An elite XI of the best performing players from the group phase of the European Championships
Who are the players that illuminated the opening phase of Euro 2012 with their performances?
Using data provided by Castrol EDGE Performance, we've compiled our Euro 2012 team of the group stage. Do you agree with the selections in our elite XI?
Who comes up with this nonsense?
Debuchy, Hummels, Lescott, Lahm
Silva, Dzagoev, Schweinsteiger, Gerrard, Iniesta
SUBS – Casillias, Ozil, Carroll, Shevchenko, Konaplyenko, Mandzukic, Modric
Considering the fact that Germany has been the team of the tournament thus far, WHY haven't any of their players made it into this lineup???
Stephan Andersen "goalkeeper of the competition"....are they having a laugh? Surely Neuer is the best keeper out-there?
Fabio Coentrao over either Philipp Lahm, or Ashley Cole....do me a favour. Being a fullback aint just about attacking, it's also about DEFENDING....and nobody defends better in the fullback position than those latter 2 men in question.
Also where are Bastian Schweinsteiger; Mario Gomez, or Thomas Muller; Mario Mandzukic, or Luka Modric; not to mention Iker Casillas; Andres Iniesta, or Xavi Hernandez.
It will be interesting to see who comprises the eventual > Final Euro 2012 team, when everything is said & done.
well done england.................
nows the time to drop milner and young and bring in walcott and chamberlaine we need injection of pace and accuracy theses boys give it..........
A complete and utter farce this list is!!!!!! I bet it was written by Sepp Blatter, hence there are no English players in the team!!!!!!
On the subject of Blatter, England gain from a poor goalline decision and now he is all over twitter saying goalline technology must happen!!!!!!!!! Sounds very similar to what he said about penalties now that an English team has benefitted from them by way of Chelsea winning the Champions League.
I rest my case!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
England produced a well disciplined performance against Ukraine and should advance with confidence to the quarter-final against Italy who will give them a hard game but are not unbeatable. Gerrard and Lescott have been the back-bone of an efficient team so far, which needs to move up a notch to gain further success and is capable of doing so.
Denmark and Sweden have gone home, France conceeded two goals in their last match!
Germany - the only team unbeaten and none of their players in the team, what about Gomez?
Gerard has been captain marvelous so far, not a mention!
Where's Iniesta, Fabregas, Asley Cole, Walcott, Pepe, any of the Greece or Czech players?
Is this just a computerised team put together through stats? If so, Milner should be on there for covering the most amount of ground for England, possibly by any player in the tournament