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October 10th, 2011 12:48AM
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[DATEBOOK]Five berths in Euro 2012 will be decided on Tuesday, the final day of group play. For a look at what's at stake and all the viewing information ....

Here's how the groups still in play look:

Group B:Russia is in the driver's seat needing only a point Tuesday against tiny Andorra to hold off Ireland and Armenia.

Group D:France only needs a tie with Bosnia at home on Tuesday to clinch. Bosnia needs a win to take the group crown.

Group F:Greece took a two-point lead over Croatia with a 2-0 win on Friday in Athens. Having won the tiebreaker with Croatia, Greece will clinch first place with a win or tie at Georgia or if Croatia doesn't beat Latvia at home.

Group H:Portugal and Denmark are tied for first place heading into Tuesday's game in Copenhagen. The Portuguese won the first game, 2-0. The first tiebreaker is head-to-head so they qualify if they beat or tie Denmark. The Danes need to win.

Here's how the second-place races look:

Wild-card:The second-place team with the best record gains an automatic berth into the finals. The other eight pair off in playoffs to be played in November. In the six groups with six teams, the results of the second-place team against the last-place team are thrown out.

Sweden will clinch the wild card if it beats the Netherlands, winner of its first nine games, at home on Tuesday. Four teams have a chance of claiming the wild-card berth: Denmark or Portugal (16 points), Sweden (15) and Croatia (13).

Playoff berths: Montenegro clinched a berth in November's playoffs. Sweden has clinched no worse than a berth in the playoffs. France or Bosnia (Group D), Greece or Croatia (Group F) and Denmark or Portugal (Group H) are assured of making the playoffs. The second-place team in the four other groups will be decided on Tuesday.

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

*Qualified.

Group A
Oct. 7
Azerbaijan 1 Austria 4
Scorers: Vugar Nadirov 74; Andreas Ivanschitz 34, Marc Janko 52, 62, Zlatko Junuzovic 90+1
Belgium 4 Kazakhstan 1

Scorers: Timmy Simons 40pen, Eden Hazard 43, Vincent Kompany 49, Marvin Ogunjimi 84; Kairat Nurdauletov 86pen
Turkey 1 Germany 3

Scorers: Hakan Balta 78; Mario Gomez 35, Thomas Mueller 65, Bastian Schweinsteiger 86pen
Oct. 11

Germany vs. Belgium
Turkey vs. Azerbaijan, Foxsoccer.tv, 1 pm ET
Kazakhstan vs. Austria
PTS TEAM W-T-L +/1
27 *Germany 9-0-0 31/6
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15 Belgium 4-3-2 20/12
14 Turkey 4-2-3 12/11
11 Austria 3-2-4 16/17
7 Azerbaijan 2-1-6 10/23
3 Kazakhstan 1-0-8 4/24

Group B
Oct. 7
Armenia 4 Macedonia 1
Scorers: Marcos Pizzelli 28, Henrik Mkhitaryan 34, Gevorg Ghazaryan 69, Artur Sarkisov 90+1; Vance Sikov 86
Andorra 0 Ireland 2

Scorers: Kevin Doyle 8, Aiden McGeady 20
Slovakia 0 Russia 1

Scorer: Alan Dzagoev 71
Oct. 11

Ireland vs. Armenia, ESPN3.com, 1:45 pm ET
Russia vs. Andorra
Macedonia vs. Slovakia
PTS TEAM W-T-L +/1
20 Russia 6-2-1 11/4
18 Ireland 5-3-1 13/6
17 Armenia 5-2-2 21/8
14 Slovakia 4-2-3 6/9
7 Macedonia 2-1-6 7/13
0 Andorra 0-0-9 1/19

Group C
Oct. 7
Northern Ireland 1 Estonia 2
Scorers: Steven Davis 22; Konstantin Vassiljev 77pen, 84
Serbia 1 Italy 1

Scorers: Branislav Ivanovic 26; Claudio Marchisio 1
Oct. 11
Italy vs. Northern Ireland
Slovenia vs. Serbia, Foxsoccer.tv, 2:45 pm ET
PTS TEAM W-T-L +/1
23 *Italy 7-2-0 17/2
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16 Estonia 5-1-4 15/14
15 Serbia 4-3-2 13/11
11 Slovenia 3-2-4 10/7
9 Northern Ireland 2-3-4 9/10
4 Faroe Islands 1-1-8 6/26

Group D
Oct. 7
Bosnia 5 Luxembourg 0
Scorers: Edin Dzeko 12, Zvjezdan Misimovic 15, 22pen, Miralem Pjanic 36, Haris Medunjanin 51
France 3 Albania 0
Scorers: Florent Malouda 11, Loic Remy 38, Anthony Reveillere 67
Romania 2 Belarus 2
Scorers: Adrian Mutu 19, 51pen; Sergei Kornilenko 45, Stanislav Dragun 82
Oct. 11

France vs. Bosnia, ESPN3.com, 3 pm ET
Albania vs. Romania
PTS TEAM W-T-L +/1
20 France 6-2-1 14/3
19 Bosnia 6-1-2 16/9
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13 Romania 3-4-2 12/8
13 Belarus 3-4-3 8/7
8 Albania 2-2-5 6/13
4 Luxembourg 1-1-8 3/21

Group E
Oct. 7
Netherlands 1 Moldova 0
Scorer: Klaas-Jan Huntelaar 40
Finland 1 Sweden 2

Scorers: Joona Toivio 73; Sebastian Larsson 8, Martin Olsson 52
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
27 *Netherlands 9-0-0 36/5
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21 Sweden 7-0-2 28/9
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18 Hungary 6-0-3 22/14
9 Finland 3-0-6 16/16
6 Moldova 2-0-7 8/17
0 San Marino 0-0-9 0/49

Group F
Oct. 7
Greece 2 Croatia 0
Scorers: Giorgos Samaras 71, Fanis Gekas 79
Latvia 2 Malta 0
Scorers: Aleksejs Visnakovs 33, Artjoms Rudnevs 83
Oct. 11
Georgia vs. Greece, ESPN3.com, 1 pm ET
Malta vs. Israel
Croatia vs. Latvia
PTS TEAM W-T-L +/1
21 Greece 6-3-0 12/4
19 Croatia 6-1-2 16/7
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13 Israel 4-1-4 11/11
11 Latvia 3-2-4 9/10
10 Georgia 2-4-3 6/7
1 Malta 0-1-8 4/19

Group G
Oct. 7
Montenegro 2 England 2
Scorers: Elsad Zverotic 45, Andrija Delibasic 90; Ashley Young 11, Darren Bent 31
Wales 2 Switzerland 0
Scorers: Aaron Ramsey 60pen, Gareth Bale 71
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
18 *England 5-3-0 17/5
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12 Montenegro 3-3-1 7/5
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8 Switzerland 2-2-3 10/10
6 Wales 2-0-5 5/10
5 Bulgaria 1-2-4 3/12

Group H
Oct. 7
Portugal 5 Iceland 3
Scorers: Nani 13, 21, Helder Postiga 44, Joao Moutinho 81, Eliseu 87; Hallgrimur Jonasson 48, 68, Gylfi Sigurdsson 90pen
Cyprus 1 Denmark 4
Scorers: Andreas Avraam 45; Lars Jacobsen 7, Dennis Rommedahl 11, 22, Michael Krohn-Dehli 20
Oct. 11
Norway vs. Cyprus
Denmark vs. Portugal, ESPN3.com, 2:15 pm ET
PTS TEAM W-T-L +/1
16 Portugal 5-1-1 20/10
16 Denmark 5-1-1 13/5
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13 Norway 4-1-2 7/6
4 Iceland 1-1-6 6/14
2 Cyprus 0-2-5 6/17

Group I
Oct. 7
Czech Republic 0 Spain 2
Scorers: Juan Mata 7, Xabi Alonso 23
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
21 *Spain 7-0-0 23/5
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10 Czech Republic 3-1-3 8/7
8 Scotland 2-2-2 7/7
5 Lithuania 1-2-4 3/9
4 Liechtenstein 1-1-5 3/16



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