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UEFA Release Comprehensive Guide On How To Pronounce Euro 2020 Players' Names Correctly

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UEFA Release Comprehensive Guide On How To Pronounce Euro 2020 Players' Names Correctly

UEFA have put together a complete guide on how to correctly pronounce the names of the stars who will light up the European Championship this summer.

With just days until the showpiece begins, the European football governing body have educated fans on the proper pronunciations for many of the players across the 24 national teams competing.

None of England's squad are included because UEFA believe the player names are "all pretty simple" - but there are a number of names elsewhere that we have been saying wrong all this time.

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Notable mentions include Portuguese trio Pepe (Pep), Ruben Neves (Nevsh) and Bruno Fernandes (Fur-nandsh), Ilkay Gundogan (Eel-kay Goon-doe-wan), N'Golo Kante (N-go-lo Kon-tay) and Çağlar Söyüncü (Cha-la Ser-yoon-choo).

Image: PA
Image: PA

Here is the list from UEFA, who also provided direction on how certain letters sound in different countries;

AUSTRIA

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Stefan Lainer - Liner
Philipp Lienhart - Leen-hart
Alessandro Schöpf - Sherpf
Karim Onisiwo - Onni-see-vo

Sasa Kalajdzic - Sasha Kal-ide-jitch

BELGIUM

Toby Alderweireld - Al-der-way-reld

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Michy Batshuayi - Bat-shoe-a-yi

Timothy Castagne - Cast-an-yer

Thibaut Courtois - Tee-bo Cor-twa
Thomas Meunier - Muh-nee-ay
Simon Mignolet - Min-yo-let
Thomas Vermaelen - Ver-mah-len

CROATIA

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Milan Badelj - Bad-el-ee
Luka Ivanušec - Eevan-oo-shets
Mislav Oršić - Orsh-itch
Šime Vrsaljko - Shi-may Ver-sal-ee-ko

CZECH REPUBLIC

Jan Bořil - Yan Borjil

Ondřej Čelůstka - Ondjay Chell-oost-ka
Adam Hložek - H-lozhek
Tomáš Holeš - Hollesh
Pavel Kadeřábek - Kadder-jah-beck
Aleš Matějů - Alesh Mattay-oo
Jiří Pavlenka - Yeer-zhee
Jakub Pešek - Pesheck
Petr Ševčík - Shev-cheek
Tomáš Vaclík - Vatz-leek

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DENMARK

Simon Kjær - Care
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg - Hoy-byer
Jonas Lössl - Yo-nass Lussel
Joakim Mæhle - May-leh
Frederik Rønnow - Rern-oh

FINLAND

Nikolai Alho - Arl-hoh

Paulus Arajuuri - Ara-yoo-ree

Jasin Assehnoun - Asser-known

Nicholas Hämäläinen - Hama-lay-nen
Lukas Hradecky - Lukash Radetski
Juhani Ojala - O-yalla
Teemu Pukki - Pooky
Sauli Väisänen - Vay-san-en

FRANCE

Lucas Digne - Loo-cah Dee-nyuh
Olivier Giroud - Ol-iv-ee-eh Ji-roo
Antoine Griezmann - On-twan Gree-ez-man
N'Golo Kanté - N-go-lo Kon-tay
Clément Lenglet - Long-lay
Steve Mandanda - Stev Mon-don-dah
Mike Meignan - Mane-yoh
Marcus Thuram - Too-ram

GERMANY

Manuel Neuer - Noy-ah
İlkay Gündoğan - Eel-kay Goon-doe-wan
Emre Can - Jan
Joshua Kimmich - Kim-ikh

HUNGARY

Tamás Cseri - Tom-ash Cherry

Dénes Dibusz - Day-nesh Di-boos
Péter Gulácsi - Pay-ter Goo-lat-chi
Ákos Kecskés - Ah-kosh Ketch-kay-sh
Gergő Lovrencsics - Ger-gur Lov-ren-chitch
Ádám Nagy - Nah-dge
Szabolcs Schön - Saw-bolch Shern
Attila Szalai - Saw-law-ee

ITALY

Federico Bernardeschi - Ber-nar-desk-ee
Giorgio Chiellini - Jor-joe Key-eh-lean-ee
Federico Chiesa - Kee-ay-sah
Alessio Cragno - Cran-yo
Lorenzo Insigne - In-sin-yuh

NETHERLANDS

Steven Bergwijn - Stay-ven Berugg-why-n
Matthijs de Ligt - Mat-ice Dull-icht
Marten de Roon - Der-own
Stefan de Vrij - Stay-fon Duh-fray
Quincy Promes - Pro-mess
Donny van de Beek - Fun der-bake
Wout Weghorst - Vowt Vegg-horst
Georginio Wijnaldum - Why-naldum
Owen Wijndal - Whyne-dal

NORTH MACEDONIA

Visar Musliu - Moos-lyoo
Vlatko Stojanovski - Stoyan-ovski
Aleksandar Trajkovski - Try-kovski
Ivan Trickovski - Tritch-kovski

POLAND

Bartosz Bereszyński - Berresh-in-skee
Paweł Dawidowicz - Dav-id-ov-itch
Łukasz Fabiański - Woo-cash Fab-yan-ski
Kamil Jóźwiak - Yoz-vee-ak
Tomasz Kędziora - Kend-zyor-a
Dawid Kownacki - Kov-nats-kee
Kacper Kozłowski - Kos-lov-skee
Robert Lewandowski - Lev-and-ov-ski
Kamil Piątkowski - Pyont-kov-skee
Przemysław Płacheta - Pwa-shetta
Tymoteusz Puchacz - Pook-atch
Jakub Świerczok - Shfair-chock
Wojciech Szczęsny - Voy-chekh Sh-chen-sni

PORTUGAL

Anthony Lopes - Lopsh
Bruno Fernandes - Fur-nandsh
Diogo Jota - Dee-ohg Zhotta
Gonçalo Guedes - Gon-sarlo Gair-diss
Raphael Guerreiro - Ge-ray-ro
João Félix - Joo-wow Fay-lix
João Moutinho - Joo-wow Mo-teen-oo
João Palhinha - Joo-wow Pal-een-a
Pedro Gonçalves - Gon-salvsh
Pepe - Pep (not 'Pep-eh')
Rúben Neves - Nevsh

RUSSIA

Igor Diveev - Div-ay-ev
Artem Dzyuba - Jooba

SCOTLAND

Jon McLaughlin - Mick-lock-lin
Kieran Tierney - Teer-ni

SLOVAKIA

Michal Ďuriš - Djoo-rish

Marek Hamšík - Ham-sheek
Patrik Hrošovský - Hroshov-skee
Tomáš Hubočan - Hoo-bo-chan
Dušan Kuciak - Koo-tsee-ack
Juraj Kucka - Koots-ka
Milan Škriniar - Shkrin-ee-ar
Dávid Strelec - Strell-ets

SWEDEN

Marcus Berg - Berry

Emil Forsberg - Fosh-berry
Sebastian Larsson - La-shon
Victor Lindelöf - Lin-de-love
Robin Olsen - Ul-sen
Mattias Svanberg - Svan-berry

SWITZERLAND

Eray Cömert - Jo-mert

Breel Embolo - Brail
Becir Omeragic - Bess-eer Omer-adjitch
Fabian Schär - Share
Xherdan Shaqiri - Jer-dan Sha-chee-ree
Granit Xhaka - Jakka

TURKEY

Kerem Aktürkoğlu - Actur-koch-loo
Altay Bayındır - Baynder
Uğurcan Çakır - Ooroojan Chak-r
Hakan Çalhanoğlu - Chalha-no-loo
Zeki Çelik - Cheleek
Halil İbrahim Dervişoğlu - Darvish-oh-loo
İrfan Can Kahveci - Car-vay-jee
Efecan Karaca - Efferjan Karaja
Orkun Kökçü - Kerk-choo
Çağlar Söyüncü - Cha-la Ser-yoon-choo
Yusuf Yazıcı - Yaz-idger

UKRAINE

Heorhii Sudakov - Georgie

Viktor Tsygankov - Zee-gan-kov

WALES

Chris Mepham - Mepp-um


So there you have it. Good look to Paul Merson pronouncing some of these throughout the summer.

Topics: Football, Euro 2020, UEFA

Josh Lawless
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