As the domestic season is about to come to an end, with just a few more competitive matches left to play, thoughts have turned to next season for many domestic managers, players and fans alike. However, the world will come together over the summer for the biggest footballing event of all time; the World Cup. For the lucky few that get to fly out to Brazil they will be hoping they can impress the domestic managers enough to either earn a permanent place in their team or use it as an advertisement of their skills.
Entries in Euro 2012 (16)
Spain vs Portugal (1945 GMT)
It’s the famous Iberian battle tonight, as Spain lock horns with Portugal in the first semi-final of Euro 2012. Spain are looking to be the first nation in history to win three major trophies in a row.
Greece vs Germany (1945 GMT)
After 45 minutes of that Greece vs Poland game, it’s hard to believe that this fixture is taking place. They rallied together and Karagounis and co. somehow overcame the odds and knocked out Russia, beating them 1-0 and sending them flying through.
Czech Republic vs Portugal (1945 GMT)
So, after a days rest, we start the quarter-final stages of Euro 2012. This fixture will be a shock to many, as both Netherlands and Russia were most people picks for this clash, but have both been knocked out of the group stages.
England vs Ukraine (1945 GMT)
It is the final piece of the quarter-final jigsaw today, as Group D battle it out. France and England both know that a draw will put them through, whilst Ukraine need to beat England in front of their own fans to put themselves in the last eight.
Italy vs Rep. of Ireland (1945 GMT)
The Irish are already going home. But they play a big role in deciding how far Italy go in the competition. Should Croatia and Spain play out a draw, then Italy would need to win by 3 clear goals to guarantee a place, unless Croatia and Spain draw 2-2, which is the one result that would guarantee they both qualify.
Denmark vs Germany (1945 GMT)
After a crazy night in Group A, we are looking at Group B tonight, and pre-tournament favourites Germany are flying with two wins from two, but defeat against Denmark tonight, could still put them out of the Group stages.
Czech Republic vs Poland (1945 GMT)
It is all to play for in Group A. With no team qualified so far, although with first place Russia playing 4th place Greece, this does seem like the battle of 2nd place.
Ukraine vs France (1700 GMT)
France play the hosts in their own arena as they travel to Donetsk on Friday, looking to upset the odds, and put a foot into the Quarter-Finals.
Italy vs Croatia (1700 GMT)
It has been dubbed the battle of second place, but the Italians picking up a draw against reigning champions Spain, it is all to play for in Group B.
Denmark vs Portugal (1700 GMT)
Denmark produced arguably the shock of the first round of matches, as they held on to a massive 1-0 win over the Netherlands, giving them a huge shock chance of reaching the knockout stages.
Greece vs Czech Republic (1700 GMT)
Petr Cech and his Czech teammates come into this game needing at least a point to stay in contention to qualify, but know a win will be a massive boost at the 4-1 drubbing handed to them by Russia in matchday 1.
England vs France (1700GMT)
England are battling a few big injuries, along with Wayne Rooney's suspension, leaving them short of experience in the final third for todays encounter with France.
Spain vs Italy (1700 GMT)
Todays Group C games start with an interesting clash between the current holders, and a revitalised Italy team who were beaten in this fixture at the quarter-finals stage four years ago, on penalties.
Despite being stripped of the England captaincy John Terry is still keen to represent his country.