One of the great things about the European Championships is the great matchups that we get to see. Because there are 13 berths that will be given to European teams, there will be at least three of these sides that will not feature in Brazil two years from now.
The 2010 World Cup highlighted what exactly makes the European Championships so great. Two of the teams that reached the semifinal, Turkey and Russia, didn't qualify to play in South Africa.
The Euros provide us with a great opportunity to watch the best football that Europe has to offer. Considering that the last two World Cup finals featured two nations from Europe, the quality of football that is being played in Europe is better than anywhere else.
With Euro 2012, we will get to see some outstanding group stage matches. The ten best group stage matches look like this.