Euro 2008 is here. 22 days of non-stop football. I can’t wait. And eight Chelsea players are taking part in it.
- Czech Republic- Petr Cech
- Portugal- Ricardo Carvalho, Paulo Ferreira and José Bosingwa
- German- Michael Ballack
- France- Claude Makelele, Florent Malouda and Nicolas Anelka
And here goes my prediction for the tournament. The first two groups should be pretty straight forward and I think that Czech Republic and Portugal will go through from Group A. Germany and Croatia will go through from Group B. Groups C and D are a little bit difficult to call.
Italy should be through and so its between the other three. France are absolutely horrible form at the moment with fitness concerns to Henry and Ribery. The Dutch are good as ever going forward but defensively they are horrible. The surprise package could be Romania in my opinion with our former player, Adrian Mutu. So they could spring a surprise. Italy and Romania to go through.
Group D have perennial underachievers Spain, last time winners Greece, Hiddink’s Russia and a Larsson inspired Sweden. This group should be between the first three as Swedes are not good this time. Spain and Russia to go through.
Winner: Italy or Germany. Germany are look very good due to the fantastic form of Micheal Ballack. Italy look even stronger with Luca Toni, Del Piero and Buffon in top form.
After the 2 victories of Portugal and Czech Republic, your prediction for Group A looks like it’s coming true. The 3 Chelsea defenders in the Portugal national team had a great game against Turkey. Are you watching tomorrow’s Czech Republic- Portugal game?