Let IPL go to grave. Its football time again in this world….. The Euro 2008. Four years back one underdog team shocked the whole world in Portugal to win the Euro Cup. It was the golden year for Greece, which was not even in the bookies list stunned the whole world by winning the cup (I dunno why till now hollywood didn’t make it a script..may be its coming). Portugal had the best chance of winning it last time, being at home and in the finals…oooo that was costly miss last time….
This time the biggest surprise is NO England (that means we can’t see some drama). It actually made England throw out Sven Goran Erikkson from the coaching job. Anyway I expect even more drama with some wonderful teams in the fray. We can see a attacking Italy ( the world champions who were considered to be more counter attacking team), a France without Zidane , always unlucky Netherlands (let the luck change for them), Portugal with charismatic Ronaldo (My favorite), last edition champions Greece ( should we expect another surprise this year too), ever resilient Croatia, another unlucky but heavily talented Spain, Fiery Czechs and the Germans (My personal hate)…And some more talented teams….
I think it would be easy for Portugal and Germany to move on to the next round because of their groups, to some extent for the Spaniards. But there is a mother ‘group of death’ with France, Italy, Dutch and the Romanians. I will be happy if Romanians some how make through because they are also one of my personal favorites ( Can we see another Hagi, wow what a player he was). This group of death going to be the talking point of this tournament.
Another wonderful thing this time is that its going to be telecasted by ESPN-STAR, their world cup coverage was awesome and i hope they do even better job this time ( Ten Sports with 2002 world-cup was awful).
Let the best team win…
PS: i hope to give a a review for each day in my blog, lets see whether i can do it.
Check out the schedule here…