Welcome to our improbable playlist for the tournament, ably managed by Yogi “Hand In” Loew, assisted by Leonid Slitsky, in a rousing 4-4-2 formation.
NB Jerome Boateng’s brother Prince, apart from having represented more than one nation under a groove, has sadly left the international stage, otherwise he would have made our estimable selection of reserves at the very least.
By all means let us have your own suggestions, extra cheese if you like!
Anyone Who Had A Hart by Cilla Black
Jazz Devil Richards by Barry Adamson
StarMangala by Bowie
Guerreiro by Beck
Who Wants To Live For Evra by Queen
David Silva Lady by David Soul
Oliver’s Behrami by Elvis Costello & The Attractions
Gotze by Chas n Dave
Sweet & Tender Hoolahan (pictured) by The Smiths
Coman Eileen by Dexys Midnight Runners
Metal Giroud by T.Rex
Bands on the bench
Silviu Collapsed Lung (Astra Giurgiu/Romania)
Plastic Bertrand (Soton /England)
Pudil of Mudd (Sheff Weds/Czech Republic)
Eden Biohazard (Chelsea/Belgium)
Silvasun Pique-ups (Braga & Sporting/Portugal + Barcelona/Spain)
Schurrle Bassey (vfl Wolfsburg/Germany)
Ross Barkley James Harvest (Everton/England)
Photo of Wes Hoolahan by NCFCQ – Own work, CC0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=15995897