The Beautiful Game
Monday, June 07, 2004
Euro 2004
The European Championship is the premier European National team competition. It is the second most prestigious football competition, behind only the World Cup. France maestro, Zinedine Zidane has recently said that this competition is much more difficult than the World Cup. In many ways he is right. Every group in this competition can be considered a “group of death”. If Brazil, Argentina, Cameroon, and Nigeria were able to participate, the best national teams in the world would be represented. This year's edition in Portugal should be an exciting event with wonderful football, being played by the world's best on sun drenched pitches. In the next four days I will analyze each group, give my opinions on each team’s prospect of winning the competition, and which players to watch.

I find it ridiculous that the USA plays the likes of Grenada to qualify for the world Cup, and teams like Portugal must constantly face Italy, Holland, and Spain to qualify.
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