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Euro 2012 Group B Qualifying Permutations

4 September 2011 9,441 views No Comment Written by Ronan

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http://greenscene.me/2011/09/possible-euro-2012-group-b-outcomes/

Many pundits are saying that the Republic of Ireland’s Euro 2012 qualifier on Russia is a must-win game in order to stand a chance of progressing to the finals in Poland and Ukraine next year. However, with all six teams in the group having three games to play, and with four of them in contention to qualify, we look at the possible probable outcomes (excluding any major upsets where Armenia or Macedonia pull off a win against the top three seeds – Armenia’s chances of qualifying are also very slim, as they’d need to beat both Slovakia and Ireland away).

RUSSIA WIN ON TUESDAY: OUTCOME 1
Sep 6: Russia v Ireland – Russia Win
Sep 6: Macedonia v Andorra – Result irrelevant
Sep 6: Slovakia v Armenia – Slovakia Win
Oct 7: Armenia v Macedonia – Result irrelevant
Oct 7: Slovakia v Russia – Russia Win
Oct 7: Andorra v Ireland – Ireland Win
Oct 11: Russia v Andorra – Russia Win
Oct 11: Ireland v Armenia – Ireland Win
Oct 11: Macedonia v Slovakia – Slovakia Win

(Ireland reach the playoffs based on head-to-head games against Slovakia)

RUSSIA WIN ON TUESDAY: OUTCOME 2
Sep 6: Russia v Ireland – Russia Win
Sep 6: Macedonia v Andorra – Result irrelevant
Sep 6: Slovakia v Armenia – Slovakia Win
Oct 7: Armenia v Macedonia – Result irrelevant
Oct 7: Slovakia v Russia – Draw
Oct 7: Andorra v Ireland – Ireland Win
Oct 11: Russia v Andorra – Russia Win
Oct 11: Ireland v Armenia – Ireland Win
Oct 11: Macedonia v Slovakia – Slovakia Win

RUSSIA WIN ON TUESDAY: OUTCOME 3
Sep 6: Russia v Ireland – Russia Win
Sep 6: Macedonia v Andorra – Result irrelevant
Sep 6: Slovakia v Armenia – Slovakia Win
Oct 7: Armenia v Macedonia – Result irrelevant
Oct 7: Slovakia v Russia – Slovakia Win
Oct 7: Andorra v Ireland – Ireland Win
Oct 11: Russia v Andorra – Russia Win
Oct 11: Ireland v Armenia – Ireland Win
Oct 11: Macedonia v Slovakia – Slovakia Win

RUSSIA AND IRELAND DRAW ON TUESDAY: OUTCOME 1
Sep 6: Russia v Ireland – Draw
Sep 6: Macedonia v Andorra – Result irrelevant
Sep 6: Slovakia v Armenia – Slovakia Win
Oct 7: Armenia v Macedonia – Result irrelevant
Oct 7: Slovakia v Russia – Slovakia Win
Oct 7: Andorra v Ireland – Ireland Win
Oct 11: Russia v Andorra – Russia Win
Oct 11: Ireland v Armenia – Ireland Win
Oct 11: Macedonia v Slovakia – Slovakia Win

RUSSIA AND IRELAND DRAW ON TUESDAY: OUTCOME 2
Sep 6: Russia v Ireland – Draw
Sep 6: Macedonia v Andorra – Result irrelevant
Sep 6: Slovakia v Armenia – Slovakia Win
Oct 7: Armenia v Macedonia – Result irrelevant
Oct 7: Slovakia v Russia – Draw
Oct 7: Andorra v Ireland – Ireland Win
Oct 11: Russia v Andorra – Russia Win
Oct 11: Ireland v Armenia – Ireland Win
Oct 11: Macedonia v Slovakia – Slovakia Win

A mini-group between Slovakia, Russia, and Ireland would need to be used to separate the teams – based on results between the three teams:

RUSSIA AND IRELAND DRAW ON TUESDAY: OUTCOME 3
Sep 6: Russia v Ireland – Draw
Sep 6: Macedonia v Andorra – Result irrelevant
Sep 6: Slovakia v Armenia – Slovakia Win
Oct 7: Armenia v Macedonia – Result irrelevant
Oct 7: Slovakia v Russia – Russia Win
Oct 7: Andorra v Ireland – Ireland Win
Oct 11: Russia v Andorra – Russia Win
Oct 11: Ireland v Armenia – Ireland Win
Oct 11: Macedonia v Slovakia – Slovakia Win

(Ireland reach the playoffs based on head-to-head games against Slovakia)

IRELAND WIN ON TUESDAY: OUTCOME 1
Sep 6: Russia v Ireland – Ireland Win
Sep 6: Macedonia v Andorra – Result irrelevant
Sep 6: Slovakia v Armenia – Slovakia Win
Oct 7: Armenia v Macedonia – Result irrelevant
Oct 7: Slovakia v Russia – Slovakia Win
Oct 7: Andorra v Ireland – Ireland Win
Oct 11: Russia v Andorra – Russia Win
Oct 11: Ireland v Armenia – Ireland Win
Oct 11: Macedonia v Slovakia – Slovakia Win

(Ireland top the group based on head-to-head games against Slovakia)

IRELAND WIN ON TUESDAY: OUTCOME 2
Sep 6: Russia v Ireland – Ireland Win
Sep 6: Macedonia v Andorra – Result irrelevant
Sep 6: Slovakia v Armenia – Slovakia Win
Oct 7: Armenia v Macedonia – Result irrelevant
Oct 7: Slovakia v Russia – Draw
Oct 7: Andorra v Ireland – Ireland Win
Oct 11: Russia v Andorra – Russia Win
Oct 11: Ireland v Armenia – Ireland Win
Oct 11: Macedonia v Slovakia – Slovakia Win

IRELAND WIN ON TUESDAY: OUTCOME 3
Sep 6: Russia v Ireland – Ireland Win
Sep 6: Macedonia v Andorra – Result irrelevant
Sep 6: Slovakia v Armenia – Slovakia Win
Oct 7: Armenia v Macedonia – Result irrelevant
Oct 7: Slovakia v Russia – Russia Win
Oct 7: Andorra v Ireland – Ireland Win
Oct 11: Russia v Andorra – Russia Win
Oct 11: Ireland v Armenia – Ireland Win
Oct 11: Macedonia v Slovakia – Slovakia Win

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