Euro 2012: 25 Hardest Names to Pronounce in the Tournament

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Euro 2012: 25 Hardest Names to Pronounce in the Tournament
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For about two weeks now, Euro 2012 has been underway.

The 16 finest footballing nations in Europe have been squaring off with each other, creating national and international heroes along the way.

But can you say these players' names?

With so many of Europe's representatives having different alphabets from our own, chances are you have run into a roadblock of consonants that you could not make heads nor tails of.

Perhaps it's because of the spelling.  Perhaps it's because it's a tongue twister.  Or, for the really good ones, perhaps it's both.

Here are the 25 toughest Euro 2012 names to pronounce with a pronunciation guide for each.

I promise not to pick on the Poles too much.

 

Note: For avid football fans, you may be familiar with a bunch of these names, but think back on the first time you saw them, and remember the difficulty. 

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