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Qualifying for the largest-ever European Championship should be a cruise for the continent's heavyweights.The Euros have been expanded from 16 to 24 teams for the 2016 tournament in France, with the top two countries from nine groups qualifying automatically along with the best third-place finisher. The other eight teams placing third will compete in the playoffs.Except, maybe, for the big teams, some of whom head into the first round of qualifiers looking to shrug off a World Cup hangover.Hiddink reverted to the traditional, attacking 4-3-3 formation Thursday in a friendly against Italy. His predecessor, Louis van Gaal, had largely abandoned it in favor of a five-man defense at the World Cup, where an inexperienced Dutch team finished an impressive third thanks in large part to its tight defending.But within 10 minutes in Bari, Hiddink's team conceded two goals and had defender Bruno Martins Indi sent off. The pressure is on Hodgson after England won just one point in three matches at the World Cup.
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