The 2012 UEFA European Football Championship, commonly referred to as Euro 2012, start tonite in Warsaw Poland !
Johan Cruyff, Dutch former football star and now somewhat of a football guru has said that there are no favorites but some very strong teams – and I have to agree with him.
There will be many great players in this tournament – my favorite is Mesut Ozil of Germany who has a great intelligent feel for the game and whose has great intuition – which is so important and so under-rated amongst players.
Dutch Orange-teenier Jetro Willems at could be the youngest footballer ever in a European Championship finals. Willems has only one season in the Dutch First/Eredivisie behind him- and still is the only left-back in the team of Coach Bert van Marwijk. Willems has speed and loves to play upfront to help the attackers – but loves most to stop any kind of mischief which Dutch opponents may be planning in and around the Dutch goal area.
The best newspaper in Germany, the Sueddeutsche Zeitung has a great report on the 18 year old Dutch defender Jethro Willems.
Well my prediction is dumb and probably will be far off the mark but I predict a Holland – Poland final – with Holland winning.
Let the games begin!!!!
Filip v d P
The final tournament features 16 nations, and the qualifications were contested by 51 nations between August 2010 and November 2011- and 16 joined the two host nations in the tournament to form the present 16 teams.
OTA-Berlin, which rents short-term apartments in Berlin, will have many guests staying with them that will watch the EURO 2012 games in restaurants and cafes and bars all over the place in the areas of Berlin Mitte, Prenzlauer Berg and Friederichshain. As an intelligent alternative to Hotels OTA-Berlin knowledgeable staff can perhaps help unravel some of the complexity of EURO 2012 – and then again perhaps better to figure these things out for yourself!
OTA-Berlin -the intelligent Apartment alternative to Hotels in Berlin – feels that many of its guests along with regular blog readers will be interested in the games taking place in both Poland and the Ukraine.
To vote for your favorite teams please see the voting table to the right hand side of this blog you are now reading.
As of today the standings –according to our OTA-Berlin Constituency Blog readers from our ‘Who will win EURO 2012 POLL – is as follows-
WHO WILL WIN EURO 2012? VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE TEAM!
- Netherlands (21%, 101 Votes)
- Germany (14%, 66 Votes)
- Croatia (13%, 65 Votes)
- Spain (9%, 45 Votes)
- France (9%, 42 Votes)
- Ukraine (6%, 27 Votes)
- Russia (5%, 25 Votes)
- Poland (4%, 20 Votes)
- Sweden (4%, 18 Votes)
- Portugal (4%, 17 Votes)
- Denmark (4%, 17 Votes)
- England (3%, 16 Votes)
- Czech Republic (2%, 9 Votes)
- Republic of Ireland (1%, 7 Votes)
- Greece (1%, 5 Votes)
- Italy (0%, 4 Votes)
Total Voters: 485
The New York Post [what do they know!] say Germany will win the finals against last century’s rivals the Netherlands - http://www.nypost.com/p/blogs/soccerblog/germany_win_win_euro_according_to_fuuuwG4lexf7zmqdU1KGcL
and from the BBC who know a lot about football if not a lot about politics – http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/18091750
and from the US ………a very educated article from ESPN – http://espn.go.com/sports/soccer/news/_/id/7306134/euro-2012-draw-favorites-underdogs-long
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