Saturday, December 03, 2011

EURO 2012

The EURO 2012 football tournament draw was completed on Friday. The four brackets shape up like this:

GROUP A:
Czech Republic
Greece
Poland
Russia

GROUP B:
Denmark
Germany
Netherlands
Portugal

GROUP C:
Croatia
Ireland
Italy
Spain

GROUP D:
England
France
Sweden
Ukraine

Group A is boring. Group B is stacked. The popular phrase "Group of Death" certainly applies here; two of the four will not advance to the quarterfinals. Group C is led by the overwhelming favorite -- Spain. Group D is led by traditional powers looking to get back on track.

Here are my predictions:
GROUP A
Russia
Poland
Greece
Czech Republic

GROUP B
Netherlands
Germany
Portugal
Denmark

GROUP C
Spain
Italy
Croatia
Ireland

GROUP D
England
France
Sweden
Ukraine

In the quarterfinals:
Germany beats Russia
Netherlands beats Poland
Spain beats France
England beats Italy

In the semifinals:
Spain defeats Germany
Netherlands defeats England

FINAL:
Spain defeats Netherlands

And here's a look at the schedule.

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