See how wrong the Panini sticker book got England's Euro 2016 squad

England manager Roy Hodgson threw a few curveballs with the announcement of his provisional Euro 2016 squad and if it surprised a few of us, it certainly caught out the Panini sticker book.

There's always a few players in the book that don't make the final cut for their countries - that's to be expected - but 30% of England's 20-player Panini page aren't going to be in France.

In a list of 20 players Panini got it wrong by including Phil Jones, Luke Shaw, Leighton Baines, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Theo Walcott and Danny Welbeck. It could have been even worse, with Jack Wilshere and Jordan Henderson only just getting back from injury.

England's Euro 2016 Panini sticker page

By contrast every player in Wales' Panini page is in their 29-man training squad while there is also a clean sweep for the Republic of Ireland squad named for their upcoming friendly against Holland.

The final update for contents and data in the book was back in January - so they were never going to get Marcus Rashford in there - and you can't expect them to call injuries to Oxlade-Chamberlain and Welbeck, who would almost certainly have been in the 26-man party named by Hodgson.

It was in defence where they got it badly wrong though, with three of the seven players Panini thought would make it not appearing on Hodgson's list ... and they had plenty of warning about Shaw's injury.

Panini stickers and cards for Euro 2016

This year's Panini book weighs in at a bumper 680-sticker edition and while teenager Rashford could hardly have expected to be able to collect himself, neither can Tottenham pals Dele Alli and Eric Dier, who didn't make the cut.

It appears as though Panini also wasn't convinced by Leicester's run to the title back in January - and let's be honest, who was? - with Danny Drinkwater omitted. For the record, Jamie Vardy is there.

Credit where it's due though as Panini has done a pretty good job of guessing other squads (although England's is the furthest away at the moment).

Jamie Vardy playing for England
(Frank Augstein/AP)

Only a handful have been named - and like England most of those have a couple of extra names - but Panini almost got it bang on with Belgium as only Vincent Kompany, who was recently crocked, and Nacer Chadli were in the book but not in their provisional 24-man squad.

Picking the France squad was fraught with danger, but they only got four wrong - one of those is recently banned Mamadou Sakho - which is the same as Iceland, whose list is hardly a who's who of international football.

Those are about the *worst* of it outside of England. Three players are missing from Sweden's squad, but given how many countries are actually going to the tournament they've probably done pretty well just to remember them all, let alone guess their squads.

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