Euro 2016 – Six countries have been tipped to excel at the European Championships – Some of the countries have good records in past editions of the competition – The list also contains a dark horse who could spring surprises at the tournament. Only nine different teams have won the European Championships since its inception in 1960.
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Putting the annals of history aside, this write up will look at the likely teams that will lift the trophy in 2016, some of which the past events in the competition does not favour.
These are the six teams that might lift the Euro 2016 trophy in France.
It might sound strange that ‘Mother Russia’ is a contender for the European Championship but it should be noted that the maiden edition of the competition was won by the Soviet nation.
Also, the oil-rich nation have played their best football in European competitions than any other tournament which includes; winning the first ever European trophy in 1960, having played three other finals in 1964, 1972, and 1988 as well as their recent feat when they upset the Netherlands 3-1 in the quarter final stage of the 2008 edition.