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Group A: France, Albania, Romania, Switzerland

Tips qualified possible. The Group A sees as teams accredited by bookmakers to next round France and Switzerland. More secluded Romania, Albania out of the game.


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The France is the super favorite of this group, but also one of the possible candidates to the final victory. "Les Bleus" also strive to continue to be faithful to the tradition that always sees players protagonists when they play at home. With two trophies won in their history (1984 and 2000), in recent European and world tournaments have struggled, going out in the group phase in 2008 and 2010, there was a recovery in 2012 and in World Cup of 2014 when the team went out in the quarterfinals. The statistics, however,  see a France almost always present to the Europeans, except in 1988. Deschamps' side will be looking to lead to three on the bulletin board stocks, thus reaching Spain and Germany.

Switzerland returns after missing the European Championships of 2012. The best result for the Swiss to a European competition was only the group stage in 1996, 2004 and 2008. In recent years, Switzerland has done some progress compared to the past also coming in Brazil. Classificatasi second behind England, the Petkovic team has all to pass the round. Along with France is therefore the favorite to go through.

Romania, together with England, was the only undefeated team in the qualifiers. It came second, so has redeemed the elimination to play-off for a place at the World Cup in Brazil by Greece and the failure to qualify for the last European. The Piturca's team, for the third time at the helm of Romania, will try to advance to the next round searching to equaling the result of 2000 when Hagi and his companions came up to the quarterfinals. Switzerland is to overcome the obstacle, the team that should theoretically aspirate to second place, giving already assumed the first place to France.

Albania of Gianni De Biasi debuts for the first time at a European championship thanks to growth began at qualification of the World Cup in Brazil where the national touched the qualification. In Group I, Berisha and his companions came second placing behind most reliable teams like Denmark and Serbia. The meticulous work and experience of De Biasi and his staff have allowed this team to seize a historic achievement and on the wings will try to groped some bang.