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Five berths to be decided this week
October 6th, 2011 6:31PM

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[EURO 2012 QUALIFYING] Euro 2012 qualifying moves into its final week of group play with games Friday, Saturday and Tuesday.

-- Germany, Italy and Spain have won their groups, and England and the Netherlands have all but clinched.

-- Russia holds a two-point lead in Group A going into Friday's game at Slovakia. Ireland, Slovakia and Armenia are all alive.

-- France leads Group D by a point with home games left against Albania Friday and second-place Bosnia Tuesday.

-- Croatia leads Greece by a point going into their Group F match Friday in Athens.

-- Portugal, Denmark and Norway are all tied for first place in Group H, which won't be decided until Tuesday's Denmark-Portugal game in Copenhagen.

-- In addition, the team with the best second-place record will clinch an automatic berth in the finals. (The Netherlands can do no worse than qualify via the top No. 2 spot.)

-- The other eight runners-up will pair off in November to determine four more berths.

Euro 2012 Qualifiers:
Poland (co-host)
Ukraine (co-host)
Germany
Italy
Spain
Netherlands

*Qualified.

Group A
Oct. 7
Azerbaijan vs. Austria, Foxsoccer.tv, noon ET
Belgium vs. Kazakhstan
Turkey vs. Germany, Foxsoccer.tv, 2:30 pm ET
Oct. 11
Germany vs. Belgium
Turkey vs. Azerbaijan, Foxsoccer.tv, 1 pm ET
Kazakhstan vs. Austria
PTS TEAM W-T-L +/1
24 *Germany 8-0-0 28/5
14 Turkey 4-2-2 11/8
12 Belgium 4-2-2 16/11
8 Austria 2-2-4 12/16
7 Azerbaijan 2-1-5 9/19
3 Kazakhstan 1-0-7 3/20

Group B
Oct. 7
Armenia vs. Macedonia, Foxsoccer.tv, 11 am ET
Andorra vs. Ireland, ESPN3.com, 3:30 pm ET
Slovakia vs. Russia, ESPN3.com, 2:15 pm ET
Oct. 11
Ireland vs. Armenia, ESPN3.com, 1:45 pm ET
Russia vs. Andorra
Macedonia vs. Slovakia
PTS TEAM W-T-L +/1
17 Russia 5-2-1 10/4
15 Ireland 4-3-1 11/6
14 Armenia 4-2-2 17/7
14 Slovakia 4-2-2 6/8
7 Macedonia 2-1-5 6/9
0 Andorra 0-0-8 1/17

Group C
Oct. 7
Northern Ireland vs. Estonia, Foxsoccer.tv, 2:45 pm ET
Serbia vs. Italy, ESPN3.com, 2:45 pm ET; Foxsoccer.tv, 2:45 pm ET
Oct. 11
Italy vs. Northern Ireland
Slovenia vs. Serbia, Foxsoccer.tv, 2:45 pm ET
PTS TEAM W-T-L +/1
22 *Italy 7-1-0 16/1
14 Serbia 4-2-2 12/10
13 Estonia 4-1-4 13/13
11 Slovenia 3-2-4 10/7
9 Northern Ireland 2-3-3 8/8
4 Faroe Islands 1-1-7 6/22

Group D
Oct. 7
Bosnia vs. Luxembourg
France vs. Albania, ESPN3.com, 3 pm ET
Romania vs. Belarus, Foxsoccer.tv, 2:30 pm ET
Oct. 11
France vs. Bosnia, ESPN3.com, 3 pm ET
Albania vs. Romania
PTS TEAM W-T-L +/1
17 France 5-2-1 11/3
16 Bosnia 5-1-2 11/7
12 Belarus 3-3-3 6/5
12 Romania 3-3-2 11/7
8 Albania 2-2-4 6/10
4 Luxembourg 1-1-7 3/16

Group E
Oct. 7
Netherlands vs. Moldova, ESPN3.com, 2:30 pm ET
Finland vs. Sweden, ESPN3.com, ESPN Deportes, noon ET; , Foxsoccer.tv, 12:15 pm ET
Oct. 11
Sweden vs. Netherlands, ESPN3.com, 2 pm ET
Hungary vs. Finland, Foxsoccer.tv, 2 pm ET
Moldova vs. San Marino
PTS TEAM W-T-L +/1
24 *Netherlands 8-0-0 34/5
18 Sweden 6-0-2 26/8
18 Hungary 6-0-3 22/12
9 Finland 3-0-5 15/14
6 Moldova 2-0-6 8/15
0 San Marino 0-0-9 0/49

Group F
Oct. 7
Greece vs. Croatia, ESPN3.com, 2:45 pm ET
Israel vs. Georgia
Latvia vs. Malta
Oct. 11
Georgia vs. Greece, ESPN3.com, 1 pm ET
Malta vs. Israel
Croatia vs. Latvia
PTS TEAM W-T-L +/1
19 Croatia 6-1-1 16/5
18 Greece 5-3-0 10/4
13 Israel 4-1-4 11/11
10 Georgia 2-4-3 6/11
8 Latvia 2-2-4 7/10
1 Malta 0-1-7 4/17

Group G
Oct. 7
Montenegro vs. England, ESPN3.com, 3 pm ET
Wales vs. Switzerland, ESPN3.com, 2:45 pm ET
Oct. 11
Bulgaria vs. Wales, Foxsoccer.tv, 2:05 pm ET
Switzerland vs. Montenegro, ESPN3.com, 2:05 pm ET
PTS TEAM W-T-L +/1
17 England 5-2-0 15/3
11 Montenegro 3-2-1 5/3
8 Switzerland 2-2-2 10/8
5 Bulgaria 1-2-4 3/12
0 Wales 1-0-5 3/11

Group H
Oct. 7
Portugal vs. Iceland, Foxsoccer.tv, 4 pm ET
Cyprus vs. Denmark, ESPN3.com, 2:30 pm ET
Oct. 11
Norway vs. Cyprus
Denmark vs. Portugal, ESPN3.com, 2:15 pm ET
PTS TEAM W-T-L +/1
13 Portugal 4-1-1 15/7
13 Denmark 4-1-1 9/4
13 Norway 4-1-2 7/6
4 Iceland 1-1-5 3/9
2 Cyprus 0-2-4 5/13

Group I
Oct. 7
Czech Republic vs. Spain, ESPN3.com, ESPN Deportes, 2:45 pm ET
Oct. 8
Liechtenstein vs. Scotland, ESPN3.com, 1:30 pm ET
Oct. 11
Spain vs. Scotland, ESPN3.com, ESP Deportes, 2:45 pm ET
Lithuania vs. Czech Republic, Foxsoccer.tv, 2:45 pm ET
PTS TEAM W-T-L +/1
18 *Spain 6-0-0 21/5
10 Czech Republic 3-1-2 8/5
8 Scotland 1-2-3 6/8
5 Lithuania 1-2-3 3/8
4 Liechtenstein 1-1-5 3/16



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