And equally deserving of praise is the crusty Luis Aragones. I still may not like him as a human being because I think he is a racist, but he got the job done.
And here is my best XI from Euro 2008:
Goal Keeper: Iker Casillas (Spain)
Back Four: Philipp Lahm (Germany), Pepe (Portugal), Carles Puyol (Spain), Josip Simunic (Croatia)
Midfield: Michael Ballack (Germany), Cesc Fabregas (Spain), Xavi (Spain), Hamit Altintop (Turkey)
Forwards: David Villa (Spain) and Roman Pavlyuchenko (Russia)