Euro 08 Draw Set

Euro 08 Draw Set

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On December 3, 2007
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I don’t pretend to be an abroad soccer writer but I may attempt to follow the Euro 08 Cup a little closer than I normally would. As a fan when I see this kind of a draw for the final stages of the tournament I have to like what I see, even if a side that I have vast interest in (Sweden) has a tough draw.

But not as tough as another group. As many of you already know from reading other blogs who know the game in Europe far better than I do, Group C is a killer group.

A:
Switzerland * – co-host
Czech Republic
Portugal
Turkey

B:
Austria * – co-host
Croatia
Germany
Poland

C:
Netherlands
Italy
Romania
France

D:
Greece
Sweden
Spain
Russia

I mean come on, if your Italy you have to be a little worried about that draw. Holland, France and a non-pusher over in Romania. Believe me I think Romania has no shot at this group but they will make it entertaining.

Don’t be shocked to see one of the host survive the group stages as well. We’ve seen plenty of surprises in the past Euro tournaments. I mean Greece won it the last time out, who saw that coming?

As for my beloved Swedes, I think Russia and Spain will be tough but I think they should be able to get out of the group stages, probably with Spain.

So overall, I see the Czechs, Swiss (surprise but I am going for it), Germans, Croatians, Italians, Dutch, Swedes, and Spanish….love how I wrote that huh? I see those sides moving on to the next round.

The opening game will be played on Sat Jun 7 in Basel, Switzerland. And the final game will be played on Sun Jun 29 in Wien (Vienna), Austria. All games on some form of ESPN.

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