Three players to watch in Euro 2016's Group F openers

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Players previously linked with Manchester United, Liverpool and Arsenal, as well as a Swansea City star, all feature.

Iceland Training - EURO 2016

The final round of opening games come to a conclusion today when Group F gets underway at Euro 2016. Austria play Hungary in Bordeaux before Portugal play against Iceland this evening. 

There are one or two familiar names in both games that are worth looking out for with several players having either played in the Premier League in the past, or currently plying their trade there, while one or two players have been linked with moves to other clubs.

Here are three players that may be worth watching from today's fixtures:

Raphaël Guerreiro

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The Portugal left-back, who currently plays for Ligue 1 side Lorient, was linked with a move to Liverpool only a matter of weeks ago. But that link appears to have gone quiet with one report from the Daily Mail suggesting both the Reds and Premier League rivals Arsenal, though keen followers of their transfer gossip will no doubt be keeping an eye on his performances. Real Madrid, Barcelona and Borussia Dortmund have all been credited with interest in the 22-year-old.

He will have plenty of experience to play alongside this evening should he start against Iceland. There does not seem to have been a certain resolution when it comes to his future, so his tournament performances will be worth keeping an eye on.

Aleksandar Dragovic

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The Dynamo Kiev defender was linked with a move to Manchester United back in January, according to one report from the Daily Mirror.

Dragovic will be lining up for Austria against Hungary in their friendly. After previous links to a Premier League club, a good showing at this tournament could yet again fuel speculation about the 25-year-old's future. 

Gylfi Sigurdsson 

Iceland's Gylfi Sigurdsson attends a news conference

Well known to everyone who is a fan of the Premier League - and he's not even the most famous player on the pitch - but on Iceland's first major tournament outing a lot is likely to rest on the shoulders of Sigurdsson who is undoubtedly going to be a reference point for the side going forward.

Sigurdsson has just come off the back of an impressive season with Swansea City - where he managed to find the net on 11 occasions from midfield. It is of little surprise that the South Wales Evening Post is reporting that they want to tie the 26-year-old down to a new contract at the Liberty Stadium. 

If he carries his club form into this tournament for his country, then Iceland could cause one or two problems for the more established nations. 

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