What with all the fuss and excitement surrounding the play offs, and with many nations having no competitive football on the horizon, I felt it was a matter of urgency to begin discussions on a tournament that is only 931 days away. The pots for the qualifying draws were announced this week so I figured in the heat of the moment people might want some revenge matches against teams they think were robbed and those that have karma coming to bite them on the arse.
I also figured it would be fun if this thread is still alive in 2012 whether the predictions made now stand true in a couple of years.
Here are the seedings for the qualifying draw which takes place on February 7th 2010:
Pot One: Spain, Germany, Holland, Italy, England, Croatia, Portugal, France, Russia.
Location: normally Oxford, currently Chennai, India
Re: **Official** Euro 2012 Thread
It's interesting that Ireland are in pot 3 since their defeat to France in Dublin was their first of the entire WC qualifying campaign. I mean, I get that they aren't the most successful team historically but surely that record provides a case for being in pot 2?
(Original post by Colonel Brusnahan)
Scotland are ******. Hopefully see you at the World Cup 2014.
Well, Liechtenstein should be easy (since we're not managed by Berti Vogts any more ), and Lithuania are beatable. Czech Republic could also be beatable, since they no longer have the dominant Baros/Koller pairing up front, but we need some luck there and we need all the help we can get against Spain (a couple of 1-0 wins like those against France a few years ago would be nice )