Euro 2016

The players from the Panini sticker album who didn't make it to Euro 2016

 This summer’s album features stickers of 480 players spread across the 24 teams in France

“GOT, got, need” is echoing around school grounds and offices as Euro 2016 edges closer – and perhaps manufacturer Panini ‘need’ to brush up on their research.

This summer’s album features stickers of 480 players spread across the 24 teams in France, although some 17 per cent of those featured will not be playing at this summer’s tournament.

In total, 82 players with profile stickers are not in the 23-man squads days out from the Euros, with Wales and Austria the only nations without one erroneous inclusion.

The Republic of Ireland have one wrong player, Mark Wilson, while the north has Chris Brunt and Liam Boyce.

Germany, Russia, Spain and England have six wrong players apiece.



Given 18-year-old star Marcus Rashford had not even made his Manchester United debut until a month after Panini sticker album was signed off, perhaps it is not a surprise!

Players missing from the Euro 2016 squads:

Germany (6): Matthias Ginter, Erik Durm, Ilkay Gundogan, Christoph Kramer, Marco Reus and Max Kruse

Russia (6): Oleg Kuzmin, Yuri Zhirkov, Igor Denisov, Alan Dzagoev, Denis Cheryshev and Aleksandr Kerzhakov

England (6): Phil Jones, Luke Shaw, Leighton Baines, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Theo Walcott and Danny Welbeck

Spain (6): Dani Carvajal, Isco, Santi Cazorla, Juan Mata, Diego Costa and Paco Alcacer


Croatia (5): Dejan Lovren, Marko Leskovic, Josip Pivaric, Mario Pasalic and Alen Halilovic

Italy (5): Andrea Pirlo, Claudio Marchisio, Marco Verratti, Roberto Soriano and Giacomo Bonaventura

Portugal (5): Fabio Coentrao, Andre Andre, Miguel Veloso, Danny and Bernardo Silva

Switzerland (5): Timm Klose, Gokhan Inler, Pajtim Kasami, Valentin Stocker and Josip Drmic

Turkey (5): Serdar Aziz, Ersan Gulum, Emre Tasdemir, Gokhan Tore and Umut Bulut


France (4): Raphael Varane, Mamadou Sakho, Lassana Diarra and Mathieu Valbuena

Poland (4): Lukasz Szukala, Pawel Olkowski, Maciej Rybus and Sebastian Mila

Romania (4): Florin Gardos, Paul Papp, Alexandru Maxim and Constantin Budescu


Belgium (3): Vincent Kompany, Nicolas Lombaerts and Nacer Chadli

Czech Republic (3): Vaclav Prochazka, Vaclav Pilar and Matej Vydra

Iceland (3): Solvi Ottesen, Rurik Gislason and Vidar Orn Kjartansson

Sweden (3): Mikael Antonsson, Pierre Bengtsson and Ola Toivonen

Ukraine (3): Edmar, Oleh Gusev and Artem Kravets


Northern Ireland (2): Chris Brunt and Liam Boyce


Albania (1): Berat Djimsiti

Hungary (1): Adam Bogdan

Slovakia (1): Erik Sabo

Republic of Ireland (1): Marc Wilson


Austria (0)
Wales (0)

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