There was no big surprise in the voting here. . While two players couldn't decide, none of the 18 players interviewed thought that Eric Abidal and France will be eliminated against Ukraine. Les Bleus start favourites, even if many think it will be a very tough tie, such as Andreas Wolf: "We have to be careful of this Ukraine side who have some excellent players and can also use their status as outsiders to play without pressure, which is not the case for France."
Portugal under pressure
While Portugal and Croatie also got the majority of the votes, four Asémiste think Sweden can surprise Portugal with the return leg at home and the current form of giant Paris striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, "a little angry at the moment," as Marc-Aurèle Caillard put it. In a different way, Flavio Roma echosed his teammates words: "By hosting the first leg, there will be immense pressure on Portugal. If Sweden can make the most of the situation, I can see them getting through in the return leg."
'Almost too easy' for Croatia...
Two players think Iceland can beat Croatia, which would be a huge surprise. "I don't know why, but I just don't feel it for Croatia," admitted Nicolas Isimat-Mirin. "Everyone thinks Icemand are going to lose... It's almost like its too easy." While he finally decided on Croatia and his "mate," Lucas Ocampos think i twill be decided in the first leg. It want beeasy playing away to Iceland. If everything goes well, there'll be no problems in the return leg. But the opposite is also true..."