European Championships 2012 Draw

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Football - 2012 UEFA European Championship Qualifying Draw
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The Euro 2012 draw has been made and my predictions of who will qualify are laid out below. Each group winner will join the joint host of the tournament Poland and Ukraine in the finals. The Eight runners up of the groups will then go into a play offs over two legs, home and away to be held in November 2011.

Group A

  • Azerbaijan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Belgium
  • Austria
  • Turkey
  • Germany

Germany to qualify as winners and Turkey into the play offs.

Group B

  • Andorra
  • Armenia
  • Macedonia
  • Republic of Ireland
  • Slovakia
  • Russia

Russia as group winners and then will be out of Republic of Ireland and Slovakia for second place and I fancy Ireland to do it.

Group C

  • Faroe Islands
  • Estonia
  • Slovenia
  • Northern Ireland
  • Serbia
  • Italy

Italy clear favourites to win group C. Second place could be interesting with Slovenia, Northern Ireland and Serbia all probably fancying there chances. With current form I think it will be Serbia

Group D

  • Luxemburg
  • Albania
  • Belarus
  • Bosnia-Herzegovina
  • Romania
  • France

France should go through as winners with Romania to join them in second place

Group E

  • San Marino
  • Moldova
  • Hungary
  • Finland
  • Sweden
  • Holland

Holland for definite as winners and Sweden in second

Group F

  • Malta
  • Georgia
  • Latvia
  • Israel
  • Greece
  • Croatia

Croatia should make it as winners followed by Greece.

Group G

  • Montenegro
  • Wales
  • Bulgaria
  • Switzerland
  • England

England has to be the clear favourites here and should not have any problems coming out top of the group especially if Fabio Capello is still in charge. Should Capello go after the world cup then England might have a problem. Wales will be fancying there chances from this group especially if they can get something out of there games against England as I am sure they will raise there game for them. Second place will be interesting as Switzerland and Bulgaria will believe they can go through but I hope Wales can do it.

Group H

  • Iceland
  • Cyprus
  • Norway
  • Denmark
  • Portugal

I think this group will be very close with two out of Norway, Denmark and Portugal. Portugal should make it as winners and Denmark in second.

Group I

  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Scotland
  • Czech Republic
  • Spain

Spain clear favourites and have a chance of qualifying with a 100% record from this group. If Scotland can get some ok results against the Czech’s they should be able to make it through but I think the Czech Republic will be to strong for them and finish second.

Why not send in your opinions on the draw, and let us know who you think are the favourites and who may be the underdogs.

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