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double champions Spain can't be discounted?

La Roja are on an 11-game unbeaten run and appear to have found their best form at exactly the right time to put the horrors of their World Cup failure behind them. Nolito has found the net four times in his last two appearances for his country, while Alvaro Morata, Aritz Aduriz and Pedro have all found the net in recent friendlies. 

In midfield and defence, they have quality players who are experienced in working together, such as Andres Iniesta, Cesc Fabregas, Gerard Pique and Sergio Ramos, while David de Gea is constantly in the conversation around who is the best goalkeeper in the world. 

The hosts look like they are going to be very good going forward, with the likes of Antoine Griezmann, Andre-Pierre Gignac, Anthony Martial and Dimitri Payet having strong domestic seasons. The former in particular shone, netting 32 times across all competitions as Atletico Madrid made it to the Champions League final.

You would also be hard pressed to find a better midfield than the one Didier Deschamps has at his disposal, with N'Golo Kante, Paul Pogba and Blaise Matuidi creating an imposing trio. Furthermore, Hugo Lloris is a quality goalkeeper, keeping 13 Premier League clean sheets in 2015/16.

However, Les Bleus fall down when it comes to their defence. Raphael Varane, Jeremy Mathieu, Mamadou Sakho and Kurt Zouma are all unavailable, with replacements such as Samuel Umtiti and Eliaquim Mangala inexperienced at this level and suffering from a bad season respectively


Only two teams have ever followed a World Cup win with a European Championship triumph, France in 2000 and Spain in 2012, and Germany look unlikely to improve this statistic. Joachim Low's men have gone through a lot of changes since glory in Brazil in 2014, with Philipp Lahm and Miroslav Klose retiring from international football.

These two have proved difficult to replace and Die Mannschaft's results have reflected this, particularly in what should have been a relatively straightforward qualifying group. Germany lost twice, once to Poland and once to Republic Ireland, while they also drew with the Boys in Green at home. Similarly, they have lost three of their five friendlies since the qualifying campaign finished.


 This squad is viewed as Belgium's golden generation, with the Red Devils possessing quality in every position. The likes of Thibaut Courtois, Toby Alderweireld, Jan Vertonghen, Axel Witsel, Mousa Dembele, Kevin De Bruyne, Eden Hazard and Romelu Lukaku ensure that they have no obvious weak areas. 

However, despite their undoubted ability, Marc Wilmots just can't seem to get his side to click. They exited World Cup 2014 at the quarter-finals and since the end of qualifiers they have had some poor performances, resulting in a loss to Portugal and draw with Finland.

  
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