While Euro 2012 kicked off yesterday in Group A, it's time to take out the crystal ball and make some predictions about what we will see in Poland and Ukraine.
Germany have made deep runs in their past two major tournaments, yet they've fallen to the same menace in both: Spain.
In Euro 2008, the Germans fell in the final, while they experienced a loss in the semifinals of the 2010 World Cup.
Can Germany make a similarly strong run in Poland and Ukraine? And if so, can they finally overcome those last few hurdles?
Here are my forecasts for Germany's tournament.