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Euro 2016: Dons at the Championships!

10 June 2016

MK Dons could have a number of players, past and present, feature in Euro 2016 over the coming weeks.

featured twice for Italy during Euro 1996 but couldn’t help his country get into the knockout stages. Roberto Di Matteo Meanwhile,

, who led the Club to the League Two title and the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy in 2007/08, made five appearances for England at Euro 1996, helping them reach the semi-finals. He also played all three group matches for the Three Lions at Euro 2000. Paul Ince

As well as former players, two of the Dons’ ex-managers boast European Championship appearances.

was also at Euro 2000 with Norway. The former Chelsea and Leeds man started all three games for the Norwegians who, despite beating Spain 1-0 in the opening match, exited the tournament at the end of the group fixtures. Tore Andre Flo Ex-Dons striker

Hamann was a member of the Germany squad for both Euro 2000 and Euro 2004 – he played in every match for the Germans, who didn’t qualify from the group stage on either occasion.

, who made 13 appearances for the Dons in 2010. Dietmar Hamann Another midfielder who has represented his country at a European Championships was

The midfielder started the fixtures against Croatia, Spain and Italy but was sent off in the latter for two bookable offences. Ireland were knocked out at the group stage after failing to register a point at the tournament.

played in all three group matches for the Republic of Ireland at Euro 2012. Keith Andrews Former Dons captain

Should any of the above players feature over the next month, they will join a list of players with ties to the Dons who have featured in a European Championship for their countries.

, who is expected to play a large part for England at the tournament. Dele Alli And who can forget Academy starlet

are alongside Church in Chris Coleman’s Wales group. Jonny Williams and former loanee George Williams, while Academy graduate Will Grigg Joining Hodson in the Northern Ireland camp is ex-loanee

are with the Northern Ireland and Wales squads respectively, while a number of former Dons are also included in various squads. Simon Church and Lee HodsonCurrent Dons Fancy a flutter on Euro 2016? Don't forget MK Dons will benefit from every person who signs up to Sky Bet and registers themselves as a Dons supporter - click here to register with Sky Bet!

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