Euro 2016: Flop XI of the tournament
There are several headlines that have written Portugal’s story as one of underdogs, when in truth they are a much better team than they have been given credit for. But still, in the final, there was no doubt who the clear favorites were.
They were certainly underdogs for that particular game and as many around the world anticipated a French win, Portugal completely re-wrote the script and made a memorable night for their fans in Paris.
The tournament wasn’t a classic, with each game averaging two goals. But there were some intriguing player battles and several commendable individual performances. That said, there were some who just did not deliver on the big stage.
So here is the XI of the worst players of the tournament.
GK: Joe Hart
There aren’t too many contenders for this position and even if there are Joe Hart stood out from the crowd quite easily wth his shambolic performances for the Three Lions. There is some sort of curse that haunts England and their goalkeepers in major tournaments.
From David James to Scott Carson and most notably Robert Green, England GKs have had their disaster moments and for poor old Joe Hart it was more of Deja Vu than anything.
The error from Bale’s free-kick was excusable but how he let in the second gold from Iceland slip under his palms, only he knows. In any case, it was another disastrous international tournament for England and one they would like to forget soon.