Euro 2012 Quarter Final Excitement

It would be only fair to say that European Football has been on fire since the 8th of June. This week sees the last of the group games and the start of the exciting Euro 2012 quarter final matches. Join in the football excitement on by playing our exciting ‘Spot-The-Ball’ competition.

Since we last checked-in with the Euro 2012 tournament there has been much European football excitement for all the loyal supporters.

Last week Friday, 15th June Ukraine played France, unbeaten in 6 games against them. Unfortunately Ukraine didn’t manage to break the pattern with France scoring two quick goals 3 minutes apart in the 2nd half, securing them a place in the quarter finals. Ukraine then went on to lose to England on Tuesday night in what many might consider a somewhat controversial game.

In the 62nd minute, Ukraine’s Marko Devic took a shot to goal. The ball went pass England’s goalkeeper and appeared to cross the line before John Terry kicked it away. Unfortunately for the Ukraine, the referee didn’t call the goal and head coach Oleg Blokhin was an extremely angry man.  Who can blame him? With this loss, Ukraine was eliminated from the tournament.

Breaking Ukrainian hearts...

England Ukraine

In the last group game of the 2012 tournament Sweden played against France. France was already through to the quarter finals whilst Sweden had already been eliminated from the tournament. Despite having nothing to play for, Sweden played a fantastic game. Sebastian Larsson and Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored the goals for Sweden and ended the game with a 2-0 victory over the French.

Euro 2012 Qualifying Teams

With the drama, excitement and upsets of the group games we are left with 8 remaining teams in the tournament.

Here are the teams to play in the quarter finals for Euro 2012:

• Czech Republic
• Portugal
• Germany
• Greece
• Spain
• France
• England
• Italy

It is unfortunate that both host countries have been knocked out of the tournament but we have no doubt that Poland and Ukraine supporters will find a new team to cheer on for the rest of the tournament.

Quarter Final Matches

The fixtures for the quarter finals look as follows:

21st June - Czech Republic vs. Portugal

22nd June - Germany vs. Greece

23rd June - Spain vs. France

24th June - England vs. Italy

Spot The Ball

We wish every football team the best of luck in their upcoming games! Don’t forget, whether your team has been knocked-out or not, YOU can still win in the Euro 2012 ‘Spot-The-Ball’ competition.

It’s FREE to play, and every day you can earn more entries simply by logging in! Play now and win yourself a home cinema system worth £2,000.00 (or you can simply take the cash if you like).

Play Spot The Ball

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