Euro 2012 kicks-off in just a matter of weeks and in anticipation The Independent is running down the key factors and people to keep an eye on in Poland and Ukraine this summer.
From free-kick takers to hot-heads, blasts from the past to the youngsters, we'll have it all covered before things kick-off in Warsaw.
Here, we bring you the nine most expensive players bound for Euro 2012. Only players' most recent transfers have been taken into account, meaning that the once £50m-plus Zlatan Ibrahimovich misses out due to his less eye-popping subsequent transfer to AC Milan. Arjen Robben, who once cost in the region of £30m is another who misses out. Yet even without those particular galacticos, the nine here still cost in excess of a staggering total of £320m.
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