By Tom Robin, EnStarz | Jun 17, 2012 02:20 PM EDT
Following Saturday's dramatic conclusion to Group A, Sunday will see Euro 2012 continue with the so-called Group of Death. In Group B Portugal vs. Netherlands will kick off at 2.45 p.m. and can be watched live on ESPN or online through live streaming on ESPN 3 (Details below).
The Netherlands are staring an early exit in the face. Having disappointed against Denmark in their opening game and losing in a shock result, they also succumbed to a superior German side in their second game; leaving them with zero points from their opening two games. Their position is a surprise considering they qualified for the tournament with more goals than any other team, and many were touting them to be one of the favorites for the championship.
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However, quite surprisingly even though they are on zero points they can statistically still qualify. Their current predicament means they need to win by two clear goals to stand any chance of getting to the quarter finals - and only if Germany beat Denmark.
History is also against the Netherlands as no team has ever qualified for the knock out stages after losing their opening two matches.
Also for the Netherlands it is Portugal who will be looking to dump them out. The odds are not looking good for Holland - they have only beaten Portugal once in their 10 previous meetings.
It is a huge turn around for a team who made it to the World Cup Final in 2010 only to lose to Spain.
Portugal however will be confident after managing to pull out a result against Denmark in their second game to put themselves in a good position. They managed to score a winner in the final minutes in that game and take all three points, which could make all the difference. Portugal currently sit with Denmark level on three points each, and with the same goal difference. If Portugal simply equal or better Denmark's result against Germany they will progress.
The Portugal vs. Netherlands game kicks off at 2.45 p.m. EST and will be shown live on ESPN, with live stream available on ESPN 3 by clicking HERE.
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