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Coach: Köbi Kuhn.

World Cup record: Eight appearances, quarterfinals in 1934, 1938, 1954.

Euro 2004: Eliminated in first round.

Overall European Championship record (including qualifying): 29 wins, 22 draws, 29 losses in 80 games.

European Championship final tournament record: 0 wins, 2 draws, 4 losses in six games over two tournaments. Has never advanced from the group stage.

Top Players: Philippe Senderos, Alexander Frei, Tranquillo Barnetta.

Prognosis: Co-host Switzerland has little chance to get out of its group.

Coach: Karel Brückner.

World Cup record: Nine appearances, reached final as Czechoslovakia in 1934 and 1962.

Euro 2004: Lost to Greece in semifinals.

Overall European Championship record (including qualifying): 39 wins, 8 draws, 7 losses in 54 games.

European Championship final tournament record: 10 wins, 5 draws, 7 losses in 22 games over six tournaments. Champion as Czechoslovakia in 1976.

Top Players: Jan Koller, Petr Cech, Tomas Ujfalusi.

Prognosis: The Czechs underachieved at last World Cup with a first-round exit, but a strong qualifying campaign makes them a favorite to advance to the quarterfinals here.

Coach: Luiz Felipe Scolari.

World Cup record: Four appearances, semifinals in 1966 and 2006.

Euro 2004: Lost to Greece in final.

Overall European Championship record (including qualifying): 58 wins, 26 draws, 24 losses in 108 games.

European Championship final tournament record: 10 wins, 4 draws, 5 losses in 19 games over four tournaments. Reached final in 2004.

Top Players: Cristiano Ronaldo (pictured above), Deco, Ricardo Quaresma.

Prognosis: Portugal struggled to qualify for Euro 2008, but it has proven its quality at the last two major championships, reaching the final at home in Euro 2004 and making the semifinals at the World Cup. Anything short of the quarterfinals this time will be a huge disappointment.

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Coach: Fatih Terim.

World Cup record: Two appearances, semifinals in 2002.

Euro 2004: Did not qualify.

Overall European Championship record (including qualifying): 35 wins, 22 draws, 38 losses in 95 games.

European Championship final tournament record: 1 win, 1 draw, 5 losses in 7 games over two tournaments. Reached quarterfinals in 2000.

Top Players: Nihat Kahveci, Hamit Altintop.

Prognosis: Turkey followed surprising run to the 2002 World Cup semifinals by failing to qualify for Euro 2004 and 2006 World Cup. Another trip to the knockout stages will be tough to get.

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