Thursday, June 14, 2012

The fever rising.

Salam, good day. EURO 2012 is a week old now and the fever is keep on rising! So far the so-called seeded teams are yet to show their full strength whilst the non-seeded teams have shown their ability of keeping pace with the big ones.

The co-host Poland and Ukraine has done a very good job since the opening ceremony, their performances on the field of play as well as their organising flow deserved admire. This is the first time ever the EURO Finals held in the eastern / central part of Europe.

In Group A, Russia looks very convincing and they are the favourites to go through to the knock-out stages. Besides Mr.Advocaat boys, all other three teams do still have their chances of going through. Never look down on Poland, Czech and Greece who still have their slim chance of making it to the next round.

The biggest shock so far is The Netherlands who lose to Denmark in Group B, also they are  yet to gain a point although by lining up some of the world's talented players. The Danish side who came as underdog in this group has twisted the negative label given and now they are heading to show they are a team to be respected. Whilst the Germans have shown that they are a team to beat and potentially to go through to the quarters.

It was a bit of a tricky situation in Group C. The defending champion Spain fail to convert their chances and they need to be very clinical upfront after they've lost the service of David Villa. It ain't easy playing against Italy for the Spanish boys since the Azzurri is very organised defensively. Slaven Bilic's Croatia also done a good job against Republic of Ireland, they deserved the positive assessment.

The co-host Ukraine is the hot favourites in Group D as well as Laurent Blanc's France. Veteran striker Andrei Schevchenko is the forward an opponent should never look down to. He is sharp as ever and extremely very experience. Their win against Sweden was a cracker and we expect more from this co-host nation. Whilst Roy Hodgson England side is yet to build their momentum in order to book their place in the quarter finals. 

In comparison to the FIFA World Cup, EURO finals is much more easier in terms of commentary and punditry. European players who based in Europe are very well known, so then we know them better and no sh*t commentary and punditry! *lol* All the 31 matches are broadcast live on RTB2 and RTB1.

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