August 28, 2006
Euro 2008 Qualification Preview: Group D
Well after a month, and the actual matches beginning soon, it was probably a good idea to continue this.
The Fodder: San Marino, Cyprus, Wales, Slovakia. San Marino have never won a competitive match, Cyprus is another nice vacation destination, Slovakia has not made an impact since independance and Wales are capping players in League Two.
Will Walk This Group: No one. The remaining three nations are close enough to make this a real battle for the two advancing spots.
The Top Two Battle: The Czech Republic looked pretty good at the World Cup against the United States only to crap the bed against Ghana and Italy. The same choking ability may see them miss out. Germany were semifinalists as hosts, but many feel they overachieved. They should still go through, however. The Republic of Ireland has looked excellent in their buildup friendlies and may pull off qualification.