It’s been a great tournament so far with only a few dull games – one was the Greece vs Sweden encounter. Favourites (Germany) knocked back a bit, dark horses (Russia, Croatia, Turkey) providing the surprise element, and good attacking football by the ‘bigger’ teams (Spain, Portugal and Holland. The games are proving popular in England, too.
The Dutch have provided some great goals already. perhaps the two best out of the nine they’ve scored in total were Sneijder’s goal against the Italians and Van Persie’s against France set up with some sublime play by Van Nistlerooy.
Away from the Euro 2008, Brazil are beaten in the World Cup qualifiers 2-0 by Paraguay – and araguay only had 10 men!
Greece, the reigning champions, are out after three straight losses. Peter Cech fumbles in goal and surely is partly responsible for the Czech Republic going out against Turkey in arguable the best game of the tournament so far..
On the last show we featured Leo Beenhakker’s comments made against the referee after a late, late penalty decisiion went against his Poland side, well, that country’s prime minister is reported to have said he wanted to kill the referee (Webb) after that decision. Pretty ugly indeed.