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Euro 2016

Hungary exit with bright future

 By Jason Dasey

Remembering Les Murray, Australia's face of football for 40 years

It was 11 years ago on a sultry June afternoon, just after a late Tim Cahill double had conjured up Australia's first-ever World Cup victory from nowhere. In the bowels of Kaiserslautern's Fritz-Walter-Stadion, the visiting media contingent was in frenzied overdrive.

Scurrying towards the press conference room where Cahill and Guus Hiddink were about to talk about the Socceroos' 3-1 win against Japan, I bumped into Les Murray who'd just come off the air after hosting the Germany 2006 game for SBS...


Antoine Griezmann, Iceland and Wales among the stars of Euro 2016

Congratulations to Portugal, winners of Euro 2016.

ESPN FC had country bloggers covering their team throughout the tournament in France and each have rated their side out of 10, chosen their favourite memory, star man, team of the tournament and predict what's next for their side.


Favourite memory: Hal Robson-Kanu scoring Wales' crucial second against Belgium in their 3-1 win in the quarterfinals. The unattached striker fooled three defenders before clipping a shot...


Ronaldo and Portugal's glory, Iceland and Wales heroes while England flop

ESPN FC had bloggers covering each country at Euro 2016. It was glory for Portugal, who overcame Cristiano Ronaldo's injury to stun France in the final.

Elsewhere, England endured a miserable tournament, limping through the group stages before an abject 2-1 defeat to Iceland in the round of 16 cost Roy Hodgson his job.

Iceland were one of the stories of the competition, though, reaching the quarterfinals before bowing out to the hosts. Similarly, Wales also captured the imagination following their...

Hungary depart Euro 2016 with future looking bright

Hungary exit Euro 2016 with their heads held high. Here's an assessment of their campaign in France and where the national team goes from here.

At a glance

Sunday was a sad day for Hungarian football, but a proud one; to go out with a 4-0 defeat to Belgium was disappointing, but to even think Hungary had a chance is testimony to how far this team has come over the past two weeks.


fancied Austria. No one had given Hungary a prayer before the Euros began, and after less than a minute gone...


England embarrassed, holders Spain out, Euro 2016's round of 16 exits

With the round of 16 over, eight teams are going home. Here's a look back at each of their Euro 2016 campaigns.

Click on each country's name for an in depth view on what happened in France.

CROATIA: Croatia played the most exciting football of the group stage, ironically, only to get kicked out in perhaps the most tedious game in Euros history. -- Alex Holiga

ENGLAND: Until the Iceland game, the word to sum up England's Euro 2016 campaign was "frustrating": after it, "embarrassing" was...

Germany top Euro 2016 Power Rankings; Italy second, France third

With the Euro 2016 round-of-16 stage done and dusted, the bracket is down to eight teams. Miguel Delaney takes a look at how they rank among the 24-team field.

1. GERMANY (+2)Germany finally sparked to life with a full-blooded display and made the most of their brilliant talent as they thrashed Slovakia 3-0. If they keep that up, no one will be able to take them down.

2. ITALY (+2): Italy put in the performance of the tournament so far, as they tactically outclassed Spain...