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Ireland have the 17th most expensive team at Euro 2016

James McCarthy is Ireland’s most valuable player according to the Football Observatory.

James McCarthy is Ireland's most valuable player at €14.5million.
James McCarthy is Ireland's most valuable player at €14.5million.
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IRELAND HAVE THE 17th most expensive squad out of the 24 sides in Euro 2016 according to a recent study published by the Football Observatory.

Meanwhile, the study also claims that at €14.5 million, Everton’s James McCarthy is Ireland’s most valuable player.

The Irish have a combined value of €99.8 million, just short of Group E rivals Sweden (€106.1 million).

Meanwhile, England at €751.6 million are the tournament’s most expensive team ahead of France (€696.9 million) and Spain (€638.9 million).

In addition, Harry Kane is the Three Lions’ most valuable player (€112.5 million), though Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo (€137.8 million) is the most expensive player in the competition.

Northern Ireland are 20th overall (€63.1 million), while Wales are 10th (€192.6 million) and Hungary are bottom overall at just €30.1 million overall.

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