The Euro 2012 soccer tournament is here! Sixteen of Europe's best national teams square off in a monthlong event to crown the continent's next champion. The European Championship is viewed by many experts and players as the most difficult soccer tournament in the world, due to the high quality of all the contending teams. As the group stage gets under way, we're asking SportsNation to make its predictions!


Is Spain the favorite?

Spain is looking to repeat as European champions, something no national side has accomplished since the tournament began in 1960.

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Which team will win Euro 2012?

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    26%
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    37%
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    37%

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The young gun

Much is expected out of young German playmaker Mesut Ozil, who had a breakout performance at the 2010 World Cup.

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Which of these players will most likely be named Euro 2012's Player of the Tournament?

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    12%
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    37%
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    12%
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    23%
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    16%

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Another disappointment?

England has a history of disappointing its fans on the international stage. Will the trend continue in Poland and Ukraine?

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How far will England advance at Euro 2012?

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    19%
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    56%
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    18%
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    2%
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    5%

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Sleeper picks

Portugal may not be one of the favorites in the tournament, but it does have one of the best players in the world in Cristiano Ronaldo.

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Which of these sleeper teams is most likey to make a serious run through the knockout stages?

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    41%
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    9%
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    11%
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    8%
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    31%

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