Euro 2016 pronunciation guide: From Alban Hoxha to Haukur Heidar Hauksson… we


After all the build up the European Championship is just two days away.

The expanded 24-team format will see countries such as Albania Iceland make their tournament finals debuts.

As a result, viewers will come across players they have never seen or heard of as they look to take France by storm.

No fear though as UEFA have provided a useful guide on how to pronounce the difficult names of all the players at Euro 2016 that may be difficult to say.

Having trouble eulogising over Alban Hoxha or Haukur Heidar Hauksson? Don’t worry as Sportsmail are on hand to help.

ALBANIA

Alban Hoxha – Hodge-ah

Orges Shehi – Shay-hee

Arlind Ajeti – A-yeti

Naser Aliji – Ali-yi

Elseid Hysaj – Hoo-sigh

Mergim Mavraj – Mur-gim Mav-rai

Migjen Basha – Midgen

Lorik Cana – Lo-reek Tsa-na

Ergys Kaçe – Erg-oos Kat-che

Burim Kukeli – Boo-rim Ku-ke-lih

Ermir Lenjani – Ermir Len-ya-nih

Ledjan Memushaj – Led-yan Me-moo-shay

Odise Roshi – Odi-seh Ro-shee

Taulant Xhaka – Taoo-lant Dza-ka

Bekim Balaj – Ba-lay

Sokol Cikalleshi – Sokol Chi-ka-lesh-ee

Shkelzen Gashi – Shkul-zen

Veteran midfielder Lorik Cana dribbles with the ball during Austria training in Perros-Guirrec on Tuesday

Veteran midfielder Lorik Cana dribbles with the ball during Austria training in Perros-Guirrec on Tuesday

AUSTRIA

Sebastian Prodl – Prur-dul

Gyorgy Garics – Gior-jee Ga-ritch

Aleksandar Dragovic – Dra-go-vitch

Zlatko Junuzovic – Ju-nu-zo-vitch

Alessandro Schopf – Sherpf

Marko Arnautovic – Ar-now-toe-vitch

Lukas Hinterseer – Hin-ter-say-er

Mark Janko – Yan-ko

BELGIUM

Thibaut Courtois – Tea-bo Coor-twa

Simon Mignolet – Min-yo-let

Toby Alderweireld – Al-der-way-reld

Jordan and Romelu Lukaku – Loe-ka-koe

Thomas Vermaelen – Ver-mah-len

Eden Hazard – Ha-zar

Michy Batshuayi – Bat-shoe-a-yi

Michy Batshuayi is in Belgium's 23-man squad for the European Championship after shining at Marseille

Michy Batshuayi is in Belgium’s 23-man squad for the European Championship after shining at Marseille

CROATIA

Lovre Kalinic – Low-rey Ka-lin-itch

Danijel Subasic – Su-ba-shitch

Vedran Corluka – Chor-loo-ka

Tin Jedvaj – Yed-vay

Dario Srna – Sur-na

Domagoj Vida – Do-ma-goy

Sime Vrsjalko – Shi-may Ver-sal-ee-ko

Milan Badelj – Bad-el-ee

Marcelo Brozovic – Brozzo-vitch

Ante Coric – Chor-itch

Mateo Kovacic – Ko-va-chitch

Luka Modric – Mod-ritch

Ivan Perisuc – Pair-ish-itch

Ivan Rakitic – Rack-it-itch

Duje Cop – Do-yey Chop

Andrej Kramaric – And-ray Kram-ar-itch

Marko Pjaca – Pea-at-sa

CZECH REPUBLIC

Petr Cech – Peter Cheh

Tomas Koubek – Tom-as Koe-beck

Tomas Vaclík – Vatz-leek

Roman Hubnik – Hoob-neek

Michal Kadlec – Kad-letz

Tomas Sivok – Shi-vock

Marek Suchy – Sue-hee

Borek Dockal – Dotch-kal

Daniel Kolar – Daniel Koh-lahrj

Ladislav Krejci – Kray-chee

Jaroslav Plasil – Jo-ro-slav Pla-shil

Daniel Pudil – Daniel Pood-yil

Tomas Rosicky – Ro-sits-kee

Josef Sural – Shoo-ral

Tomas Necid – Net-sit

Milan Skoda – Shko-da

ENGLAND

Eric Dier – Die-er 

England hope Eric Dier can rise to the occasion at Euro 2016 with the Tottenham star set for a prominent role

England hope Eric Dier can rise to the occasion at Euro 2016 with the Tottenham star set for a prominent role

FRANCE

Benoit Costil – Ben-wah Cos-teal

Hugo Lloris – Lyo-reece

Steve Mandanda – Stev Mon-don-dah

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