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Quarter Finals line up for Euro 2012

June 20, 2012

The round robin stages of the European Championships are over. It has moved into the business end of the competition. The knock out stages of the competition are here upon us. Out of the 16 teams, 8 have qualified after a grueling test during the initial stages of the competition. The competition is only expected to get tougher from here on. Lets look at the matches that are in store for us.

Euro 2012 trophy

June 21 : Czech Republic Vs Portugal

Portugal are expected to win the match, as they have come out of a tough group in the round robin stages. They must be a confident team now and could be a huge threat for other teams in the competition. Players such as Nani, Meireles, Ronaldo would hold key for the Portuguese team. But, we cannot count out Czech Republic, as they have topped their group, by winning two of their matches. They may have not have star players in their ranks, but they have a great team spirit, which just makes their team look stronger.

June 22 : Germany Vs Greece

The Germans have played the best football in the competition so far. So , they are one of the favourites for the competition. They have not lost a single game against any of their opponents during the championship and it would be a difficult task for the Greeks to beat the Germans in such kind of form. Greece, even if they play out of their skin might not be enough against the mighty Germans. An upset on the cards look distant. But, you never know with the beautiful game, Football.

June 23: Spain Vs France

This match between the two European giants, Spain and France has to be the most awaited match. Both teams are strong on paper. It is very difficult to choose a favourite between the two. Spain was considered to be a favourite before the championship, but their game has not been very impressive as expected. France, on the other hand like Spain posses some of the best players of the world. It would be a match, where best players would be playing for their respective nation under the same roof. The match is going to be an exciting one. The team, which turns triumphant will have a greater chance to go all the way in the tournament, as their confidence level are bound to increase.

June 24: England Vs Italy

England and Italy have a great history between them as far as big competitions are concerned. They are once again going to face one another. The match promises to be a mouth watering one. Both teams have been impressive in the competition so far. It would be unfair for us to choose a favourite between the two. The match is going to be played at a fast pace, especially England would like to take the attack to the opposition. Rooney’s presence on the field will make the English team a stronger unit.

The team, which plays better on the day is going to progress into the semi-finals of Euro 2012. Hence, we can just wait and watch for the quarter-finals of Euro 2012 to start.

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