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The unexpected elite
Date: 09/07/00, updated on 09/07/00 (55 review reads)
Advantages: solid and dependable
Disadvantages: form may vary
Many people talk of the team of the tournament but what about those who palyed out of their skins and had great tournaments when perhaps many thought they wouldn't.
1.In goal would have to be Rustu of Turkey he started the tournament slowly but quickly found his feet (and remebered how to catch)
2.Although Zambrotta was sent off in the semi final he opitomised what a defensive midfield player should play like he was always covering and many midfielders could learn from him.
3.Manuel Dimas had a great tournament he was always there to support the man playing in front of him namely luis figo.
4.Hakan Unsal of Turkey was a solid as anyone and showed great commitment for the cause
5.Jorge Costa was solid and dependaple (forgetting his last few moments in the tournament)
6.Zahovic was thought to be a good player but had never proved it on the big stage,but he has now.
7.Drulovic barring the first 60 mins against Slovenia played well in a very attack minded yugoslavian side.
8.Mykland of Norway had a great three matches and was awared two man of the matches for this.
9.Milosevic who was joint top scorer may not have scored the goal of the tournament but had a nack of being in the right place at the right time.
10.Gomes of Portugal had a great tournament considering he was third choice striker with 0 goals from 14 caps before hand
11.Neved had an exceptional tournament and although widely known through Europe was not expected to perform to the level he did.