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5 Underdogs in the Euro Cup 2016

The Euro Cup 2016 is currently underway. The tournament, played in France, has some serious title contenders like the defending champion Germany, the hosts France and Belgium. Although these teams are quite strong on paper, there are some other teams who can give the title challengers a serious run for their money.

Euro Cups are the ultimate stage for the underdogs to shine. Greece finished as the champions by twice beating the tournament favorites Portugal at the Euro Cup 2004. We take a look at some teams that can re-emulate the feats performed by Greece at 2004.

5. Turkey

World Ranking: 18

Betting Odd: 7/1

Turkey Football Team for Euro Cup 2016

Strengths:

Turkey qualified late, thanks to the new Euro Cup format of 24 teams. However, they are not a team to be taken lightly. The strength of Turkey lies in their midfield. The midfield consists of Barcelona superstar Arda Turan, and promising wonderkid Hakan Calhanoglu, who is a player expected to shine in the Euro 2016, to name a few. Other than that, Turkey also has an in-form striker Burak Yilmaz in their team. With a dead ball specialist and a fearless ball-driver in the midfield, Turkey can be surely be expected to run havoc in the opposing teams defense line.

Players to watch:

Arda Turan

Hakan Calhanoglu

 

4. Poland

Poland National Team for Euro Cup 2016

World Ranking: 27 (tied with Croatia)

Betting Odds: 96/17

Strength:

Poland look bright and inventive throughout and the team is fairly settled, a modern-looking 4-2-3-1 allowing an industrious, creative trio behind Lewandowski to set the attacking tempo. Robert Lewandowski, who is currently in scintillating form, leads the team and the attack. Arkadiusz Milik, another promising midfielder who is expected to shine in the Euro 2016, is in the form of his life.

Players to watch:

Robert Lewandowski

Arkadiusz Milik

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