Picking a Worst XI from Euro 2012

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Picking a Worst XI from Euro 2012
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With Italy and Spain getting ready to kickoff in 24 hours for the European Championship, a lot of talk has been centered around how great both these teams have been. The incredible talents of Andres Iniesta, Andrea Pirlo, Xavi and Mario Balotelli have propelled their respective sides within one game of glory.

They will all surely be in the talk for best XI of the tournament, with a handful of other players from teams throughout the tournament who impressed with their play. You will find none of those names on this list.

Let’s take a look back, way back, to the very worst we have witnessed at Euro 2012. Now, I could have made it real easy and just listed the entire Dutch team, but I like to challenge myself more than that. But don't expect to find any subs from the Polish league to be on this list. I am only concerned with the big names who played really small.

Here is the starting XI from Euro 2012 that you actually never want to start.

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