Most of the countries had been settled before the last match-day of the EURO 2008 qualifiers, with only a few remaining doubts.
In spite of strong support, the Northern Irish missed their small chance for qualifying after losing to
The big surprise is undoubtedly
The final list of participants is as follows:
- Switzerland: Host
- Austria: Host
Italy: The defending world champions who won their group ahead of . France France: Mighty had some difficulties, but will be a team to watch France : Won their group splendidly ahead of the Germans and will be a team to reckon with. Czech Republic : Never to be underestimated Germany : Their first ever EURO tournament! And not their last… Poland : Has some splendid players, but looked shaky in the qualifiers. Portugal : Always strong, but unlikely to win… Spain : A welcome team, always strong Sweden : the defending champs from 2004 won their group and will be interesting to watch defend the title. Greece Turkey: A strong team but not bound to be popular in after a memorable world cup qualifier in Istambul… Switzerland Croatia: cruised to win their group ahead of and is surely a team to watch with some great players. A dark horse for the title…? England : A welcome return to the Russians, who are otherwise not looking that strong but under a marvelous coach may do wonders. Russia : won their group, and is a welcome return after some former amazing teams. Apparently a young team which will be interesting to watch. Romania : A strong team as always. Netherlands
In spite of
Let us see at the draw in December!