UEFA names Euro 2016 player, team of the tournament


11 Jul 2016

UEFA names Euro 2016 player, team of the tournament

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– Joe Allen and Aaron Ramsey were named in the UEFA Euro 2016 team of the tournament

– Antoine Griezmann – Golden boot winner – was named player of the tournament 

France forward Antoine Griezmann has been named UEFA EURO 2016 Player of the Tournament by UEFA’s technical observers after finishing with six goals and two assists.

Antoine Griezmann
Antoine Griezmann

Griezmann had been at his influential best for much of the knockout stage. He scored both goals in France’s 2-0 semi-final win against Germany, having also struck twice to spark Les Bleus’ 2-1 comeback victory against the Republic of Ireland in the round of 16.

A statement by UEFA said: “The technical observers made their decision by pinpointing the player who shone brightest individually and as part of his team, and whose overall contribution had a major impact on his side’s performances.”

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UEFA has also named its the tournament with some notable exclusions like Gareth Bale and Hugo Lloris.

Onesurprising inclusion is that of Joe Allen of Liverpool who mounts a three man midfield alongside Toni Kroos and Aaron Ramsey.

In goal is Portugal’s Rui Patricio and his defense consists of Germany pair Jerome Boateng and Joshua Kimmich, Real Madrid’s Pepe and Dortmunds Raphael Guerreiro.

Pepe and Rui Patricio manedthe team of the tournament
Pepe and Rui Patricio manedthe team of the tournament

The attack is predictably consists of player of the tournament Griezmann, Dimitry Payet and winning captain Cristiano Ronaldo.

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The team (4-2-3-1): Rui Patrício (Portugal); Joshua Kimmich (Germany), Jérôme Boateng (Germany), Pepe (Portugal),Raphaël Guerreiro (Portugal); Toni Kroos (Germany), Joe Allen (Wales); Antoine Griezmann (France), Aaron Ramsey (Wales), Dimitri Payet (France); Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal)

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News Source: NAIJ, 9jaTales

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