UEFA's official team of the tournament sees Joe Allen finally get the recognition he deserves

It should come as no surprise after Wales made the semi-finals

BY Adrian Collins 14:39 Monday 11 July 2016, 14:39 11 Jul 2016

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UEFA have named their team of the tournament for Euro 2016, as they rate the best players to grace the French fields over the last few weeks. 

Wales' Joe Allen makes the final cut after a superb tournament in which he helped his side to the semi-finals, while he sits alongside his compatriot Aaron Ramsey at the heart of the team. 

Toni Kroos also makes the cut in the engine room, while Portugal and Germany dominate the rest of the side, particularly at the back, with Raphael Guerreiro, Pepe, Joshua Kimmich and Jerome Boateng making up the defence. 

Up front, despite his injury in the final, there's space for Portugal's star man Cristiano Ronaldo, while Portuguese goalkeeper Rui Patricio's strong performances see him get the nod. 

The only players to make the cut from the home team are Dimitri Payet, who was in fine form during the group stages, and Antoine Griezmann, who finished as the tournament's top scorer.

If you disagree with UEFA's team of the tournament, then fear not, you can right the perceived wrongs by voting in our team of the tournament poll, which opts for the 3-5-2 formation. It's the new de rigueur formation...


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