England will be Euro 2012's biggest flop, say a third of Goal.com readers

Roy Hodgson's side topped our latest poll, while Portugal came in second, after a disappointing build-up to the tournament, and Italy polled close behind in third

England will be Euro 2012's biggest flop, according to 33 per cent of Goal.com readers.

On Thursday, we asked you which tournament favourite will be the biggest flop in Poland and Ukraine this month, and Roy Hodgson's side have returned with the largest number of votes.

England head into Euro 2012 under little pressure as two 1-0 victories over Norway and Belgium were met with injuries to Gareth Barry, Frank Lampard and Gary Cahill, who have all been ruled out of the tournament.

Portugal grabbed second spot as the side most likely to fail at Euro 2012, with 22% of the vote. Paulo Bento's charges were uninspiring in their preparations after a goalless draw against Macedonia was following with a 3-1 defeat to Turkey. Portugal are also in the 'group of death' alongside Denmark, Germany and the Netherlands.

Italy ranked third with 19% of the vote. Cesare Prandelli's side have seen their preparations disrupted by match-fixing allegations in Serie A, while the four-time World Cup winners lost both of their warm-up games against the USA and Russia.

Outside out of top three were Spain with 12% of the vote, the Netherlands grabbed 7%, Germany 6%, while France only gained 2%.


Today, we are asking you which player will secure the Euro 2012 Golden Boot. Will it be Robin van Persie, Karim Benzema, or do you reckon another will scoop the prize? Take a vote in our poll and leave us your thoughts.