Some say it was English merchants who introduced football to Kazakhstan early in the 20th Century during Tsarist times at Semey Ã¢ÂÂ then known as Semipalatinsk Ã¢ÂÂ a trading post in the north-east of the country close to the Russian border. Never before has an Englishman managed in the central Asian republic, though.
With the Premier League only just hitting its stride, Euro 96 was the greatest collection of talent the English had hosted in three decades. Lauren Childs, Vithushan Ehantharajah and Gary Parkinson pick the best.
Being the maverick that I am Ã¢ÂÂ or like to think I am Ã¢ÂÂ and with plenty more attacking players worthy of consideration than defenders, IÃ¢ÂÂve opted for an adventurous 3-3-1-3 formation ÃÂ la Chile under Marcelo Bielsa...
It's 15 years since Euro 96, and here's more from FourFourTwo's contemporary coverage. Thanks to England's demolition of the Dutch, Scotland were in the last eight for 16 minutes Ã¢ÂÂ and Olivia Blair was with the Tartan Army at Villa Park