Euro 2012: Poland vs Greece Group A - Match Preview
So it begins, another whirlwind of shattered expectations, dull predictability and tears from everyone involved, but enough about my prowess in the bedroom and lets get down to the curtain raiser of Euro 2012.
So it begins, another whirlwind of shattered expectations, dull predictability and tears from everyone involved, but enough about my prowess in the bedroom and lets get down to the curtain raiser of Euro 2012. Europe's biggest International football tournament kicks off later today an of course features co-hosts Poland, who take an impressive form book into the opening tie against Greece, whose shock victory in 2004 is what seems to elevate them in every ones estimations about this tournament. Poland have won their last 3 games whilst conceding no goals in the process, whilst Greece have been struggling with only one win in five. Therefore it looks likely that Poland will, in their home country at their home tournament, take the spoils of this opening fixture in possibly the least glamorous of the Euro 2012 groups. However it would be foolish in a cup competition to write a team off, especially considering Greece's previous in this competition and the fact they qualified is enough potential to upset the Home Team who will have all the pressure of a nation and my ability to spit cliches on their backs. Both teams also have the incentive that this is a group which, arguably, offers the best chance of them both progressing and then they will enter the knockout stages where a couple of good performances could elevate their chances of genuine success. It's all to play for in this Tournament opener, though Poland have the form book and the home support, Greece have a giant killing reputation and slightly more relaxed attitude to take in to this game.
Greece have concerns over captain and defender Vassilis Torosidis and Sotiris Ninis who are both struggling with tongue injuries after trying to pronounce the amount of S' in their names (Disclaimer: This isn't true), both are likely to face late fitness tests and scans. Poland have worries over defender Damien Perquis who has an elbow injury, which will greatly encumber his ability to play football.