Euro 2012 results – Tuesday 11th October 2011
Hi there and welcome to this Euro 2012 qualification match round up from Real Sporting news, well last night saw the culmination of the UEFA Euro 2012 qualification stage. Many of the teams involved in Tuesday’s matches were fully aware of their fates, some of the teams had already qualified where many had not. Much of the spice in these Euro 2012 matches came from the games where qualification was still achievable, the biggest challenge stood in front of Scotland.
The Euro 2012 qualification route for Scotland saw the Scots placed in a group with world championships Spain, as fate would have it Scotland met Spain in their final Euro 2012 qualification match. However Scotland’s fate was not entirely in their own hands as their result would have to better the Czech Republic’s result against Armenia. If I am totally honest this requirement was always beyond the Scots and Spain totally bossed this game from the start, the result finished with the Spaniard’s cruising to an easy 3-1 victory which saw David Silva score 2 goals whilst David Villa scored his landmark 50th goal for his country. The Scot’s rounded of their Euro 2012 campaign off with a consolation goal from David Goodwillie when he converted a penalty, all in all Scotland’s fans returned to the UK dreaming of what could of been whilst still reflecting on a much improved set of Euro 2012 qualification results.
In other Euro 2012 results we saw Wales finish their Euro 2012 Qualification matches against Bulgaria, of course neither team stood any chance of qualification. The Welsh however have had an encouraging set of Euro 2012 matches with many positives to draw from this campaign, this success has been largely down to the continuing rise of Gareth Bale who lead Wales to a 1-0 victory after he scored the games only goal on the strike of half time.
Euro 2012 – Remaining results
From the remaining Euro 2012 matches our focus turns to the Republic of Ireland’s game and their efforts to gain access to the Euro 2012 playoffs, the championship playoffs are made up of all the teams who finished 2nd in their respective Euro 2012 Qualification groups. The Irish met with Armenia and the main talking point of the game was the dismissal of the Armenian goalkeeper for handball, he was adjudged to have handled the ball outside of the box after Simon Cox had attempted to chip the keeper. Upon closer inspection things could of been very different as the action replays showed Cox to handle the ball seconds prior to his attempted lob, many neutrals will however rewind to the famous Thierry Henri handball that denied the Irish from qualification from the World cup just 2 years ago. The Irish went on to win the game 2-1 to secure their place in the Euro 2012 playoffs along side the following teams: Czech Republic, Turkey, Montenegro, Estonia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Portugal or Croatia.
So this rounds up my report of the main games from Tuesday’s Euro 2012 qualifying matches you can check out the full run down of the Euro 2012 results on the UEFA website, but make sure you check back for a report on the Euro 2012 playoff games right here on Real Sporting News also like our page on Facebook for another way of following us.