From Austria to Zurich we take a trip through the alphabet ahead of the European Championships.
A is for AUSTRIA
The Alpine nation will play host to the final in Vienna. However, with a group which includes Croatia, Germany and Poland, the chances of Josef Hickersberger leading his side there look slim.
B is for BLATTERDespite this being the European Championships and under Uefa's jurisdiction, you can bet the FIFA president will stick his oar in about something.
C is for CROATIASlaven Bilic's well-organised team got the better of England twice to qualify ahead of Steve McClaren's under-achievers. Even without their injured key striker Eduardo, the 1998 World Cup semi-finalists look set to make an impression.
D is for DIVINGExpect to see the full works from Europe's top masters of falling to the ground, rolling around in agony, only to then jump up fresh as a daisy once the referee has booked the other bloke. Scandalous.
E is for ENGLANDWell, it should have been, but for some bizarre tactical decisions by the 'Wally with the Brolly'. Still, at least there is Andy Murray at Wimbledon to look forward to, although proud Englishmen may have to overlook the fact that he is Scottish.
F is for FRANCE
Raymond Domenech's squad may be ageing, but the likes of Thierry Henry, Patrick Vieira, Lilian Thuram and William Gallas certainly have the big-game experience needed to go one better than they did at the 2006 World Cup. However, as always, temperament will prove key to Les Bleus' chances.
G is for GERMANYLove them or loathe them, you can never write off the Germans. Joachim Low's young side are still a work in progress, yet they breezed through qualifying and are among the favourites.
H is for HIDDINKGuus the Dutchman out-thought Steve McClaren, to mastermind a crucial victory on the plastic pitch in Moscow last October. Despite a dramatic defeat in Israel, you could always rely on England to mess things up....
I is for ITALYChampions of the world, they may be, but the Italians made hard work of qualifying ahead of the battling Scots. The quality is there to get through the 'Group of Death', which also includes France and Holland - but do they have the necessary bottle?
J is for JANVennegoor of Hesselink. The big Dutchman with possibly the best name in the world, ever, which brings us nicely onto the next item...
K is for KITS
The must-have fashion accessory of the summer. Well, almost. You can't really see much of a demand for Germany's away strip. Yet the French and Italians always seem to look stylish - both on the pitch and around the cafes of Covent Garden.
L is for LEHMANNYou can always rely on good old Jens for a decent story, whether it is for a last-gasp penalty save or to get himself sent off in the Champions League final.
M is for MONEYAt the end of the day, that is what football is now all about isn't it? If you managed to splash out the 250 euros (that's about £195 in proper money) for the top-priced tickets at the opening game in Basle, you had better pray your credit card is still 165 euros (£125) shy of its limit, because that is what the cheapest seat for the final in Vienna will set you back. All that to watch the Germans win on penalties, again.
N is for NETHERLANDS
If they stop arguing amongst themselves about who is the best dribbler or most fashion-conscious, then Marco van Basten's boys could just edge out Italy and France. Just don't let them take penalties. The Dutch have a worse record than England, yes, that's right - WORSE!