THE Euro 2016 qualifiers have ended but which teams produced the most profit? Here we've looked at all nine qualifying groups and done the maths.
Iceland have surely been the story of the Euro 2016 qualifying matches and it's no surprise to see them top the Group A profit charts. An 11/1 win in the Netherlands in September 2015 was their key victory.
Talking about the Netherlands it's been a miserable campaign for the legendary nation and they won't be in France next summer. Backing them in all ten of their matches produced a £52.40 loss from £10 stakes.
Wales produced heroics in Group B but were outclassed by Cyrpus in the profit charts. The Cypriots won in Bosnia at 20/1 at the start of the campaign and followed up with a 6/1 win in Israel near the end.
Every other side in the group are showing a loss with 2014 World Cup participants Bosnia shedding £22.80 thanks to their poor start to the campaign.
Slovakia got off to a flyer in Group C with 8/1 and 17/4 wins over Spain and Ukraine respectively as they run up six wins out of six. They finished top with a handsome profit of £129.73.
After a poor start to the campaign Spain have now won nine games in a row and ended up with a decent profit figure of £21.13. That saw them finish in the Top 15 overall.
An incredible end to this group as the Republic Of Ireland hit the No.1 spot after a 17/2 victory over world champions Germany in the penultimate round.
Poland finished second primarily due to their 19/4 win over Germany at odds of 19/4 in October 2014 and are almost £50 clear of that side at the conclusion.
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England were the only side in the competition to boast a perfect 100% record so it's no surprise to see them heading the Group E list with a profit of £51.01.
After reaching the Last 16 of the 2014 World Cup it's was a frustrating tournament for Switzerland. They've fluffed their lines on three occasions and showed a loss of £6.50.
There's no doubt that Group F is the most fascinating of all the groups from a P&L point of view. Northern Ireland boast a stunning profit figure of £133.60 but that's not enough to get close to the leaders.
Yes, that position is occupied by the Faroe Islands who despite losing eight of their ten matches ended on a profit of £220 thanks to their 23/1 and 7/1 wins over Greece.
Austria qualified for their first tournament since the 1998 World Cup and their success is very much backed in the P&L figures as Marcel Koller's side boast a profit figure of £104.22.
Kudos to Liechtenstein who sit clear in second place with a £20 profit. How? That stems from their amazing 11/1 win away to Moldova in November 2014.
Italy went through the whole campaign unbeaten yet still showed a loss and sat in second place in the profit table of Group H. Three of their ten games were non-wins and that cost them.
Top of the pile were play-off bound Norway with a £40.33 profit figure. Per-Mathias Hogmo's side have their 100/30 victory over Croatia in September 2015 to thank for that.
Albania ended just under £100 clear of the rest in this final group. This astonishing fact is mainly due to their stunning 11/1 win in Portugal in September 2014.
There were just five teams in this group and three of them made a loss. It was a poor campaign for Serbia (-£38.30) and Armenia (-£80.00) with the latter failing to win at all.
The unpredictable nature of the P&L charts are shown up here as a team with eight defeats out of ten sits top of the overall table. Those home and away victories for the Faroe Islands over Greece were the key results of the campaign. Well done!
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