UEFA president Michel Platini on Monday predicted that the finale of Euro 2012 will be a re-run of the last European championship showdown four years ago between Spain and Germany.
Asked for his predictions of which teams would make it to Kiev on July 1, Platini told reporters simply: "Spain, Germany."
"Spain have got a style, a system where tiredness isn't a problem. They make the ball do the work. The ball's tired. Them, less so."
"With the Dutch out, that means the Euro is a harder tournament than the World Cup. I was disappointed by the Dutch," he said. "And Russia's exit was surprising bad news, too."