Shoddyrob wrote:Even if England had finished above Sweden in 2002 they'd still have had to play Brazil in the semi finals
Ireland are the very last time I'd want to win it. Ideally they'll get hammered 4-0, no 'brave Irish' shit, just hammered every game and straight home. Unlikely though, they'll probably manage a couple of 0-0s at least
Holland look so unbalanced, the defence looks toss. They've had so many great squads over the years, it's ridiculous that they've only ever won one European Championship and no World Cups. At the time I'll have been glad Brazil beat them at France 98 as I loved Ronaldo but on reflection, knowing what happened in the final with Ronaldo's fit, I wish Holland had won that semi final. They were a better team than France in that tournament so could definitely have won the final
I can't decide whether I think Spain or Germany will win it
Graham. wrote:Wilcox, I hate how many major tournaments you've been to. Brazil 2014 is 90% definitely happening for me regardless of who qualifies.
Wrecktheplacefantastic wrote:I'm tipping Germany to win, but I'm basing that on the individuals they have over how they play as a team, as I haven't really seen much of Germany since the World Cup, though I'm aware they smashed the hell out of their qualifying group. The options they have in midfield are ridiculous though. The young players really looked promising at the World Cup, and they've all come a long way for their clubs since then. They look incredibly strong and balanced all over the squad.
Spain are Spain though, and will have a good chance of picking apart just about anyone. No David Villa though which is huge. I really don't want Spain to win it, but I want to see all the best players available. He's an incredibly clinical finisher, and I don't think Spain currently have a player of his calibre, unless Torres decides to turn up. Hopefully Llorente will get plenty of game time. I hope he gets the nod over Torres.
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