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Gullit, Lizarazu, goalkeeper greats for EURO draw

Published: Wednesday 19 February 2014, 15.35CET
Ruud Gullit and Bixente Lizarazu will present Sunday's UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying draw with assistance from 13 of Europe's goalkeeping greats, eight EURO winners among them.
Gullit, Lizarazu, goalkeeper greats for EURO draw
Bixente Lizarazu talking to UEFA.com on the eve of the UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying draw ©Sportsfile
Published: Wednesday 19 February 2014, 15.35CET

Gullit, Lizarazu, goalkeeper greats for EURO draw

Ruud Gullit and Bixente Lizarazu will present Sunday's UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying draw with assistance from 13 of Europe's goalkeeping greats, eight EURO winners among them.

Sunday's UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying draw will be presented by Ruud Gullit and Bixente Lizarazu, a pair who need no introduction to the heights of the UEFA European Championship.

Lizarazu was the left-back in the France side that added the continental crown to their FIFA World Cup in 2000, edging out Italy 2-1 in extra time of the Rotterdam final. Gullit, of course, skippered the Netherlands to glory in West Germany in 1988, his bullet header putting the Oranje 1-0 up in the decider against the Soviet Union to pave the way for that magnificent Marco van Basten volley – and delirious celebrations in his homeland.

The pair will join UEFA General Secretary Gianni Infantino and 13 of Europe's goalkeeping greats on stage in Nice for the draw at 12.00CET.

France's UEFA European Championship-winning keeper in 2000, Fabien Barthez, will bring on the Henri Delaunay Cup, while seven more EURO winners – Ivo Viktor (Czechoslovakia, 1976), Andreas Köpke (Germany, 1996), Antonis Nikopolidis (Greece, 2004), José Ángel Iribar (Spain, 1964), Dino Zoff (Italy, 1968), Hans van Breukelen (Netherlands, 1988) and Peter Schmeichel (Denmark, 1992) – are among the participants.

The goalkeeping greats
Vítor Baía (POR) – reached the quarters and semis, respectively, of EURO '96 and UEFA EURO 2000
Fabien Barthez (FRA) – keeper in France team that won 1998 World Cup and UEFA EURO 2000
Rinat Dasaev (RUS) – Soviet Union's second most-capped player and EURO '88 runner-up
José Ángel Iribar (ESP) – only Basque in Spain's 1964 EURO-winning side
Pat Jennings (NIR) – Northern Ireland's No1 for 22 years, winning a then world-record 119 caps
Andreas Köpke (GER) – EURO '96 winner, now Germany goalkeeping coach
Antonis Nikopolidis (GRE) – magnet for silverware and one of Greece's UEFA EURO 2004 heroes
Jean-Marie Pfaff (BEL) – EURO '80 runner-up, key to Belgium's run to 1986 World Cup semis
Peter Schmeichel (DEN) – Denmark's EURO '92 No1 and UEFA Champions League winner in 1999
Jan Tomaszewski (POL) – keeper of tournament at 1974 World Cup as Poland came third
Hans van Breukelen (NED) – won European Cup/UEFA European Championship double in 1988
Ivo Viktor (CZE) – Czechoslovakia goalkeeper, by then 34, during 1976 EURO triumph
Dino Zoff (ITA) – EURO winner in 1968, adding World Cup fully 14 years later

Last updated: 22/02/14 22.37CET

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