Italy were particularly unlucky to have to play for the last thirty minutes of the tournament with just 10 men through little fault of their own and that would have cost them around half a goal on average in that game.Joint hosts Poland and Ukraine's ratings also include their home advantage which inflates their individual ratings by about 4 tenths of a goal.
Performance Ratings from Euro 2012.
|TEAM.||Goal Difference.||Games Played.||Rating in Goals.|
|Rep of Ireland.||-8||3||0|
Spain unsurprisingly top the performance ratings.They had a goal difference of +11 over six games and despite only winning 66% of their games inside the 90 minutes and a schedule that included the tournament's worst side in Ireland,they were almost half a goal ahead of their nearest challengers,Germany.They did play fellow finalists,Italy twice.
Germany edged third placed Italy even though the latter beat the former in the semi finals.A strong group stage showing helped Germany as potentially did their avoidance of Spain.Italy bookend with England to head a clutch of similarly performing teams before home field assisted Poland usher in a group of third tier nations comprising France,Denmark and Sweden.
Holland's 14th ranking isn't surprising given that they failed to gain a point,but the narrowness of their defeats against two of the competitions semi finalists hiked their rating to within touching distance of some of the mid to lower ranked sides.Ukraine will be disappointed to have achieved such a lowly score especially with the benefit of home advantage.Ireland were outclassed throughout.