First round action in Euro12 Groups C and D is complete and the quarter-final matchups are staring us all in the face. Group C winners Spain will faceoff with France after the latter finished second in Group D with a disappointing 2-0 defeat to Sweden. Group C runnersup Italy will take on England to round out that side of the bracket. The full quarter-final schedule is as follows:
- Czech Republic v Portugal: Thursday June 21
- Germany v Greece: Friday June 22
- Spain v France: Saturday June 23
- England v Italy: Sunday June 24
totalBarca will continue to follow the tournament as long as Spain [and its Catalan players] are involved. Be sure to check back later in the week for a more extensive match preview. In the meantime: what do you think about France as an opponent? Did Spain dodge a bullet in avoiding England?