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Host nations Poland and Ukraine outside threats for Euro 2012 according to Sharp FanLabs

Host nations Poland and Ukraine outside threats for Euro 2012 according to Sharp FanLabs

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The research project has also identified holders Spain and top qualifiers Germany as favourites for this summers tournament, as FanLabs expands to Facebook

Euro 2012 host nations Poland and Ukraine should be considered outside threats for this summer's showpiece tournament, according to Sharp FanLabs.

FanLabs is Europe's biggest football fan research project, with the opinions and views of thousands of supporters collated into data with some telling results.

In just under four months, millions of fans from across the continent will be tuning in to cheer on their country in the European Championships, with current holders Spain and Joachim Low's Germany considered favourites for the trophy.

However, according to studies complied by Sharp FanLabs, the two host nations should also be seen as threats, with the project concluding that they are two of the most underestimated teams in the tournament, after analysing the initial data collected.

In the build-up to the start of Euro 2012 in June, the FanLabs project has been expanded onto Facebook, with a new platform for discussion and debate between football fans across Europe launching.

The new Facebook page will continue to provide fans with updated information on the research project and the latest results it produces, with no doubt countless questions set be answered ahead of Poland & Ukraine.

Together with the possibility of networking with a European fan community, fans have a chance of winning, among others prizes, tickets to the opening match of Euro 2012, as well as the opportunity to represent their country exclusively as Sharp's Fan of the Match.

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