FIFA World Ranking
Russia - 11th
Greece - 14th
Czech Republic - 26th
Poland - 65th
Group A is dubbed as the most evenly-matched group (except Poland) without the big names.
Russia - Andrie Arshavin powered Russia to the semi finalist in 2008, will be looking to lead the young Russian to progress further.
Greece - the Champions of 2004 failed to progress in the last campaign but will be looking to regain their glory once again. However the team is too much relying on Sotiris Ninis in attacking which could prevent the team from advancing
Czech Republic - the golden days are gone and Milan Baros still remains as the sole key striker for Czech. Perhaps the team has been too much relying on him and a lack of offensive punch would see their journey end in group stage.
Poland - being the co-host of the tournament, Poland enjoy the home ground advantage at maximum level. Bundesliga trio - striker Robert Lewandowski, playmaker Jakub Blaszczkowski, and defender Lukasz Piszczek will lead the team and cast the magical spell to go beyond the group stage.
Group A Prediction
I am predicting Poland to go on top of Group A, given the home advantage and the recent surge of local talents. Greece will finish 2nd with it's play-safe strategy that will earn them precious points while Russian and Czech Republic are both in trasition will end their EURO trip in group stage.