Found June 21, 2012 on Soccerlens:
Euro 2012 Group Stage Review - originally posted on Soccerlens.comWith all 24 group stage games in Euro 2012 completed, eight teams are preparing for quarter-finals, whilst the other eight have been eliminated and will head home. Ahead of the first knockout game between Czech Republic and Portugal on Thursday night, here is Soccerlens’ review of the tournament so far. Group A was touted as one of the tightest groups, and lived up to its billing with all four teams in contention to progress going into the last round of fixtures. In the end, Czech Republic topped the four, sealing their place in the last eight with a win over Poland. Michal Bilek’s men have recovered from an opening-day thumping at the hands of Russia, and will fancy their chances against Portugal in the knockout stages. Greece also showed fantastic heart and resolve to power their way through to the knockout rounds as group runners-up, beating Russia 1-0 in the process. Co-hosts Poland had a football-made nation chee...
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