Yeah, I suppose the Independent favouring Brazil and Germany was slightly more accurate than the bookmakers favouring Italy and the Netherlands in the end. The comment about Savicevic is in the caption - Motson just said "In Dejan Savicevic, the Yugoslavs have a midfielder whose transfer fee when he moves to Italy this summer might top the all-time record". In the end Papin was Milan's most expensive signing in the summer though. I'm not sure how close to the summer the preview was published but I guess in 1992 not 1991 although the most recent reference regarding Yugoslavia seems to be the friendly vs Sweden in 1991 as there is a talk-through of goals by Limpar and Savicevic in that game with a concluding remark that "Savicevic's vision could be the key to Yugoslavia's performances in Sweden". Yugoslavia were the team with comfortably the highest gpg rate in the qualifiers - exactly 3, with 24 goals in 8 games. Obviously the preview was produced before Denmark were confirmed so not right on the eve of the tournament - there is a preview by an American publication including Denmark and favouring Holland here: http://www.nytimes.com/1992/06/10/sports/10iht-rob__0.html "THE NETHERLANDS: Favorites. "Virtually everybody on our squad has won something this year with their clubs," points out Marco van Basten. "Everybody is full of confidence. It's been great in training - everybody is working hard for their places." Van Basten's own striking edge has more of the 1988 honing than its 1990 dullness. Gullit is fitter now, and Frank Rijkaard, "the poet footballer," is eager once more. Ron Koeman may be slow in defense, but has awesome power in his left foot. And young Ajax forwards Dennis Bergkamp and Bryan Roy are bursting into flower." Obviously Koeman was right footed.