EURO 2016: Who will win it all? PST writers predict it all

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The 2016 European Championships is almost ready to kick off in France and the excitement is palpable.

[ MORE: List of PL stars at EURO 2016 ] 

From June 10 until July 10 the eyes of the soccer world will be on EURO 2016 as the tournament has been expanded to 24 teams and is ready to take center stage.

The perennial giants of European soccer — Spain, Germany, France, Italy — are the favorites but the likes of England, Belgium and Portugal all fancy their chances of making a deep run.

[ EURO PREVIEWS: Group A | B | C | D | E | F ]  

Below our writers at PST predict the group stages and the knockout rounds, with their champions also selected.

Do you agree with our picks? Let us know and make your own predictions in the comments section below.


Joe Prince-Wright

Group A

  1. France
  2. Switzerland
  3. Romania
  4. Albania

Group B

  1. Russia
  2. England
  3. Slovakia
  4. Wales

Group C

  1. Germany
  2. Poland
  3. Northern Ireland
  4. Ukraine

Group D

  1. Spain
  2. Turkey
  3. Croatia
  4. Czech Republic

Group E

  1. Belgium
  2. Italy
  3. Sweden
  4. Republic of Ireland

Group F

  1. Portugal
  2. Austria
  3. Iceland
  4. Hungary

Round of 16

Switzerland defeats Poland
Spain defeats Slovakia
Russia defeats Croatia
Portugal defeats Italy
Germany defeats Iceland
Belgium defeats Turkey
France defeats Northern Ireland
England defeats Austria

Quarterfinals

Spain defeats Switzerland
Portugal defeats Russia
Germany defeats Belgium
France defeats England

Semifinals

Spain defeats Portugal
Germany defeats France

Final

Germany defeats Spain


Nick Mendola

Group A

  1. France
  2. Switzerland
  3. Romania
  4. Albania

Group B

  1. England
  2. Slovakia
  3. Russia
  4. Wales

Group C

  1. Germany
  2. Poland
  3. Ukraine
  4. Northern Ireland

Group D

  1. Spain
  2. Croatia
  3. Turkey
  4. Czech Republic

Group E

  1. Italy
  2. Belgium
  3. Sweden
  4. Ireland

Group F

  1. Austria
  2. Iceland
  3. Portugal
  4. Hungary

Round of 16

Poland defeats Switzerland
Spain defeats Sweden
England defeats Turkey
Belgium defeats Austria
Germany defeats Portugal
Croatia defeats Italy
France defeats Ukraine
Slovakia defeats Iceland

Quarterfinals

Spain defeats Poland
Belgium defeats England
Germany defeats Croatia
France defeats Slovakia

Semifinals

Spain defeats Belgium
Germany defeats France

Final

Germany defeats Spain


Kyle Bonn

Group A

  1. France
  2. Switzerland
  3. Romania
  4. Albania

Group B

  1. England
  2. Wales
  3. Slovakia
  4. Russia

Group C

  1. Germany
  2. Poland
  3. Ukraine
  4. Northern Ireland

Group D

  1. Spain
  2. Croatia
  3. Turkey
  4. Czech Republic

Group E

  1. Belgium
  2. Italy
  3. Sweden
  4. Republic of Ireland

Group F

  1. Austria
  2. Portugal
  3. Hungary
  4. Iceland

Round of 16
Poland defeats Switzerland
Spain defeats Sweden
Turkey defeats England
Italy defeats Austria
Germany defeats Hungary
Belgium defeats Croatia
France defeats Ukraine
Wales defeats Portugal

Quarterfinal
Spain defeats Poland
Italy defeats Turkey
Germany defeats Belgium
France defeats Wales

Semifinals
Spain defeats Italy
France defeats Germany

Final
France defeats Spain


Kyle Lynch

Group A

  1. France
  2. Switzerland
  3. Romania
  4. Albania

Group B

  1. England
  2. Wales
  3. Russia
  4. Slovakia

Group C

  1. Germany
  2. Poland
  3. Ukraine
  4. Northern Ireland

Group D

  1. Croatia
  2. Spain
  3. Turkey
  4. Czech Republic

Group E

  1. Belgium
  2. Republic of Ireland
  3. Sweden
  4. Italy

Group F

  1. Austria
  2. Portugal
  3. Iceland
  4. Hungary

Round of 16

Switzerland defeat Poland
Croatia defeat Iceland
England defeat Ukraine
Austria defeat Republic of Ireland
Germany defeat Russia
Spain defeat Belgium
France defeat Sweden
Wales defeat Portugal

Quarterfinals
Croatia defeat Switzerland
England defeat Austria
Spain defeat Germany
France defeat Wales

Semifinals
Croatia defeat England
France defeat Spain

Final
France defeat Croatia


Matt Reed

Group A

  1. France
  2. Switzerland
  3. Albania
  4. Romania

Group B

  1. England
  2. Slovakia
  3. Wales
  4. Russia

Group C

  1. Germany
  2. Ukraine
  3. Poland
  4. Northern Ireland

Group D

  1. Spain
  2. Croatia
  3. Turkey
  4. Czech Republic

Group E

  1. Belgium
  2. Sweden
  3. Italy
  4. Republic of Ireland

Group F

  1. Austria
  2. Portugal
  3. Iceland
  4. Hungary

Round of 16
Switzerland defeats Ukraine
Spain defeats Wales
England defeats Turkey
Sweden defeats Austria
Germany defeats Iceland
Belgium defeats Croatia
France defeats Italy
Slovakia defeats Portugal

Quarterfinals
Spain defeats Switzerland
England defeats Sweden
Belgium defeats Germany
France defeats Slovakia

Semifinals
Spain defeats England
Belgium defeats France

Final
Belgium defeats Spain