Euro 2012: Portugal, Croatia, Czech Republic and Republic of Ireland qualified. Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo ensured their qualification for Euro-2012 by crushing Bosnia in Lisbon 6-2 (0-0 on the way), as a result of dams back on Tuesday also marked the qualifications of Croatia , the Czech Republic and the Republic of Ireland.
Croatia has made a draw in Zagreb against Turkey (0-0, 3-0 victory in Croatia), while the Czech Republic won against the run of the game 1-0 against Montenegro in Podgorica (Czech victory 2-0 on the way).
The Eire has finished the job in Dublin with a 1-1 draw against Estonia (4-0 Irish victory on the way).
Before the dams, the teams already qualified for the Euro (June 8-July 1) were Germany, Spain, Italy, the Netherlands, England, Greece, Russia, Denmark, Sweden, France, as well as Ukraine and Poland, the joint hosts. The poster is complete. Place the draw hens of the final in Kiev on December 2.
Whew! The Selecção finally breathe! And Portugal can say thank you to his favorite son, Cristiano Ronaldo, who scored twice. The Portuguese still trembled a great time (there were then 3-2) in front of Bosnians, however reduced to 10 before their game unfold without mercy.
The story is terrible and sad for Bosnia is again eliminated by dams, like on the road to 2010 World Cup where she had been dominated, but on a tighter score (1-0, 1-0), by that Portugal!
With their qualification, Croats, them, erase the bad memories of their elimination against Turkey in the quarterfinals of the Euro-2008.
Virtually discarded by the press in Croatia not to have qualified directly to the Euro-2012, the Croatian coach Slaven Bilic has taken a great personal revenge and prolongs the best way his adventure under the checkered jersey .
The removal should be followed by the Turkish left Guus Hiddink, the Dutch coach of Turkey, as he himself admitted after the game: “There is a big possibility that it was my last match in charge of Turkey in fact I did not intend to return to Istanbul now because I need a vacation …”. Enough said.
In 2009, the dam of 2010 World Cup had been fatal to the Republic of Ireland, eliminated by France with the famous episode from the hand of Thierry Henry in the second leg at the Stade de France.
It is forgotten. Robbie Keane and his family will then Ukraine and Poland this summer. The Irish no longer involved in a major tournament since 2002 and the World Cup in Japan and South Korea.
The Czech Republic, she was leaving the favorite against Montenegro, the youngest nation European soccer (2007). But Petr Cech and his colleagues have not outrageously dominated their opponents and the need to worry for the Euro.
The Euro-2012 will run from June 8, the opening match in Warsaw and July 1, with a final in Kiev. The European tournament will be the last one to 16 teams, before a transition to the 24 national teams to Euro-2016 to be held in France.
Results of matches dams return of the Euro-2012 soccer played Tuesday:
Tuesday: Go Back
Croatia – Turkey 3-0 0-0 in Zagreb
Montenegro – Czech Republic 0-2 0-1 in Podgorica
Eire – Estonia 4-0 1-1 in Dublin
Portugal – Bosnia 0-0 in Lisbon 6-2
Indicates teams qualified for Euro-2012