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UEFA's Euro 2016 Team of the Tournament revealed

Naturally, Cristiano Ronaldo makes the grade.

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The Euro 2016 wind-down has continued with the unveiling of UEFA's official Team of the Tournament. Four Portuguese players have made the cut (including Cristiano Ronaldo), three Germans, two Frenchmen and two Welshmen. Perhaps the biggest surprise is that Gareth Bale isn't included; his compatriots Aaron Ramsey and Joe Allen form the Welsh contingent.

Others who may consider themselves unfortunate to miss out include Italy defender Leonardo Bonucci, Croatia winger Ivan Perišić, and Portugal midfielder João Mário, who were all key components of their sides' respective successes. Keep an eye out on SB Nation Soccer; we'll be presenting our alternative Team of the Tournament shortly.

Euro 2016 closing montage of the day

Props to the BBC's VT team for this fine effort:

In the news

Spurs have completed the signing of young Dutch striker Vincent Janssen. (THFC)

Rumours that Sam Allardyce will be the new England manager are gathering pace. (Guardian)

Graziano Pellè has left Southampton for Chinese club Shandong Luneng. (Southampton FC)

Young Turkey winger Gökhan Töre has been reunited with Slaven Bilić at West Ham. (WHUFC)

Thierry Henry has left his role as Arsenal youth coach to focus on media commitments. (BBC)

Adam Johnson has lost his appeal against a conviction for a child sex offence. (Sky Sports)

You should be reading

David Squires' final Euro 2016 cartoon. (Guardian)

John Brewin's Euro 2016 Disappointment XI. (ESPNFC)

Jamie Hamilton's ambitious complete history of coaching philosophies. (These Football Times)

From the rumor mill

Please don't take anything in this section too seriously, for your own sanity.

West Ham are in negotiations for AC Milan striker Carlos Bacca. (BBC)

Manchester United are stepping up their interest in West Ham's Reece Oxford (Mirror)

... while they could be set to ship out several of their current squad. (Guardian)

Croatian talent Marko Pjaca has reportedly signed for Juventus. (Football Italia)

Arsenal are set for talks with Napoli over the possibility of landing Gonzalo Higuaín. (Football Italia)

Newly promoted Hull City are chasing Welsh Euro 2016 hero Hal Robson-Kanu. (Sky Sports)


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