The UEFA Technical Team, led by Sir Alex Ferguson, have released a full report
on Euro 2016. They unveiled the team of the tournament and explained why they explained why each player made it to the list.
Goalkeeper – Rui Patricio (Portugal): Big saves in crucial games; good reception of
crosses; sensible build-up; good all-round goalkeeping.
Right back – Joshua Kimmich (Germany): Young, positive and energetic; disciplined
defending; strong work ethic; active in attack.
Centre back – Jerome Boateng (Germany): Mature defending with strength and power;
excellent distribution with diagonal passing.
Centre back – Pepe (Portugal): The main man in the Portugal defence; experienced
and efficient with leadership qualities.
Left back – Raphael Guerrero (Portugal): Technique, pace 1v1 skills, defensive covering,
passing, good temperament & attitude.
Central midfielder – Toni Kroos (Germany): Experienced, influential player; control, full
range of passes, long range shooting.
Central midfielder – Joe Allen (Wales): Prototype midfielder; active; consistent; able to
control tempo and develop attacking moves.
Attacking midfielder – Antoine Griezmann (France): Creative, fluent movement across attack, finding
blind sides around the box; killer instinct inside the box.
Attacking midfielder – Aaron Ramsey (Wales): Fantastic reading of game, coverage of ground and
timing of runs; top-quality passing and finishing.
Attacking midfielder – Dimitri Payet (France): Exceptional technique; drifting off line to
shooting positions; excellent set-play deliveries; key performer.
Centre forward – Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal): Great finisher; exceptional heading ability; one
of the tournament’s most dangerous attackers.