http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1221234-euro-2012-analyzing-every-possible-outcome-for-group-b-qualificationOption No. 1: Germany qualifies, Portugal qualifies
Germany and Portugal are first and second respectively in the group standings, so this theoretically should be the most likely outcome to occur. Yet as we've discussed, literally anything can happen in this group.
Any points from Germany would ensure them qualification to the next round, so a win or a draw against Denmark is enough for them to be guaranteed first place. Portugal, then, are dependent on the Germany match for their qualification—needing them to win or draw against Denmark. A draw means that Portugal must beat Holland; a win means that they need only a draw to qualify second.
Option No. 2: Germany qualifies, Denmark qualifies
The first way in which this could happen is if Germany and Denmark have a draw, and Netherlands beat Portugal. This would place Germany on seven points, Denmark on four and Portugal on three—giving both sides qualification to the quarterfinals.
Denmark could also beat Germany, which would place both teams on six points—meaning that the two sides need a draw or a loss from Portugal to ensure their qualification.
Option No. 3: Germany qualifies, Holland qualifies
Sitting last in the group without a single point, Holland can still qualify for the next round of competition, but they will need some results to fall their way.
Holland must beat Portugal first, and they must do it by at least two goals. That would take them to three points overall and an even goal difference. Germany must then beat Denmark, which would leave the Danes on three points, but more importantly, a negative goal difference. Holland would then beat Portugal in their head-to-head encounter, seeing that the two sides have the same points and goal difference.
There is still some hope for Holland.
Option No. 4: Denmark qualifies, Portugal qualifies
There is also the chance that Germany could be eliminated from the tournament despite not dropping a point in their opening two games. If Denmark can manage to beat the Germans and Portugal can give Holland their third loss of the tournament, then Germany could possibly be eliminated.
Should that scenario happen, all three teams (Germany, Denmark, Holland) would find themselves on six competition points—meaning that goal difference comes in to the equation.
If Denmark beat Germany by two goals and Portugal beat the Netherlands by a single goal, then the current group leaders would be eliminated on goal difference. Denmark would qualify first with six points and a plus-two goal difference, Portugal second with six points and a plus-one goal difference and Germany would be eliminated with six points and an even goal difference.
Now that truly would be chaotic times.
Honestly, if Netherlands don't win tomorrow, I think it's time for either a managerial change or drop the 'big ego's' that Robben and van Persie have already pointed out that are in that dressing room.Marwijk cant take the pressure well, cant see Holland winning this now, i think Portugal will nick it. I think Marwijk has lost the dressing room now.
Euro 2004: Portugal eliminated Holland. 2-1Easy win for Holland of course!
Forgot world cup 2002 qualification as well.Euro 2004: Portugal eliminated Holland. 2-1
World Cup 2006: Portugal eliminated Holland. 1-0
Holland was a much better team in terms of collective union and tactics then.
I'm really sorry to be the one giving you the news but things are very far from being "easy" for you at the moment. :wth: :dielaugh: