SI Staff
Monday May 30th, 2016

Euro 2016 begins June 10 in France, with the host nation taking on Romania.

Les Bleus were the first to release their final 23-man roster, with the star-studded side bringing some heavy firepower in the form of Paul Pogba, Antoine Griezmann, Dimitri Payet and more as it tries to win the tournament on home soil for the second time and a third time in nine tournaments. 

Other nations are revealing their rosters in the build-up to the opener as well, with the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale, Robert Lewandowski, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and a host of other individual stars set to be on display this summer. Scroll below for all of the Euro 2016 rosters as they continue to be submitted to UEFA.

Albania coach Giovanni de Biasi sprang no surprises in the Euro 2016 squad that will make its country's first appearance at a major tournament. The spotlight is likely to fall on Albania's defense, which features the experience of Nantes' Lorik Cana, whose previous clubs include Paris Saint-Germain, Marseille and Lazio, and youngster Elseid Hysaj of Napoli. Shkelzen Gashi of the Colorado Rapids was one of only four forwards picked for the squad, which will face host nation France, Switzerland and Romania in Group A. Here is Albania's roster in full: GOALKEEPERS: Etrit Berisha (Lazio), Alban Hoxha (Partizani), Orges Shehi (Skenderbeu) DEFENDERS: Lorik Cana (Nantes), Arlind Ajeti (Frosinone), Mergim Mavraj (Koln), Elseid Hysaj (Napoli), Ansi Agolli (Qarabag), Frederic Veseli (Lugano), Naser Aliji (Basel) MIDFIELDERS: Ledjan Memushaj (Pescara), Ergys Kace (PAOK), Andi Lila (Giannina), Migjen Basha (Como), Odise Roshi (Rijeka), Burim Kukeli (Zurich), Ermir Lenjani (Nantes),Taulant Xhaka (Basel), Armir Abrashi (Freiburg) FORWARDS: Bekim Balaj (Rijeka), Sokol Cikalleshi (Medipol Baksasehir), Armando Sadiku (Vaduz), Shkelzen Gashi (Colorado Rapids)
Austria coach Marcel Koller has dropped Salzburg midfielder Valentino Lazaro from his squad for the European Championship. Lazaro was the only surprise name in Austria's preliminary 24-man squad as he had not been called up since October 2014. Lazaro got no playing time in Austria's 2-1 win over Malta in Tuesday's warmup game. Koller's decision leaves Austria Vienna goalkeeper Robert Almer as the only player in the squad from an Austrian club. The squad includes captain Christian Fuchs from Leicester, while Bayern Munich midfielder David Alaba leads a legion of 16 players from Germany's first and second divisions. Austria is in Group F with Hungary, Portugal and Iceland at Euro 2016. Here is Austria's squad in full: GOALKEEPERS: Robert Almer (Austria Vienna), Heinz Lindner (Eintracht Frankfurt), Ramazan Ozcan (Ingolstadt) DEFENDERS: Aleksandar Dragovic (Dinamo Kiev), Christian Fuchs (Leicester City), Gyorgy Garics (Darmstadt), Martin Hinteregger (Borussia Monchengladbach), Florian Klein (Stuttgart), Sebastian Prodl (Watford), Markus Suttner (Ingolstadt), Kevin Wimmer (Tottenham) MIDFIELDERS: David Alaba (Bayern Munich), Marko Arnautovic (Stoke City), Julian Baumgartlinger (Mainz), Martin Harnik (Stuttgart), Stefan Ilsanker (Leipzig), Jakob Jantscher (Luzern), Zlatko Junuzovic (Werder Bremen), Marcel Sabitzer (Leipzig), Alessandro Schopf (Schalke) FORWARDS: Lukas Hinterseer (Ingolstadt), Rubin Okotie (1860 Munich), Marc Janko (Basel)
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Tuesday May 31st, 2016
Eden Hazard, Kevin De Bruyne and Romelu Lukaku lead Belgium's final 23-man roster for Euro 2016, which was released on Tuesday. Marc Wilmots's side will be without center back and captain Vincent Kompany but still boasts a side that will be among the favorites to lift the trophy in France. Montreal Impact center back Laurent Ciman is in the fold for the Red Devils, along with Thibaut Courtois, Christian Benteke, Marouane Fellaini, Divock Origi and Radja Nainggolan. Belgium is in arguably the toughest group at Euro 2016, along with Italy, Sweden and Republic of Ireland, and it opens play against the Azzurri on June 13.
Here is Belgium's squad in full: GOALKEEPERS: Thibaut Courtois (Chelsea), Simon Mignolet (Liverpool), Jean-Francois Gillet (Catania) DEFENDERS: Toby Alderweireld (Tottenham), Laurent Ciman (Montreal Impact), Jason Denayer (Manchester City), Jan Vertonghen (Tottenham), Christian Kabasele (Genk), Jordan Lukaku (Oostende), Thomas Meunier (Club Brugge), Thomas Vermaelen (Barcelona) MIDFIELDERS: Marouane Fellaini (Manhcester United), Radja Nainggolan (Roma), Axel Witsel (Zenit), Mousa Dembele (Tottenham), Eden Hazard (Chelsea), Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City), Dries Mertens (Napoli) FORWARDS: Romelu Lukaku (Everton), Christian Benteke (Liverpool), Divock Origi (Liverpool), Yannick Ferreira Carrasco (Atletico Madrid), Michy Batshuayi (Marseille)
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Tuesday May 31st, 2016
Croatia brings a loaded midfield to Euro 2016 to take on a tough set of group foes. The Croatians must face Spain, Turkey and the Czech Republic, but will do so with the likes of Luka Modric, Ivan Rakitic, Ivan Perisic and Mateo Kovacic in tow, along with Mario Mandzukic leading the line up top. Liverpool's Dejan Lovren was left out of the squad, but veterans Darijo Srna and Vedran Corluka are part of the defense that will look to slow down its competition.  Here is Croatia's roster in full: GOALKEEPERS: Danijel Subasic (Monaco), Lovre Kalinic (Hajduk Split), Ivan Vargic (Rijeka) DEFENDERS: Darijo Srna (Shakhtar Donetsk), Vedran Ćorluka (Lokomotiv Moskva), Domagoj Vida (Dynamo Kyiv), Ivan Strinić (Napoli), Gordon Schildenfeld (Dinamo Zagreb), Šime Vrsaljko (Sassuolo), Tin Jedvaj (Bayer Leverkusen) MIDFIELDERS: Luka Modrić (Real Madrid), Ivan Rakitić (Barcelona), Ivan Perišić (Internazionale Milano), Mateo Kovačić (Real Madrid), Milan Badelj (Fiorentina), Marcelo Brozović (Internazionale Milano), Marko Rog (Dinamo Zagreb), Ante Ćorić (Dinamo Zagreb) FORWARDS: Mario Mandzukic (Juventus), Nikola Kalinic (Fiorentina), Marko Pjaca (Dinamo Zagreb), Duje Cop (Dinamo Zagreb), Andrej Kramaric (Hoffenheim)
Captain Tomas Rosicky has returned from injuries to lead the Czech Republic at the European Championship. The creative midfielder was included in the final 23-man squad announced by coach Pavel Vrba on Tuesday. Rosicky, who has made 101 international appearances, injured his knee in a Euro 2016 qualifier match against Iceland last June. When he recovered, he got injured again playing for Arsenal in an FA Cup match against Burnley in January. The 35-year-old Rosicky didn't play at all in the Premier League last season. But he captained the Czechs to a 6-0 victory over Malta on Friday and is ready for Euro 2016. At Euro 2016, they open against defending champion Spain on June 13, and also face Croatia and Turkey in Group D. Here is the Czech Republic's roster in full: GOALKEEPERS: Petr Cech (Arsenal), Tomas Koubek (Slovan Liberec) and Tomas Vaclik (Basel) DEFENDERS: Theodor Gebre Selassie (Werder Bremen), Roman Hubnik (Viktoria Plzen), Pavel Kaderabek (Hoffenheim), Michal Kadlec (Fenerbahce), David Limbersky (Viktoria Plzen), Daniel Pudil (Sheffield Wednesday), Tomas Sivok (Bursaspor), Marek Suchy (Basel) MIDFIELDERS: Vladimir Darida (Hertha Berlin), Borek Dockal (Sparta Prague), Daniel Kolar (Viktoria Plzen), Ladislav Krejci (Sparta Prague), David Pavelka (Kasimpasa), Jaroslav Plasil (Girondins Bordeaux), Tomas Rosicky (Arsenal), Jiri Skalak (Brighton and Hove Albion), Josef Sural (Sparta Prague) FORWARDS: David Lafata (Sparta Prague), Tomas Necid (Bursaspor), Milan Skoda (Slavia Prague)
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Tuesday May 31st, 2016
Marcus Rashford's mercurial rise has culminated with a place at Euro 2016. Manchester United's 18-year-old forward was selected by manager Roy Hodgson, as was perpetually injured Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere, with the Three Lions announcing their final 23-man roster on Tuesday.  Wayne Rooney will captain England, which is in Group B with Wales, Russia and Slovakia. Rashford began the season with United's U-18 team, rose to the first team, scored on his debut, scored winners in the Europa League and FA Cup final and then scored on his England debut in a friendly against Australia last week. He'll join Harry Kane, Jamie Vardy and Daniel Sturridge in the attack. Among those not making the cut were Leicester City's Danny Drinkwater and Newcastle's Andros Townsend. 
Here is England's squad in full: GOALKEEPERS: Joe Hart (Manchester City), Fraser Forster (Southampton), Tom Heaton (Burnley) DEFENDERS: Ryan Bertrand (Southampton), Gary Cahill (Chelsea), Nathaniel Clyne (Liverpool), Danny Rose (Tottenham), Chris Smalling (Manchester United), John Stones (Everton), Kyle Walker (Tottenham) MIDFIELDERS: Dele Alli (Tottenham), Ross Barkley (Everton), Eric Dier (Tottenham), Jordan Henderson (Liverpool), Adam Lallana (Liverpool), James Milner (Liverpool), Raheem Sterling (Manchester City), Jack Wilshere (Arsenal) FORWARDS: Harry Kane (Tottenham), Jamie Vardy (Leicester City), Marcus Rashford (Manchester United), Daniel Sturridge (Liverpool), Wayne Rooney (Manchester United)
SI Staff
Thursday May 12th, 2016
France has selected the 23 players charged with winning this summer's Euro 2016 on home soil. Paul Pogba, Antoine Griezmann, Kingsley Coman, Dimitri Payet and Anthony Martial are on Didier Deschamps's squad, which opens Euro 2016 against Romania on June 10. Leicester City star midfielder N'Golo Kante completes his mercurial ascent by securing a place on the team, while Raphael Varane and Jeremy Mathieu will be among the defenders lining up ahead of Hugo Lloris in goal.  Karim Benzema was not called, as expected, with Deschamps stating long ago he wouldn't be calling on the Real Madrid forward after his sex-tape blackmail case with Mathieu Valbuena. Here is France's roster in full: GOALKEEPERS: Benoit Costil (Rennes), Hugo Lloris (Tottenham), Steve Mandanda (Marseille) DEFENDERS: Lucas Digne (Roma), Patrice Evra (Juventus), Christophe Jallet (Lyon), Laurent Koscielny (Arsenal), Elaquim Mangala (Manchester City), Jeremy Mathieu (Barcelona), Bacary Sagna (Manchester City), Raphael Varane (Real Madrid) MIDFIELDERS: Yohan Cabaye (Crystal Palace), Morgan Schneiderlin (Manchester United), N'Golo Kante (Leicester City), Blaise Matuidi (PSG), Paul Pogba (Juventus), Moussa Sissoko (Newcastle) FORWARDS: Kingsley Coman (Bayern Munich), Andre-Pierre Gignac (Tigres UANL), Olivier Giroud (Arsenal), Antoine Griezmann (Atletico Madrid), Anthony Martial (Manchester United), Dimitri Payet (West Ham) Injury alternates list are: Alphonse Areola (Villarreal); Hatem ben Arfa (Nice); Kevin Gameiro (Sevilla); Alexandre Lacazette (Lyon); Adrien Rabiot (PSG); Djibril Sidibe (Lille); Samuel Umtiti (Lyon). Lassana Diarra has already been replaced by Schneiderlin.
Borussia Dortmund midfielder Marco Reus was dropped from Germany's European Championship squad on Tuesday, and captain Bastian Schweinsteiger made the final cut despite injury. Reus, who had been struggling at the team's training camp in Ascona, Switzerland, was omitted from the final list of 23 players, along with Hoffenheim defender Sebastian Rudy and Bayer Leverkusen players Julian Brandt and Karim Bellarabi. "The doctors could not give a clear prognosis," Germany coach Joachim Low said of Reus. "He has huge health problems and can only walk straight at the moment. More wasn't possible in training so far." Low said there were too many doubts over whether Reus could recover in time for the tournament in France. "It's a bitter decision for us and for him, a disappointment for us all, because a Marco Reus in form, healthy and fit, would have been a huge addition," Low said. "But for technical reasons we have to take this decision as we know this tournament will be very strenuous." Reus also missed Germany's World Cup win in 2014 because of injury. "The young players Joshua Kimmich, Julian Weigl and Leroy Sane will be there. It's not a decision against three players, or four players, but for the 23 players that are there now," Low said. Kimmich, who plays for Bayern Munich, and Weigl, a Dortmund midfielder, made their debuts in the 3-1 loss to Slovakia in Augsburg on Sunday, along with Leverkusen goalkeeper Bernd Leno. Sane, a midfielder for Schalke, started for his second appearance. Schweinsteiger was picked despite not playing since a partial ligament tear in national team training on March 22, his second knee injury of the year, while Mats Hummels, who has a calf injury, also made the cut. "The prognosis on Bastian Schweinsteiger and Mats Hummels is clear from our medical department that they will be available for the tournament," Low said. "Schweinsteiger, fully fit, will start training with the team this afternoon. Hummels will need a little longer. According to the doctors they'll both be available." Germany plays Hungary in Gelsenkirchen for its last warm-up game on Saturday, before leaving for its tournament base in Evian-les-Bains on June 7. The tournament starts June 10 and Germany plays its first game against Ukraine in Lille on June 12. Here is Geramny's squad in full: GOALKEEPERS: Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich), Bernd Leno (Bayer Leverkusen), Marc-Andre ter Stegen (Barcelona) DEFENDERS: Jerome Boateng (Bayern Munich), Emre Can (Liverpool), Jonas Hector (Cologne), Benedikt Howedes (Schalke), Mats Hummels (Bayern Munich), Shkodran Mustafi (Valencia), Antonio Rudiger (Roma) MIDFIELDERS: Julian Draxler (Wolfsburg), Sami Khedira (Juventus), Joshua Kimmich (Bayern Munich), Toni Kroos (Real Madrid), Mesut Ozil (Arsenal), Leroy Sane (Schalke), Bastian Schweinsteiger (Manchester United), Thomas Muller (Bayern Munich), Julian Weigl (Borussia Dortmund) FORWARDS: Mario Gotze (Bayern Munich), Mario Gomez (Besiktas), Andre Schurrle (Wolfsburg), Lukas Podolski (Galatasaray)
Hungary coach Bernd Storck named veteran midfielders Zoltan Gera and Balazs Dzsudzsak to his squad for the European Championship, the country's first appearance at the continental event since 1972. The 23-man squad also includes goalkeeper Gabor Kiraly, who has played a record 102 matches with the national team, versatile MTK Budapest defender Barnabas Bese, who has yet to make his debut with the team but can also play at forward, and Werder Bremen midfielder Laszlo Kleinheisler. "Everyone is in good physical condition and I can count on players who helped us reach the championship," the German coach said Tuesday on state television from the team's training camp in the Austrian resort of Leolang. "I'm very satisfied with the training camp. The mood has been very good." Dzsudzsak, listed among the forwards, usually plays as a winger on the right side. Hungary has been lining up recently with a single forward in a 4-2-3-1 formation. Hungary defeated Norway in a pair of playoff games in November to reach Euro 2016, its first major tournament since the 1986 World Cup in Mexico. Among the players cut from the squad Tuesday were Getafe goalkeeper Balazs Megyeri and Pogon Szczecin forward Adam Gyurcso. Hungary visits Germany in Gelsenkirchen for its last warmup match on Saturday and will make its Euro 2016 debut on June 14 against Austria in Bordeaux. Also in Group F are Iceland and Portugal. Here is Hungary's squad in full: GOALKEEPERS: Gabor Kiraly (Haladas), Denes Dibusz (Ferencvaros), Peter Gulacsi (Leipzig) DEFENDERS: Attila Fiola (Puskas Academy), Barnabas Bese (MTK Budapest), Richard Guzmics (Wisla Krakow), Roland Juhasz (Videoton), Adam Lang (Videoton), Tamas Kadar (Lech Poznan), Mihaly Korhut (Debrecen) MIDFIELDERS: Adam Pinter (Ferencvaros), Gergo Lovrencsics (Lech Poznan), Akos Elek (Diosgyor), Zoltan Gera (Ferencvaros), Adam Nagy (Ferencvaros), Laszlo Kleinheisler (Werden Bremen), Zoltan Stieber (Nuremberg) FORWARDS: Balazs Dzsudzsak (Bursaspor), Adam Szalai (Hannover), Krisztian Nemeth (Al Gharafa), Nemanja Nikolics (Legia Warsaw), Tamas Priskin (Slovan Bratislava), Daniel Bode (Ferencvaros)
SI Staff
Tuesday May 31st, 2016
Euro 2016 qualifying darlings Iceland are out to prove its road to France was no fluke, and it has compiled the 23-man squad believed to be able to pull that off.  Gylfi Sigurdsson, Alfred Finnbogason and 37-year-old Eidur Gudjohnsen headline Lars Lagerback's squad, which is grouped with Portugal, Hungary and Austria. Iceland qualified directly from the group stage, besting the likes of the Netherlands to steal the spotlight during the qualification process. Here is Iceland's squad in full: GOALKEEPERS: Hannes Halldorsson (Bodo/Glimt), Ogmundur Kristinsson (Hammarby), Ingvar Jonsson (Sandefjord) DEFENDERS: Ari Skulason (OB), Hordur Magnusson (Cesena), Hjortur Hermannsson (PSV Eindhoven), Ragnar Sigurdsson (Krasnodar), Kari Arnason (Malmo), Sverrir Ingi Ingason (Lokeren), Birkir Sævarsson (Hammarby), Haukur Heidar Hauksson (AIK) MIDFIELDERS: Emil Hallfredsson (Udinese), Gylfi Sigurdsson (Swansea), Aron Gunnarsson (Cardiff), Theodor Elmar Bjarnason (AGF), Arnor Ingvi Traustason (Norrkoping), Birkir Bjarnason (Basel), Johann Gudmundsson (Charlton), Eidur Gudjohnsen (Molde), Runar Mar Sigurjonsson (Sundsvall) FORWARDS: Kolbeinn Sigthorsson (Nantes), Alfred Finnbogason (Augsburg), Jon Dadi Bodvarsson (Kaiserslautern)
Riccardo Montolivo has been left out of Italy's squad for the European Championship after failing to recover from injury in time, but fellow midfielder Thiago Motta was judged fit enough to be included in the 23-man squad. Coach Antonio Conte announced his final squad in a live television show on Tuesday. Italy is already without injured midfielders Claudio Marchisio and Marco Verratti. There were few surprises in the squad although Napoli's Brazilian-born midfielder Jorginho was one of the seven players omitted. Fellow midfielders Marco Benassi, Davide Zappacosta and Giacomo Bonaventura were also dropped, along with defenders Davide Astori and Daniele Rugani. MLS stars Sebastian Giovinco and Andrea Pirlo were omitted from the preliminary roster and were not in contention for the final squad. Italy was runner-up in the last European Championship, losing 4-0 to Spain in the final. Here is Italy's squad in full: GOALKEEPERS: Gianluigi Buffon (Juventus), Federico Marchetti (Lazio), Salvatore Sirigu (Paris Saint Germain) DEFENDERS: Andrea Barzagli (Juventus), Leonardo Bonucci (Juventus), Giorgio Chiellini (Juventus), Angelo Ogbonna (West Ham), Matteo Darmian (Manchester United), Mattia De Sciglio (Milan) MIDFIELDERS: Daniele De Rossi (Roma), Alessandro Florenzi (Roma), Emanuele Giaccherini (Bologna), Thiago Motta (Paris Saint Germain), Marco Parolo (Lazio), Stefano Sturaro (Juventus), Antonio Candreva (Lazio), Federico Bernardeschi (Fiorentina) FORWARDS: Eder (Inter), Ciro Immobile (Torino), Lorenzo Insigne (Napoli), Graziano Pellè (Southampton), Simone Zaza (Juventus), Stephan El Shaarawy (Roma)
Will Grigg has been chosen as Northern Ireland's fourth striker for the European Championship, a day after scoring his first international goal. Grigg scored 25 goals for Wigan in the team's title-winning campaign in England's third tier this season. He opened his account for Northern Ireland in the 3-0 win over Belarus on Friday. Northern Ireland is competing in its first major tournament in 30 years. Its 23-man squad was announced at the Titanic Belfast museum on Saturday. Aaron Hughes, a 36-year-old defender, will arrive in France with a century of international appearances should he feature in a friendly against Slovakia next week. Here is Northern Ireland's squad in full: GOALKEEPERS: Roy Carroll (Notts County), Michael McGovern (Hamilton), Alan Mannus (St. Johnstone) DEFENDERS: Craig Cathcart (Watford), Jonny Evans (West Brom), Gareth McAuley (West Brom), Luke McCullough (Doncaster Rovers), Aaron Hughes (Melbourne City), Lee Hodson (MK Dons), Chris Baird (Fulham), Paddy McNair (Manchester United) MIDFIELDERS: Steven Davis (Southampton), Oliver Norwood (Reading), Corry Evans (Blackburn Rovers), Jamie Ward (Nottingham Forest), Stuart Dallas (Leeds United), Niall McGinn (Aberdeen), Shane Ferguson (Millwall) FORWARDS: Will Grigg (Wigan Athletic), Kyle Lafferty (Norwich City), Conor Washington (Queens Park Rangers), Josh Magennis (Kilmarnock)
SI Staff
Tuesday May 31st, 2016
Bayern Munich forward Robert Lewandowski headlines Poland's Euro 2016 roster, which was finalized Tuesday.  Lewandowski is coming off a 30-goal season in the Bundesliga and is complemented by the likes of Arkadiusz Milik, Kamil Grosicki and Jakub Blaszczykowski. Poland is well stocked in goal, with Lukasz Fabianski, Wojciech Szczesny and Artur Boruc all in the stable. Poland, which co-hosted Euro 2012, will play against reigning World Cup champion Germany, Ukraine and Northern Ireland in Group F.  Here is Poland's roster in full: GOALKEEPERS: Łukasz Fabiański (Swansea), Wojciech Szczęsny (Roma), Artur Boruc (Bournemouth) DEFENDERS: Thiago Cionek (Palermo), Kamil Glik (Torino), Artur Jędrzejczyk (Legia), Michał Pazdan (Legia), Łukasz Piszczek (Borussia Dortmund), Bartosz Salamon (Cagliari), Jakub Wawrzyniak (Lechia Gdańsk) MIDFIELDERS: Jakub Błaszczykowski (Fiorentina), Kamil Grosicki (Rennes), Tomasz Jodłowiec (Legia), Bartosz Kapustka (Cracovia), Grzegorz Krychowiak (Sevilla), Karol Linetty (Lech Poznań), Krzysztof Mączyński (Wisła), Sławomir Peszko (Lechia Gdańsk), Filip Starzyński (Zagłębie Lubin), Piotr Zieliński (Empoli) FORWARDS: Arkadiusz Milik (Ajax), Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich), Mariusz Stępiński (Ruch Chorzów)
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Tuesday May 17th, 2016
Cristiano Ronaldo will lead Portugal at Euro 2016 after being named as one of the 23 players on manager Fernando Santos's roster. Ronaldo, who will play for another Champions League title later this month with Real Madrid, and other veterans like Joao Moutinho, Nani, Pepe, Ricardo Carvalho and Ricardo Quaresma are joined by younger talents William Carvalho and Renato Sanches, the latter of which just moved to Bayern Munich from Benfica in a $40 million transfer.  Ronaldo is Portugal's all-time leading goal scorer, with 56 tallies in his international career. He'll look to add to that total when Portugal plays against qualifying darling Iceland, Hungary and Austria in a balanced Group F. MORE ROSTERS: France | Spain provisional | Germany provisional | England provisional Here is Portugal's squad in full: GOALKEEPRS: Rui Patrício (Sporting), Anthony Lopes (Lyon), Eduardo (Dínamo Zagreb) DEFENDERS: Vieirinha (Wolfsburgo), Cédric (Southampton), Pepe (Real Madrid), Ricardo Carvalho (Mónaco), Bruno Alves (Fenerbahçe), José Fonte (Southampton), Eliseu (Benfica), Raphael Guerreiro (Lorient) MIDFIELDERS: William Carvalho (Sporting), Danilo Pereira (FC Porto), João Moutinho (Mónaco), Renato Sanches (Benfica), Adrien Silva (Sporting), André Gomes (Valência), João Mário (Sporting) FORWARDS: Rafa Silva (SC Braga), Ricardo Quaresma (Besiktas), Nani (Fenerbahçe), Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid), Éder (Lille)
Ireland captain Robbie Keane has been included in the European Championship squad despite being ruled out of the final warm-up game through injury. A calf muscle injury prevented the 35-year-old Los Angeles Galaxy forward from playing in Tuesday's 2-1 loss to Belarus. But after the friendly, Keane made Martin O'Neill's 23-man squad for Euro 2016 where Ireland opens against Sweden in Paris on June 13 in Group E. Midfielder James McCarthy also made the cut despite missing Ireland's last two friendlies with a thigh problem. Here is Ireland's roster in full: GOALKEEPERS: Shay Given (Stoke), Darren Randolph (West Ham), Keiren Westwood (Sheffield Wednesday) DEFENDERS: Seamus Coleman (Everton), Cyrus Christie (Derby), Ciaran Clark (Aston Villa), Richard Keogh (Derby), John O'Shea (Sunderland), Shane Duffy (Blackburn), Stephen Ward (Burnley) MIDFIELDERS: Aiden McGeady (Sheffield Wednesday), James McClean (West Brom), Glenn Whelan (Stoke), James McCarthy (Everton), David Meyler (Hull), Stephen Quinn (Reading), Wes Hoolahan (Norwich), Jeff Hendrick (Derby) Robbie Brady (Norwich), Jonathan Walters (Stoke) FORWARDS: Robbie Keane (LA Galaxy), Shane Long (Southampton), Daryl Murphy (Ipswich)
SI Staff
Tuesday May 31st, 2016
Romania has the tough task of being the opponent for host France's tournament-opening match of Euro 2016 and it will likely need to rely on its defense to fend off the powerful Les Bleus on their home turf. Captain Razvan Rat and Vlad Chiriches are among those marshaling the back line in front of Fiorentina goalkeeper Ciprian Tatarusanu. The Romania defense has had some highs and lows in pre-Euro friendlies. It shut out Spain in late March in a 0-0 draw, but also conceded four to Ukraine in its most recent match, a 4-3 loss in a friendly on May 29.  Romania must also play Switzerland and Albania in Group A. Here is Romania's roster in full: GOALKEEPERS: Ciprian Tătăruşanu (Fiorentina), Costel Pantilimon (Watford), Silviu Lung (Astra Giurgiu) DEFENDERS: Cristian Săpunaru (Pandurii Târgu Jiu), Alexandru Matel (Dinamo Zagreb), Vlad Chiricheş (Napoli), Valerică Găman (Astra Giurgiu), Cosmin Moţi (Ludogorets), Dragoş Grigore (Al-Sailiya), Răzvan Raţ (Rayo Vallecano), Steliano Filip (Dinamo Bucureşti) MIDFIELDERS: Mihai Pintilii (Steaua Bucureşti), Ovidiu Hoban (Hapoel Beer Sheva), Andrei Prepeliţă (Ludogorets), Adrian Popa (Steaua Bucureşti), Gabriel Torje (Osmanlıspor), Alexandru Chipciu (Steaua Bucureşti), Nicolae Stanciu (Steaua Bucureşti), Lucian Sânmărtean (al-Ittihad) FORWARDS: Claudiu Keșerü (Ludogorets), Bogdan Stancu (Gençlerbirliği), Florin Andone (Córdoba), Denis Alibec (Astra Giurgiu)
SI Staff
Tuesday May 31st, 2016
Artem Dzyuba and Aleksandr Kokorin headline Russia's Euro 2016 roster, but CSKA Moscow star Alan Dzagoev will miss the tournament with a broken foot.  Dzagoev, 25, would have been one of Russia's stars at the competition, and his absence is a major void for manager Leonid Slutsky, who continues to oversee the 2018 World Cup hosts after stepping in for Fabio Capello. Slutsky is also without the injured Yuri Zhirkov, and he omitted Russia's top all-time scorer Alexander Kerzhakov as well.  As for who is making the trip to France, Dzyuba is coming off a 15-goal campaign for Zenit, and will lead the line against Group B foes England, Wales and Slovakia. Here is Russia's squad in full: GOALKEEPERS: Igor Akinfeev (CSKA Moskva), Yuri Lodygin (Zenit), Guilherme (Lokomotiv Moskva) DEFENDERS: Aleksei Berezutski (CSKA Moskva), Vasili Berezutski (CSKA Moskva), Sergei Ignashevich (CSKA Moskva), Dmitri Kombarov (Spartak Moskva), Roman Neustädter (Schalke), Georgi Schennikov (CSKA Moskva), Roman Shishkin (Lokomotiv Moskva), Igor Smolnikov (Zenit) MIDFIELDERS: Igor Denisov (Zenit), Dmitri Torbinski (Krasnodar), Aleksandr Golovin (CSKA Moskva), Denis Glushakov (Spartak Moskva), Oleg Ivanov (Terek Grozny), Pavel Mamaev (Krasnodar), Aleksandr Samedov (Lokomotiv Moskva), Oleg Shatov (Zenit), Roman Shirokov (CSKA Moskva) FORWARDS: Artem Dzyuba (Zenit), Aleksandr Kokorin (Zenit), Fedor Smolov (Krasnodar)
Napoli midfielder Marek Hamsik and Liverpool central defender Martin Skrtel headline Slovakia's squad for its first European Championship. Slovakia coach Jan Kozak announced his final 23-man team on Monday, a day after his team handed World champion Germany a 3-1 defeat in Augsburg in a warm-up match for the tournament in France. Slovakia qualified for the first time since it gained independence after the split of Czechoslovakia in 1993. Also, defenders Norbert Gyomber of Roma and Tomas Hubocan of Dynamo Moscow recovered from injuries and were included in the squad. Slovakia concludes its Euro 2016 preparations at home against Northern Ireland on Saturday. The team starts the tournament in France against Wales on June 11. Russia and England are also in Group B. Here is Slovakia's squad in full: GOALKEEPERS: Matus Kozacik (Viktoria Plzen), Jan Mucha (Slovan Bratislava), Jan Novota (Rapid Vienna) DEFENDERS: Peter Pekarik (Hertha Berlin), Milan Skriniar (Sampdoria), Martin Skrtel (Liverpool), Norbert Gyomber (Roma), Jan Durica (Lokomotiv Moscow), Kornel Salata (Slovan Bratislava), Tomas Hubocan (Dynamo Moscow), Dusan Svento (Cologne) MIDFIELDERS: Viktor Pecovsky (Zilina), Robert Mak (PAOK Thessaloniki), Juraj Kucka (AC Milan), Patrik Hrosovsky (Viktoria Plzen), Jan Gregus (Jablonec), Marek Hamsik (Napoli), Ondrej Duda (Legia Warsaw), Miroslav Stoch (Bursaspor), Vladimir Weiss (Al Gharafa) FORWARDS: Michal Duris (Viktoria Plzen), Adam Nemec (Willem II), Stanislav Sestak (Ferencvaros)
Real Madrid's Francisco "Isco" Alarcon and Atletico Madrid's Saul Niguez were left out of Spain's final squad for the European Championship on Tuesday. The two were among six players competing for the final four spots available in the squad for the tournament in France. Spain coach Vicente del Bosque earlier Tuesday had announced a list with 19 players, leaving the final four spots open for those who played in Saturday's Champions League final between Madrid and Atletico. Madrid's Sergio Ramos and Lucas Vazquez were included in the final squad, as well as Atletico's Juanfran Torres and Jorge "Koke" Resurreccion. Madrid defender Dani Carvajal had already been ruled out of Euro 2016 because of a muscle injury sustained in the final won by his club in Milan. Spain is aiming to win a third straight tournament after capturing Euro 2008 and Euro 2012. Here is Spain's squad in full: GOALKEEPERS: Iker Casillas (Porto), David De Gea (Manchester United), Sergio Rico (Sevilla) DEFENDERS: Jordi Alba (Barcelona), Cesar Azpilicueta (Chelsea), Hector Bellerin (Arsenal), Gerard Pique (Barcelona), Marc Bartra (Barcelona), Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid), Juanfran (Atletico Madrid), Mikel San Jose (Athletic Bilbao) MIDFIELDERS: Koke (Atletico Madrid), Cesc Fabregas (Chelsea), Andres Iniesta (Barcelona), Sergio Busquets (Barcelona), Lucas Vazquez (Real Madrid), Thiago (Bayern Munich), Bruno Soriano (Villarreal), David Silva (Manchester City)  FORWARDS: Nolito (Celta Vigo), Pedro (Chelsea), Alvaro Morata (Juventus), Aritz Aduriz (Athletic Bilbao) 
Sweden coach Erik Hamren on Wednesday promoted six players from the team that won the European Under-21 trophy last year to the 23-man senior squad he's bringing to the European Championship in France next month. Goalkeeper Patrik Carlgren, defenders Victor Nilsson Lindelof and Ludwig Augustinsson, midfielders Oscar Lewicki and Oscar Hiljemark and Celta Vigo striker John Guidetti were key players in the U-21 team that beat Portugal on penalties in the final. Guidetti will be competing with Marcus Berg of Panathinaikos and Emir Kujovic of Swedish champion Norrkoping for a spot next to Zlatan Ibrahimovic in Sweden's attack. "I know I'm up against good players but I've got confidence and believe in myself," said Kujovic, the Swedish league's top scorer last season with 21 goals. At 27, the Yugoslav-born striker has made only three senior appearances for the national team. Sweden beat Scandinavian rival Denmark in a playoff to reach this summer's tournament. Hamren's squad will face Ireland, Italy and Belgium in Group E. Here is Sweden's roster in full: GOALKEEPERS: Andreas Isaksson (Kasimpasa), Robin Olsen (Copenhagen), Patrik Carlgren (AIK) DEFENDERS: Ludwig Augustinsson (Copenhagen), Erik Johansson (Copenhagen), Pontus Jansson (Torino), Victor Lindelof (Benfica) Andreas Granqvist (Krasnodar), Mikael Lustig (Celtic), Martin Olsson (Norwich) MIDFIELDERS: Jimmy Durmaz (Olympiakos), Albin Ekdal (Hamburg), Oscar Hiljemark (Palermo), Sebastian Larsson (Sunderland), Pontus Wernbloom (CSKA Moscow), Erkan Zengin (Trabzonspor), Oscar Lewicki (Malmo), Emil Forsberg (Leipzig), Kim Kallstrom (Grasshoppers) FORWARDS: Marcus Berg (Panathinaikos), John Guidetti (Celta Vigo), Zlatan Ibrahimovic (PSG), Emir Kujovic (Norrkoping)
Switzerland has three 19-year-olds in its final European Championship squad of 23 players that features new Arsenal signing Granit Xhaka. Coach Vladimir Petkovic was expected to pick Basel forward Breel Embolo, and on Monday also selected teenagers Nico Elvedi and Denis Zakaria. Elvedi, a defender with Borussia Monchengladbach, and Young Boys midfielder Zakaria both made international debuts on Saturday in a 2-1 loss to Belgium in Geneva. Zakaria takes a holding midfielder's place left vacant when Petkovic left out former captain Gokhan Inler over a lack of playing time at Leicester. Petkovic also omitted defenders Philippe Senderos and Silvan Widmer, and midfielder Luca Zuffi, who had been on the provisional squad. Switzerland's final warmup match is against Moldova in Lugano on Friday. Switzerland is in host France's group at Euro 2016 along with Albania and Romania. Here is Switzerland's roster in full: GOALKEEPERS: Yann Sommer (Borussia Monchengladbach), Roman Buerki (Borussia Dortmund), Marwin Hitz (Augsburg) DEFENDERS: Stephan Lichtsteiner (Juventus), Nico Elvedi (Borussia Moenchengladbach), Michael Lang (Basel), Johan Djourou (Hamburger SV), Steve von Bergen (Young Boys), Fabian Schaer (Hoffenheim), Francois Moubandje (Toulouse), Ricardo Rodriguez (Wolfsburg) MIDFIELDERS: Valon Behrami (Watford), Blerim Dzemaili (Genoa), Gelson Fernandes (Rennes), Fabian Frei (Mainz), Granit Xhaka (Arsenal), Xherdan Shaqiri (Stoke), Denis Zakaria (Young Boys) FORWARDS: Breel Embolo (Basel), Haris Seferovic (Eintracht Frankfurt), Admir Mehmedi (Bayer Leverkusen), Eren Derdiyok (Kasimpasa), Shani Tarashaj (Everton).
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Tuesday May 31st, 2016
Barcelona midfielder Arda Turan, Leverkusen free-kick master Hakan Calhanoglu and Dortmund veteran Nuri Sahin lead Turkey's 23-man squad for Euro 2016. Turkey-based midfielder Mehmet Topal and Selcuk Inan are also part of the mix, as is Burak Yilmaz, who scored eight goals in the 2012-13 Champions League for Galatasaray during a prolific stint at the club before departing for China's Beijing Guoan this year. Turkey is in a tough Group D along with Spain, Croatia and the Czech Republic.  Here is Turkey's roster in full: GOALKEEPERS: Volkan Babacan (Medipol Basaksehir), Onur Recep Kivrak (Trabzonspor), Harun Tekin (Bursaspor) DEFENDERS: Gokhan Gonul (Fenerbahce), Sener Ozbayrakli (Bursaspor), Semih Kaya (Galatasaray), Ahmet Calik (Genclerbirligi), Hakan Balta (Galatasaray), Caner Erkin (Fenerbahce), Ismail Koybasi (Besiktas) MIDFIELDERS: Mehmet Topal (Fenerbahce), Selcuk Inan (Galatasaray), Ozan Tufan (Fenerbahce), Oguzhan Ozyakup (Besiktas), Hakan Calhanoglu (Bayer Leverkusen), Nuri Sahin (Borussia Dortmund), Arda Turan (Barcelona), Olcay Sahan (Besiktas), Volkan Sen (Fenerbahce), Emre Mor (Nordsjaelland) FORWARDS: Burak Yilmaz (Beijing Guoan), Cenk Tosun (Besiktas), Yunus Malli (Mainz)
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Tuesday May 31st, 2016
A mixture of national team fixtures and newer faces will take to the stage for Ukraine at Euro 2016. Staples such as Andriy Yarmolenko, Yevhen Konoplyanka, Anatoliy Tymoshchuk and Roman Zozulya are joined by the up-and-coming likes of Viktor Kovalenko and Olexandr Zinchenko, the latter of which just became Ukraine's youngest scorer ever at 19 years 165 days. He snapped the mark previously held by Ukraine legend Andriy Shevchenko. Ukraine is in a group along with Euro 2012 co-host Poland, Germany and Northern Ireland.  Here is Ukraine's roster in full: GOALKEEPERS: Denys Boyko (Beşiktaş), Andriy Pyatov (Shakhtar Donetsk), Nikita Shevchenko (Zorya Luhansk) DEFENDERS: Artem Fedetskiy (Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk), Yevhen Khacheridi (Dynamo Kyiv), Olexandr Kucher (Shakhtar Donetsk), Yaroslav Rakitskiy (Shakhtar Donetsk), Vyacheslav Shevchuk (Shakhtar Donetsk), Bohdan Butko (Amkar Perm) MIDFIELDERS: Ruslan Rotan (Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk), Serhiy Rybalka (Dynamo Kyiv), Denys Garmash (Dynamo Kyiv), Serhiy Sydorchuk (Dynamo Kyiv), Andriy Yarmolenko (Dynamo Kyiv), Yevhen Konoplyanka (Sevilla), Anatoliy Tymoshchuk (Kairat Almaty), Taras Stepanenko (Shakhtar Donetsk), Viktor Kovalenko (Shakhtar Donetsk), Olexandr Zinchenko (Ufa), Oleksandr Karavayev (Zorya Luhansk) FORWARDS: Roman Zozulya (Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk), Pylyp Budkivskiy (Zorya Luhansk), Yevhen Seleznyov (Shakhtar Donetsk)
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Tuesday May 31st, 2016
Gareth Bale leads Wales's Euro 2016 roster, with the final 23-man group revealed on Tuesday.  Bale, fresh off winning his second UEFA Champions League title with Real Madrid, leads Wales, along with Arsenal's Aaron Ramsey and Liverpool's Joe Allen. Crystal Palace's Joe Ledley, who broke his leg less than a month ago, is also included in the squad. Wales is in Group B along with England, Russia and Slovakia. Here is Wales's squad in full: GOALKEEPERS: Wayne Hennessey (Crystal Palace), Danny Ward (Liverpool), Owain Fon Williams (Inverness). DEFENDERS: Ben Davies (Tottenham Hotspur), Neil Taylor (Swansea City), Chris Gunter (Reading), Ashley Williams (Captain, Swansea), James Chester (West Brom), Ashley Richards (Fulham), James Collins (West Ham). MIDFIELDERS: Aaron Ramsey (Arsenal), Joe Ledley (Crystal Palace), David Vaughan (Nottingham Forest), Joe Allen (Liverpool), Jonathan Williams (Crystal Palace), George Williams (Fulham), Andy King (Leicester), Dave Edwards (Wolves). FORWARDS: Gareth Bale (Real Madrid), Hal Robson-Kanu (Reading), Sam Vokes (Burnley), Simon Church (MK Dons), David Cotterill (Birmingham City)
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