Euro 2012 Qualification Review: Group E

Team P W D L F A GD Pt
Netherlands 10 9 0 1 37 8 +29 27
Sweden 10 8 0 2 31 11 +20 24
Hungary 10 6 1 3 22 14 +8 19
Finland 10 3 1 6 16 16 0 10
Moldova 10 3 0 7 12 16 -4 9
San Marino 10 0 0 10 0 53 -53 0

The Netherlands cruised through qualification and nearly emerged with a 100 percent record, although Sweden managed to trip them up in Stockholm on the last day to put an end to that. It was a bit too easy for the Dutch in a group that included both Moldova and San Marino, which is some pretty stupid scheduling by UEFA, if anyone wants my opinion.

Anyway, Sweden, with eight wins and two losses, managed to clinch the coveted 'best runner up' position, which came with automatic qualification to the summer tournament. Hurray Sweden. Boo rest of group! Especially San Marino and it's -53 goal differential. If you want to become an international footballer, I'd suggest moving there and naturalising. Perhaps you could overthrow the government and become a captain-regent too.

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.