I’m a bit of a believer in whenever you make predictions you have to take the rough with the smooth. So from my initial preview and predictions blog (link below) this is what I thought might happen:-
Initial Tournament Predictions
Winners – France
Surprise Package – Austria – EPIC FAIL!!!!!!!
Biggest Disappointment – Belgium
Golden Boot – Cristiano Ronaldo
England – To be honest there are 2 provisos – If they top their group – I’m going out on a limb and saying they can make it to the final and a loss to the hosts, otherwise It will be a standard QF knockout if they finish 2nd or 3rd in their group. Not even contemplating failure to get out of the group mind – maybe that’s more fool me.
So there you have it I am still going in three of them as I’m still claiming Belgium as they have to at least make the quarter finals with their squad of players. Unfortunately I do think England will do their usual crash and burn at the QF stage (on proviso they beat Iceland mind!!!!!!!). But a bit of arrogance and poor planning cost them top spot in the group and fair play to Wales they beat a poor Russia side AND a very average Slovakia side, England couldn’t beat either. Don’t get me wrong, I would rather be incorrect about Roy and his squad of players, though that would scupper my winner prediction if it is as expected France in the quarter final – I’d still rather be wrong despite an initial clear head over heart decision.
On Cristiano at least he is on the scoresheet after his brace against Hungary. but not wholly convinced he is going to be in the tournament long enough to get the goals required plus I’m not even sure whether he is 100% fit – not confident is an understatement!!!!!!!
So onto the Knockout phase now where I will be previewing and predicting as always.
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