newbie original said:But you may not necessarily face any of those three at the World Cup....Take Italy for example..survived the group of death and well, 11 on 11 they weren't extended in the next 2 games. And they have not faced and will not be facing any of those 3 teams. Had they qualified from their group at EURO 2004, they would have faced either the Czech Republic or the Netherlands....hardly teams that wouldn't extend them.
You probably know more than me so your probably right. But I just don't see how Greece can win the Euros but a team like Greece has never won the World Cup. Maybe the pressure to play in the World Cup makes it tougher? Or am I totally wrong here and the Euros are just flat out tougher.