There is no doubt that World Cup is the biggest event when it comes to football
We cannot also take away the important and the passion that EURO Competition encompasses. No doubt, it is the biggest game in Europe. And then, we all hope and waited for the set date for the event.
The much awaited European Competion(Euro 2012) kick-started on Saturday 8th of June, and we could barely have seen a more eventful first couple of matches to set light to the tournament in Poland and Ukraine. The 16teams then displayed their team spirit, skills, tactics, technique and all manner of game plan in other to get a nod for quarter final berth.
It is still early days at Euro 2012 though, but the tournament is starting to take shape.
From Poland’s draw with Greece in an action-packed curtain-raiser, to co-hosts Ukraine’s victory against Sweden, we have now seen all 16 teams play once.
With the look of each team after having played their first games, we want to look at how the mighty had fallen, and how the under-dogs had sprung surprises.
What then are the chances of those beaten? Are we still sticking to the favourites? Or there is/ are new favourites? What about the two host countries too? Let’s see:
Results (Fri, 8 June): Poland 1-1 Greece / Russia 4-1 Czech Rep
Next games (Tue, 12 June): Greece v Czech Rep / Poland v Russia
Results (Sat, 9 June): Ned 0-1 Denmark / Germany 1-0 Portugal
Next games (Wed, 13 June): Denmark v Portugal / Ned v Germany
Results (Sun, 10 June): Spain 1-1 Italy / Rep of Ireland 1-3 Croatia
Next games (Thu, 14 June): Italy v Croatia / Spain v Rep of Ireland
4.REP. OF IRELAND
Results (Mon, 11 June): France 1-1 England / Ukraine 2-1 Sweden
Next games (Fri, 15 June): Ukraine v France / Sweden v England
Having seen all the teams played, my favourites still remain ITALY. Though, its SPAIN on paper, but my instinct also says ENGLAND could be the Chelsea of Champions League in Poland/ Ukraine EURO 2012.
Here is our team of the 1st Group Game:
RW-Dzagoev,LW-Nasri;AM-Iniesta; CF-Shevchevko (4-2-3-1)
And here is our worst team:
#GK-Szczesny;RB-Corluka,CB-Sivok,CB-Vlaar, LB-Kadlec; LW-Ninis,CM-Whelan,DM-Andrews,RW-Robben;CF-Kerzhakov,CF-Samaras
Do u agree to this? If no, let’s see yours. And also, who is your favourite?