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Looking towards the summer I think that Holland have a great chance of winning the championships if they have limited injuries and the players don't get moody (i.e. Davids).
They have the best team I feel player for player and it seems that a lot of the players are playing club football together.

Their keepers are sound in Der Saar (best in the world), De Goey and Westerveld.

Their defence may be a weakness if it is hit by injuries. Stam, Reziger, F De Boer and Numan are all superb but the replacements are not nearly as good (i.e. Bougarde).

The midfield is absolutely with players such as Seedorf, Zenden, Davids, Overmars, Cocu, Makaay, Van Bronkhourst.

The attack is also superb which shows when Bergkamp and Hasslebank would both not get in due to the class of Kluivert and Van Nistelrooy.

Home advantage should seal it and i feel that it would be deserved.
 
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Who will win the friendly between the co-hosts on Wednesday?, no way it will be 5-5 again.
 
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For sure, Holland are going to kill everyone at Euro 2000. They have all the players to do so!!! :D

[This message has been edited by Juventus#1 (edited 17-04-2000).]
 
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-- U.K. oddsmaker William Hill
offers the following prices for the 2000 European Championship in
Belgium and Holland:

Holland 7/2

Italy 5/1

Spain 11/2

Germany 7/1

France 7/1

England 10/1

Sweden 14/1

Czech Rep 16/1

Norway 18/1

Belgium 18/1

Yugoslavia 20/1

Portugal 22/1

Romania 25/1

Turkey 50/1

Denmark 50/1

Slovenia 125/1
 

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o.k this is the order of who I think have the best chance.

Holland - only thing that can stop them is injuries, inexperienced coach and quabbling in the ranks. They have the best player for player team there is.
Spain - with Mori and Raul up front they can go all the way. Normally choke at the big stage but will not continue to do so.
Italy - Great defence if they pick the right players.
France - Solid defence and great midfield but the attack is under question. Henry is on fire as well as trezeguet but can they do it at international level?
Czech Republic - a team full of good players that seem to compliment each other to make it a fab team.
England - They have good young players and with Owen and Heskey being an instant sucess England may have found the attacking duo they strive for. Still problems on the left.
Germany - an old team last WC will be filled woth youngsters. A lot depends on the form of Jeremies but I feel they need time to rebuild.
Yugoslavia - unlucky in the last world cup need Predag M to be fit if they stand a chance.
Sweden - good qualification campaign but Larsens injury is a major blow. Again the team spirit is the key.
Norway - long ball specialists will rely on Flo to get goals but not as strong as they were before.
Belgium - home advanatge will help but the lack of competitive matches could prove to be a blow.
Portugal - With Luis Figo they can do anything. Currently the best player in the world but this also means a heavy relliance on the wizard.
Romania - many think that these should be higher up but their players are ageing and Ilie has no patner.
Turkey - will hope that the succces of Gala rubs off on them - it wont.
Denmark - poor qualification campaign with a weak link in goal.
Slovenia - many peoples whipping boys, I hope they do well

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