The valiant vanquished XI

June 19, 2008
By Norman Hubbard
(Archive)
Half of the teams in Euro 2008 are heading home. If a sense of disappointment pervades amongst those eliminated at the first stage, some players have cause for satisfaction. In losing causes, they have impressed. These, then, are the best of the rest: Goalkeeper: Artur Boruc (Poland)
A glance at the Group B table can surprise. Poland seemed strangers to the notion of a functioning offside trap, used a different central defensive partnership in each game and appeared to lack both understanding ...

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