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Djuric helps Bosnia stay afoat in Euro 2016

SARAJEVO (Reuters) - Bosnia overcame the absence of injured top scorer Edin Dzeko to grab a place in the Euro 2016 playoffs thanks in no small part to the performance of little known back-up Milan Djuric but the towering...

England and Lithuania charged by UEFA over crowd trouble

LONDON (Reuters) - UEFA have opened disciplinary proceedings against the English Football Association and Lithuanian Football Federation (LFF) following crowd disturbances in their Euro 2016 qualifier in Vilnius on Monday. Riot police had to break up skirmishes between rival fans...

Euro 2016 Surprises and Dissappointments

20 of the 24 teams (including hosts France) have qualified for the 2016 European Championships in the Summer of 2016. While there have been a few major upsets , most of the traditional powerhouses have qualified for the tournament....
Turkey

Turkey claim Euro 2016 spot as best third-placed team

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey snatched automatic qualification for Euro 2016 as the best third-placed team with a last-gasp goal to secure a 1-0 win at home to Iceland thanks to Selcuk Inan's free-kick on Tuesday. The Turks, who finished with...
Croatia

Croatia qualify for Euro 2016 with Malta win

TA'QALI, Malta (Reuters) - Croatia squeezed into the Euro 2016 finals with a 1-0 away win over Malta on Tuesday which enabled them to finish as Group H runners-up after a turbulent qualifying campaign. Ivan Perisic scored a 25th-minute winner...
Netherlands

Netherlands fail to qualify for Euro 2016

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - The Netherlands failed to reach the European Championship finals for the first time since 1984 when they lost 3-2 at home to the Czech Republic to miss out on next year's tournament in France. The Dutch had...

Del Bosque faces tricky task to select Spain squad

KIEV (Reuters) - Spain coach Vicente del Bosque acknowledged he faces a tough task in deciding who to leave out of his 23-man squad for Euro 2016, with a particular embarrassment of riches in midfield. The holders wrapped up their...
Russia

Russia beat Montenegro to qualify for Euro 2016

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia booked their place in the Euro 2016 finals with a 2-0 victory over Montenegro at the Otkrytie Arena in Moscow on Monday ensuring they were spared the drama of a playoff. Oleg Kuzmin scored his first...