WARSAW (Sporting Alert) — The European Championship Group B setup has certainly lived up to its “group of death” label heading into the final round of the group stages on Sunday.
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It will be all or nothing for all four teams involved Sunday night as they seek a place in the quarter-finals.
All eyes will most likely be on the clash between the Netherlands and Portugal at Metalist Stadium, while group leaders Germany, already on six points and only need to avoid a defeat in the last game, will take on Denmark.
The Netherlands is the only team without a point in the group, but still stand a chance of making it past the group stages with a win of two or more clear goals against Portugal and then Germany beat Denmark.
As it stands, Holland look like serious contenders to be dumped from the tournament, two-years after making the final of the World Cup in South Africa.
Portugal with their win over Denmark in midweek and the latter, who stunned the Dutch in the opener, both have three points.
Meanwhile, Arsenal FC forward Robin van Persie, despite having a fantastic season in the Premier League has been disappointing at the Euros fellow country man Clarence Seedorf, speaks about it and Netherlands overall performance in the tournament so far.
“The disappointment is in Robin Van Persie not scoring when a lot of chances were created in the first game and some disappointment with the coach for his selections,” said Seedorf.
If something was to happen in a negative way with the Netherlands at this tournament it will be because of the first match.”
He added: “There is disappointment back home of course because the expectations were high before the tournament, which is normal after being in the final of the World Cup. I think the disappointment has been based on individuals.”
Netherlands v Portugal Teams
Netherlands: Stekelenburg, Van der Wiel, Mathijsen, Vlaar, Willems, N. De Jong, Sneijder, Robben, Van der Vaart, Huntelaar, Van Persie
Subs: Vorm, Krul, Heitinga, Bouma, Boulahrouz, Van Bommel, Schaars, Strootman, Kuyt, L. De Jong, Narsingh, Afellay.
Portugal: Rui Patrício, Alves, Pepe, Coentrão, Pereira, Veloso, Moutinho, Meireles, Nani, Ronaldo, Postiga
Subs: Eduardo, Beto, Costa, Rolando, Lopes, Custódio, Quaresma, Micael, Viana, Almeida, Oliveira, Varela.
Denmark v Germany Team
Subs: Lindegaard, Schmeichel, Bjelland, Okore, Wass, C.Poulsen, Schøne, Silberbauer, Kahlenberg, Rommedahl, Pedersen, Mikkelsen.
Subs: Wiese, Zieler, Schmelzer, Höwedes, Mertesacker, Gündoğan, Schürrle, Kroos, Götze, Reus, Klose.