Closest to runner-up status of best second place are Denmark and Portugal, while Swedes and Greeks are waiting a chance , if they with manage to take four points and still remain behind the Croatian.
German national selection is already in Warsaw and Kiev, and in the battle for second place Turkey has two points more than Belgium and better mutual ratio, and two home games ( Azerbaijan and Germany). Belgians hosts Kazakhstan and travel to Düsseldorf, while the Austrians due to poor ratio with the Turk no longer plays any theory.
Four teams could be the first, and most chance of it have the Russians
To Russia due to a better ratio counter Ireland, is sufficient draw in Zilina ( Slovakia), as in the last round they will gamble at home against Andorra. The remaining three candidates for the first place ,are hoping for success of the Slovaks which would bring for Ireland would a role of favorite as they travel to Andorra and hosts the Armenians, who previously welcomed Makedonians.Slovaks are mutually worse than the Armenians and the Irish so they have little chance for second place, if they dont defeat Russia.
The Italians were placed on the fifth consecutive Euro, but it can affect the outcome of group C. If they lose on Tuesday in Belgrade, the Serbs are certainly second placed. With the draw Italians will “kill” Slovenians, who would with win of Prandelli team on Marakana have the opportunity on the next match in Maribor, to beat the Serbs, and if Estonians do not celebrate in Belfast, be second in the group due to a better goal-difference than Estonians.
Probably things will be resolved at the Stade de France on Tuesday, where Bosnia and Herzegovina will need to win for the first place. Of course, with the prerequisite that with the same success they do the same with Luxembourg’s (Bosnia and Herzegovina) and Albania (France).To Romanians plays theory for second place, but with two French defeat or draw and Bosnia and Herzegovina defeat they need triumphs over Belarus and Albania in Tirana.
To drop to second place the Dutch would had to lose in Amsterdam of Moldova ,and then suffer defeat with four goal differences in Sweden, while the Swedes had to celebrate in Finland, which is mission impossible “5”.Bosnia and Herzegovina will try to win in two games to retrieve the best runner-up spot (struggle with the group H – Portugal and Denmark), while the Hungarians due to lower mutual ratio with the Swedish won in Finland would be already crossed.
The first two places will occupied Croatia and Greece. In which order will find out probably today or next week. In case of Croatians victory in Greece its all over, and draw turns match Croatia against Latvia in the match point, while Croatian victory in Greece turns match for Greeks in Tbilisi (Georgia) in a must win game.
England avoidance of defeat in Montenegro lead them to the Euro 2012 . In this situation, the match Switzerland – Montenegro becomes a a direct match for second place
in which the Swiss need any win, provided that they do not lose in Wales, and that at the same time Montenegro win a point against England.
With Portugal’s victory over Iceland and Denmark in Cyprus, Norway, which welcomes Cyprus on Tuesday, would lose the opportunity for first place.Then the crucial match, Denmark – Portugal. Any of those three teams, depending on the results of Greece, Sweden and Montenegro may be second best.
The Spaniards, as expected, rushed to Euro , and the Czechs (the Spaniards at home and away match in Lithuania ) and Scottish (travel to Lichtenstein and Spain) are hunting a consolation prize. Czechs in the final battle for the additional qualifications entering with a better ratio of the two points.