As one of the biggest football tournaments, EURO 2016 has become a spotlight from football enthusiast all around the world. This year EURO will become an event where 24 teams from 24 European countries meet and fight their way to become a champion. 5 Small Teams That Should Be Anticipated in EURO 2016 will be held in France. As the host for EURO 2016, France provides various facilities so that this event can run perfectly. France is also considered as one of the big teams that join the EURO this year.
Other major teams that get a lot of support from football enthusiast all around the world are including Italy, England, and Germany. Unfortunately, one of the biggest teams in Europe, Netherlands, will not join the EURO this year since they are eliminated in the qualification round. On the other hand, EURO 2016 is not only about big teams with great reputation but also about small teams with full of surprise.
5 Small Teams That Should Be Anticipated in EURO 2016
There are many small teams that show some surprises in the qualification round of EURO 2016. Some teams are even considered as the teams that enter the EURO 2016 for the first time. Even though these small teams have reputation that might not as big as the major teams, but many people predict that some of these small teams have quite large chance of become the champion of EURO this year or at least reach the semi final. Several small teams in EURO this year even not hesitate and show their best when meets other teams with better reputation.
One of the small teams that should be considered in this year EURO is Wales. Wales is the runner up of Group B in the qualification round. This team is supported by the Real Madrid superstar, Gareth Bale. Wales also has several great players such as Aaron Ramsey, Joe Allen, and Ashley Williams. Wales should be anticipated by other eams since this team might sow some surprises during this year EURO.
Besides Wales, other small team that should be anticipated by major teams in this year EURO is Austria. Austria shows great performance in qualification round and surprise many people as one of the countries that enter EURO for the first time this year. One of the most talented players in Austria is David Alaba who also plays for Bayern Munchen. Other great players who support this team are including Marko Arnautovic who is also a player in Stoke City and Christian Fuchs who is also a back in Leicester City. Austria is the winner of Group G in the qualification round while the runner up in this group is Russia.
North Ireland is the next small team that should be anticipated in this year EURO. North Ireland is also a team that enters the EURO for the first time this year. The players who support this team are including Kyle Lafferty, Steven Davis, and Jonny Evans. Other small team that enters EURO for the first time this year is Iceland. Iceland surprisingly defeats Netherlands and Turkey in the qualification round. Other team that makes surprise in qualification round is Albania. This small team can defeat Serbia and Denmark and make their own way to the EURO 2016.