EURO 2016

10 things we've liked about Euro 2016

No. 1: Iceland and their fans

Much has been written about the 10% of the country following the national team in France and how the game against England drew a local TV audience of 98.8%. Modern football needs more stories like Leicester City and Iceland at Euro 2016. Afram Island

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No. 2: Will Grigg's on Fire

The song originally started by the Wigan Athletic faithful and was adopted by Northern Ireland's excellent "Green & White Army". Grigg's was on fire on helping his club secure promotion but didn't play for a second during the tournament. This was the chant of Euro 2016.

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No 3: Antoine Griezmann

Atletico Madrid's Antoine Griezmann came into the tournament fresh off a penalty miss in the Champions League final against Real Madrid but has bounced back with 6 goals in the knock-out phase of the competition. The French hero of Euro 2016.

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No. 4: Stade Velodrome (Marseille)

Some of the pitches at the tournament haven't been in great shape but the stadia have been excellent with Olympique Marseille's Stade Velodrome being the pick of the bunch.

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No 5: Gábor Ferenc Király

Track-suit bottom loving Hungarian keeper Kiraly became the oldest player ever to feature at the European Championship breaking the previous record held by Germany's Lothar Matthäus when Hungary faced Belgium on June 26.

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No. 6: Wales

Another great footballing story as debutantes Wales reached the semi final of Euro 2016 falling short against Portugal in Lyon. In a rugby mad nation, the names of Joe Ledley, Hal Robson-Kanu, Joe Allen and of course Gareth Bale and co. will go down in the country's football history.

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No 7: Belgium away shirt

It looks like a cycling shirt claimed the "haters" but what's not to love about a mint green background with the black, yellow and red hoops that constitute the Belgium flag. Worthy mentions to Sweden away and Turkey away too.

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No 8: Euro 2016 Panini stickers

Every major football competition needs it's companion sticker album. The Panini 2016 collection raised eyebrows back in February with it's omission of Karim Benzema and once again throughout playgrounds and offices across the globe "got, got need" were the buzz-words.

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No 9: Antonio Conte

A man who gives Atletico Madrid's Cholo Simeone a good run for his money with his nervous energy touchline antics. No water bottle or team delegate was safe with the Italian coach around.

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No 10: The host nation France

France needed some good news after events in Paris last year and the tournament seems to have put a smile back on French faces. The locals have embraced the competition and a win in Paris tomorrow vs. Portugal would be a fitting end to Euro 2016.

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