Euro 2012: 5 Top Veterans Set for Final Tournament at European Championships

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Euro 2012: 5 Top Veterans Set for Final Tournament at European Championships
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As leagues around Europe draw toward the end of another frantic season, the focus moves to this summer's European Championships in Poland and Ukraine.

As with any major international tournament, there is talk of Euro 2012 being a chance for young players to break out, which it certainly is. However, the older generation of players must not be forgotten.

These players have seen it all—and won most of it—in stellar careers for both club and country, and still have a thing or two to teach the new kids on the scene.

The veterans on this list have been at the top of European football for a long time, and are still more than capable of performing at the highest level, although they may not be able to do so for much longer.

With that in mind, here's a list of five veterans who may well be staring their final international tournament in the face. 

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