Goalkeeper: Between the sticks is Hugo Lloris whose consistent performances are the reason why France play in the final today. He has not pulled off any world class saves except for one against Germany, but he has been resolute and never let his side down like others have.
Centre Back:Leonardo Bonucci’s only mistake all tournament was missing his penalty kick in the shootout against Germany in the quarter finals. He is a true old fashioned defender who was the leader of the defence that only leaked in 2 goals from open play and managed to shout out Belgium and the holders Spain.
Centre Back:The only non Italian defender in my team is Jerome Boateng who arguably scored the best goal of the tournaments in the Round of 16 against Slovakia. His off the line clearance against Ukraine was just a glimpse of the capabilities and composure he has at the back.
Centre Back:The other Italian in defence is the man who was known as the Heir to Fabio Cannavaro, Georgio Chiellini. He can score,defend,tackle,mark and is probably the most complete defender at the tournament.
Centre Midfield: Every time Toni Kroos received the ball it seemed as if he had the entire time in the world before choosing his next pass. He was the man who made Germany tick and he did it so effortlessly.
Centre Midfield: This may be my Arsenal Bias talking but Granit Xhaka was one of the best Midfielders this tournament. Even though he played in only 4 games this tournament he received man of the match awards in half of them and seemed extremely calm and composed and he is just at the tender age of 23. He will be unfortunately remembered by his terrible penalty miss which knocked switzerland out in the round of 16 but he should be remembered by his delightful passing range and incredible tenacity.
Left Midfield: While everyone expected Paul Pogba to steal the show, Dmitri Payet went under the radar. However come the first game of the tournament all eyes were on the West Ham maestro as he completely ran the show and capped it of with a stunning 89th minute volley which won France the game. Since then he has been the focal point of every France attack and will be France’s key man in the final.
Right Midfield:Many say Wales’s best and most important player in the Euro’s was Aaron Ramsey because he is something they’ve never had before. They’ve had players like Bale like Giggs or Ian Rush, but never have they had a creative box to box midfielder capable of linking up defence and attack. His performance against Belgium was match winning and many say his absence against Portugal was the reason they lost the Semi Finals.
Central Attacking Midfield: This man has got everything the pace, the goals and the celebration. My player of the tournament by far. Scored 6 goals and has assisted another, he is the talisman and the goalscorer who is mostly responsible for the french having their name on the trophy .
Striker Duo: The Real Madrid pair of Gareth Bale and Ronaldo will play up front. Scoring 7 goals between them they both have been deadly. Bale in the early part of the tournament and Ronaldo in the latter. However ROnaldo stepped up when it mattered and sent that bullet header into the back of the net against bales Wales to win the semi final.
Nevertheless both of them have been lethal and ominous in front of goal.