Poor Jim. Doesn’t he know? It is between two teams in my opinion. But unlike Jim who sticks to arbitrary choosing or the Ukrainians who are using animals, I have a sure-fire method of predicting to whom it will all boil down.
The two teams most likely to make it to the finals (and one of which will likely win) are Italy or Portugal. Hands down, all other teams should just pack it up now. You’re not going to make it.
Why? First Portugal. Many know I’ve lived in Portugal for short time. But many might not know I was there for Euro 2004, when Portugal defied the odds and made it all the way into the Final against Greece. Plus (and do I really need to say it?) they have one of the best soccer players in the world: Cristiano Ronaldo. I know the strength of the teams convictions, they have a lot of heart, and I think that goes a long way.
Then there is Italy. Okay, I have a bias here as an Italian. And granted there was that whole new scandal that has reflected quite poorly upon the clubs. But let’s face it, Italy is still a force with which to reckon. And the players are amazing. Most are taken from top Serie A clubs, like Juventus, AC Milan, AS Roma. and Palermo. Many of these clubs have done well in the Champions League (if only AC Milan had beat Arsenal!) and I am confident they will do well in Euro 2012.