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Groups for UEFA 2008

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Group A

Group B


Group C


Group D


There ARE NO easy opponents in the tournament - that's no phrase, it's a fact ! I think that Portugal are a second team that will qualify from the group A . With Switzerland's place in the quarters guaranteed of course ... In every tournament hosts have managed to get to the next stage and Switzerland will too. Portugal are one of the main contenders for the title along with Italy and Germany imo.
Group B - As a Croat I won't comment our chances, but I will say that I was quite surprised to see Bierhoff calling us as one of the "silent favourites" to win it.And he told that to EUROSPORT, not to our newspapers. I find it hard to believe it when knowing that we always underperform at the tournaments due to lack of strenght. And Bilic has already spotted that problem and I'm sure he will prepare us adequatily with consulting the only coach that has managed to do it so far ( Miroslav Blazevic - did it twice ).Germany are Germany - It would be a MAJOR SURPRISE to see them out - but then again that had been told about England before the qualifiers started. Austria - based on quality I dare to say they are the weakest team on the tournament . BUT, tradition is on their side , ref's will be too, plus the fans. But somehow I doubt the tradition will help them this time . Poland - what to say about the team which finished top of the strongest group in the qualifiers ( because when you have places like Serbia,Belgium,Portugal and Finland to go to, then certainly it must be regarded as the strongest ). They are the first timers but that will be their motive. Group C - ungreatfull to predict anything. "Whatever it be , will be... ". Dutch don't have the unity and mental nor tactical strenght to go through imo. When I say tactical, I mean on their unexperienced coach who did nothing to convice me he's taken a step forward from the WC.Group D - the excact same group was at the last EC. Only Sweden instead of Portugal in it this time. Spain will want to avenge their defeat from the last time against greece . Anyway - Sweden and Spain will go through IMO. By that order. Russia - for now - a complete outsiders, but then again by the time tournament starts Guus will have spend 2 years with them , and that's enough time to impose your autorithy

Those are my views...yours ?
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How many pots were there? I'd only imagine there'd be two pots? Or if there is four, then they'd take it on points accumulated perhaps? Oh well I am not bothered - I don't think I'll watch much or any of this anyway.

Maybe Netherlands V France..and the final.
Did I jsut witness an agreement between a Serbian and a Croatian? Happy days! :p

Carly, your Romanians have it tough, one of my mates is Romanian(not sure if he was born there though) he was feeling slightly confident from past results against the Netherlands but France and Italy will be tough!!
Not jealous, I've already had my fun with k4t... :p
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