Last week the qualification rounds for Euro 2014 were on the schedule. No big surprises: group winners were Spain, Italy, Portugal, Russia, Czech Republic, Azerbeidzjan and Slovenia who kept strong Ukrain behind. The only surprise one could mention is Slovenia. But I know that Slovenia altered course several years ago and hopefully this is the result.
For the last four places, barrage games will take place in September. Will it be Serbia, Ukrain, Romania, Croatia or a country like Holland who didn’t present at the EC from 2005. When I was the National Coach of Holland I wanted to alter course already in 2001 but I didn’t get the co-operation which is necessary. We shall see.
Here in Thailand we’re waiting for the start of the new international season. That’s why I’m happy when it turns April 18th: than I can take my Futsal shoes out of the closet and start freshly with a half new selection.