Featuring Group E : EURO 2016

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BELGIUM

The nickname given is Red Devil. Belgium in recent time is on the top gear and was able to gain number one position in the FIFA world ranking. By qualifying in FIFA World Cup 2014, the Belgium ended 12 years absence in major international tournament.

Marc Wilmots is the coach of Belgium.Bernard Voorhoof, Paul Van Himst and Marouane Fellaini are the top scorer of all time.Eden Hazard and Michy Batshuayi are the key players for Belgium. Recent time the injuries to the key players are the main worry for the Belgium. Belgium stands 2nd in the FIFA World ranking. Belgium is placed in Group E along with Italy, Republic of Ireland and Sweden. Their opening match is against Italy on 13th June, 2016.

ITALY

Azzurri (Blues) is the nickname given to the national team of Italy. Having won World Cup title four times in 1934, 1938, 1982 and 2006, Italy is considered as one of the most successful football team in the world football. They have also won European Championship in  1968 and became finalist in 1970 and 1994.

Antonio Conte is the coach of Italy national football team.All time leading scorer of Italy national side includes Luigi Riva and Daniele De Rossi. Pelle and Verratti are players to watch from Italy. They currently ranked 15th position in the FIFA ranking. Italy is placed in group E along with Belgium, Republic of Ireland and Sweden. Their first match of Euro, 2016 is with Belgium dated 13th June, 2016.

REPUBLIC OF IRELAND

Boys in Green is the nickname given to Republic of Ireland. Republic of Ireland qualified for FIFA WORLD CUP three times in 1990, 1994 and 2002. They also became successful to qualify for UEFA Championship two time in 1988 and 2012.

Martin O’Neill is the coach Republic of Ireland.Robbie Keane is one of the leading scorers of all time in the national side.According to the FIFA ranking Republic of Ireland is in 31st position in the world football. Republic of Ireland is placed in Group E along with Italy, Belgium and Sweden. Their first match in Euro 2016 is against Sweden on 13th June, 2016.

SWEDEN

Blagult (Blue and Yellow) is the nickname given to Sweden. They have qualified for UEFA Championship for four times earlier. In 1934 Sweden made first World Cup appearance. Sweden became runner up in 1958 World Cup which is their major achievement.

Erik Hamren is the coach of Sweden.Zlatan Ibrahimovic is the leading scorer of all time in the football history of Sweden. Albin Ekdal and Zlatan Ibrahimovic are the key players of Sweden. According to FIFA ranking Sweden is placed at 36th position in the world football. Sweden is placed in Group E along with Belgium, Italy and Republic of Ireland. Their opening match of Euro 2016 is against Republic of Ireland on 13th June, 2016.