Winning a Euro tournament is as much about luck and state of mind as it is about having the best squad. Just ask Denmark and Greece. Suddenly, reigning world and European champions Spain are no longer looking like favourites for Euro 2012 after it was confirmed that they will be without both Carlos Puyel and super striker David Villa.
Surely the clever money will now shift to Germany who will be packing one hell of a punch at Euro 2012 with messrs. Ozil, Muller, Klose, Podolski and Schweinsteiger. And no, we haven't forgotten about the not-insignificant power and skill of one of the best Dutch squads we've seen in many a year.
More Than a Game's earlier thoughts that Croatia might spring a surprise seem more unlikely now by the day.