With one day remaining until EURO 2012 kicks off, it's time to take out the crystal ball and make some predictions about what we will see in Poland and Ukraine.
For Russia, the combination of a veteran squad and a relatively easy group dictate high expectations for their campaign.
A semifinal berth in their last EURO bid just heaps pressure onto the Russians.
With so much riding on this tournament, can Russia live up to—or even exceed—their fans' expectations?
Here are my predictions for Russia's EURO 2012 campaign.