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Euro 2008: Stars to gaze at

June 6, 2008

Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo has the skill to set Euro 2008 alight although the stars of the show in Austria and Switzerland could well emerge from a group of promising players who are yet to become household names.

Ronaldo, 23, who has just won a Champions League and Premier League double with Manchester United and been named England's Footballer of the Year for the second straight season, starts the tournament on a high after scoring 42 goals last term.

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  • The winger heads a list of established international giants like Germany's Michael Ballack, France's Thierry Henry, Italy's Luca Toni and Ruud van Nistelrooy of Netherlands.

    They should all catch the eye as ever but the tournament also provides an opportunity for others to steal the spotlight.

    Text: Reuters | Photographs: Getty Images


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