The nickname given to the national football team is Shqiponjat (the Eagles). Albania has never qualified for any major tournament i.e neither World Cup nor Euro Cup. So, Albania will be competing in Euro 2016 tournament for the first time. Gianni De Biasi is the coach of national football team.
All time leading scorer includes Erjon Bogdani and Hamdi Salihi. Lorik Cana and Elseid Hysaj are the players to watch for Alban. They currently rank 76 position in the FIFA World ranking. They are placed in Group A along with France, Romania and Switzerland. Their first game of Euro 2016 is against Switzerland on 11th June, 2016.
Nickname given to France national football team is Les Bleus (The Blues). Les Bleus are promising side playing on home soil. France has appeared in World Cup history 14th times. They also lifted the World Cup in 1998. Their UEFA Championship record also looks impressive. They became the Euro Champion twice in 1984 and in 2000. Didier Deschamps is the coach of national team.
The all time leading scorer of France includes Thierry Henry and Kerim Benzema. Blaise Matuidi is the key player for France. According to the FIFA World Ranking they are placed in the 3rd position. They are in group A along with Albania, Switzerland and Romania. Albania's first match is against Romania on 10th June, 2016.
Tricolorii ( The Tricolours) is the name given to the Romania national football team. They are one of the three teams to participate in each of the first three FIFA World Cup. They have participated in FIFA World Cup seven times. Likewise, their best record in UEFA Championship is in 2000 where they reached quarterfinal. Anghel Iordanescu is the coach of Romania national team.
The all time leading scorer includes Gheorghe Hagi and Ciprian Marica. Vlad Chiriches and Costel Pantilimon are the key players for Romania. They currently rank 39th in the FIFA World ranking. Romania is placed in group A along with France, Albania and Switzerland. Their first match is against Switzerland on 15th June, 2016.
Schweizer Nati (Swiss national team) is the nickname given to the Switzerland football team. The headquarters of both FIFA and UEFA are located in Switzerland. Their best record in FIFA World Cup is reaching quarterfinal and have participated in World Cup 10 times. Switzerland's UEFA Championship record is not much impressive. They have qualified only three times for the tournament. Vladimir Petkovic is the coach of Switzerland national side.
The leading scorer of all time includes Alexander Frei and Xherdan Shaqiri. Xherdan Shaqiri, Gokhan Inler and Valon Behrami are the key players for Switzerland. According to the World FIFA ranking they stand in the 19th position. Switzerland is placed in Group A along with France, Romania and Albania. Their first match is against Albania on 11th June, 2016.