Euro 2004 Penalty Takers (1 Viewer)

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I just thought it'd be useful to know who'll be taking the penalties for each country e.g. for fantasy football purposes

Tell me if anyone disagrees with my guesses:

Portugal - Luis Figo
Spain - Raul
Greece - Nikoladis
Russia - Mostovoi

France - Henry/Zidane
England - Beckham (i don't think Owen)
Switzerland - Hakan Yakin
Croatia - Prso

Italy - Del Piero/Totti
Sweden - Kallstrom (Larsson?)
Denmark - Tomasson
Bulgaria - Berbatov/Petrov

Czech Rep - Koller
Germany - Ballack
Holland - Van Nistelrooy
Latvia - Verposkosis
 

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    Thanks for the feedback guys

    I remember that aressandro, I believe there was a seperate thread for it :D
     
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    :)

    I'm surprised nobody's questioned my guess for Czech Republic's penalty taker...
     

    Stu

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    Jul 14, 2002
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    Graham, it'd be nice if you told us which Yakin you think is gonna take Switzerland's penos ;)

    I agree with most, if not all, of your candidates though. For Italy it's anyone's guess between DP and Totti. I remember Ale scoring a spot kick against Wales in the 4-0 thrashing, but Totti didn't play in that game so..
     

    Stu

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    ++ [ originally posted by Paolo_Montero ] ++
    I'd take zizou over henry. Thierry misses far too many penalties
    I know that this probably isn't a decisive factor, but at club level Henry is a first choice penalty kick taker. Zidane isn't.
     

    Stu

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    Iirc Totti missed like three or four penalties this season alone, and DP has only ever missed one big one, that being against Depor a couple years back. He's never missed any for Italy, or none that I remember anyways.


    I have the feeling it might be Totti though. Trap loves him.
     

    Martin

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    ++ [ originally posted by Stuart ] ++
    I know that this probably isn't a decisive factor, but at club level Henry is a first choice penalty kick taker. Zidane isn't.
    I wouldn't jump to a conclusion based on that. I don't have any stats to back me up but as far I recall, Zidane vigorously accepts the penalty duty for his national team. He's not one of those who takes all penalties wherever he goes but for France he usually takes them iirc. I guess it would bore him to take them at club level too.. :D
     

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