Going into the Euros there have been a few player concerns for the team. Ashley Cole had been an initial concern but as he turned out for an open training session today it seems that he has overcome any niggles. Striker Jermain Defoe flew home on Thursday after the sudden death of his father, it is not know when, or if, he will return.
The tournament is hosted by both Poland and the Ukraine, and CCL Client Solutions understands that as part of campaign to give the public greater access to the England team, some member will be visiting Oskar Schindler’s factory in Krakow while another small group will visit Auschwitz. There had been some complaints from the World Cup in South Africa that the team had been kept hidden away from their supporters in their remote training camp.
A spokesperson for CCL Client Solutions believes that this could make a difference to team morale. “Roy Hodgson’s attitude is very different from his predecessors. He is keen for his team to be fantastic public examples. They will be expected to behave but will be given far more freedom that they’ve experienced at other recent tournaments. We hope that this more relaxed attitude will help the players to perform better.”
So what about CCL Client Solutions picks? “We’ve had a long debate amongst ourselves and we have picked our group winners first. Group B was incredibly tough to decide with three strong teams in there!
Group A – Russia
Group B – Germany
Group C – Spain
Group D – England
“We think it’s going to be Germany v Spain in the final with Germany winning it this time”
More importantly than CCL Client Solutions picks are those of the various psychic animals from around Europe. Remember Paul the Octopus who correctly predicted the results of all seven on Germany’s matches during the 2010 World Cup? An elephant in Poland and a sea lion in Bangkok have both said that hosts Poland will win against Greece in their opening game. “We can’t argue with that!”
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