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The teams that will play are already known, so why not start the thread by now? ;)

Pot 1 (Top seeds)
Austria (host)
Switzerland (host)
Greece (defending champion)
Netherlands

Pot 2 (second seeds)
Croatia
Italy
Czech Republic
Sweden

Pot 3 (third seeds)
Romania
Germany
Portugal
Spain

Pot 4 (bottom seeds)
Poland
France
Turkey
Russia


Imagine a group of Holland, Italy, Germany and France!!! :p

This Euro will be tough for the big guns because Austria and Switzerland hold the top seeds:cool:
 

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cant believe France is 4th seed and 3rd seed looks strongest to me for some reason.
either way, it is great England is out!!
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Coefficients
The seeded teams will be the host associations, with the reigning European champions if they qualify, and one or two teams with the best coefficients on the basis of results achieved in the 2006 FIFA World Cup qualifying competition and/or in the qualifying competition for the 2006/08 UEFA European Football Championship. The other finalists will be assigned to the four groups by means of a draw, according to their coefficients.


Still doens't make any sense. Why make a draw about seedings in such a tournament? Its from uefa.com btw ;)
 

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Except for pot 1, nothing else is strange to me..People often mistake by looking only at names('paper favorites'), not recognizing the real strength of some smaller nations like, for example, Croatia.. ;)

Austria, Croatia, Portugal, Russia would be a nice group for my team, me thinks..
 

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But pot 1 is the one that is not strange!

1) Host nation
2) Host nation
3) Defending champions
4) Best European team based on rankings(which is still odd as it's Holland and not Italy/Portugal/Germany/France)

Anyway, the point is that pot 2 does not mean that is better than pot 3, as even UEFA says it's based on a draw ;)
 

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Dosent Italy have a better ranking than Netherlands??
 

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You misunderstood me, Yuko..I know how it goes, it's just the names who are strange to be found in the strongest group..

Shahz, it's not about ranking, Netherlands have better coefficient than Italy..
 

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Yes, the names are indeed strange :p

And yes, it's coefficients not rankings...:embarass: But rankings are based on coefficients, or not? :confused:
 

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Euro 2008 draw (2 December 2007)
[12:00 CET]

ATV Turkey
BBC Two (All Regions)

Diema
EuroSport France
HRT 2
La Sexta
LTV 2 Lithuania
LTV 7 Latvia
M6
M6 Swiss

Magyar 1 (M1)
NED 1
NET Hellas
NTV+ Football
ORF 1
Polsat Sport
Polsat TV
Prima TV (Cze)
RAI Due
RTÉ Two
Rustavi 2
SF 2
Sjonvarpid
Sport TV2
SuperSport 3 [ZA]
SuperSport Maximo
TOP Channel
TSi 2
TSR 2
TV2 Danmark
TV3 Slovenia
TV4 Sweden
TVi Portugal
TVR 1
YLE Extra
ZDF

D - 02/12/07 - 13:55 OBN BiH
D - 02/12/07 - 18:00 EuroSport 2 Germany
D - 02/12/07 - 18:00 EuroSport 2 HU
 

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I expect England to win this, I think it's their time and their golden generation is going to deliver.

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Group A
Switzerland
Czech Republic
Portugal
Turkey

Group B
Austria
Croatia
Germany
Poland

Group C
Holland
Italy
Romania
France

Group D
Greece
Sweden
Spain
Russia
 

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Group D is the same as 2004, except for Sweden<->Portugal !!! And apparently all group positions came out as the pots were set!!(it was a draw!)

Group C is a death group! If Spain was in there instead of Romania it'd be the best group I've ever seen in a Euro!

Group A seems interesting

Group B does not excite me ;p
 

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omg Group C of Euro is sooo fuking scary. Tough luck Romania
The defending Champ does not have an easy group either.
 

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my guess:
a: CZ, POR
b: CRO, GER
c: WTF???? maybe ITA, FRA but I'm not sure about france
d: SWE, RUS (?)
can't wait, cause it's going to be a very hard tournament for everyone
 

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Wow! Group C is certainly the most interesting. Though am I the only one who finds it stupid that teams from the qualifying group can be drawn together again in the Finals? Italy & France must be sick of facing each other now. And let's not underestimate Romania, they had a good qualifying campaign I believe. Going with the theme though, I found it stupid that Romania is playing Holland again. :wallbang:
 

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omg Group C of Euro is sooo fuking scary. Tough luck Romania
The defending Champ does not have an easy group either.
Don't count Romania out, they're a good team and topped their group over the Netherlands. But yeah, it's a tough group for them.
Italy-France again :D They just can't avoid each other.

As for Sweden, I think we get a a pretty tough group. Then again, none of the groups look particularly easy:| We have a chance against every team in the group (especially Russia I think, who were a bit lucky to qualify... but still, they have Hiddink). Here's hoping Spain will choke again:)

****, just realized that we'll face one of the teams from group C in the quarter finals... if we qualify, that is.
 

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Heres the EURO 2008 Fixture

Group A
June 7 Switzerland-Czech Republic (17.00, Basel)
June 7 Portugal-Turkey (19.45, Geneva)
June 11 Czech Republic-Portugal (17.00, Geneva)
June 11 Switzerland-Turkey (19.45, Basel)
June 17 Switzerland-Portugal (19.45, Basel)
June 17 Turkey-Czech Republic (19.45, Geneva)

Group B
June 8 Austria-Croatia (17.00, Vienna)
June 8 Germany-Poland (19.45, Klagenfurt)
June 12 Croatia-Germany (17.00, Klagenfurt)
June 12 Austria-Poland (19.45, Vienna)
June 16 Austria-Germany (19.45, Vienna)
June 16 Poland-Croatia (19.45, Klagenfurt)

Group C
June 9 Romania-France (17.00, Zurich)
June 9 Holland-Italy (19.45, Berne)
June 13 Italy-Romania (17.00, Zurich)
June 13 Holland-France (19.45, Berne)
June 21 Holland-Romania (19.45, Berne)
June 21 France-Italy (19.45, Zurich)

Group D
June 10 Spain-Russia (17.00, Innsbruck)
June 10 Greece-Sweden (19.45, Salzburg)
June 14 Sweden-Spain (17.00, Innsbruck)
June 14 Greece-Russia (19.45, Salzburg)
June 18 Greece-Spain (19.45, Salzburg)
June 18 Russia-Sweden (19.45, Innsbruck)

Quarter-Finals
June 19 Winner Gp A v Runner-up Gp B (19.45, Basel)
June 20 Winner Gp B v Runner-up Gp A (19.45, Vienna)
June 21 Winner Gp C v Runner-up Gp D (19.45, Basel)
June 22 Winner Gp D v Runner-up Gp C (19.45, Vienna)

Semi-Finals
June 25 Winner of June 19 QF v Winner of June 20 QF (19.45, Basel)
June 26 Winner of June 21 QF v Winner of June 22 QF (19.45, Vienna)

Final
June 29 (19.45, Vienna)
 

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Wohohoohohohooh Italy-France is played in zurich!!!!!!!!
 

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After 8 years of waiting, I'm getting this group? Holland, France & Italy... I'm still thinking I might be dreaming.
 

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Group C
Holland
Italy
Romania
France


LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL....ahahaha :lol: too easy,Romania will win this one! nothing more to add. :lol:
 
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