Germany, before the tournament, had been said to be the second favourite behind Spain, but many consider them to be the favourites now, after their league matches, where they won all their matches. They were pitted in the group of death, comprising of European giants, Holland, Denmark and Portugal. They topped the group. Their players in both the offense and defense have been immaculate. Players such as Gomez, P.Lahm, Per Mertesacker, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Thomas Muller have been all impressive in the championship, thus making them favourite for the championship. They have scored 5 goals in the competition so far with their striker, Mari Gomez scoring three goals out these 5 goals. Their immediate competitor has to be Spain for the European title.
England, who has not won the competition even once may not have been a strong favourite before the championship, but their performance against Sweden in their previous match reflected their spirit, thus increasing their chances of doing good in the competition. In their previous encounters, they were playing without their lethal striker, Wayne Rooney who was serving suspension, would be back into the English team fold, which is only going to bolster their team. This England team is only going to improve from here. Hodgson, their coach, may have faced some criticism for his team's selection policy, but the results are impressive.
Out of these mentioned teams, only Germany has made it through to the quarter-finals of the competition till date. Spain and England has not made it to the knock out stages, but they are expected to make it, when they play their last match in their league stages in the next two days or so. But, Germany, Spain and England has impressed fans all over the world with their display on the pitch, hence this CJ also considers these teams to be the favourite for Euro Cup 2012.
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