Team of the tournament

Discussion in 'Euro2008 (archive)' started by Silva, Jun 30, 2008.

  1. Silva

    Silva This went well.

    UEFA EURO 2008™ Team of the Tournament
    Goalkeepers: Gianluigi Buffon (Italy), Iker Casillas (Spain), Edwin van der Sar (Netherlands).

    Defenders: Bosingwa (Portugal), Philipp Lahm (Germany), Carlos Marchena (Spain), Pepe (Portugal), Carles Puyol (Spain), Yuri Zhirkov (Russia).

    Midfielders: Hamit Altıntop (Turkey), Luka Modrić (Croatia), Marcos Senna (Spain), Xavi Hernández (Spain), Konstantin Zyryanov (Russia), Michael Ballack (Germany), Cesc Fàbregas (Spain), Andrés Iniesta (Spain), Lukas Podolski (Germany), Wesley Sneijder (Netherlands).

    Forwards: Andrei Arshavin (Russia), Roman Pavlyuchenko (Russia), Fernando Torres (Spain), David Villa (Spain).

    Bosingwa instead of Ramos is the hardest thing to understand. More opinons?
  2. Grego Morales

    Grego Morales New Member


    Ramos should be feeling a little peeved and Pepe is very lucky to sneak through. I thought the Croatian back four played well until the last second slip against Turkey. No Boruc either which is a shame, but i guess Poland's otherwise dreadful performance cost him a place. Only two Dutch players as well, which is disappointing.
  3. ivebeenhigh

    ivebeenhigh Well-Known Member

    they only included players that made it to the quarters or later
  4. Diamond

    Diamond The Red Baron

    Bosingwas is a surprise. I would have gone for Anyukov ahead of both him and Ramos, although Ramos has a very strong case too.

    No room for Engelaar either?
  5. that's more of a squad than a team.
    what would your actual starting 11 be from those?
  6. twistedAM

    twistedAM Left Of The Dial

    Corluka looked good too
  7. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    No England players?!

    It's all bloody politics these days :rolleyes:
  8. Dirty Martini

    Dirty Martini gets what he cant want

    Yeh, I thought Stevie G would have made it. Platini's got it in for England.
  9. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    I count 5 EPL players, how does that compare to other leagues?

    Slightly surprised only two Dutch players got in there, but saying that I'mnot sure who else I'd put in there.
  10. stavros

    stavros Well-Known Member

    Boruc instead of Van Der Sar. He kept Poland in their games.
  11. Red O

    Red O Well-Known Member

    How Lahm makes it in ahead of Ramos, after the way he was slaughtered in the semi and the final, amazes me. I thought Puyol made a few individual slips in the tournament, and Pepe didn't impress me at all, I'd have the two Croatian boys in ahead of them. I'd also have Grosso ahead of Zhirkov, and I'd find room for Schweinsteiger and Arda too.
  12. Silva

    Silva This went well.

    Lahm scored the winning goal in the semi-final. In comparison, Torres spent more time eating grass than playing during most of the tournament - if he had sent that shot in the final wide, I doubt he'd be in this team.
  13. Dr. Furface

    Dr. Furface One small step for man

    Pavlyuchenko didn't impress me that much. Despite UEFA classing Podolski as a midfielder, he's really a striker and I'd put him in in place of the Russian and in his place I'd have Turan of Turkey
  14. Harold Hill

    Harold Hill Jay Emm forgot his p/word

    Van Nistelrooy did more in his three games than Arshavin did in his I thought.
  15. pastieburt

    pastieburt Best team in the league.

    i think turkey was the team of the tournement.
  16. kained&able

    kained&able Here for the football.

    i thought van der sar looked shit in all but one of the games i saw him in. I expect him to become a real liability for man united next season.

  17. stavros

    stavros Well-Known Member

    EVDS didn't stand out for me either. He was OK, but didn't command respect like Casillas or Buffon, or play absolute blinders like Boruc.

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