Three spaces filled, now we’re after the last semi finalist at Euro 2012. Here’s how it breaks down …

Katrine Lunde Haraldsen, Norway’s rather brilliant goalkeeper (Wiki)

So …  Norway are through to the semi finals.  They’ve wobbled a bit but it’s never been in doubt.  There isn’t any other team in the competition that has their consistency or their annoyingly strong mix of goalkeeping, defence, break-speed, attacking options and shooting power.  Also through are Montenegro who, on their day, should be able to beat Norway but who managed to lose to Germany and Hungary, another side who should be able to take the game to Norway, but who have yet to dominate their matches in quite the same way.

The last semi final spot is between Denmark, Serbia and France.  And, with the caveat that I usually get these things wrong, this is how I understand the permutations:

If Denmark lose to Norway, they are out and either Serbia or France will qualify.
If Denmark draw with Norway, they are out and either Serbia or France will qualify.
If Denmark beat Norway, they will go through if France beat Serbia.

If Serbia beat France they will go through.
If Serbia and France draw then Serbia will go through.
If France beat Serbia and Norway beat Denmark then France will go through.
If France beat Serbia and Denmark beat Norway then Denmark will go through.

I’d put your house (silly to bet my own house) on Serbia.

I’ll have match times and woefully inaccurate predictions for the matches tomorrow.

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