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Euro 2012 Qualifiers Group E-I (Week 4)

October 12, 2010 by  
Filed under Featured, International

By: Stephan Roehrenbaeck

Group E:

The Netherlands continues to roll in Group E with a 4-1 trouncing of Sweden.  Klaas-Jan Huntelaar and Ibrahim Afellay both netted a pair of goals to keep the Netherlands atop group E. Hungary managed to stay hot on their heels with a 2-1 victory over Finland. Only 3 points separate the two squads making their March meeting all the more interesting. Sweden hangs on to the third spot in the group by goal differential over Moldova.

Country

Points

Goal Difference

Netherlands

12

+10

Hungary

9

+8

Sweden

6

+5

Group F:

Action today in Group F was light today, featuring matches between Greece and Israel and Latvia and Georgia. With a 2-1 victory, Greece maintains its one point advantage over Croatia in the group. Latvia and Georgia played to a 1-1 draw and Georgia remains at the middle of the group with 6 points, two behind Greece and only one point behind Croatia. This group is turning out to be a very close race as a win or a loss by either team will create some very interesting shifting in position.

Country

Points

Goal Difference

Greece

8

+2

Croatia

7

+4

Georgia

6

+1

Group G:

Today’s action featured the top two teams in Group G, England and Montenegro, playing to a 0-0 draw.  After dominating possession (65%) and shots on goal (12) England was still unable to find the back of the net and leaves them in second place in Group G. Switzerland floored Wales 4-1 leaving them in third place in the group but 7 points behind Montenegro.

Country

Points

Goal Difference

Montenegro

10

+3

England

7

+6

Switzerland

3

0

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Group H:

Portugal ensured that Iceland remained at the bottom of Group H today with a 3-1 victory in which Cristiano Ronaldo netted a goal and Portugal outshot Iceland 12 to 5. The victory put Portugal 2 points behind group leading Norway and Denmark claimed third with its 2-0 win over Cyprus.

Country

Points

Goal Difference

Norway

9

+3

Portugal

7

+3

Denmark

6

+1

Group I:

First and second remains the same in Group I, as Spain beat Scotland 3-2 and the Czech Republic took down Liechtenstein 2-0. Spain was the clear aggressor, dominating 68% of the games possession and tallying up 11 shots on goal. The Czech Republic came away with the win despite only possessing the ball for a third of the match. Spain continues to hold a 3 point lead over the Czech’s and don’t look ready to concede any ground.

Country

Points

Goal Difference

Spain

9

+7

Czech Republic

6

+2

Scotland

4

-1

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