Euro 2012 files: The hotheads and divers


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Euro 2012 kicks-off in just a couple 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 golden boot contenders, blasts from the past to the youngsters, we'll have it all covered before things kick-off in Warsaw.

Here, we bring you the hot-heads and divers taking part at Euro 2012. These are the players known for bouts of aggression, over-the-top play acting, and guaranteed entertainment.

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The youngsters

The top goalkeepers

The galacticos

The tricksters and dribblers

The wives, girlfriends and famous faces

The top managers

The deadliest free-kick takers

The golden boot contenders

The meanest defenders