Euro 2016: Germany
Euro 2016: Germany – The UEFA Euro 2016 is one of the biggest football tournaments in the world that many football sportsbook odds fans are eager to watch. The 2016 Championship will be held in June with France as the host. The qualified nations for the final tournament have been announced with a total of 24 teams divided into six groups.
Amongst these teams, there five debutant teams that participated in the tournament for the first time ever. There is also all time sportsbook leader favorites for the championship and one of the favorite teams is Germany. The winner of the FIFA World Cup back in 2014 is the usual favorite candidate to win the cup along with France, Italy, and Spain.
Overview of Germany
Germany is the world champion that is seeking their fourth win in the Euro 2016. The are ranked fourth in the FIFA team rankings and even though they are the favorites to win the championship, the team is currently not looking like the world champion since they have to struggle to be able to be included in the final tournament.
Confirmation of Germany playing in the final tournament had to wait until the final rounds of matches. Even so, it is a fact that the team is full of talents that are well known and recognized throughout the world. In fact, Germany has a squad full of accomplished attackers as well as masters of controls.
History in the Tournament
Germany had won the championship three times, in 1996 and in 1980 and 1972 as West Germany. The Euro 2016 is a tournament where they are aiming for their fourth championship after in the last Euro tournament in 2012 they can only get to the semi-finals and in 2008 they only get runner up position.
Compared to the qualifying rounds of the World Cup and the Euro 2016, their performance seemed to be in a not so good condition seeing they can score up to 36 goals in Brazil two years ago and only 24 in the qualifying matches of this cup.
Germany team is full of world-renowned stars that play in many well-known leagues in various parts of Europe. Their key player, Thomas Muller, has the second most goal scorer after Miroslav Klose who is retired now. Muller was known as the “space investigator” who top-scored for Germany with nine goals in nine qualifying matches.
There are also other well-known players such as Ozil, Schweinsteiger, Reus, and Goetze that have a great contribution to the team’s attack and defense. There is also their goalkeeper, Manuel Neuer that has never been letting any goal scored by the opposite team so far.
The team is coached by Joachim Low, who had coached the national team as head coach since 2008 and brought the team as the runner-up in the 2008 Euro and third place in 2010 World Cup. With many well known and talented players in the team, there is no wonder that team Germany is one of the favorite teams for the Euro 2016.