Cristiano Ronaldo shows clothing and passion

The passion in this kind of tournaments always is shown by the crowd. Moreover, generally, the companies are the ones that better reflect it. The Unofficial Cristiano Ronaldo Site show us a Portuguese commercial (translated) that demonstrates this.

Eduardo da Silva: Croatia miss you

Eduardo Alves da Silva has played single 22 international matches with the Croatia national team. Nevertheless that reached for score 13 goals, 10 goals during the EURO qualifying, which sanctified him in an idol of the Croatian fans.

Nevertheless, an historical kick of Birmingham’s Martin Taylor playing for the Arsenal - that has paid 24 million Euros for him-; ruled out Eduardo of the EURO. For that reason Croatia, which will debut versus Austria, will need to replace him to be fine in a Group B that complete Germany and Poland. Niko Kovac, Mladen Petric and Ivica Olic are some of the key players in the team coached by Slaven Bilis.

In 1996 The Blazers reached EURO quarterfinals with players who, then, was third in 1998 WORLD CUP, always with Davor Suker as the main star. Now, Croatia will go for the quarterfinals after be unsuccessful four years ago. They must demonstrate that the English elimination in Wembley wasn’t casual. In spite of Eduardo absense…


Luca Toni: friend of the goal

Luca Toni Varchetta Delle Cave is on fire. The effectiveness that he is showing these days transforms him into one of the best forwards of the moment. Always, he is where he has to be and takes advantage very well its height to score with the head within a Bayern Munich that is searching for three titles in this season.

Today Lukas Podolski and Miroslav Klose must alternate in the hardest team in Germany because Luca is immovable. The Bavarians invested 18 million Euros but he justifies the cost: he scores 27 goals in 32 matches. Really really amazing.

Although he is 30 years old, whenever he makes a goal his face is transformed into the one of the happiest boy of the world. He was capocannonieri in Calcio in 2005-2006 season and is in this way in the Bundesliga.

Tonigol scored 15 goals with the azzurra t-shirt and Netherlands, Romania and France will need to pay attention for him in the EURO. Italy is solid in defense but that does not shine in the opponent’s penalty area. The romance between Toni and the goal will be vital.


Luis Aragones admitted: “Raul is one of the best Spanish players in the history"

This afternoon Luis Aragones was in TVE, the most important TV channel in Spain and he answered everything about the EURO 2008. Some of the phrases surprised: “Raul is one of the best Spanish players in the history, but now there is a group and it is difficult that he can come. However, I will take the decision and I will not do it by the pressure of Media”, assumed.

The Spanish coach justified the absence of Raul Gonzalez by the necessity of renovation in the squad after the match against Northern Ireland in Belfast. Also, he talked about the most powerful teams in Europe. About Italy and Germany he said “are better than we are and that’s all”, he said honestly.

Nevertheless he spoke about the evolution that Spain maintains from Germany 2002: “It is a better team, it has improved in defense. We have not obtained anything, but we are going to insist because other teams are worse and have obtained it, like Denmark and Greece".

An authentic Luis Aragones.

September 6th, 2006. Windsor Park, Belfast.
Northern Irland 3- Spain 2: last match of the Spanish National Team with Raul.


Oranje Luxury

Netherlands will play all the first round matches in Berne. But The Oranje will be living in Lausanne, the capital of the International Olympic Committee.

The players will be lodged in The Beau-Rivage Palace, a luxurious hotel indispensable for a great level team that desires all the comfort to have an excellent performance. This attractive hotel has 180 rooms in six floors and is located within a magnificent property of 40,000 ms ² of surface and offers wonderful views of the Leman Lake and the French Alps.

Van Basten, Rud Van Nistelrooy, Clarence Seedorf, Wesley Sneijder, Rafael van der Vaart, Robin van Persie and all the team could make use of a covered swimming pool, a gymnasium and two tennis courts. In the beach it will be able to practice different aquatic sports and it is near the Golfclub Lausanne.

There have been stayed Victor Hugo, Camille Saint-Saens, Charles Chaplin, Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel, Gary Cooper, Sacha Guitry, the Japanese Emperor Hirohito, Nelson Mandela, King Hussein of Jordan and Phil Collins, amongst other famous people.

We will see if this beautiful place will give luck to Holland that will face Italy, Romania and France in the most difficult group of EURO 2008 in the Road to repeat the 1988 success.

Evolution tribute

Four years ago we discussed if Greece was a deserved champion or if its football was too stingy. But for us, the fanatics of football, little it concerns the merits in such important matches. And that was the case of the Greeks fans who travel to Portugal or live all the situations at home on TV.

Via You Tube, we remind a tribute to the defending champion of the EURO, National Team that ten years before had made the absolute debut in World Cups where it lost the three matches receiving 10 goals and scoring none.

Led by Theodoros Zagorakis and Antonios Nikopolidis; and coached by Otto Rehhagel they won the most important tittle in Greek football history.