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22 players who will miss out on Euro 2016 due to injury

Reus, Kompany, Varane, Elliott, Welbeck and Marchisio are some of the unlucky ones.

SO CLOSE AND yet so far.

Their countries may have qualified for Euro 2016 but for this lot of players, the curse of injury has struck and means they will not be in action in France.

Tough break.

22 players who will miss out on Euro 2016 due to injury
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  • Alan Dzagoev (Russia)

    The star midfielder broke a metatarsal in March while playing for CSKA Moscow. Dzajoev has 28 caps for Russia.Source: AP/Press Association Images
  • Alan Judge (Republic of Ireland)

    The Brentford midfielder was ruled out after suffering a double leg break in a Championship game in April.Source: Morgan Treacy/INPHO
  • Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (England)

    The Arsenal player has battled injuries throughout the season and was ruled out in early May.Source: PA Archive/Press Association Images
  • Chris Brunt (Northern Ireland)

    A really unfortunate case here given this is Northern Ireland's first major tournament in 30 years. Brunt tore his cruciate in action for West Brom against Crystal Palace in February.Source: Niall Carson
  • Claudio Marchisio (Italy)

    The Juventus player tore ligaments in his knee during a Serie A game against Palermo in April.Source: Luca Bruno
  • Dani Carvajal (Spain)

    The luckless Carvajal was only ruled out through injury after last Saturday's Champions League final when he came off for Real Madrid.Source: Peter Dejong
  • Danny Welbeck (England)

    Welbeck sustained a serious knee injury in Arsenal's 2-2 draw with Man City last monnth and won't be back in action until next February.Source: PA Wire/Press Association Images
  • Fabian Delph (England)

    Was named in the 26-man provisional England squad before suffering the groin injury that will keep him out.Source: Andrew Matthews
  • Fabio Coentrao (Portugal)

    Coentrao needed surgery on his thigh after getting injured in training in February. Has spent the season on loan at Monaco from Real Madrid.Source: AP/Press Association Images
  • Harry Arter (Republic of Ireland)

    After impressing in last week's friendly against Holland, the Bournemouth player suffered a thigh injury in training with Ireland this week and will now miss out.Source: Gary Carr/INPHO
  • Ilkay Gundogan (Germany)

    He may have signed for Manchester City but a dislocated kneecap rules Gundogan out of action for some time and Germany's summer adventure.Source: EMPICS Sport
  • Jack Butland (England)

    The goalkeeper's hopes were dashed in March when he fractured his ankle in the friendly against Germany.Source: PA Wire/Press Association Images
  • Kurt Zouma (France)

    Zouma misses out after tearing his cruciate ligament in Chelsea's draw with Manchester United in February.Source: Adam Davy
  • Lassana Diarra (France)

    It was confirmed this week that Diarra will miss out for France due to a knee injury.Source: Mike Egerton
  • Luke Shaw (England)

    Shaw suffered a double fracture of his leg in the Champions League last September and despite his rehab continuing, he has not yet returned to action.Source: AP/Press Association Images
  • Marc Wilson (Republic of Ireland)

    The Stoke City defender has been out since damaging his knee in January.Source: Niall Carson
  • Marco Reus (Germany)

    The midfielder did not make Germany's final squad this week due to continuing injury concerns.Source: Adam Davy
  • Marco Verratti (Italy)

    A groin injury has prevented the Paris Saint-Germain midfielder from being part of Antonio Conte's squad.Source: PA Archive/Press Association Images
  • Raphael Varane (France)

    A thigh injury ruled Real Madrid player Varane out of the Champions League final as well as Euro 2016.Source: Adam Davy
  • Rob Elliot (Republic of Ireland)

    For the Ireland goalkeeper, disaster struck in the friendly against Slovakia in March when he tore his cruciate.Source: Donall Farmer/INPHO
  • Santi Cazorla (Spain)

    The Arsenal player has been hampered by injury this season and that has cost him a spot in the Spain squad.Source: AP/Press Association Images
  • Vincent Kompany (Belgium)

    Kompany's injury-plagued season at club level culminated in him limping out of the Champions League semi-final against Real Madrid. Will be watching on as a result.Source: Julio Cortez

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