I am indebted to Paulie for pointing me in the direction of this site from the World Development Movement… Who should I cheer for in Euro 2008?
Given that England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland didn’t qualify for Euro 2008 – who do you cheer for? What about the coolest flag design (probably Portugal)? Maybe the best holiday destination or food (got to be Italy)? How about supporting the team that gives the most aid to poor countries? Perhaps cheering on the country that spends the most on healthcare? Or booing the country that spends the most on weapons?
They give loads of information on the countries with teams taking part in the competition to find the most supportable – based on a whole load of facts and figures – the results might surprise you!
On the basis of my favourite European holiday destinations I was going to support France, followed by Portugal, but based on this table France are 11th and Portugal 7th. So, it looks like Ollie Mellberg’s team for me.