With just one week until the start of EURO 2012 i'd like to write a little analysis of this competition.
Such tournaments are a great thing for the whole world and not only for the football fans only. Besides the economical success this tournament also (always) gives us a great show.
The show also has surprises and now i'm thinking about EURO 2004 where Greece has managed to win the trophy with some well organised tactics. They won twice against the organising country, Portugal both in the opening match and in the final of course.
The winning of EURO 2004 by Greece is considered one of the biggest surprises in the football history. That's why football is great!
EURO 2008 also was a big event. No matter where you have been in Europe i am sure if you had your windows opened or you where somewhere in the city you heard fans celebrating the goals. It happened to me and for a few seconds i had the feeling that i was on a stadium.
Now EURO 2012 is almost here and i have set for myself to watch every single game. Even though i didn't got tickets for the games i am sure the show will be cool in front of the TV with a drink.
Poland and Ukraine the two organising countries didn't had too much chances to win the organising competition on the eyes of many specialists. But here we are in 2012 just one week until the start of the tournament and these two countries managed to build the stadiums, prepare the hotels and are waiting for the fans and the players to show up. I am sure the population is proud of what their countries managed to do.
I read somewhere that around one stadium in Poland there is still some work to do and there is only one way to go to the stadium. Even if there still will be something to work around the stadium, the stadium is finished and it's ready for some big games. I don't think the fans will be bothered about this if the games will be spectacular.
The EURO 2012 FINAL STADIUM
My bets are going on Germany. The great form they showed at the World Cup in South Africa and at EURO 2008 makes me think it is the time for a new trophy for them and they are one of the only national football teams to reach at least one knockout stage at the final tournaments. The Germany National Football Team is a strong one and i think they will win the competition. Even though many are betting on Spain i think their time is gone. I mean they've won the last two major competitions it's hard to believe that they will win this one as well.
The greatest Group will be the Group B where we will see games between Netherlands, Germany, Portugal and Denmark. The final may actually be played in the groups between Netherlands and Germany.
With that being said we are waiting for a big tournament and let the show begin!