IT WAS OVER AND IT WAS SPAIN AGAIN. FAVOURITES. DEFENDING CHAMPIONS. AND THEY LIVED UP TO IT. ITALY, SURPRISE FINALISTS GAVE IT ALL, BUT SPAIN WERE TOO HOT TO HANDLE IN THE NIGHT OF THE FINAL. NOT ONE OF THE BEST TOURNAMENTS, BUT HAD SOME REALLY GREAT, AMAZING MOMENTS. IN THE END, ITALY CAME ALL THE WAY ‘FOUR’ NOTHING ! !
pass master. Orchestrated the Italy mid . italy’s xavi! 95% pass accuracy says it all. Continued from where he left off for juventus winning the Italian league. Massive impact in Italy reaching the finals. A class act !
Concede only 1 goal in the entire tournament. A true leader. Italy could have got back into the final had it not been some really good stops from the real Madrid man. Most international victories than any other player.
He didn’t step up to take a penalty, they said. He was wasteful in the semi, they said. But he was the man who took them there, they never said. ‘Cristiano’ for the first time stepped up to the occasion in international stage. Had a horror outing against Denmark but was unplayable against Netherlands and Czech republic.
Golden player of the tournament as selected by UEFA. Hardly gives the ball away. Can play in numerous positions. Has a great partnership with his club compatriot xavi. He is unplayable, any day. A valuable asset to Barcelona and spain. Was given 5 out of 5 ratings for the final by a famous football site.
Great tournament for the young man. Defended brilliantly whole tournament. One of the best german players in the group stages. Wasn’t sure of starting when entering the tournament, but was given an opportunity by his coach and he repayed him.
The dutch were one of the favourites heading into the tournament, but never really got going. The egos between top class players didn’t help it either. Didn’t even pick up a single point in the tournament. Poor.
Huge expectations from the French on their no.10. but was poor throughout the entire tournament. Didn’t score a single goal and if he had played well, maybe france would have gone far in the tournament. But, showed signs that we would see a better benzema in 2014 world cup.
Milner started every game for England but didn’t repay the faith shown in him by his manager. Was often wasteful in passing and never really got behind any defender on his RM position as he was most of the times defending, behind RB Johnson.
ROBIN VAN PERSIE(NETHERLANDS):
The man who won the golden boot in epl. 1 goal in 3 matches. Wayward finishing. Had he taken his chances, holland would have gone to the knockouts. After the euros, MR. arsenal said he is going to leave arsenal.
Scored on his 100th cap for Germany. But the new arsenal signing didn’t live up to the expectations. Was ‘rested’ for the last group match and substituted at half time in the semis. Disappointing.
THE BEST XI
COENTRAO(PORTUGAL) RAMOS(SPAIN) PEPE(PORTUGAL) ALBA(SPAIN)
BALOTELLI(ITALY) FABREGAS(SPAIN) RONALDO(PORTUGAL)
THE FLOP XI
VANDERWIEL(NETHERLANDS) RAMI(FRANCE) DUNNE(IRELAND) WILLEMS(NETHERLANDS)
MILNER(ENGLAND) YOUNG(ENGLAND) PODOLSKI(GERMANY)
VAN PERSIE(NETHERLANDS) BENZEMA (FRANCE)