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The European Championships begins on June 10 with host country France taking on Romania to get things started. All eyes will be on France and Germany, as both are +325 favourites to win the tournament. We've highlighted a number of intriguing matchups in the group stage.

Group A

With Albania, Switzerland and Romania for competition, it’s easy to see why Les Bleus are -325 favourites to win Group A. Albania is in their first major tournament, which probably means Romania and Switzerland will battle for second place. That will be a key game to watch. This is Romania's first time qualifying for the Euros since 1998. Switzerland has made it to the Round of 16 in two of the last three tournaments.

Group B

England (-140 to win Group B) is the favourite in the group, but Wales (+600 to win Group B) would love to beat their United Kingdom rivals. Wales also has Gareth Bale, the best player in the group, and he can turn a game on his own. England has a surplus of scorers in Harry Kane, Jamie Vardy and Raheem Sterling. While that matchup will be tantalizing, England starts off the tournament against Russia (+325 to win Group B), who is the second-best team in this group according to the odds.

Group C

The defending World Cup winners from Germany haven't looked their best in the run-in to the European Championships. Their first match of Group C is against Ukraine – a tough team that isn't going to roll over for the Germans, so this should be a good test for the tournament favourites. Germany is a -185 favourite against Ukraine.

Group D

Spain is going for their third European Championship in a row, but they lost a bit of momentum when they were bounced early at the World Cup two years ago. Meanwhile, Croatia's midfield duo, Luka Modric and Ivan Rakitic, might be the best in the tournament. These two players also play their club soccer in Spain, so they'll know what to expect.

Group E

Belgium has a group of young players that are coming into their own, making them an intriguing bet to win it all – especially if Eden Hazard plays to his potential. First they’ll have to win their group, though, where they're -105 favourites to do so.

Group F

Portugal is the -125 favourite to win this group, but Cristiano Ronaldo limped through the Champions League final and might not be 100%. But he should have time to get well as the competition in Group F includes Austria, Iceland and Hungary. Ronaldo has a lot of pressure to carry Portugal, and they'll have to get off to a good start in their first match against Iceland.


*Odds as of June 1, 2016