KIEV, UKRAINE - DECEMBER 02: The official adidas ball is unveiled inside the Olympic Stadium before the UEFA EURO 2012 Final Draw Ceremony on December 2, 2011 in Kiev, Ukraine. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
With the Euro 2012 Championship approaching, we here at Royal Blue Mersey are happy to bring you not one, but two chances to show off your football smarts!
In the first game Euro 2012 Group Stage, you will need to pick the results for the twenty-four group stage games, in the form of W/D/L. Click on the link given for the fixture list. Each correct pick will get you one point, and the person with the most points at the group stage wins. For a tiebreaker, also predict which game will have the most number of goals scored in it. Leave your answers in the comments section in the format shown there.
EDIT: In case there is any confusion in picking the results, let me clarify: eg in Game #1, Poland vs Greece, if you pick Poland to win then choose 'W', a draw 'D' or if you pick Poland to lose, then 'L'.. and so on.
The second game Euro 2012 Knockout Stage is even simpler - just pick the teams you tip to make it to the quarter finals shown on the linked fixture list, and which ones will proceed all the way to the final and the trophy. Once again, each correct pick will get you one point, and the person with the most points at the end of the final wins. For a tiebreaker predict who will win the final and by what score. Leave your answers in the comments section in the format shown there.
I'll be maintaining a spreadsheet tracking all the picks and scores with periodic updates as the tournament progresses, so get them in now. The comments section will close when the first game starts on 8th June.
Who will win the Euro 2012 Championship? (Odds shown from bet365)
Spain (11/4) (10 votes)
Germany (3/1) (27 votes)
Netherlands (13/2) (18 votes)
France (10/1) (4 votes)
England (14/1) (8 votes)
Italy (14/1) (1 vote)
Portugal (18/1) (1 vote)
Russia (20/1) (1 vote)
Other Teams (5 votes)
75 total votes