This week sees the start of the month long UEFA EURO 2016, this year hosted across France at 10 different venues. Europe’s biggest football tournament will see 24 nations compete for the Henri Delaunay Cup and we’ve whittled down more than 550 players and picked our 23 man squad of the hottest goalkeepers, defenders, midfielders and forwards taking part.
1. Denys Boyko (Ukraine)
The Ukrainian shot stopper may line up in the side’s opening fixture against World Cup winners Germany so it’s not going to be an easy start. With the remaining group fixture against Northern Ireland and Poland it might get a little easier.
2. Anthony Lopes (Portugal)
Anthony Lopes will be used to the French crowds as he plays for Ligue 1 side, Lyon. However it’s unlikely to make it of the bench as teammate Rui Patrício is Portugal’s first choice keeper.
3. Manuel Neuer (Germany)
Manuel Neuer is considered by many to be the best goalkeeper in the world and he could play a key role in Germany adding the European title to the World Cup they won in Brazil in 2014.