"We have to accept that was a disappointing tournament in South Africa,where we'd gone with high hopes,'' Hodgson said.
Despite reducing his striking options for the first two matches,England coach Roy Hodgson is insistent on including Rooney in his 23-man squad.
Blanc had made it clear that he doesn't see Ribery as a leader in the way Zinedine Zidane was.
France,which failed to advance from the group stage in its last two tournaments,has traditionally struggled without an inspiration leader.
Sweden coach Erik Hamren wants his team to play an attack-minded,possession-based and eye-pleasing style of football.
Bilek's top striker,Milan Baros of Galatasaray,has scored 40 international goals but just one in Euro 2012 qualifying.
So,deep is the apprehension of fans that only 3000 of the 9000 tickets for Euro 2012 have been sold.
He feels even without his inspiration,a young Ukrainian team can spring a surprise.
Benzema,who joined Real Madrid from Olympique Lyon in 2009,has matured into a dangerous all-round striker.
Lacking a goalscorer,Greece rely heavily on goals from midfield.
Greece were unbeaten in qualifying,finishing top of Group F ahead of Slaven Bilic's Croatia.
Despite a sluggish start to the qualifiers which included a laboured 2-0 win over tiny Andorra and a 1-0 home defeat to Slovakia.
Russia captain Andrei Arshavin is counting on a good showing at Euro 2012 to revive his sagging club career.
Unlike his charming predecessor,who was adored by n fans and media alike,Advocaat has faced severe criticism throughout the qualifying campaign.
Laurent Blanc will be trying to restore France's reputation at the European Championship.
A four-game unbeaten run and a resurgent Tomas Rosicky have boosted the Czechs heading into Euro 2012.
The Czechs will face ,Poland and Greece in the group stage at the tournament being held in Poland and Ukraine.
The Czechs face,Poland and Greece in the group stages with all their matches in Wroclaw.
By his own admission Hodgson was an average player with Maidstone United.
Captain Giovanni van Bronckhorst retired after that final and was replaced at left-back by Erik Pieters.
Robben has scored 39 goals in 60 league matches.
In July,2000,Van Marwijk,who is 60 on May 19,joined Feyenoord.
Few nations would swap places with Denmark who have to take on the Netherlands,Germany and Portugal at Euro 2012.
With a raft of injuries to key players,the Danes failed to survive their group.
Lionel Messi scored two goals and had a hand in four more including two for Pedro.