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Brits ready to stand up for Euro selection

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Katharine Merry | 12:51 UK time, Thursday, 24 June 2010

British athletes have to stand up and deliver this weekend in Birmingham.

The 20th European Championships kick off in Barcelona on 27 July and results in the Aviva European Trials and UK Championships will play a large part in selection.

Some athletes clearly have their seats already booked - world champions Jessica Ennis and Phillips Idowu are bound for Spain whatever happens in England's second city this weekend.

But many others will have to make an impression on head coach Charles Van Commenee, who puts a lot of faith in current form and performances under pressure at major events, rather than numbers and records set away from public scrutiny.

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