In the first match in Ukraine, one of the favorites of the whole tournament will meet the strong Danish team. The Danish can seriously endanger the Oranje national team; they take the 9th position in FIFA ranking, have won their elimination group by outrivaling Portugal and at Euro, they will surely be in very good condition. Morten Olsen’s team wasn’t lucky at group draw and was placed in the group of death. The Dutch, however, will play at Euro for the highest stakes and their goal is at least advancement […]
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The Olsen Gang, as the representation of Denmark is nicknamed in football, will play the European Championship for the eighth time. Danes did not participate at the last event, at which they used to play continuously since 1984, even winning it in 1992 with a sensational defeat of the Germans. The Danes unexpectedly won in their elimination group, leaving the Portuguese and the Norwegians behind. In eight games they scored 19 points and were defeated only once. The star of the Morten Olsen’s team, who has been the coach of […]
World Cup vice-champions, on the second place after Spain in the FIFA rankings are one of the main favourites to win the European Championship. Two years ago in the World Cup final after extra time the Netherlands lost 0:1 to the Spanish. The team of Bert van Marwijk will play for the ninth time at the European Championship. The best result so far was the gold medal in 1988. In qualifying for the Euro 2012 the Oranje team won 27 of 30 possible points available. The brightest points of the […]
The Euro 2012 playoff draw was held Thursday in Krakow, Poland. The winners of these four home-and-home series will get the final four berths at next summer’s tournament, joining the 12 teams that have already qualified. The entire tournament will be televised on ESPN networks. Here are notes and Soccer Power Index projections for the four matchups. Turkey vs. Croatia This is a rematch of their dramatic Euro 2008 quarterfinal, when Croatia’s Ivan Klasnic scored an apparent winner in the 119th minute. But Turkey’s Semih Senturk tied it in stoppage […]
The representation of Portugal, the seventh in the FIFA ranking, will compete for the title of the European Champion in football for the sixth time. In 2004, as the hosts of the tournament they recorded their best score in this event. They reached the final where they couldn’t cope with the Greece. Paulo Bento team barely qualified for the main event until the playoffs where they won by beating Bosnia and Herzegovina in the two-legged tie up to 6:2. The Portuguese play alternately in the group, a draw 4-4 with […]
UEFA approved the schedule of UEFA Euro 2012 in Minsk, Belarus on October 4, 2010. Below you can find information about all the Euro 2012 schedule, dates of matches, fixtures, results. All times are in BST. Local time in Poland is in UTC+1 so local kick-off times in Poland are 18:00 and 20:45. Local time in Ukraine is one hour ahead in UTC+2, so local kick-off in Ukraine are 19:00 and 21:45. In Poland, Wroclaw and Poznan will host three group stage matches, while Gdansk will stage three group stage […]