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Euro 2016: Your guide to all 24 teams competing in France

Rank: 42
Coach: Gianni De Biasi ITA
Captain: Lorik Cana
First appearance: 2016
Record: W0-D0-L0
ALBANIA Rank: 42 Coach: Gianni De Biasi ITA Captain: Lorik Cana First appearance: 2016 Record: W0-D0-L0
FRANCE Record:Rank 17 Coach: Didier Deschamps Captain: Hugo Lloris Winner: 1984, 2000 W15-D8-L9
ROMANIA Rank: 22 Coach: Anghel Iordanescu Captain: Razvan Rat Best finish: Quarter-final 2000 Record: W1-D4-L8
SWITZERLAND Rank: 15 Coach: Vladimir Petkovic Captain: Stephan Lichtsteiner Best finish: Group stage 1996, 2004, 2008 Record: W1-D2-L6
ENGLAND Rank: 11 Coach: Roy Hodgson Captain: Wayne Rooney Best finish: Semi-final 1968, 1996 Record: W9-D9-L9
RUSSIA Rank: 29 Coach: Leonid Slutski Captain: Roman Shirokov Winner 1960 Record: W12-D6-L12
SLOVAKIA Rank: 24 Coach: Jan Kozak Captain: Martin Skrtel First appearance 2016 Record: W0-D0-L0
WALES Rank: 26 Coach: Chris Coleman Captain: Ashley Williams First appearance 2016 W0-D0-L0
GERMANY Rank: 4 Coach: Joachim Low Captain: Bastian Schweinsteiger Winner 1972, 1980, 1996 W23-D10-L10
NORTHERN IRELAND Rank: 25 Coach: Michael O’Neill Captain: Steven Davis First appearance 2016 Record:W0-D0-L0
POLAND Rank: 27 Coach: Adam Nawalka Captain: Robert Lewandowski Best finish: Group stage 2008, 2012 Record: W0-D3-L3
UKRAINE Rank: 19 Coach: Mykhailo Fomenko Captain: Anatoliy Tymoshchuk Best finish: Group stage 2012 Record: W1-D0-L2
CROATIA Rank: 27 Coach: Ante Cacic Captain: Darijo Srna Best finish: Quarter-final 1996, 2008 Record: W6-D4-L4
CZECH REPUBLIC Rank: 30 Coach: Pavel Vrba Captain: Petr Cech Winner 1976 Record: W13-D5-L11
SPAIN Rank: 6 Coach: Vicente del Bosque Captain: Iker Casillas Winner 1964, 2008, 2012 Record: W17-D11-L8
TURKEY Rank: 18 Coach: Fatih Terim Captain: Arda Turan Best finish: Semi-final 2008 Record: W3-D2-L7
BELGIUM Rank: 2 Coach: Marc Wilmots Captain: Eden Hazard Best finish: Final 1980 Record: W4-D2-L6
IRELAND Rank: 33 Coach: Martin O’Neill Captain: Robbie Keane Best finish: Group stage 1988, 2012 Record: W1-D1-L4
ITALY Rank: 12 Coach: Antonio Conte Captain: Gianluigi Buffon Winner 1968 Record: W13-D15-L5
SWEDEN Rank: 35 Coach: Erik Hamren Captain: Zlatan Ibrahimovic Best finish: Semi-final 1992 Record: W5-D5-L7
AUSTRIA Rank: 10 Coach: Marcel Koller SUI Captain: Christian Fuchs Best finish: Group stage 2008 Record: W0-D1-L2
HUNGARY Rank: 20 Coach: Bernd Storck GER Captain: Balazs Dzsudzsak Best finish: Third place 1964 Record: W1-D0-L3
ICELAND Rank: 34 Coach: Lars Lagerback SWE, Heimir Hallgrimsson Captain: Aron Gunnarsson First appearance 2016 W0-D0-L0
PORTUGAL Rank: 8 Coach: Fernando Santos Captain: Cristiano Ronaldo Best finish: Final 2004 Record: W15-D5-L8

For the first time, the European Championship will be contested by 24 teams, with a total of 51 matches played at 10 venues over four weeks.

Northern Ireland will compete at the finals for the first time in the history of the Championships.

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These teams will battle it out in the group stages when the tournament kicks off on 12 June.

The final will be held at the Stade de France, in Saint-Denis, on July 10, 2016.

Northern Ireland are in Group C, alongside Poland, Ukraine and world champions Germany.

They will play Poland at Allianz Riciera in Nice on 12 June; Ukraine at the Stade de Lumieres in Lyon on 16 June and Germany at Parc des Princes in Paris on 21 June.

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