Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Euro Cup 2008

The European Cup 2008 has begun and all groups have finished their first games. Sweden is the team for me and I am excited as they left the pitch with a 2-0 victory over the defending champions, Greece. Zlatan Ibrahimovich put the ball in the back of the net to give Sweden a 1-0 lead in the 67th minute. It was followed a short time later by a score from Hansson ("He's so hot right now". . . O, that would be Hansel. . . I've got Zoolander running through my head). The Swedes are looking in good shape, considering all of the injuries they have had leading up to the tournament. Their next big game will be against Russia, which will likely determine which of those two countries joins Spain to advance from group D play (I'm predicting Sweden and Spain will advance from the group, but one never knows).
The breakdown of the group play so far is as follows:

Group A:
Portugal defeats Turkey, 2-0.
Czech Republic defeats Switzerland, 1-0.

Group B:
Germany defeats Poland, 2-0.
Croatia defeats Austria, 1-0.

Group C:
Netherlands defeats Italy, 3-0 (this is a bit of a surprise. . . not so much that the Netherlands won, but that they man-handled the Italians who are the defending World Cup Champions).
Romania draws with France, 0-0.

Group D:
Spain defeats Russia, 4-1.
Sweden defeats Greece, 2-0.

You've gotta love European Soccer!!! I love this time of the year!

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