Group B may be termed as the "Group of Death" but the flip side is that you have four teams and each one is packed with quality names in it.

Ronaldo, Nani, Van Persie, Sneijder, Robben, Eriksen, Agger,  Schweinsteiger, Ozil, etc. The list is long.


The 1992 champions missed out on UEFA EURO 2008. The Danes were the group winners during the qualifying stage and overcame the Portuguese challenge to top the group. Martin Olsen is the head coach.

The Danes under Olsen have centered their football on defending and counter attacking. Captain Daniel Agger is in charge of defense. The midfield remains the key where Ajax's Christian Eriksen is expected to pull the strings. Nicklas Bendtner and Dennis Rommedahl will be sharing the goal scoring responsibilities.

Key Player - Christian Eriksen, Midfielder


The German side is packed with quality names from defense to attack. Coach Joachim Loew has the youngest squad at Euro '12 which has skill, speed and more importantly experienced at it's disposal against big teams.

The Midfield picks itself with Bastion Schweinsteiger as the central figure. Captain Philip Lahm and Per Mertesacker will be in charge of a young defense. The only question for Loew is to choose his strikers. Mario Gomez is the preferred choice who will be leading the line, with Miroslav Klose and Thomas Muller playing the supporting cast.

Key Player - Mario Gomez, Striker


The World Cup finalists will be looking to go one better this year. Netherlands is a side which has clearly defined roles and players performing them to perfection.

Under Coach Bert Van Marwijk the Dutch side is unchanged since the World Cup Final loss to Spain in 2010. Robin Van Persie had his best season for Arsenal and would like to carry his goal scoring form to Poland and Ukraine. Wesley Sneijder has recovered from injuries and is expected to play a major role. Arjen Robben would like to shrug off the Champions League disappointment with some inspiring performances.

Key Player - Robin Van Persie, Striker


Portugal has the Europe's best player in their squad in form of Cristiano Ronaldo. Yet they didn't qualify directly for Euro 2012. Under Coach Paulo Bento the team is finally coming together after a period of turbulence which saw Jose Bosingwa and Ricardo Carvalho excluded from the squad.

Nani and Raul Meireles will be assisting Ronaldo in unlocking the opposition defense. Pepe will be playing a major role in central defense in absence of experienced Carvalho. Still the onus lies on Ronaldo to take the team through to the second round.

Key Player - Cristiano Ronaldo, Forward

Whichever team goes through, Group B will have exciting football to offer with some of the best players in Europe.