Each day this week we’re getting you ready for Euro 2012, the European soccer championships, hosted by Poland and Ukraine. On Monday we previewed Group A and on Tuesday Group B, today we break down Group C.
GROUP C (Croatia, Ireland, Italy and Spain)
When Italy and Spain, the last two World Cup champions, were drawn into Group C, it seemed assured what teams would advance into the knockout rounds. But this group is far more competitive than at first glance. More »
Each day this week we’re getting you ready for Euro 2012, the European soccer championships, hosted by Poland and Ukraine. Yesterday we previewed Group A, today we check out Group B.
GROUP B: (Denmark, Germany, Netherlands and Portugal)
In every World Cup or European Championship, there is one group disproportionately stacked with a wealth of talent, which pundits call “The Group of Death.” In Euro 2012, Group B unquestionably qualifies for that title. Three of the teams have lifted the European Cup before—only Portugal has yet to do so. With all four teams currently ranked in the Top-10 in the world, it may be the strongest group in tournament history. More »
This month the United States begins the two-year qualification for the 2014 World Cup, one of the greatest tournaments in all of sports. If two years seems like a long time to wait to watch a big tournament, we have good news for you. This Friday Euro 2012, the European soccer championships, begins in Poland and Ukraine. When it comes to great international soccer, the Euros may be as exciting and entertaining as the World Cup. Some of the world’s greatest players and teams will be there, including Spain, winners of World Cup 2010 and Euro 2008.
You’ll be able to watch every single match in the United States, so we’re here to get you ready with previews of each team. The 16 countries are divided into four groups, with each team playing the other three teams in their group. The top two teams in each advance to the quarterfinals where it becomes win or go home. Today, we break down Group A. Come back Tuesday to take a look at Group B, then Wednesday for Group C and Thursday for Group D. More »