Euro 2016 is about to get underway, and while there are obvious favourites for the tournament, there are plenty that can cause an upset or two as well. The nations, who are considered to be the underdogs of Euro 2016, can give title contenders like Germany, Spain and France a run for their money.
Here is a look at some of the teams who have a chance of going all the way in this tournament:
Poland: Ranked 27th in the latest FIFA world rankings, Poland have one of the most underrated squads in Euro 2016. Robert Lewandowski is likely to hog the limelight if he puts on his goalscoring boots right from the start of the tournament. Apart from Lewandowski, there are young players like Karol Linetty, Bartosz Kapustka and Arkadiusz Milik who can be extremely good if they play to their potential.
They also have two goalkeepers in the form of Lukasz Fabianski and Wojciech Szczesny, who have plenty of Premier League experience under their belt. Therefore, Poland are spoilt for choice between the sticks.
Poland have been pitted against the world champions Germany, Ukraine and Northern Ireland. Germany and Poland are favourites to move into the knockout rounds as the top two teams from Group C of Euro 2016.
The Lewandowski-led Polish side will begin their European campaign against Northern Ireland at the Allianz Riviera on June 12.
Key Players: Robert Lewandowski, Lukasz Fabianski.
Austria: Hardly anyone has noticed that Austria have jumped to the 10th spot of the FIFA world rankings. They did very well in the qualifying campaign and they do possess a number of talented players, including Bayern Munich's David Alaba, who can guide them to the knockout rounds along with Portugal in Group F of Euro 2016.
Alaba is surely one of the players to watch out for from this side, but they also have stars like Christian Fuchs, Marko Arnautovic and Marc Janko. Janko found the back of the net seven times during the qualifying campaign and he will be ably assisted by Stoke City's Arnautovic.
Austria has emerged as one of the teams to watch in European football in recent times and one should not be surprised if they stun Portugal during their group stage encounter.
Austria play Hungary in their first match on June 14 in Bordeaux.
Key Players: David Alaba, Marc Janko.
Switzerland: The Swiss national football team are not too far behind Austria in the FIFA world rankings. They are positioned in the 15th spot in the rankings. However, they are in a relatively easier group along with hosts France.
Switzerland is expected to go past Albania and Romania during their Group A battles and there are high chances that they can even beat some of the bigger teams in Europe in the knockout stages.
With a host of stars, Switzerland are also one of the teams to watch out for in Euro 2016. Arsenal's latest signing Granit Xhaka and Stoke City's Xherdan Shaqiri will be the star attractions in this Swiss squad for Euro 2016.
Switzerland will kickstart their European Championship campaign against Albania on June 11 at the Stade Felix Bollaert-Delelis.
Key Players: Xherdan Shaqiri, Granit Xhaka.