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Saturday, 1 July, 2000, 11:56 GMT 12:56 UK
Team of the tournament
BBC Sport Online pundits Mark Lawrenson and Dion Dublin threw down the challenge to pick a side to take on their team of the tournament - and you responded in your thousands.
A galaxy of talented players have been showing off their skills at Euro 2000 and we asked you to pick a dream team made up of the best 11.
Many of the positions became clear at an early stage, with several of you voting for English-based players.
Desailly and Stam quickly secured the central defensive partnership, despite late support for Nesta and Cannavaro, with Beckham in midfield and Henry up front.
The goalkeeping position was the most keenly contested, Toldo's penalty heroics against Holland edging him ahead of Van der Sar and Barthez.
A huge boost in support for Kluivert following his hat-trick against Yugoslavia ensured him a place up front alongside Henry.
It is a team that would prove a match for any side in the world, including those chosen by Dion and Mark.
Dion went with Barthez in goal, Desailly, Frank De Boer and Maldini in defence, with Vieira sitting just in front of them.
Mendieta, Zidane, Figo and Raul are in his midfield, with Milosevic and Henry providing the firepower up front.
Mark went for Edwin van der Sar in goal, with a back four of Thuram, Desailly, Stam and Maldini.
Real Madrid's Helguera plays the anchor role in midfield, wih Figo, Beckham, Drulovic and Zidane given license to create chances for sole striker Henry up front.
Votes cast - your full squad
The best XI are ... 1)Toldo, 2) Maldini, 3)Thuram, 4) F. de Boer, 5) Stam, 6) Figo, 7) Davids, 8) Zidane, 9) Bergkamp, 10) Kluivert, 11) Henry ... how about that?
3-4-3 formation: Vitor Baia, Lilian Thuram, Alessandro Nesta, Paolo Maldini, Luis Figo, Edgar Davids, Zinedine Zidane, Manuel Rui Costa, Nuno Gomes, Patrick Kluivert, Thierry Henry.
Toldo (Italy), Canavarro (Italy), Stam (Holland), Thuram (France),
Maldini (Italy), Nedved (Czech Republic), Davids (Holland), Luis Figo (Portugal), Zidane (France), Henry (France), Milosevic (Yugoslavia)
The best goalkeeper is Toldo. Barthez is decent, but sometimes he makes the most foolish mistakes, while Van der Saar lacks leadership qualities. I'ld go for the following:
Toldo, Maldini, Nesta, Thuram, F.de Boer, Beckham, Zidane, Figo, Davids, Henry, Kluivert
van der Sar, Maldini, Stam, Thuram, F.de Boer, Beckham, Zidane, Figo, Costa, Henry, Milosevic
1.Toldo, 2.Thuram, 3. Stam, 4. Desailly, 5. Maldini, 6. Vieira, 7. Figo,
8. Davids, 9. Kluivert, 10. Zidane, 11. Henry
You cant do better than this.
My team would be as follows:- van der Sar, Jaap Stam, Marcel Desailly, Maldini, Beckham, Zidane, Luis Figo, Egdar Davids, Henry, Milosevic
1.Barthez (France) 2.Maldini (Italy) 3.Desailly (France) 4.Stam (Holland) 5.Thuram (France)
6.Davids (Holland) 7. Figo (Portugal) 8. Zidane (France) 9. Nedved (Czech) 10. Henry (France) 11. Kluivert (Holland)
I can't understand why so many people have voted for Beckham when all he did was deliver two quality crosses in three games. Anyway:-
4. F De Boer
My team is:
1. Barthez 2.Thuram 3. Stam. 4. Campbell 5. Maldini 6. Beckham 7. Figo 8. Davids 9. Zidane
10.Kluivert 11. Raul
1.van der Sar
1. van Der Sar
1.Barthez, 2.Maldini, 3.F.De Boer, 4.Campbell, 5.Stam, 6.Beckham, 7.Figo, 8.Davids, 9.Bergkamp, 10.Kluivert, 11.Overmars
I would have van der Sar in goal, left-back Maldini, right-back Thuram, central defenders
Nesta and Stam, holding player Guardiola, left midfield Davids, right midfield Figo, Zidane floating and Henry and Totti up front.
My team, based only on their performances in the tournament so far.
My team of the tournament:
A lot of people have picked van der Sar, but he has never been fully fit. Imagine a midfield of Rui Costa and Edgar Davids in the centre with Figo and Zidane swapping wings...or having a free role as the full backs are so strong. Milosevic is there not for his talent, but for his goal scoring record.
My Euro 2000 select team would be a
4-1-3-2 formation. I would have Toldo in goal, then Thuram, F. de Boer, Desailly and Maldini. My holding player in front of the back four would be Guardiola. In the middle of the park I would have Zidane, with Figo playing on the left and Zenden given the freedom of the right wing. Up front I would play Kluivert and Henry, for sheer pace and finishing ability.
I've got an attacking side with a strong defence that will outclass any other team, we're talking at least ten nil if I played both Dublin's and Lawrenson's team. They play in a 3-5-2 formation...
European football is of the highest quality; full of thrills, pace, power and superb skills. This team would play 4-4-2 ... What a line-up.
1. Toldo, 2. Cannavaro, 3. Lizarazu, 4. Stam, 5. Bragstad , 6. Mykland, 7. Beckham, 8. Figo, 9. Henry, 10. Kluivert, 11. Alfonso
My team is:- 1.Francesco Toldo, 2.Lilian Thuram, 3.Vincent Candela,
4.Fabio Cannavaro, 5.Sol Campbell, 6.Josep Guardiola, 7.David Beckham, 8.Luis Figo, 9.Patrick Kluivert, 10.Thierry Henry, 11.Edgar Davids.
1.Barthez, 2.Thuram, 3.Chivu, 4.F. de Boer, 5.Figo, 6.Raul, 7.Beckham, 8.Zidane, 9.S Milosevic, 10.Owen, 11.Henry.
Here is my team of the tournament from the first stage:
A team of winners - 1. Barthez (France), 2. Desailly (France), 3. Nesta (Italy), 4. Maldini (Italy), 5. F. de Boer (Holland), 6. Figo (Portugal), 7. Zidane (France), 8. Beckham (England), 9. Mendieta (Spain), 10. Zahovic (Slovenia), 11.Overmars (Holland).
My team is - 1. Fabien Barthez (France) , 2. Lilian Thuram (France), 3. Paulo Maldini (Italy), 4. Frank de Boer (Holland), 5. Gaizka Mendietta (Spain), 6. Demetrio Albertini (Italy), 7. Zinedine Zidane (France), 8. Rui Costa (Portugal), 9. Luis Figo (Portugal), 10.Savo Milosevic (Yugoslavia), 11. Patrick Kluivert (Holland) .
How about this for a team - 1.Barthez, 2.Thuram, 3.Maldini, 4.Desailly, 5.F. de Boer, 6.Rui Costa, 7.Figo, 8.Zidane, 9.Henry, 10.Kluivert, 11.Overmars
1.van der Saar (Netherlands), 2.Thuram (France), 3. Maldini (Italy), 4.Nesta (Italy), 5.Desailly (France), 6.Davids (Netherlands), 7.Figo (Portugal), 8.Mendieta (Spain), 9.Raul (Spain), 10.Zidane (France), 11.Overmars (Netherlands).
This is the best team of the tournament:
1. Edwin van der Sar, 2. Lilian Thuram, 3. Paolo Maldini, 4. Frank de Boer, 5. Jaap Stam, 6. Edgar Davids, 7. David Beckham, 8. Zinedine Zidane, 9. Patrick Kluivert, 10. Thierry Henry, 11. Luis Figo.
1. E. van der Saar (Holland), 2. F. Cannavaro (Italy), 3. A. Nesta (Italy), 4. L. Thuram (France), 5. F. de Boer (Holland), 6. D. Albertini (Italy), 7. P. Cocu (Holland), 8. Z. Zahovic (Slovenia), 9. D. Bergkamp (Holland), 10. Z. Zidane (France), 11. T. Henry (France)
There are so many excellent players who could be chosen for this team. My choice though is as follows - 1. van der Sar, 2. Salgado,
3. Nesta, 4. F. de Boer, 5. Cannavaro (Maldini is over the top), 6. Mendieta, 7. Davids, 8. Zidane, 9. Figo, 10. Henry, 11. Kluivert.
1. Toldo (Italy), 2. Thuram (France), 3. Maldini (Italy), 4. Nesta (Italy)
5. Cannavaro (Italy), 6. Guardiola (Spain), 7. Figo (Portugal), 8. Nedved (Czech Rep.), 9. Zidane (France), 10. Kluivert (Holland),
11. Henry (France)
My suggestion for the best team is:- van der Sar, Thuram, Nesta, Desailly, F. de Boer, Vieira, Davids, Zidane, Figo, Kluivert, Milosevic.
My team will be as follows:- 1. van der Sar (N'land), 2. Conte (Italy),
3. Stam (N'land), 4. Maldini (Italy), 5. Desailly (France), 6. Munteanu (Romania), 7. Zidane (France), 8. Cocu (N'land), 9. Davids (N'land), 10. Mendieta (Spain), 11. Kluivert (N'land).
A 3-6-1 formation:- 1. Toldo, 2. Maldini, 3. Desailly, 4. Cocu, 5. Rui Costa, 6. Davids, 7. Conte, 8. Chivu, 9. Nedved, 10. Zidane, 11. Henry
1: Peter Schmeichel (Denmark), 2: Markus Babbel (Germany), 3: Paolo Maldini (Italy), 4: Marcel Desailly (France), 5: Jaap Stam (Holland), 6: Emmanuel Petit (France), 7: Luis Figo (Portugal), 8: David Beckham (England), 9: Patrick Kluivert (Holland), 10: Zinedine Zidane (France), 11: Savo Milosevic (Yugoslavia)
Being impartial this is the best team.
Here's my team - 1. Barthez, 2. Thuram, 3. Maldini, 4. Desailly, 5. Nesta, 6. Vieira, 7. Figo, 8. Davids, 9. Hakan Sükür, 10. Zidane,
My starting line up is - 1. Barthez, 2. Maldini, 3. Desailly, 4. F.de Boer, 5. Davids, 6. Beckham, 7. Figo, 8. Rui Costa, 9. Nedved, 10. Henry, 11. Kluivert
1. Toldo, 2. Thuram, 3. Maldini, 4. F.De Boer, 5. Chivu, 6. Davids, 7. Figo, 8. Zahovic, 9. Kluivert, 10. Rui Costa, 11. Zenden
My team of the tournament is as follows:
Now I know why England is out of the finals so soon. Even the experts still haven't understood how football is played these days. Edgar 'pitbull' Davids in midfield and the rest you can fill in yourself.
My team of the tournament from the first stage is as follows:
1. van der Sar (Holland), 2. Stam (Holland), 3. Maldini (Italy), 4. Desailly (France), 5. Campbell (England), 6. Zenden (Holland),
7. Zidane (France), 8. Beckham (England). 9. Overmas (Holland)
10. Henry (France), 11. del Piero ( Italy)
1 Edwin Van Der Saar, 2 Lilian Thuram, 3 Paolo Maldini, 4 Jaap Stam, 5 Frank De Boer, 6 Luis Figo, 7 David Beckham, 8 Zinedine Zidane, 9 Raul,10 Savo Milosevic, 11 Thierry Henry
What about this for a team ?
My team of the tournament from the first stage is as follows:
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