Quick Recap of Tuesday's Games
- England beat co-host Ukraine 1-0 to advance to Quarterfinal Round for first time since 1996! Ukraine's dreams end.
- France lost 2-0 to Sweden, but advances based on Group Play points.
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Now is time for Legends to be created
For the team, or the player who rises above, a timeless hero will be born. I can almost feel how badly each of these teams want to give their nations something to celebrate wildly about, as many of these nation's people are struggling through a European economic crisis.
(The second photo at top of article shows the visual version of my picks).
I love underdogs and hope for surprises ahead, but Germany and Spain are the favorites.
- Portugal v. Czech Republic
Very tough call, I think Christiano Ronaldo and Portugal will win.
- Spain v France
Spain definitely favored. France has not been consistent.
- Germany v Greece
Germany could blow Greece out. Greek victory would be biggest upset of Quarterfinals.
- England v Italy
Should be tight. England playing well, though. England advances.
- Portugal v Spain
Spain as a "team" system are so tough. Sorry Christiano Ronaldo.
- Germany v England.
This could be a classic match. I have to give the nod to Germany.
CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH: July 1st
Germany v Spain
This would be a repeat of 2008 Euro final, which Spain won (see short Youtube video of 2008 winning goal). I have to go with SPAIN, which would make them the first team ever to win the three-peat: Euro 2008, World Cup 2010, and Euro 2012! Uno, Dos, Tres!
July 1st Forecast for Madrid: Mucho Celebrando! El campeones de futbol :)
How about you?
Whom would you pick? Whom would you *like* to see win?