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Michael Owen shares his predictions for Euro 2016

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Former English footballer Michael Owen tells CalvinAyre.com’s Rebecca Liggero which team he believes will win Euro 2016.

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Former football pro Michael Owen is betting on two teams to dominate Euro 2016—German and France.

“[The] world champions at the moment, which is Germany, they’re really strong. And obviously France, who’s hosting the tournament, they definitely got a good team. It’s going to be one of those two,” Owen told CalvinAyre.com.

Owens said a lot of teams have been qualified for the knockout stage. And the ex-English football star, of course, is punting that his home team will give the other guys a run for their money.

“I dearly love England… It’s probably not our strongest team going into a major tournament that we have had, but it’s a team that should be competitive and should give anyone a good game,” Owen said.

England may have a youthful squad, but the team has been building—hopefully on the valuable tournament lessons it got during the 2014 World Cup debacle.

“We’ve got some rising stars. We got a lot of Tottenham… Dele Alli has been performing really well. [Alli] together with Harry Kayne, who’s scoring a lot of goals, but Dele Alli looks [to be] a real, young prospect,” Owen said.

The 36-year-old, who received the Ballon d’Or in 2001 after helping Liverpool win a cup treble of the UEFA Cup, FA Cup and Football League Cup, is retired and enjoying his time as a football pundit with BT Sport and, most recently, as a brand ambassador for Colossus Bets.

“I’ve known Bernard Marantelli from Colossus Bets for a long time, and as soon as I heard him talk about the idea of what they’re setting up and they really intrigued me, and I always said that if and when he launched, then he was going to ask me to be the ambassador for it, so I was only too pleased,” Owen said. “It’s a great product. Everybody wants to win prizes, especially on things like the Football League. There’s an element of skill in it as well, so it’s a great brand and we are pleased with its progress and hope it can develop even further.”

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