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Re: International Matches Discussion Thread
Can see Pearce going to Euros for England. Expectations are at the lowest they've been, ever? Its probably the best time to send out a young team, and give them a little bonding session before preparing for the World Cup. Pearce seems like a stand up guy, has been in the England set-up for years. So he should know how to lay out hte groundwork for the next manager.
As for the Euros, I still imagine its going to end up going to either Spain, Germany or Holland. Spain, obvious favourites, Germany if Spain gets a surprise knockout, and Holland, if Robben, Sneijder, Huntelaar, RVP and VDV can all find the form.
I'd add France to the equation too. On paper they have an awesome team, it's just whether or not they can turn up with their heads on straight. England haven't had a side that could have challenged the current Spain, Germany or Holland for many years so there's no reason for expectations to be any lower than usual. In fact with hungrier, more selfless and quicker players in the team I'd say they've got a better chance than usual especially if Rooney performs.