Euro 2008: Matchday Five (Group A)

Euro 2008: Matchday Five (Group A)

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Euro 2008: Matchday Five (Group A)

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Now that all four groups in the European Championships have played at least one match, it is time for teams to start moving closer to qualifying for the quarterfinals.

Today’s Group A action puts Portugal against the Czech Republic (11:50am, ESPN2) in a match-up of teams that won their first games of the tournament. The winner of today’s match, if there is one, will be the first team to qualify for the second round of the tournament.

Switzerland and Turkey will look to keep their quarterfinal hopes alive when they square off in today’s late game (2:30pm, ESPN2). The Swiss outplayed the Czechs in their opening game but losing captain Alexander Frei could prove to be too tough a blow to overcome.

I will do a running commentary on the Portugal-Czech match so please feel free to use this post to discuss the Turkey-Switzerland match as well as any other Euro 2008 Tournament topics you would like.

Enjoy the action.

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