Top five all-time European Championship flops
Here’s the Kitbag.com Euro 2012 lads larking about in a pub during Sunday night’s tense Group B showdown. Whilst we won’t be seeing the Netherlands lifting anything other than a pina colada by the pool for the rest of the summer, Portugal progressed to the quarter’s to face Group A winner Czech Republic.
Excluding the Netherlands this year, here’s the lad’s biggest Euro flops of all time…
1. France (Euro 2008) – Owen: “Just one point and one goal for the Euro 2000 winners here, and it didn’t get much better by the World Cup two years later. Disgraceful performance all round.”
2. Germany (Euro 2000) – Dennis: “They won the tournament just four years earlier, although to be fair they didn’t have the best team at the time”
3. Italy (Euro 1996) – Mike: “Loved Euro ’96! Italy didn’t though. They were World Cup finalists in ’94 but didn’t make it out of the group in ’96. Disappointing!”
4. England (Euro 1992) – Dennis: “What can you say, eh?! We not so much limped out, as were carried out on a stretcher. The loss to the Swede’s turned out to be Linekar’s last game thanks to the Turnip.”
5. England (Euro 1988) – Owen: “Statistically, this was even worse than 1992, but without the added pressure after a great Italia ’90. Three games, three losses, seven goals conceded. Woeful.”