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Six Premier League players in Euro qualifying All-Star Team

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Wales’ Gareth Bale, left, celebrates scoring against Belgium during the European Championship qualifying soccer match at Cardiff City Stadium, Cardiff, Friday June 12, 2015. (David Davies/PA via AP) UNITED KINGDOM OUT NO SALES NO ARCHIVE


UEFA has named an All-Star Team from the group stage of Euro 2016 qualifying, and it’s predictably-loaded with Premier League aces.

Six of the 11 starters ply their trade in England’s top flight, while “bench” player Kevin De Bruyne is also in the mix.

Thibaut Courtois is one of two Chelsea players to fit into the XI, along with club back line mate Gary Cahill. Another club with two reps is Swansea, which sees Ashley Williams and Gylfi Sigurdsson in the fray.

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Steven Davis of Southampton and Matteo Darmian of Manchester United also make the list.

Serie A has a second-best four players in the squad, while La Liga and the Bundesliga each have three. Russia’s first division has one with Zenit Saint-Petersburg star Artyom Dzyuba.


Goalkeeper: Thibaut Courtois (Belgium / Chelsea)

Defenders: Razvan Rat (Romania / Rayo Vallecano), Gary Cahill (England / Chelsea), Ashley Williams (Wales / Swansea), Matteo Darmian (Italy / Manchester United)

Midfielders: David Alaba (Austria / Bayern Munich), Steven Davis (Northern Ireland / Southampton), Gylfi Sigurdsson (Iceland / Swansea).

Forwards: Gareth Bale (Wales / Real Madrid), Robert Lewandowski (Poland / Bayern Munich), Thomas Muller (Germany / Bayern Munich)

Subs: Ciprian Tatarusanu (Romania / Fiorentina), Marek Hamsik (Slovakia / Napoli), Kevin De Bruyne (Belgium / Manchester City), Jordi Alba (Spain / Barcelona), Kamil Glik (Poland / Torino), Artyom Dzyuba (Russia / Zenit), Ivan Perisic (Croatia / Inter Milan)

Introducing the European Qualifiers All-Star team! Do you agree with our picks?

— European Qualifiers (@EuroQualifiers) October 14, 2015

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