AND THEN THERE were eight.
Ireland and their beloved legion of fans may be on their way home from Euro 2012 but there’s still plenty of football to be played. In fact, we’re only just getting started.
The group stages came to a close in Ukraine last night as England and France snapped up the last two places in the quarter-finals, setting mouthwatering dates against Italy and Spain respectively.
And as we enter the business end of the tournament, we want to know who you’ll be rooting for now?
Does the metronomic tiki-taka of reigning World and European champions Spain float your boat? Are we all German now? Or will you be cheering on an underdog like the Czech Republic, Greece… or maybe even our near neighbours England?
Nail your colours to the mast — who would you like to see win Euro 2012 now? Let us know your reasons in the comments below.