posted on May, 24 2004 @ 04:23 PM
Turkey fell at the hands of Latvia, but there will be no shock qualifying from this group for them. Old enemies Holland and Germany collide, not as
the superpowers they were, but still among the favourites.
Holland showed their two faces in the play-off against Scotland, dispirited in defeat at Hampden Park but devastating in a 6-0 win in Amsterdam.
But those searching for dark horses are looking in the direction of the seeded Czech Republic, who flew through the qualifiers and sent Holland into
the play-offs. Alway's spoken of as dark horses of the tournament maybe this year it may come true.
Pavel Nedved takes his place in the elite of Europe, while Borussia Dortmund duo Tomas Rosicky and Jan Koller, plus Liverpool's Milan Baros, provide
the cutting edge.
VERDICT: Holland and either Germany or the Czech Rep.