Bale? Ronaldo? Nani? Who makes it into the official Euro 2016 team of the tournament?

11 Jul

Despite the Real Madrid man dazzling for the Dragons in France, he’s not been given the nod.


Bale spearheaded Wales’s historic run to the final four, but it wasn’t enough to impress Uefa’s panel of experts – which included Manchester United legend Sir Alex Ferguson.

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A 13-strong committee decided on the team, featuring past and present players and managers.

Along with Sir Alex, UEFA chief technical officer Ioan Lupescu, Alain Giresse, David Moyes, Packie Bonner, Mixu Paatelainen, Savo Milošević, Peter Rudbæk, Gareth Southgate, Thomas Schaaf, Jean-François Domergue, Ginés Meléndez and Jean-Paul Brigger decided on the team.

All of the 11 players in the squad come from the competition’s four semi-finalists.

Welsh duo Allen and Ramsey are joined in midfield by Germany and Real Madrid man Toni Kroos.

West Ham star Dimitri Payet is also in along with France team-mate Antoine Griezmann despite their defeat in the final.

Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo leads the line, while three of his fellow champions also make the team.

UEFA coaching ambassador Sir Alex Ferguson said: “After quite a bit of deliberation, the observers chose a team that features the best performing players from the best performing teams at UEFA EURO 2016.

“We have chosen dominant central defenders; full-backs who can defend and attack; deep-lying midfielders who can control the game and dynamic, flexible and creative attackers, all of whom have the ability to create and score goals.

“We believe that the selected XI represents the best of the competition.”

Griezmann scored six goals at the tournament to win the golden boot, and he was also awarded with the best player prize after firing France to the final.

Portugal’s Renato Sanches got the nod as best young player.

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