Russia national football team opponents in Euro 2016 selection.

You will need
  • Euro 2016 Qualifier, knowledge of opponents, Sweden, Austria, Montenegro
In 2016 there will be a global change in the format of the European Championship tournament. Now 24 national teams will play in the final stage, this is 8 teams more than it was before this year.
Thus, the order of the qualifying stage will also change. From now on, the first 2 teams from each group directly qualified for superiority. The best of all third teams will also make it to the 2016 EC-without tie matches, and the remaining 8 national teams will play the right to represent their country at the largest European football competition.


In Group G, where the Russian national team is cozily located as a “uterus” at the draw the main rival will be the Swedish national team. The
Scandinavians have played regularly at European Championships since 2000, with consistently ranked first in their groups, ahead of stronger national teams. The main trumps of the Swedes are discipline and athleticism. Besides, “tre krunas” in the squad always has at least one forward with a world name. It used to be Henrik Larsson, now Zlatan Ibrahimovic has taken his place.
Of course, the years take his own and Zlatan is not as good now as a couple of years ago, but Euro 2016 will be his last chance to win something with the national team, so the Swedish giant will be outlandish.


According to the ranking the next opponent was the national team of Austria. The only participation of the national team from the foot of the Alps at the European championships was home Euro 2008, where it didn’t turn out to get laurels.
Calling Austria a dangerous rival is difficult, Austrian football is in its infancy and the first asterisk of the new generation was David Alaba. The left defender plays not anywhere, but in Bayern Munich, and, according to the assurances of CSKA Moscow players, leaves a lasting impression on everyone!


If we speak of serious rivals, the fourth team of Montenegrin national team represents a much more coherent team than Austria. Let’s go, Montenegrins still have no serious gains, but already qualifying tournament of the 2014 World Cup showed – with this team it is necessary to keep the maximum speed and mood until the very last second.
In addition to character, the Montenegrin national team appeared mega-stars in the person of Stefan Jovetic (Manchester City) and Mirko Vucinic (Juventus). Let them not in the first roles in their clubs yet, but in the national team play the roles of the most real ones for partners.


The two remaining national teams can be placed in brackets. Neither Moldova, nor even more Liechtenstein can a priori pose any danger to the Russian national team. However, in each draw there is a pair of results, when football dwarfs take away points from recognized leaders, it is not desirable that the sensation appeared with a sign “minus” precisely for Russians . It is necessary to play with the utmost dedication in every match, especially away.

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