Italy and Belgium Squad in Euro 2016
Italy and Belgium Squad in Euro 2016 – From the 24 teams that qualify for Euro 2016, Group E has tough teams such as Belgium, Italy, Republic of Ireland, Sweden. Belgium becomes a favorite team since Belgium is the best team in the world rankings by FIFA. Belgium has tough players, but Italy is also not to be underestimated because Italy has experienced players that are more qualified than Belgium. Both teams are expected to compete closely to get the top of Group E. In the meantime, the prediction of winners in Group E are 1. Italy 2. Belgium, 3. Republic of Ireland, 4. Sweden. In this article we will discuss the seeded players from Italy and Belgium who will compete in the great match Euro 2016 in France.
Gianluigi Buffon is predicted to play with Italy squad although he will turn 38 in 2016 when the Euro 2016 begins. Other veteran players such as De Rossi (33) and Pirlo (37) also will still play well with good stamina. Other old players like Claudio Marchisio, Graziano Pellè and Giorgio Chiellini who this year will be 30 years also seem to still be played because of their high experience. However, Italy squad does not only fill with veteran players because there are also some other younger players as mainstays, such as Lorenzo De Silvestri. He defends Sampdoria and can still be expected to bring Italy achieve at least a half-eighths.
On the other side, Belgium seems to love playing the young players. Young players like Eden Hazard, who plays for Chelsea is spearheading the Belgium national team. He is often referred as the next CR7 because of his speed, creativity, and technical ability. He joins with Chelsea since 2012 and despite Chelsea’s current condition he still presents good performance. Hazard is still recognized by worldwide. His positions are either attacking midfielder or a winger.
Vincent Kompany is a professional player who serves captain of Manchester City and Belgium national team. He is known to be able to play at center back and defensive midfield. He has to be taken into account because he can defend very accurately with maximum centerback. The technique is also good so the strongest opponents, that is Italy should be aware of this player.
Kevin De Bruyne is Hazard’s fellow as attacking midfielder. If Bryne and Hazard are able to cooperate well, Italy may be overwhelmed because both the players are young professional players. Long passing and shooting are the best skills of Bruyne. Now he defends the English club Manchester City and is regarded as one of the key players in the club. Although he just joined Manchester City in 2015 season he has scored a lot of goals for his club. In the Belgium squad, he is also believed to be a reliable scorer.
After all, both Italy and Belgium have their own powerful players in Euro 2016, but this time they also have to play a smart strategy. Young players and old players should cooperate in order to achieve maximum results and can advance to the next round until the final.