Unlike a lot of people, I don’t have a problem with Germany reaching the final of Euro 2008: The 2008 edition of Germany is a sympathetic team, if a bit uneven in its performance. But like a lot of people I would also have loved to see Turkey in the final – the Crazy 11 sure added a lot of excitement and entertainment value to the tournament. And who knows: If Volcan Demirel hadn’t lost his mind in the final minutes of the match against the Czech Republic, then it might had happened. Or perhaps not.
But what about Russia vs. Spain? Spain is Denmark’s traditional nemesis but like most Danes I thought the Spanish side had earned every penalty kick it inflicted in the Machiavellian side in the quarter-finals. And Russia without Turbinsky, sorry: Torbinsky, … hmm.