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EURO2016: Which team has the highest squad value?

If you are trying to pick a winner at Euro2016, why not through overall squad value into your selection process?

The CIES Football Observatory has put together a table of the most expensive teams in order from 1 to 24 ahead of the Euros, which kicks off on Friday night.

There is somewhat of a surprise at number one with England taking top billing through CIES' sophisticated algorithm, ahead of hosts France, reigning champions Spain, World Cup winners Germany and then highly-rated Belgium.

Down the bottom, Hungary has the least value with Romania, Albania, Slovakia and Northern Ireland all valued under £50million.

England's high value is helped by the fact that Harry Kane, Dele Alli and Raheem Sterling are all ranked in the Top 20 in regards to CIES' transfer values.

France has Antoine Griezmann, Anthony Martial and Paul Pogba as their top three valued players while Spain is led by in-demand striker Alvaro Morata and promising Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin.

So if you can't find a winner, have a look at the list below to help guide you when making your final selections for the much-anticipated European Championships of 2016.

Euro2016 teams ranked by squad value
*According to the CIES Football Observatory

1. England - £587.30m

2. France - £544.56m

3. Spain - £499.24m

4. Germany - £469.94m

5. Belgium - £429.93m

6. Portugal - £351.55m

7. Italy - £255.99m

8. Croatia - £228.09m

9. Switzerland - £160.03m

10. Wales - £150.50m

11. Poland - £145.42m

12. Turkey - £120.02m

13. Austria - £106.04m

14. Ukraine - £92.91m

15. Russia - £92.83m

16. Sweden - £82.91m

17. Republic of Ireland - £77.98m

18. Czech Republic - £63.76m

19. Iceland - £59.86m

20. Northern Ireland - £47.90m

21. Slovakia - £46.57m

22. Albania - £44.54m

23. Romania - £40.09m

24. Hungary - £23.52m

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