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The Euro 2012 files: Your guide to this summer's European Championships


In the build-up to Euro 2012, The Independent selected all the key players and factors to keep an eye on in our Euro files series.

From the hotheads and divers to the golden boot contenders and wives and girlfriends - we covered the lot in order to wet your appetite for the tournament ahead.

In case you missed any the first time round, here they are again so that you can ensure you've got all the information you need in preparation for Euro 2012.

Simply click the links below...

The notable absentees

The blasts from the past

The top goalkeepers

The exciting youngsters

The hotheads and divers

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