World Soccer

Why do Les Diables Rouges consistently fail to live up to expectations?

croatia

Sky’s the limit after troublesome qualifying campaign.

With Arsenal’s Tomas Rosicky barely playing in the last 2 years, coach Vrba’s squad will be tested to the full.

Roy Hodgson faces familiar problems but there is plenty of optimism.

France Antoine Griezmann

Les Bleus have twice won tournaments as hosts and they are favourites to do so for a third time.

Germany

The Nationalmannschaft hope to join an elite group by winning back-to-back world and European titles

Hungary

Three decades after their last tournament appearance, Hungary are back at the top table.

Iceland

Football has, literally, come in from the cold in Europe’s northern outpost.

Italy

Hard work and organisation are the watchwords of what looks on paper to be an ordinary Italy side.