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Cards on the table - who do you think is going to win Euro 2016?

It’s prediction time.

Pedro holds the trophy as his Spanish team-mates celebrate in 2012.
Pedro holds the trophy as his Spanish team-mates celebrate in 2012.
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WITH 24 RUNNERS at the start line, the 2016 European Championships will have more contenders than ever before.

Perhaps that will end up making it even more difficult to win? Or maybe it’ll just give the big dogs an extra run-out with which to hit their stride?

But which team do you feel really has the tools to put a trophy on their wall this summer?

Germany and Spain have been the dominant forces on the international scene since Greece and Italy shocked their way to glory. Will the winner again feature a clump of stars from Bayern or Barca?

Maybe the country that separates them will use the emotional fuel, home advantage and no little talent to repeat the glorious scenes of the 1998 World Cup.

Britain England France Soccer Paris Attacks Source: Matt Dunham

Hell, maybe you think that 50 years of hurt are about to end for England thanks to Roy Hodgson’s brave new dawn and, of course, diminished expectations.

The victors could come from Ireland’s group: a bolt from the Azzurri and an unfancied Italian side happy to sit back, ride out storms and go berserk when they sneak a goal.

Whatever you believe, we’re sure you have your reasons. So tell us who you think will lift the Henri Delaunay trophy on 10 July and why… then come back to us on the night of the final and bask in your undeniable correctness.

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