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To Reach Final Tips For Euro 2012
With the UEFA Euro set to start in two weeks’ time, let’s take a look at the favored teams to reach the final.
The Top Two Teams
Two-time winners and defending champions Spain tops the list of possible Euro Finalists after a scintillating performance in the 2010 World Cup. With the core of the World Cup Winning team still intact and ready to go, Spain undoubtedly captured the hearts of bookkeepers as this tournament’s top team. The hunch could be mutual for all of Euro fans regardless of the team they are rooting for. Even opposing players have come to admire the class and beauty of Spain’s game; admiration that more often than not begins at the dread of possibly facing the side this summer.
The only thorn that could possibly pose a problem to the Spaniards is their group positioning vis-à-vis to that of Germany and the Netherlands in Group B. Spain is of course expected to win their group despite having Italy in the mix, and the Group B runner-up – Netherlands, most probably – could book a semi-final meeting with Spain. This should be their biggest test in the tournament, but there is enough reason to be confident that Spain will surely make it through to the ultimate match of Euro 2012.
Pending the group-stages result in the Group B, touted as the ‘Group of Death’, Germany is poised to carve an easier path en route to the finals to face Spain. Winning their group could definitely boil down to a quarter-final showing against the runner-up of Group A, which is at the moment seen to be ideal quarter-final match-up for any team in knockout stages. Winning the QF will then lead to a possible semi-final showing against Italy, arguably an easier assignment than Spain (which they could possibly face if they win as Group B runner-up).
If Holland is seen as the team that could possibly spoil Spain’s title-defense as early as the semi-finals, pundits see Germany as the only team capable of beating Spain in the final. This makes the prospect of a Spain v Germany Euro 2012 Finals match a sumptuous affair, delightful, and if you will, destined.
There can only be one team that emerges from the Group of Death alive, and that one survivor will have the easiest route to the finals. Netherlands is of course in that group – alongside Germany, Portugal, and Denmark – wherein they are not expected to rise up from the ashes as winners. It’s quite unfortunate, but thankfully, it’s only a possibility at the moment. Winning Group B then will mean everything for the Netherlands, and then they can start thinking about the finals right after.
A finals appearance against Spain will be a replay of the 2010 World Cup. It’s a rematch that’s highly regarded given both teams’ possession-driven style and flashy and quick attacking fervor. Then again we might be able to see this fixture as early as the semi-finals, which arguably make the game a little less dramatic and not as valuable as a finals match up. So if you’re in it for vengeance and whatnot, pray for Holland to win Group B and then make it to the finals this summer.
Italy’s recent international form does not play to their chances at all, and this is a double-edged sword of sorts. The good: without the hype the Italians can focus on their game and just play without the pressure. The bad: they may play to their identity as a so-so side, and getting past this psychological struggle will definitely be hard work. Somehow we are bound to the thinking that the Italians can never be better and never be worse – so is mediocre the right word to describe them?
Italy is set to start the tournament in Group C where Spain and Croatia offer formidable challenges. The former is of course tipped to win the group, while the latter may fight it all out for a runner-up group finish. Italy, in this case, could come out of Group C as runners-up, possibly booking a semi-finals match against Group B winners. Whether it’s Holland or Germany, it doesn’t matter – Italy will have some sort of a difficult time reaching the finals.
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