Barcelona's Thiago Leads Players to Watch at European Under-21 Championships

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Barcelona's Thiago Leads Players to Watch at European Under-21 Championships
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Does football truly ever stop?

Many bemoan the summer and lack of playing action, but the Under-21 European Championships are set to kick off in two days. Germany, Italy, Spain, England and the Netherlands et al. are set to square off for the chance to prove they have the most promising group of young stars.

We've picked out five players to keep your eyes on, starting with Thiago Alcantara of Barcelona and Spain.

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