The European Championships are looming and I am very excited to watch the action, although I don't have a plane ticket to Poland, nor Ukraine, which is where this year's Euro will be held - Business with Everton might keep me busy so I thought I would just stay home to watch the telly, plus I don't think I can be arsed to make such a big trip.
Eurosport has gotten news of the confirmed 30-man preliminary teams for Euro 2012... and a surprise for me is that Salvatore Bocchetti
has failed to even make the preliminary Italy squad.
He has had quite a torrid time at Everton, though. Coming to Goodison as an Italy international with 5 caps and a replacement for Leighton Baines
, Salvatore got off to a bright start and even earned 5 more caps as well as his first Italy goal. However by the turn of the year, fortunes changed and he found himself injured for three months, and was never quite the same after he returned, making only 19 out of 37 league appearances for the club.
On a more positive note, Phil Jagielka
has made the 30-man England squad, while Nikica Jelavic
, who has been in very fine goal-scoring form this season, is also in the Croatian squad. John Heitinga
is also in for Holland while Apostolos Vellios
, who only has 1 senior Greece cap so far, has also made the 30-man Greece squad for Euro 2012.