davehogg: (Default)
[personal profile] davehogg
Finland drew 0-0 with Portugal, so they are out. They were utterly dominated in the game, and did a hell of a job to keep it scoreless. Portugal is just way too good.

England lost 3-2 to Croatia, so they're out too. None of the five British Isles teams made it - the first time that's happened since 1984.

Here's how I'm hoping the four groups of four line up for the finals:

1) Austria, Holland, Germany, France.
2) Greece, Turkey, Serbia, Croatia.
3) Russia, Poland, Romania and the Czech Republic.
4) Sweden, Switzerland, Spain and Portugal.

Group 1 would give the Germans a chance to reprise their thrilling 1939 tournament win. Group 2 would be the unofficial Balkans Championship, and, well, who wouldn't want to be the referee for a Serbia-Croatia match? Group 3 would be the Eastern Bloc's 20th reunion. Group 4 would be, well, the other four teams. But you'd have Spain vs. Portugal in the Battle of Iberia and Sweden-Switzerland in the Battle of Sw-Names.


davehogg: (Default)

November 2007

    12 3
45 6 78910
1112131415 1617
1819 20 21 222324

Style Credit

Expand Cut Tags

No cut tags
Page generated Sep. 21st, 2017 08:49 am
Powered by Dreamwidth Studios