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Euro 2012 Draw: 10 Key Matchups to Watch in Poland and Ukraine
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The Euro Championships are one of the most prestigious tournaments in international sports and will undoubtedly see plenty of quality football considering the quality in the teams. The draw for the tournament took place in Kiev and includes some big teams facing each other in the group stages. It will be difficult to progress to the next phase of the tournament for many big teams. 

The groups that were decided by the draw were:

Group A: Poland, Russia, Greece, Czech Republic

Group B: Netherlands, Germany, Portugal, Denmark

Group C: Spain, Italy, Republic of Ireland, Croatia

Group D: England, France, Sweden, Ukraine

The draw means that some of the biggest teams in the competition have the chance of being eliminated early in the competition. It will be a difficult task for all the players and managers to ensure that they have a successful campaign in the Euros in Poland and Ukraine.

There will be a number of key matchups that could decide the winners of the tournament. Here are 10 key contests to watch out for in the tournament.

You may also be interested to read this group-by-group guide, written by Thomas Atzenhoffer, and games to watch in the Euro Cup, written by Tony Mabert.

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