so we're down to the final four. if this is college basketball, it's almost the same like the final. Portugal, Holland (yay!!), Czech Republic and Greece. take your pick, armchair supporters, for the football fiesta and sleepless nights are almost over. it'll be almost 2 months until the start of next season...so there's an excuse to watch Akademi Fantasia..hehhee...
most of the games so far have been great, with a few suprises along the way. it's been a roller coaster ride...and now is not definitely the time to abandon the ride. just to get a feel of what's coming in the semis...here's a preview of what's left to expect..
Portugal vs Holland
so they're the hosts..so i supported them against england...so what?? sentiments count for little as the oranje squad battle it to emulate the great team of van basten, gullit and rijkaard. this is a hard one to call. both sides play attractive attacking football and goals should be aplenty to aid those drowsy eyes at 3am. the portuguese will be counting on home support to help their cause, but the dutch won't be lying down on their backs (even though sometimes they look like they are). so expect a cracker...or blame the 22 players....heh..
Stone's prediction: i won't be bias...but i have a feeling the dutch will crush scolari's men. yeahhhhh!!! go holland!! ermmm..who says i'm bias? 1-0 to the oranje.. single goal by the lone horseman...van nistelrooy
Czech Republic vs Greece
everyone expects the czech to 'do the job' and get their butts in the final, but i guess the romantics in us will hope that the greece will do a denmark and go on and win the final. but really laaa...greece? i can't even name 2 players from their squad. if they do go on and win this...mannn..i can't even imagine that!!
Stone's prediction: czech to win it 2-0, it's czech mate for the greeks, they return home to help out preparations for the olympics...hehhee
Euro Cup Final
Holland vs Czech Republic
yesss..the dream final. holland will bury the '88 cup success story. hattrick by the ruud man, but closely answered by a double from milan baros. it's a neck to neck tie. holland takes the early lead, then baros strikes back. another blunder by van der sar makes it 2 for baros. ruud answers by converting a penalty after arjen robben is fouled in the box. we go to extra time...ruud scores just before the 1st interval from a trademark scramble in the box. the dutch lifts the cup, nistelrooy makes a lucrative move to Real Madrid, DICK advocaat flashes his thingy to the dutch media and roman abrahamovich considers buying the whole Czech squad. ahhhhh...don't u love football?
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