Euro 2012: Group Stage Best XI


It's been a cracking start to Euro 2012, with thrills and spills aplenty during the opening twelve days. To mark the start of the knockout stages, we've banged our heads together and picked our Group Stage Best XI. To make things more interesting, we limited ourselves to one player per nation...

Gianluigi Buffon

(Italy)

   Mathieu Debuchy

       (France)

     Mats Hummels

       (Germany)

     Olof Mellberg

       (Sweden)

     Fabio Coentrao

         (Portugal)

   Andres Iniesta

       (Spain)

   Steven Gerrard

      (England)

 Giorgios Karagounis

         (Greece)

       Vaclav Pilar

    (Czech Republic)

Alan Dzagoev

(Russia)

Mario Mandzukic

(Croatia)