We are less than 24 hours away from Poland getting their game underway against Greece, thus signaling the start of Euro 2012. But in the odd paradox that is sports, the closer we come to the start of a game, the more the questions surrounding it rise in volume.
It is the uncertainty of the answers to these questions, the vagueness of diluted quandaries answered only after 90 minutes of play that makes this game and all sports fun to watch.
Never in my limited historical knowledge of the game have I seen such an open field.
As the level of play has increased worldwide and more nationalities are representing top clubs, the nations themselves have closed the gulf between traditional powerhouses and sides without as much “tradition."
Euro 2012 is shaping up to be one of the best competitions in years, not necessarily because of the amount of talent in it, but the burning uncertainty that surrounds the games. Here are 10 questions we have on the eve of the tournament.