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France's 'Magic Square' – the best ever midfield?

With UEFA.com rewinding to the EURO of 1984 this week, we pay homage to France's 'Carré Magique' and ponder the best ever European international midfields.

France's magic quartet
France's magic quartet ©UEFA.com

The greatest-ever European international midfields?

Lineup: Luis Fernández, Alain Giresse, Jean Tigana, Michel Platini
Biggest achievement: 1984 UEFA European Championship winners

Watch the Netherlands' 1988 triumph
Watch the Netherlands' 1988 triumph

Lineup: Jan Wouters, Arnold Mühren, Gerald Vanenburg, Erwin Koeman
Biggest achievement: 1988 UEFA European Championship winners

Lineup: Guido Buchwald, Thomas Hässler, Lothar Matthäus, Pierre Littbarski
Biggest achievement: 1990 FIFA World Cup winners

Lineup: Costinha, Maniche, Luís Figo, Rui Costa (Deco)
Biggest achievement: UEFA EURO 2004 runners-up

Watch highlights of the EURO '96 final
Watch highlights of the EURO '96 final

Czech Republic
Karel Poborský, Tomáš Galásek, Tomáš Rosický, Pavel Nedvěd, Vladimír Šmicer
Biggest achievement: UEFA EURO 2004 semi-finalists

Lineup: Marcos Senna, Cesc Fàbregas, Xavi Hernández
Biggest achievement: UEFA EURO 2008 winners

Which great midfields have we forgotten? Let us know using #EURO2016

Fernández on France's 'Carré Magique'
Fernández on France's 'Carré Magique'