European Championship Quarter Final Preview

Euro 2008

The Quarter Finals of the European Championships starts tomorrow; here is how I think it will turn out:

Thursday, June, 19th

Germany vs. Portugal

The game: Look for Germany to win a close one, even though the Portuguese have looked unstoppable at times. The Germans have hit their stride and will be tough to beat.

The pick: Germany

The Score: 3-2

Friday, June, 20th

Croatia vs. Turkey

The Game: Coming off a stunning upset against the Czechs, Turkey appears poised to make some noise. However, Croatia looks to continue their solid play against the overmatched Turks.

The Pick: Croatia

The Score: 3-0

Saturday, June, 21st

Netherlands vs. Russia

The Game: The well rested boys in orange should easily beat this Russian squad. They have been the class of the tournament so far and Russia will likely be eliminated.

The Pick: Netherlands

The Score: 2-0

Sunday, June, 22nd

Spain vs. Italy

The Game: On paper this looks like a very tight battle, as both nations boast some of soccer’s biggest stars. Even with Italy missing two of their top midfielders in Pirlo and Gattuso, the Italians should take this one.

The Pick: Italy

The Score: 2-1

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