Adios and Aus Widersehen Qq Poker Online EURO 2008

FINAL SNOWDROPS FROM THE ALPS –

FOREIGNER FLARES
Too much was made of Germany’s Lukas Podolski gunning down his country of birth, Poland.
This is a globalised world, where people emigrate and every country is to blame for not enforcing racial purity tests in their national teams. Why, Qq Poker Online here’s an eleven of perfectly acceptable turncoats from the Euro 2008 squads:

Ramazan Özcan – Austria
Mario Gomez – Germany
Ibrahim Affellay – Netherlands
Ricardo Cabanas – Switzerland
Ümit Korkmaz – Austria
Hakan Yakin – Switzerland
Piotr Trochowski – Germany
Gelson Fernandes – Switzerland
Samir Nasri – France
Karim Benzema – France
Zlatan Ibrahmovic – Sweden

BEER TODAY, GONE TOMORROW
Vienna’s Heute newspaper led on Monday with the claim that fans were revolting against the
Sub-standard ale on offer in the official Fan Zones. At €4.50 a glass, apparently there are few takers for Carlsberg, the Danish brew which bagged exclusivity rights for the tournament. It quoted one Conrad Seidl, ‘The Pope of Beer’ (I wonder how you get that title), dismissing Carlsberg, but also a fan from Italy, a country hardly renowned for its knowledge of amber nectar.

SO THAT’S WHY
Scrambling for an explanation for Italy’s penalty exit to Spain, Gazzetta dello Sport delved into departing coach Roberto Donadoni’s psychology and wondered if a visit Donadoni made to the Amish country in Pennsylvania while he played for the New York Metrostars had instilled him with too much serenity for the national team job…

GAME, SET & SNATCH
UEFA’s Media Services helpfully provided hacks with the most indispensable release for the final: A potted biography of closing ceremony performer Enrique Iglesias. Shame on them though for omitting surely the two most salient points of Enrique’s life story – that his dad is the legendary singer Julio Iglesias, once …