It may still be the early days in the 16 nation championship, but going by the picture that is being painted at the Euro Cup; the beautiful game is imitating the crisis facing European countries.
Germany is playing by the rule book and is proving to be a tough nut to crack. It almost seems like German chancellor is effectively and efficiently running the team. On the other hand, you have debt ridden countries like Portugal, Ireland, Greece, etc.
Portugal fortunes are precariously placed and the team has to struggle to stay in the Eurozone Euro cup. Greece, on the other has a point to show for their efforts; if only their interest rates were the same.
As far as Ireland is concerned, the country's soccer team needs a bailout post their performance against Croatia. Lastly, Spain and Italy are playing it safe and both need to be very cautious or they could be kicked out.