Who Will Win Euro 2012?

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Who will win? The passing football of Spain? Exciting young players from Germany? Holland? Portugal? Or maybe even England..?

Spain's World Cup 2010 team.
Spain's World Cup 2010 team.


The obvious choice and many people's favourites, Spain are the holder of both the European Championship and the World Cup.

Strengths: They play good passing football and have many of the worlds best players such as Casillas, Pique, Xavi, Iniesta, Fabregas, Silva and Villa.

Their team is so good they have to leave players like Fabregas, Jesus Navas and Pepe Reina on the bench, players who would walk straight into almost any team in the world.

Almost all of their players play for either Barcelona or Real Madrid and so know each other's styles well.

Weaknesses: The fact that they play for those 2 teams means rivalries from the season can carry over and cause feuds in the international team.

If teams sit and defend they can be hit on the break and concede. We saw this when England beat them 1-0 in November.

World Ranking: 1

Germany's World Cup 2010 team.
Germany's World Cup 2010 team.


Got to the semi-finals of the 2010 World Cup.

Strengths: Lots of exciting young players and in Mezut Ozil have one of the most promising young players in the game.

Performed brilliantly to get to the semi-final on the World Cup and have only improved since then.

Weaknesses: Not enough experience at the highest level. The downside to their young team in the inexperience that comes with it, and this could hold them back in the later stages.

World Ranking: 2

Holland's World Cup 2010 team.
Holland's World Cup 2010 team.


Finished runners-up at the World Cup.

Strengths: Lots of attacking talent suck as Robben, Sneijder, Van Persie, Van Der Vaart and Huntelaar.

Weaknesses: Can be weak at the back, the defence is not up to the same standard as the attack.

Also can be too physical at times; as we saw in the World Cup Final, they always risk getting cards.

World Ranking: 4

Portugal's World Cup 2010 team.
Portugal's World Cup 2010 team.


Round of 16 at the World Cup.

Strengths: Good all-round team with arguably the best player in the world in Ronaldo, and others such as Nani and Raul Meireles

Weaknesses: Can be weak in defence.

World Ranking: 5

England's World Cup 2010 team.
England's World Cup 2010 team.


Round of 16 at the World Cup in 2010.

Strengths: One of the best teams on paper with players like Ferdinand and Terry in defence, Lampard and Gerrard in midfield, Rooney and Ashley Young as forwards.

They also have some great young talent in Wilshere, Cleverley and Welbeck.

Weaknesses: Do not have a manager and will need to hire one soon to have any organization in the team.

Have a tendency for losing every penalty shoot-out they get into, as well as some terrible luck over the years.

World Ranking: 7

Italy's World Cup 2010 team.
Italy's World Cup 2010 team.


Group stage at the last World Cup.

Went out in the group stage at the 2010 World Cup but won it in 2006.

Strengths: Lots of experience at the highest level and very strong defensively.

Have a good World Cup and European Championship record over the years.

Weaknesses: Ageing team.

World Ranking: 12

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Who are you backing for the trophy? 30 comments

Drake's Compass 4 years ago

My heart's with England and Greece, but my head's with Germany. The Mannschaft are overdue for a title.

nate 4 years ago


parshuram 4 years ago

wht abt england

Boss 4 years ago

France . ... did you see there form..unfreakingbelievable!

somes 4 years ago

france will be very close or even win it, spain are not going to win, germany will make it to finals with france and get runners up

Orange 4 years ago

Go Holland!

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AndyK26 4 years ago

England 100%

Marak 4 years ago

Germany will Win

earnest 4 years ago

i will shave my head if germany will not win euro-2012

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George 4 years ago

Germany for win!!

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TheGaffer 4 years ago

Cracking read that was jamie. My vote goes to Holland

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aususaeast 4 years ago from Aus

Holland should bag it. What you'se reakon?

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ktkts 4 years ago

I think Spain is still the best team; however I don't think they can win EURO 2012, too. I hope Italy can win, but I think England will triumph against a surprising France. Germany can reach semifinals and I don't like the Netherlands.

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sk india 4 years ago

Germany will win euro 2012.

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JBastow 4 years ago from Gateshead United Kingdom


coffey 4 years ago

Republic of Ireland and james mcclean will take your breath away

ComeOnAndDance 4 years ago

pfff Russia will

uuhg 4 years ago

Holland is going to win

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AfricaResource 4 years ago from Dorking, Surrey, United Kingdom

I think Germany or Spain, possibly the Netherlands are going to be to strong for everyone else! I would like to say England but i highly doubt it considering the fact we don't even have a manager right now!

shakeeb 4 years ago

GErmany will win

aska 4 years ago

germany might win

harry 4 years ago


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koruskamil 4 years ago

After the draw countries like Poland or Russia who no one expects to win Euro might stand a chance to make an upset to one of the favorites.

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JBastow 4 years ago from Gateshead United Kingdom

Nice hub and you've made analysed the main teams very well! You forgot to write the subtitle for Englands weakness ;) Good Hub can't wait to read some of your others.

Timo (Ger) 5 years ago

Germany will winn the Euro 2012 ;)

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Donnacha C 5 years ago from Ennis, Co Clare, Republic of Ireland


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Reynold Jay 5 years ago from Saginaw, Michigan

Portugal has my vote.

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