The 2016 UEFA European Championships are fast approaching. The exhibition in France will showcase some of the most talented players in Europe and the world.
With many participating teams playing a pair of international friendlies, the last week of March marks one final chance to impress before the announcement of the provisional squads in June. Many Leicester City players were in action last week, looking to cement a place in the 2016 Euros with their national team.
Jamie Vardy scored twice for England in two March friendlies, and could earn a starting role with the Three Lions this summer. Vardy, along with his compatriot Danny Drinkwater will both vie for a spot in Roy Hodgson's 23-man squad.
It is more likely that Vardy will be named to the England Euros squad than Drinkwater. Both wholeheartedly deserve a spot on the roster, and could give England a chance to make a deep run in, something it hasn't seen in some time.
Neighboring Wales could have two Foxes on its squad this summer as well. Midfielder Andy King and forward Tom Lawrence have both been capped recently for the Welsh national team.
King was not on the roster for the March international friendlies, but is one of Wales' most capped midfielders. Lawrence, on the other hand, is just entering the fold. With both Gareth Bale and Sam Vokes ahead of Lawrence in the pecking order, his chances of playing this summer look slim.
King though provides a more viable choice at central midfield than his competition, Emyr Huws. Alongside Joe Allen, the 27-year-old would provide a link to what could be one of the more dangerous central midfield combinations in this summer's tournament.
Across the channel in France, N'Golo Kante has just stepped onto the national team scene, and has already made his presence noticed. The midfielder scored just eight minutes into his first start with France, and was an offensive force all game.
With a 4-3-3 formation used in the March friendly matches, Kante looks to be a better option at central midfield than Lassana Diarra. The Marseille midfielder has aged, and despite this possibly being his final chance to play in the Euros, Diarra may be passed up for the more youthful and dynamic Kante.
Switzerland has perhaps one of the biggest decisions to make ahead of the 2016 Euros. With captain Gokhan Inler left off the roster for the pair of March friendlies, the out-of-favor midfielder could be sitting out this summer.
With 89 international appearances, Inler is Switzerland's most-capped, active player. The Swiss skipper will likely be named to the roster this summer ahead of the likes of Shani Tarashaj and Luca Zuffi.
There is no real reason to worry about Inler not appearing in this month's friendlies. Other Swiss usuals such as Eren Derdiyok, Valentin Stocker, Johan Djourou, and Steve von Bergen were idle during the international break as well and are all poised to make an appearance at this summer's Euros.
In Croatia, Andrej Kramaric is looking to make the roster for the European Championships. Despite only nine caps, Kramaric has scored three international goals. Mario Mandzukic will be headlining the Croatian strikers this summer, but Kramaric could join Ante Rebic and Nikola Kalinic as backups to Mandzukic.
Finally, Austrian captain Christian Fuchs is pretty much assured of a spot in the 2016 Euros. The full-back is the most-capped player on Austria's current squad and is arguably their best defender alongside David Alaba.
The 29-year-old defender featured in both March friendlies with his national team during the March international break, starting twice. If Fuchs were to not play at the Euros this summer, it would come as a shock to many.
Just over two months away from the kickoff, the squads for this summer's tournament will be submitted in early June. Leicester City fans will be on the lookout to see if their favorite Foxes make the tournament.