Friday, December 2, 2011

Euro 2012 Soccer Draw Ceremony Results.

To my fellow soccer fans:

The Draw Ceremony, held in Kiev, Ukraine, has just ended and delivered interesting results. Four qualification groups have been assigned. In each group, four national teams will compete for two seats in the playoffs.

Here is the draw:

Group A: Poland, Greece, Russia, Czech Republic
Group B: Netherlands, Denmark, Germany, Portugal
Group C: Spain, Italy, Republic of Ireland, Croatia
Group D: Ukraine, Sweden, France, England

As long as there is the "Group of Death" (Group B), there should also be the "Group of Life." In this case, it is Group A. All its teams are evenly matched, perhaps, with slight advantage of Russia. But, anything can happen (remember Russia stumbling upon Slovenia in 2009?).

Ukraine is in a tough group. France wants to bounce back from the World Cup disaster - will be hard to beat. England is always a favorite. Sweden is the best match for Ukraine in this quartet so far- in skill and in colors.

Good Luck to Russia and Ukraine. Hope they will clash in the Final!

Enjoy the video of the colorful ceremony.

Now tell me: what team has the best chances of winning Euro 2012?


  1. Belarus, kak obychno, tam je, gde i vsegda v etom spiske...

  2. Ha-ha!!.. Kstati, Belarusi chutok ne hvatilo vyiti iz gruppy v finalnuyu chast. Nachali otbor za zdravie, a zakonchili... nu, kak vsegda! :)

  3. Я голосую за Англию. На счет цветов, у Украины желтый по ярче будет :)

  4. Ну, все равно похоже!.. :P А я думаю, что немцы победят (уж больно хороша у них команда сейчас).

  5. Budu bolet' za Ispaniu. Goryachii oni narod. Pochti kak armyane. :)


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