Predicted lineups for every EURO 2016 contender

Albania: Berisha; Hysaj, Cana, Mavraj, Agolli; Xhaka, Kukeli; Roshi, Abrashi, Lenjani; Cikalleshi.

With the presence of the injured Mërgim Mavraj and Burim Kukeli in doubt, coach Giovanni de Biasi still has to decide who might be the most suitable replacements.

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Austria: Almer; Klein, Dragovic, Hinteregger, Fuchs; Alaba, Baumgartlinger; Arnautovic, Junuzovic, Harnik; Janko.

Marcel Koller is expected to stick to the core of players he used in qualifying, but work ethic remains key. If a player lacks fitness, the coach will not hesitate to make changes.
Belgium: Courtois; Alderweireld, Kompany, Lombaerts, Vertonghen; Nainggolan, Witsel; De Bruyne, Fellaini, Hazard; Lukaku.

Marc Wilmots tends to pick his centre-forward depending on the opposition, with Christian Benteke, Divock Origi and Gent’s rising star Laurent Depoitre all options. Dries Mertens could slot into midfield.
Croatia: Subašić; Srna, Ćorluka, Vida, Pivarić; Perišić, Modrić, Kovačić, Rakitić; Mandžukić, Kalinić.

Ante Čačić could be tempted to include any of Marko Pjaca, Marcelo Brozović, Milan Badelj and Šime Vrsaljko in his starting XI.

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Czech Republic: Čech; Kadeřábek, M Kadlec, Sivok, Limberský; Pavelka, Darida; Dočkal, Rosický, Krejčí; Necid.

Pavel Vrba looks sure to deploy a 4-2-3-1, but who will fill the holes? Škoda, Skalák, Šural, Lafata, Gebre Selassie, Plašil? They all have a good chance of fitting into that shape.
England: Hart; Clyne, Stones, Smalling, Shaw; Henderson, Wilshere, Barkley; Walcott, Rooney, Sterling.

Roy Hodgson may still have to make room for one or more of Harry Kane, Danny Welbeck and Daniel Sturridge in attack, but for now captain Wayne Rooney appears to be a certain starter. Luke Shaw could struggle to recover from a broken leg in time.

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France: Lloris; Digne, Varane, Koscielny, Evra; Matuidi, Diarra, Pogba; Martial, Giroud, Griezmann.

Late injuries notwithstanding, Hugo Lloris, Raphaël Varane, Blaise Matuidi and Paul Pogba seem certain to start, though many of the other first-choice spots remain up for grabs.

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Germany: Neuer; Ginter, Boateng, Hummels, Hector; Kroos, Schweinsteiger; Müller, Özil, Reus; Götze.

There continues to be much debate around whether Germany will play with a true striker or not. Either way, Joachim Löw is guaranteed to have a wealth of options in attacking midfield.
Hungary: Király; Kádár, Guzmics, Juhász, Fiola; Elek, Nagy; Dzsudzsák, Gera, Stieber; Szalai.

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Zoltán Stieber and Ádám Szalai’s selection hinges on match time at their clubs. If they stay out of favour, László Kleinheisler and Tamás Priskin’s EURO play-off heroics could propel them into the lineup.
Iceland: Halldórsson; Skúlason, R Sigurdsson, Árnason, Sævarsson; Bjarnason, G Sigurdsson, Gunnarsson, Gudmundsson; Bödvarsson, Sigthórsson.

The squad is young enough to continue intact well beyond next summer. Alfred Finnbogason is close to taking Jón Dadi Bödvarsson’s spot up front.

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Italy: Buffon; De Sciglio, Bonucci, Chiellini, Darmian; Marchisio, De Rossi, Verratti; Candreva, Pellé, Éder.

Antonio Conte said he will make a decision on Andrea Pirlo in March, once the MLS season has resumed, while competition in attack in particular is wide open.
Northern Ireland: McGovern; Cathcart, McAuley, J Evans; McLaughlin, Davis, Baird, Norwood, Brunt; Ward, Lafferty.

Northern Ireland used a 4-2-3-1 formation in qualifying but will probably opt for a more solid 3-5-2 at the finals; Michael O’Neill has suggested as much and tried out the shape in a recent friendly against Latvia.

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Poland: Szczęsny; Piszczek, Glik, Pazdan, Rybus; Błaszczykowski, Krychowiak, Mączyński, Grosicki; Milik, Lewandowski.

Adam Nawałka’s biggest headache could come in goal, Łukasz Fabiański and Wojciech Szczęsny both pushing for a start. Youngsters such as Piotr Zieliński and Bartosz Kapustka are also knocking on the door.

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Portugal: Rui Patrício; Fábio Coentrão, Pepe, Carvalho, Cédric Soares; Danilo, Tiago, Moutinho; Danny, Nani, Ronaldo.

Lacking an obvious striker to lead the line, Fernando Santos, who is hopeful of having Tiago available despite a broken leg sustained in November, may opt to field Nani and Cristiano Ronaldo up front, backed up by a midfield that mixes creativity and hard work.
Republic of Ireland: Randolph; Coleman, O’Shea, Keogh, Brady; Hendrick, McCarthy, Whelan, Walters; Hoolahan; Long.

Some huge calls for Martin O’Neill on whether he can accommodate veterans Shay Given, John O’Shea and Robbie Keane in his side, whether to play Robbie Brady in defence or midfield, and how best to utilise Wes Hoolahan.
Romania: Tătărușanu; Mățel, Chiricheș, Grigore, Raț; Hoban, Pintilii; Torje, Sănmărtean, Maxim; Keșerü.

The goalkeeper, the defence – right-back excluded – and the two defensive midfielders are pretty clear, but everything ahead of them is there for the taking.

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Russia: Akinfeev; Smolnikov, V Berezutski, Ignashevich, Zhirkov; Denisov, Shirokov, Dzagoev, Shatov; Kokorin, Dzyuba.

Russia’s backbone has stayed the same for years. The midfield offers Leonid Slutski the most options and it remains to be seen just who he will plump for.
Slovakia: Kozáčik; Hubočan, Škrtel, Ďurica, Pekarík; Pečovský, Kucka; Mak, Hamšík, Weiss; Ďuriš.

Coach Ján Kozák is likely to deploy his preferred 4-2-3-1 template regardless of the personnel he opts to include. Adam Nemec and even old-stager Róbert Vittek may force their way into his plans.
Spain: Casillas; Juanfran, Piqué, Sergio Ramos, Alba; Busquets, Iniesta, Silva, Fàbregas, Pedro; Diego Costa.

David de Gea could still end up as first-choice keeper, Thiago Alcántara will fight for a midfield berth, and Álvaro Morata and Paco Alcácer will provide fierce competition in attack.

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Sweden: Isaksson; Lustig, Granqvist, Johansson, Olsson; Durmaz, Källström, Ekdal, Forsberg; Ibrahimović, Berg.

The position hardest to predict is central defence, with UEFA European Under-21 Championship winners Filip Helander and Alexander Milošević among those hoping to get the nod.
Switzerland: Sommer; Lichtsteiner, Klose, Djourou, Rodriguez; Inler, Xhaka, Behrami; Shaqiri, Drmic, Mehmedi.

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Such is the depth of Vladimir Petković’s squad that he could easily replace half the team without losing too much quality. Competition will be extremely high.
Turkey: Volkan Babacan; Gökhan Gönül, Serdar Aziz, Hakan Balta, Caner Erkin; Selçuk İnan, Ozan Tufan; Hakan Çalhanoğlu, Yunus Mallı, Arda Turan; Burak Yılmaz.

Goalkeeper and lone striker are pretty much nailed down, but there are credible alternatives elsewhere. Ömer Toprak, Semih Kaya and İsmail Köybaşı provide competition at the back while Oğuzhan Özyakup and Mehmet Topal could come into the midfield.

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Ukraine: Pyatov; Fedetskiy, Khacheridi, Rakitskiy, Shevchuk; Rybalka, Garmash, Rotan; Yarmolenko, Konoplyanka; Zozulya.

While veterans form the spine of the team, Ukraine’s biggest threat comes from out wide, where in-form aces Andriy Yarmolenko and Yevhen Konoplyanka operate.
Wales: Hennessey; Gunter, Chester, Williams, Davies, Taylor; Ramsey, Ledley, Allen; Bale; Robson-Kanu.

Manager Chris Coleman is expected to alter his back line depending on the opposition, with Ashley Richards one possible alternative. The rest of the side picks itself.