The best football of Europe returns this Friday: it’s time for the Euro 2012! Poland and Ukraine are the countries that are going to hold Europe’s most important football tournament played by national teams. It will last about one month: the opening match will be played by Poland and Greece this Wednesday and the final will take place on the 1st of June.
One of the favourite countries to win the competition is Spain, who already won the last Euro and World Cup. “La Roja” is one of the best teams in Europe so they are candidates to win but they are not in the same good conditions as they were two or four years ago (when they won the Euro’08 and the World Cup’10).
Spain have a lot of the players that won two years ago in South Africa in their squad, but also some of their very important players are injured. One of them is David Villa, who has been injured for five months. It seemed that he was going to be ready for the Euro but in the end he will not play it. Spain loose for this tournament one of their best 9’s ever, but Negredo, Pedro and Torres will be the team’s defenders.
Carles Puyol is one of the other players that will not play the Euro in Poland and Ukraine. He has suddenly been injured so Spain loose one of their best defenders. However, Vicente del Bosque’s team have a lot of qualified players that will fight for the title, so once more Spain are one of the favourites to win the title.
Besides Spain, there are more countries with good chances of winning the Euro. One of them is Germany, the team that is always a candidate to win, and even more so this year because they have some young promising stars that could gain them this year’s title. Another candidate to win in Poland and Ukraine is Holland, who “need” to win a title to recover from their defeat in the last World Cup final against Spain. The other possible winners are be England, France or Italy.
All is ready! Enjoy the EURO 2012!