Terry Duffelen
Thu 5 June 2008

The Friday List of Little or No Consequence #64

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37 Non-German Bundesliga players selected for their respective national squads for Euro 2008

1. Jaromir Blazek (Czech Republic & Nürnberg)
2. Tomáš Galásek (Czech Republic & Nürnberg)
3. David Jarolím (Czech Republic & Hamburg)
4. Rudolf Skácel (Czech Republic & Hertha Berlin)
5. Martin Fenin (Czech Republic & Eintracht Frankfurt)
6. Jan Koller (Czech Republic & Nürnberg)
7. Fernando Meira (Portugal & Stuttgart)
8. Hugo Almeida (Portugal & Werder Bremen)
9. Diego Benaglio (Switzerland & Wolfsburg)
10. Ludovic Magnin (Switzerland & Stuttgart)
11. Christoph Spycher (Switzerland & Eintracht Frankfurt)
12. Philipp Degen (Switzerland & Borussia Dortmund)
13. Tranquillo Barnetta (Switzerland & Bayer Leverkusen)
14. Alexander Frei (Switzerland & Borussia Dortmund)
15. Hamit Altintop (Turkey & Bayern Munich)
16. Ramazan Özcan (Austria & Hoffenheim)
17. Martin Harnik (Austria & Werder Bremen)
18. Josip Šimunic (Croatia & Hertha Berlin)
19. Robert Kovac (Croatia & Borussia Dortmund)
20. Ivan Rakitic (Croatia & Schalke)
21. Ivan Klasnic (Croatia & Werder Bremen)
22. Ivica Olic (Croatia & Hamburg)
23. Mladen Petric (Croatia & Borussia Dortmund)
24. Jacek Krzynówek (Poland & Wolfsburg)
25. Jakub Blaszczykowski (Poland & Borussia Dortmund)
26. Willy Sagnol (France & Bayern Munich)
27. Franck Ribéry (France & Bayern Munich)
28. Luca Toni (Italy & Bayern Munich)
29. Joris Mathijsen (Netherlands & Hamburg)
30. Nigel de Jong (Netherlands & Hamburg)
31. Rafael van der Vaart (Netherlands & Hamburg)
32. Ciprian Marica (Romania & Stuttgart)
33. Sotiris Kyrgiakos (Greece & Eintracht Frankfurt)
34. Angelos Charisteas (Greece & Nürnberg)
35. Theofanis Gekas (Greece & Bayer Leverkusen)
36. Giannis Amanatidis (Greece & Eintracht Frankfurt)
37. Ivan Saenko (Russia & Nürnberg)

Hoffenheim were promoted to the 1 Bundesliga last season. Despite their many internationals, Nurnburg were relegated.

Only four from the German Squad play outside Germany and one of those, Jens Lehmann has just signed for Stuttgart. That should make Euro 2008 a Bundesliga festival. Whether that is a good thing or not remains to be seen.

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