Mbappe, Kane, Lukaku have fun with official Euro 2020 player portraits

Published on: 11 June 2021

As happens with most major international tournament these days, UEFA has released its official player portraits for Euro 2020.

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Each and every player taking part in the competition has their photograph taken beforehand, with some taking the task more seriously than others.

There are still a few stars yet to have their images released, most notably Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo, but here's how some of those involved at Euro 2020 decided to approach their assignment.

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Kylian Mbappe (France) Kristy Sparow - UEFA/UEFA via Getty Images

France's star forward is clearly ready to rock the tournament, and we salute him.

Harry Kane (England) Ryan Pierse - UEFA/UEFA via Getty Images

Is the England captain letting out a triumphant roar, or is that ball he's holding just really hot?

Romelu Lukaku (Belgium) Simon Hofmann - UEFA/UEFA via Getty Images

Belgium will be hoping to harness the power of a mind that can speak eight different languages. As the Inter Milan striker himself told ESPN in 2019: "Sometimes I get a headache."

Robert Lewandowski (Poland) Thomas Eisenhuth - UEFA/UEFA via Getty Images

"Lewy" manages to do both a metaphorical flex by showing off his captain's armband while also performing a subtle flex of his biceps.

Antoine Griezmann (France) Kristy Sparow - UEFA/UEFA via Getty Images

The Barcelona forward is getting re-acquainted with that white spherical thing he's been watching Lionel Messi keep to himself all season.

Eden Hazard (Belgium) Ryan Pierse - UEFA/UEFA via Getty Images

The steel-eyed look of a man who is out to silence his critics following two difficult seasons at Real Madrid.

Jadon Sancho (England) Alexander Scheuber - UEFA/UEFA via Getty Images

With Manchester United rekindling their interest in a transfer this summer, maybe Sancho is cheerily waving goodbye to Borussia Dortmund?

Memphis Depay (Netherlands) Alexander Scheuber - UEFA/UEFA via Getty Images

Memphis here, mimicking the reaction of many of those who've heard him rap.

Gareth Bale (Wales) Karl Bridgeman - UEFA/UEFA via Getty Images

Bale has a knowing chuckle to himself at the thought of the "chaos" he'll unleash whenever he finally announces his plans for next season.

Alvaro Morata (Spain) Angel Martinez - UEFA/UEFA via Getty Images

Raise your hand if you think you might be Europe's most offside striker.

Giorgio Chiellini (Italy) Guido De Bortoli - UEFA/UEFA via Getty Images

You'd never know he was one of the toughest, gnarliest centre-backs in world football with a smile like that, would you?

Andy Robertson (Scotland) Aitor Alcalde - UEFA/UEFA via Getty Images

The Scotland skipper looks like he's been snapped mid-rendition of "Yes Sir, I Can Boogie," the 1970s disco classic which became an unlikely anthem during their qualification campaign

Thiago Alcantara (Spain) Angel Martinez - UEFA/UEFA via Getty Images

Just midfield schemer Thiago, serving up the ball on a silver platter, as per usual.

Caglar Soyuncu (Turkey) Simon Hofmann - UEFA/UEFA via Getty Images

We're not sure if this gesture from the defender means "you shall not pass" or if it's simply an "L" for his club, Leicester City. Either way. it looks very arty.

Phil Foden (England) Ryan Pierse - UEFA/UEFA via Getty Images

Young Phil is clearly pleased with his new Paul "Gazza" Gascoigne-inspired hairdo and wants to draw attention to it.

Wojciech Szczesny (Poland) Thomas Eisenhuth - UEFA/UEFA via Getty Images

Poland's No. 1 seems to have misunderstood what it meant when he was told a modern goalkeeper needs to be comfortable with the ball.

Wout Weghorst (Netherlands) Alexander Scheuber - UEFA/UEFA via Getty Images

We're guessing the Wolfsburg striker was going for "roaring Dutch lion," put something tells us his heart wasn't really in it.

Source: espn.co.uk

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