Euro 2012: Power Ranking the Top Strikers of the 16 Nations Participating

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Euro 2012: Power Ranking the Top Strikers of the 16 Nations Participating
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The European Championship in the summer of 2012 is expected to be an entertaining tournament, as some of the best national teams in the world take part in the competition.

With Spain winning the World Cup in 2010 and possessing an extremely strong team, they will be the favorites, though Germany and the Netherlands will be expected to provide stiff competition to them.

England, France and Italy—all of whom did not have a good World Cup—will be the outside bets for this tournament, but there is always the possibility of a lower-ranked team winning the Cup as Greece did at Euro Cup 2004.

The strikers for these teams have a crucial role to play, as their goals and form could play an important part in deciding the winners of the tournament. The forwards will be under immense pressure to deliver.

But with many quality strikers participating in the tournament—such as David Villa and Zlatan Ibrahimovic—there is great expectation for many goals in the Euros.

This slideshow ranks the top strikers of the 16 nations participating.

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