Rankings Country Comments

1 (2) Holland (Awesome against Yugoslavia)
2 (1) France (Not as impressive as the Dutch)
3 (3) Italy (In the semis but still not exciting)
4 (4) Portugal (Still unbeaten but face a difficult semi)
5 (5) Spain (Desperately unlucky)
6 (7) Romania (Surprised a few and made Italy battle)
7 (6) Yugoslavia (Routed by the Dutch)
8 (8) Turkey (Lacked the class to beat Portugal)
9 (9) Czech Rep (Would have qualified from Groups A or B)
10 (10) Belgium (Poor finishing against Turks)
11 (11) England (Simply not good enough)
12 (12) Norway (Dour, exit is boost for the spectacle)
13 (13) Slovenia (Exceeded expectations)
14 (14) Germany (Better start thinking about World Cup 2002)
15 (15) Sweden (Huge flops)
16 (16) Denmark (No repeat of Euro '92 this time around)

EURO 2000


 
    France are now 6-4 favourites to win Euro 2000 with William Hill after their 2-1 win over Spain. France booked a semi-final clash with Portugal after surviving a last-minute penalty scare in Sunday's quarter-final, with Raul blasting over the bar after goalkeeper Fabien Barthez had brought down Abelardo. Holland, who thumped Yugoslavia 6-1, are 7-4 second best with Italy 4-1 and Portugal 11-2. Surrey make Holland and France joint 6-4 favourites with Italy 4-1 and Portugal 7-1. Surrey are also betting on the two semi-finals. In the first semi, they go 4-6 France, 4-1 Portugal with the draw 9-4. And in the second semi-final, Holland are 10-11 with Italy 11-4 and the draw 11-5.