EURO 2008: A Big Box Of Turkish Delights

Andrew McNairSenior Writer IJune 21, 2008

A week has passed since my last attempt at predicting the future and as anyone who read it will tell you, I got it completely wrong!

Turkey didn't get knocked out did they?

Switzerland were good enough to win but the Czechs weren't good enough to get through!

And finally, Sweden were useless after all!

So where does that leave us?

Well Turkey are the Euro 2008 surprise package and fair play to them. They have come back from the dead not just once but twice to keep themselves in Europe's biggest show!

2-0 down to the Czech Republic and with time running out, the Turks staged the ultimate comeback to win 3-2. Absolutely fantastic!

Surely though my other tournament pick Croatia wouldn't suffer a similar fate?

Well wrong again Andrew!

After a goal less 90 minutes the game went to extra time with Croatia snatching victory in the 119th minute!

That is to say, they should've gone on to win and probably would've against anyone but the resilient Turks.

I salute Turkey for their team work and the passionate fighting spirit that has made their tournament such a success!

Good luck to them in the semi finals and I really hope this article doesn't end their winning streak.

But if you're looking for an overall winner, I'd better say Germany. After all, I've suggested everyone else!