France are one of the favorites for the tournament, with their attacking brand of football. They have numerous young talents, but here are 3 you should certainly keep an eye on.
Yann M’Vila, 21, Rennes (France), Midfielder, 19 international caps
A midfielder in the mould of French greats such as Patrick Vieira and Claude Makelele, Yann M’Vila has become one of the poster boys for French football. Able to play as a playmaker as well, M’Vila banks on his explosive style of play, and is a tireless worker. He is already being pursued by top clubs all over Europe. Since making his debut in 2010, he has been prominent for the national side.
Marvin Martin, 24, Sochaux (France), Midfielder, 12 international caps
Marvin Martin operates as a creative playmaker, and is another player being pursued by top teams in Europe. His passing ability have drawn him comparisons with Barcelona’s Xavi, and he had a fine season in 2010/11, when he assisted 17 goals. Though last season was tougher, Martin will be hoping the Euro’s will be the right stage for him to showcase his talents.
Olivier Giroud, 25, Montpellier (France), Striker, 6 international caps
Giroud showed early on, that goalscoring was natural to him. He started off in the third tier of French football, with Istres, and his 14 goals helped him move to Ligue 2 side Tours. He enjoyed 2 succesfull seasons with the club, scoring 38 goals, and again moved to Montpellier, this time. His performances have attracted the national side’s management, as well as clubs across Europe. Last season he scored 25 goals, and helped the club clinch its first ever league title.