The group stages of EURO 2016 are through, and it’s time to assess who defied expectations and who failed to reach theirs.
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Michael McGovern, Northern Ireland — Sixteen saves in three matches? Pretty, pretty good.
Nani, Portugal — While Ronaldo broke through with authority in the final match, Nani’s goal in the opening draw against Iceland may’ve saved Portugal’s tourney.
Ivan Perisic, Croatia — Hard to put him here without his partner-in-Ivan, but the midfielder has been dynamite.
Harry Kane, England — Sure they asked him to take corner kicks, but Kane was not the man we saw all of last year.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Sweden — For a lion, he went out like a lamb.
Yehven Konoplyanka and Andriy Yarmolenko, Ukraine — Dangerous attackers showed little, as Ukraine was blanked in France.
Austria — From dark horse of the tournament to blacked out from the knockout rounds.