Group Winners Again Knocked Out
The Euro 2008 has only started a two weeks ago but things are now proceeding to an exciting finish. Group C Winners Holland were deservedly dumped 3-1 by Russia who wanted to show what true football was to Holland in a very exciting match. Holland only had a couple of chances. Against Italy they were lethal and that only proved to be the cause for Italy’s loss as they conceded all Dutch attacks nearly. Against France, Holland only showed class against a slightly weak France.Â Holland deemed to be potential winners of the Euro with their trashing of World Cup winners Italy and Runners-up France. But it seems that the match against Russia proved that those wins were just on the day circumstances. The Holland Team we saw yesterday was no match of the team that played in Group C.
Russia now await Italy or Spain in the Semi-Final and again like Turkey, Russia have proved to be the worthy underdogs.
Statistics Give Italy Semi-Final
From Group A, Portugal finished first of the group and got eliminated against Germany. Second-placed Turkey made it through the Semi-Final
From Group B, Group Winners Croatia were knocked out against Turkey, with Germany going through against Portugal
From Group C, Group Winners Holland were knocked out
Group D Runners-up Russia dumped Holland out
This all shows that all Semi-Finalists finished second in the Group Phase and those who won the group went on to get the early exit. Let’s hope it all remains as the statistics prove tonight!
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