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France Football To Be Disappointed This Summer Judging Euro 2016 Most Anticipated Player List

France Football To Be Disappointed This Summer Judging Euro 2016 Most Anticipated Player List
By PJ Browne Updated

Ahead of Euro 2016, France Football magazine started counting down their '50 Most Anticipated Players' who will be at the tournament.

The list started well with Man Utd's exciting French forward Anthony Martial and Portugal's powerhouse defensive midfielder William Carvalho the first two names.

The 12 players named so far have also featured some unexpected individuals - namely Robbie Keane and Hungary's Gabor Kiraly (maybe they really like keepers who wear tracksuit bottoms).

Given Robbie Keane's current role in Martin O'Neil's squad, France Football are going to be wholly disappointed by how much they actually see of the 35-year-old at the tournament.

Realistically, Keane is an option off the bench for O'Neill, should Ireland be in desperate search of a goal - he still has finishing ability above anyone else in the squad. During the latter stages of qualifying, especially in the big games Keane was an unused substitute. He did not feature against Germany or either playoff game against Bosnia. Though, he did come off the bench in Ireland final group game versus Poland.

Mainly, he will be travelling to France this summer for the experience and leadership which he brings to the squad.

Here's their list so far.

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50: Anthony Martial (France) .
49: William Carvalho (Portugal)
48: Ricardo Rodriguez (Switzerland)
47: John Guidetti (Sweden)
46: Nicolae Stanciu (Romania)
45: Joao Moutinho (Portugal)
44: Aaron Ramsey ( Wales)
43: Xherdan Shaqiri (Switzerland)
42: Bernardo Silva (Portugal)
41: Gabor Kiraly (Hungary)
40: Thibaut Courtois (Belgium)
39: Robbie Keane (Ireland)

Picture credit: Cody Glenn / SPORTSFILE

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