Who starred and who flopped at Euro 2016: Ibrahimovic, Bale and Payet make the list

11 Jul

Joe Hart – England

Went into the tournament as Roy Hodgson’s undisputed No.1 but the Manchester City goalkeeper did not cover himself in glory, allowing a Bale free-kick to beat him from long range and then being at fault for Iceland’s winning goal in the round of 16 as Kolbeinn Sigthorsson’s effort passed through his hands.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic – Sweden

Fresh from a Ligue 1 campaign where he scored 38 goals, the self-proclaimed legend departed Paris St-Germain and looked to lead Sweden to the latter stages of the Euros.

Instead he captained the side to just one point, with the 34-year-old not scoring and having just one shot on target as Sweden crashed out at the group stage. International retirement and a move to Manchester United followed.

Thomas Muller – Germany

The Bayern Munich forward has scored 10 World Cup goals during his career but is still to find the back of the net in a European finals.

He was found wanting again when his country needed his goalscoring prowess, missing some good chances, including a penalty in the shoot-out victory against Italy, and failing to lead the line with any success in the semi-final defeat to France.


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