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Euro 2016: Team arrivals and final preps ahead of kick-off

UEFA Euro 2016

All 24 teams participating in the Euro 2016 tournament have arrived in France ahead of the opening of the tournament on Friday.

The teams are heading straight to work for the 15th edition of UEFA’s flagship event.

After their 7-0 mauling of Estonia in their final warm up game, a buoyant Portuguese side arrived at their base in Marcoussis. They will be training at the National Rugby Centre.

Germany heads into the competition as the world’s best football side, having won the World Cup in 2014.

Joachim Loew’s boys considered the tournament favourites, have set up base in Evian.

They kick-start their group C campaign on Sunday against Ukraine. Poland and Northern Ireland complete the group.

Italy are looking to put their disastrous 2014 World Cup campaign behind them as they go in search of a second Euro crown – their first was back in 1968.

Antonio Conte’s men have been warming up on all levels at their training base in Montpellier where temperatures have reached 35 degrees.

Italy’s Group E rivals Sweden meanwhile have touched down in Brittany. Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Vincent Company will be based in Saint Nazaire.

Coach Erik Hamren’s men will begin their Euro assault against the Republic of Ireland on Monday in a tough group which also includes Belgium.