Robert Lewandowski (centre) will hope to fire Poland to UEFA EURO 2016. - © © gettyimages / Lars Baron
Robert Lewandowski (centre) will hope to fire Poland to UEFA EURO 2016. - © © gettyimages / Lars Baron
Bundesliga

Bundesliga stars eye EURO berth

Cologne – A wealth of Bundesliga talent will don the colours of their countries in the coming days with the hope of propelling their nation to UEFA EURO 2016.

Group A

With the Czech Republic, Iceland, Austria and England having already joined hosts France for the 24-team final tournament, Bundesliga stars such as David Alaba, Zlatko Junuzovic and Vladimir Darida are already set to feature next summer’s showpiece.

With 15 more automatic places remaining and eight play-off berths still up for grabs, the final round of qualifiers, which starts on Thursday, promises to see more faces from the German top flight go through. bundesliga.com examines how they can join next summer's party in L'Hexagone.

Turkey: Hakan Calhanoglu (Bayer 04 Leverkusen), Mevlut Erding (Hannover 96)

Netherlands: Bas Dost (VfL Wolfsburg), Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (FC Schalke 04)

Turkey currently hold third spot in Group A, and if Calhanoglu or Erding can find the back of the net against the Czech Republic in Prague on Saturday – and the Dutch lose to Kazakhstan in Astana – their nation will be in the play-offs. With the Dutch out of the top three, and Iceland and the Czechs already through, the two Bundesliga forwards have their work cut out to ensure they will not be watching the EURO from their living rooms.

Group B

Bosnia-Herzegovina: Vedad Ibisevic (Hertha Berlin), Sead Kolasinac (FC Schalke 04), Emir Spahic (Hamburger SV), Ermin Bicakcic (TSG 1899 Hoffenheim)

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