Marca name worst Euro 2016 XI

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UEFA announced the Euro 2016 Team of the Tournament on Monday and raised a few eyebrows with a couple of their picks - in particular the inclusion of Welsh midfielder Joe Allen.

However, Marca are likely to cause significantly more outrage with their Euro 2016 worst eleven.

The team is comprised of ‘great players’ who flattered to deceive at the European Championships in France - and three England flops are included. (Scroll down this page to see the XI).


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Some of the selections, in our opinion, are harsh - even a little unfair.

After scrolling through the XI, don’t forget to leave a comment with your thoughts at the bottom of the page.

Goalkeeper: Joe Hart

At fault for several of the goals England conceded during the tournament.

The Manchester City number one is a quality goalkeeper but let himself - and his team - down in France.

Left centre-back: David Alaba

The Bayern Munich ace was expected to inspire Austria through to the knockout stages.

However, the 23-year-old could do little to prevent his national team from finishing rock bottom of Group F.

Centre-back: Sergio Ramos

A surprising pick by the pro-Real Madrid newspaper.

Ramos takes his place at the heart of the defence presumably because of Spain’s 2-0 defeat to Italy in the last 16.

Right centre-back: Juanfran

Atletico Madrid’s Juanfran occupies the right centre-back slot.

Hector Bellerin will fancy his chances of starting for La Roja in Russia for the next World Cup in 2018.

Left-wing: Raheem Sterling

A poor tournament for the £49 million-rated 21-year-old.

Looked totally bereft of confidence.

Central midfield: Paul Pogba


Marca might be annoyed that Paul Pogba appears destined for Manchester United rather than Real Madrid.

Central midfield: Arda Turan

It’s not been a great season for Arda Turan.

The Turkish winger endured the lowest moment of his professional career against Spain: booed by his own compatriots in the stands.

Right-wing: Thomas Muller

Thomas Muller was the pre-tournament favourite to win the Euro 2016 top scorer award but, remarkably, he failed to net a single goal in France.

The Bayern Munich star even missed a penalty in the shoot-out against Italy.

Forward: Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Zlatan Ibrahimovic also failed to score at Euro 2016.

Sweden finished bottom of Group E and their only goal of the tournament was an own goal scored by the Republic of Ireland’s Ciaran Clark.

Forward: Harry Kane

Big things were expected from Harry Kane, last season’s Premier League’s top goalscorer.

The Tottenham star, who failed to score at Euro 2016, looked a shadow of his normal self in France.

Striker: Robert Lewandowski

Another harsh inclusion.

While Robert Lewandowski wasn’t at his prolific best, he still scored for Poland in the quarter-final against Portugal and converted in two penalty shootouts.

Marca's worst Euro 2016 XI

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