Date: 14th June 2016 at 11:32pm
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With the first ‘matchday’ of the Euro 2016 group stage in the can, we look at how all our ex players have fared

With the first ‘matchday’ of the Euro 2016 group stage in the can, we look at how all our ex players have fared.

Blerim Dzemaili
Yep, he’s still going. Released by Gary Megson on a free, he’s since built quite the career in Italy, and on Saturday played 72 minutes of Switzerland’s 1-0 win over Albania in Lens.

Playing just behind lone striker Haris Seferovic, Dzemaili did pretty well, hitting the bar and having one other chance. Only Seferovic had more shots.

The goal was scored early on, a header from Fabian Schaer.

Rating: 7/10

Vladimir Weiss

Plenty of dribbles and tricks, good to watch if you’re a neutral but little end product. Seems no different to when he was on loan at Wanderers in the spring of 2010. Picked up a yellow card and was replaed in the 83rd minute.

Slovakia lost 2-1 to Wales, Ondrej Duda had equalised but it came between strikes from Gareth Bale and Hal Robson-Kanu.

Rating: 7/10

Jan Gregus

An unused substitute for Slovakia

Gary Cahill

Played the full 90 minutes in England’s 1-1 draw in Marseille. Picked up a booking but put in a few decent challenges as England probably deserved all three points on the night.

There wasn’t too much blame for him on the equaliser, there were two men back near the line but neither could get above Vasili Berezutski.

Rating: 6/10

Jack Wilshere

Replaced Wayne Rooney in midfield for the last 12 minutes or so, ran about a bit in the right places but not much else really.

Rating: 6/10

Daniel Sturridge

An unused substitute for England, in a game that was crying out for him or Jamie Vardy to replace the ineffective Raheem Sterling.


Jonathan Walters

Put himself about in Ireland’s 1-1 draw against Sweden at the Stade de France, making a few tackles as you would expect. James McClean came on for him for the last 20 minutes plus.

Ex-assistant boss Steve Walford was in the dugout as part of Martin O’Neill’s staff.

Rating: 6/10

Eidur Gudjohnsen

Eidur was an unused sub in Iceland’s first ever major tournament game, as they drew 1-1 with Portugal.

 

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