Performance Against FIFA Ranking at Euro 2012

The Euro 2012 Football Tournament has reached the Final game.
FIFA published its rankings on 6 June before the start of the Tournament.
The Final will be played between Spain (ranked 1) and Italy (ranked 12).
In the Tournament the result of each game was one of the following:

The outcomes were:

Amongst the observations that can be made about FIFA ranking and performance at Euro 2012:

  • Spain played to its ranking status
  • Netherlands lost three times, two of these losses were to lower ranked teams.
  • Italy played above its ranking status.
  • The two host nations played above their rankings in three of the six games.

The official website visualisation of the path to the Final is:

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