Some six years after missing the 2002 World Cup final due to yellow cards, German national team captain Michael Ballack could miss the Euro 2008 final vs. Spain with a calf strain.
Ballack hasn’t trained in two days and could be replaced in the lineup by Bastian Schweinsteiger or Tim Borowski.
Needless to say, if Ballack doesn’t play then Spain will have that much better a chance of winning the battle in midfield, where Sunday’s final will likely be won. With Spain likely to field a five-man midfield that could dominate possession with Ballack out of action.
What do you think of Ballack potentially missing the final? Do you think Germany will still win? Is this the break Spain needed? Are you just happy to see Ballack suffer because you haven’t gotten over his game-winning goal against the USA in the 2002 World Cup? Share your thoughts below.