Friday 20 January 2017

Two Irish players included in worst team of Euro 2016

Published 11/07/2016 | 17:36

Euro 2016 has finally come to a close and naturally, plenty of end of tournament awards are being handed out.

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French striker and Golden Boot winner Antoine Griezmann was also chosen as Player of the Tournament, while the Team of the Tournament was also named - although Gareth Bale was a curious snub as his team-mates Joe Allen and Aaron Ramsey made the cut at his expense.

Read more: Joe Allen makes the cut in the official team of Euro 2016 while Gareth Bale is snubbed

Plenty of media outlets are doing their own teams of the tournament too, while The Guardian also did their worst XI.

While the Irish team as a whole can be proud of their effort, the English publication deemed two of Martin O'Neill's men to be among the poorest at Euro 2016.

Ciaran Clark was included in the centre of defence - unsurprisingly given his own goal against Sweden and poor display versus Belgium - while Glenn Whelan was picked in midfield.

The duo were chosen alongside other tournament flops like Joe Hart, Raheem Sterling and Marouane Fellaini, which is hardly the most illustrious company given how poor that trio were.

Here is their team in full:

Hart, Dragovic, Clark, Cana, Shchennikov, Whelan Fellaini, Mamaev, Seferovic, Necid and Sterling.

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