National team of the Netherlands will face his old acquaintance Denmark in the first match for both teams in Group C of Euro 2012. Both teams will enter the pitch at the stadium “Metalist” in Kharkov, on Saturday (6/9/2012)
Netherlands failed to qualify for Euro 2012 without problems, after finishing a leadership position in their qualifying group. In qualifying for the European football championship, “Tulip” won first place with a total of 27 points, ahead of runner team in Sweden. Definitely under the guidance of coach Bert van Marvayk Dutch national team represents more than excellent, as we all remember what made just two years ago in the finals of the World Cup. Then just a little lacking to triumph with the trophy, but ultimately finished second, assuming minimal loss 1-0 after extra time, the team of Spain. “Orange” was literally revived under the leadership of coach Bert van Marvayk that since taking the national team of Holland defeats the “tulip” count on the fingers of one hand. Dutch national team and has good traditions when it comes to European Cup finals, during the last six evrofinali have their account won a Cup, three semifinals and two quarterfinals, but recently suffered a drop in the group phase in already back in 1980. But now the situation for the Dutch national team is much more complicated, since their group is one of the most difficult of this tournament. Besides the team of Denmark, a company of “Tulips” and make more national teams of Germany and Portugal, which are also linked by experts to be among the favorites at this year’s European Championships.
Denmark also demonstrate consistency when it comes to euro finals, during the last eight tournaments on the continent have missed a single in 2008. The Danes even boast and title euro championship like this happened in 1992 in Sweden, but realistically since then fail to achieve anything significant, but their best performance after surprisingly winning the trophy was reaching quarter in 2004. For this championship, the national team of Denmark won no problem qualifying group, in competition for teams like Norway and Portugal, and now it’s fate brought them together again in a group with “Iberians”. For the upcoming season, coach Morten Olsen, the Danes were forced to suffer quite a serious blow after it emerged that he could rely on their goalkeeper Thomas Sorensen. Watchman of England Stoke City with a back injury that occur during the friendly match of Danes in Brazil last week ended 3-1 in favor of “selesao.” So his place in the composition of Denmark will take on Leicester goalkeeper – Kasper Schmeichel, son of the legendary Danish goalkeeper of yesteryear Peter Schmeichel.
Having finished second at the last World Cup in South Africa 2010, the Dutch team hopes to correct an error in the forthcoming Euro 2012. Most experts suggest it is the team of Holland for one of the favorites in the tournament. Competition in the group it is deadly, so the match with Denmark is the only mandatory for winning before the next tough matches with Germany and Portugal.