Euro 2016: Participating nations set up camp in France

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By Euronews
Euro 2016: Participating nations set up camp in France

The 24 participating nations at Euro 2016 have been arriving in France thick and fast readying themselves for the 15th edition of Uefa’s flagship event.

After their 7-0 mauling of Estonia in their final warm up game a buoyant Portugal side arrived at their base in Marcoussis and will train at the National Rugby Centre.

Germany head into the competition having won the 2014 World Cup.

Joachim Loew’s charges are tournament favourites and have set up base in Evian.

They kick-start their Group C campaign on Sunday against Ukraine.

Poland and Northern Ireland complete that group.

Italy are looking to put their disastrous 2014 World Cup campaign behind them as they go in search of a second Euro crown – their first was back in 1968.

Antonio Conte’s men have been warming up on all levels at their training base in Montpellier where temperatures have reached 35 degrees.

Italy’s Group E rivals Sweden meanwhile have touched down in Brittany.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic and company will be based out of Saint Nazaire.

Coach Erik Hamren’s men will begin their Euro assault against the Republic of Ireland on Monday in a tough group which also includes Belgium.

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