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Euro 2016: 3 players to star during the Round of 16

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Euro 2016 has already produced its fair share of eye-watering underdog stories, and remarkably, at least one of Wales or Northern Ireland will be in the quarter-finals of the prestigious competition.

There's still room for a dark horse to go all the way in the tournament, but all the favourites are still going strong and might have something to say about that. France, Germany, Italy, and Spain are the teams to watch, but given that Hungary and Portugal produced the game of the tournament so far, it's impossible to tell who is going to stand out.


Teaming up with fantasy football product DraftKings, we take a look at three players who can shine in the last-16.

Harry Kane (England)

Alan Shearer put his neck on the line when he claimed Joe Hart is England's only world-class player.

Anyone writing off Harry Kane on the basis of his performances in the group stages must have a short memory. He got off to a poor start at Spurs this past season and was dubbed a one-season wonder - and everyone knows how that turned out.

Goals are worth +10 fantasy points on DraftKings, and whatever has happened over the last fortnight, Kane gets them. The Premier League Golden Boot winner scored 28 goals last season, but more importantly, for England, he also has a respectable five goals in his first 14 games for his country.

It's easy to forget Kane is just 22, so he still has a lot to learn. He's a unique kind of striker, holding the ball up well when he's utilised properly. The Spurs forward may be a little selfish, so don't expect to earn too many +6 points for assists from him, but he's got to start scoring soon.

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Jonas Hector (Germany)

For those unacquainted with Jonas Hector, the Germany left-back has been doing a fine job of showing why Liverpool are reportedly interested in him.

The towering defender has been key to one of Germany's most impressive stats at the tournament - Joachim Low's side are the only team other than Poland not to have conceded a goal, and if they keep that up with another clean sheet, Hector will pick up +3 points as part of the defence.

Hector would be the perfect replacement for Alberto Moreno at Liverpool as not only is he more solid at the back, he's got the Spaniard's ability going forward too, providing four assists last season. Unlike Moreno, he can be used on the overlap without compromising himself defensively, which will be important for Germany against Slovakia.

It's clear why he's also a capable midfielder, as he often plays in that position at club level. In the final group game against Northern Ireland, he put in quite a few crosses, each worth +0.75 points, with Germany only thwarted by goalkeeper Michael McGovern, who was equally sensational.

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Aaron Ramsey (Wales)

Wales are just about succeeding in persuading everyone that they're not entirely reliant on Gareth Bale, and they've done that thanks to the form of Aaron Ramsey.

The Arsenal midfielder got on the scoresheet in their 3-0 win over Russia, notching up +10 points on DraftKings. He wasn't the obvious pick for that game because his Fantasy Points per Game (FPPG) were relatively low after the England match, but that wasn't a fair reflection of what he can do.

Ramsey showed his more aggressive side in the 'Battle of Britain', winning plenty of tackles at +1 point apiece. Other than Andy King, Ramsey is the only player from either Wales or Northern Ireland to have represented a Premier League top four club last season, and that quality should show in this game.

The 25-year-old has already provided two assists so far this tournament and he will be going into the last-16 in confident mood. That could mean he's more likely to take shots on himself, and they'll earn him +1 point, with a further point if they're on target.

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