Euro 2012 Qualification Review: Group C

Team P W D L F A GD Pt
Italy 10 8 2 0 20 2 +18 26
Estonia 10 5 1 4 15 14 +1 16
Serbia 10 4 3 3 13 12 +1 15
Slovenia 10 4 2 4 11 7 +4 14
N. Ireland 10 2 3 5 9 13 -4 9
Faroe Islands 10 1 1 8 6 26 -20 4

Well that was pretty easy for Italy, wasn't it? Ten matches, two goals scored per match on average, two goals conceded in total, enough for 26 points and a ten-point lead at the top of Group C. Despite the debacle at South Africa last summer, Italy still boast an extremely strong team and will probably give a good showing of themselves in Poland/Ukraine this summer.

Second place brought us a real surprise as Serbia found themselves pipped by tiny Estonia, perhaps in part due to the 3-0 loss they were punished with in Italy after their fans ran riot. That's not to take anything away from Estonia, however - they managed to earn wins against every team in the group save Italy, including a key 3-1 victory in Belgrade that in retrospect was the major result in the group.

There were interesting stories in slots 4-6, with Slovenia ensuring Serbia wouldn't take second place and a playoff spot thanks to a second-half penalty save to earn a 1-0 win in the final matchday, while the Faroe Islands managed to notch a rare international win by beating... Estonia, weirdly. What a strange little group this was.

Latest News

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.