EURO 2012 - The Three Oldest (Average Age) Nations Are The First To Be Eliminated, Coincidence?
Russia, Sweden and Rep of Ireland are the first teams to crash out of the competition and so happen to be the 3 oldest teams in the tournament.
Misery for the Losers
Ireland lost to the younger nations of Spain and Croatia
Irelands Average Age - 28.35
Croatian Team's Average Age - 27.09
Spain Team average age - 26.78
Russia lost to The younger Greece and failed to beat the younger Poland despite being higher ranked in the FIFA World Rankings
Russia's Average Age - 28.34
Polands Average Age - 25.13
Greece's Average Age - 27.17
Sweden were beaten by the Younger teams of England and Ukraine and in their game against England threw away their 2 - 1 lead in the closing stages of the game, allowing England to score 2 goals to end a 2 - 3 loss. This could possibly be attributed to the older players getting tired towards the end of the game.
Sweden Average age - 28.30
Ukraines Average Age - 27.30
Englands Average Age - 26.04
Englands 3 Goalscorers against Sweden had an average age of 22.3
Danny Welbeck - 21
Andy Carroll - 23
Theo Walcott - 23
In Group B the youngest team in the tournament top the group, with the oldest team in the group finishing bottom with 0 points
Ok so no hard and fast rules in the end however;
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