If I could have one wish, I would like to see Spain go out in the group stage. Italy and Croatia are both very strong, so there is chance of that happening.
I can’t see England getting out of the group. Some of Roy Hodgson’s selections are really puzzling. How can Liverpool, a team which struggled throughout the whole season and finished 8th, have more players in the squad than any other team?
The group for England is pretty hard too. They won’t beat France who haven’t lost in over 20 games now, though I hope someone gives Samir Nasri a career-ending tackle. With Sweden, it probably depends on whether Ibrahimovic plays well. If he does, then England will struggle to win I think. Playing Ukraine on their home turf will also be very difficult, and they have some good players.
I think Russia could be the dark horse in this tournament. They’re a good team, who traditionally play well at tournaments.