Someone at FIFA has a sense of humor. Why else would
The European groups are pretty bland to be honest. Group 1 is a killer with
The nine group winners qualify for South Africa, and the eight runners-up with the best records will go in to four playoff matchups, knockout style, to produce four more finalists, 13 in all from Europe.
Going group by group:
Portugal, Sweden, Denmark, Hungary, Albaniaand . Malta Greece, Israel, Switzerland, Moldova, Latvia, Luxembourg Czech Republic, Poland, Northern Ireland, Slovakia, Slovenia, San Marino Germany, Russia, Finland, Wales, Azerbaijan, Liechtenstein Spain, Turkey, Belgium, Bosnia, Armenia, Estonia Croatia, England, Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Andorra France, Romania, Serbia, Lithuania, Austria, Faroe Islands Italy, Bulgaria, Ireland, Cyprus, Georgia, Montenegro Netherlands, Scotland, Norway, Macedonia, Iceland
If you’re looking for analysis of the UEFA groups, try:Euro Football Highlights blog