldo to deliver for Portugal on the international stage. Undoubtedly one of the best players of all time, Ronaldo will be hoping his Portuguese team mates can raise their game and perform at the highest level in June.
Probably the last chance for Ibrahimovic to shine at an international tournament, and he will be wanting to go out with a bang for Sweden this summer. Scoring goals for fun in Paris, Ibrahimovic led Sweden to Euro 2016, scoring multiple times in qualification and the playoffs to secure Sweden their spot. Can the Swedes pull of a surprise and win the tournament? If Zlatan has his way, they just might.
Arguably the most in-form striker in world football, Lewandowski boasts an incredible scoring rate this season for Bayern Munich and will be looking to add more goals to his tally for Poland. In all likeliness, Poland will not be winning the tournament this summer, however, if Lewandowski shows anything of the lethal scoring touch he has been showing for his club, he could well end up being the top scorer of the Euros.
These are just five players who could have a big say where the trophy ends up, this cool infographic below takes a look at all teams entering the tournament, and shows the key players, Fifa rankings, and offs of teams winning.
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