View Photo Gallery: The 15 top players to watch in the 2012 UEFA European soccer championships.

Euro 2012 kicks off Friday with host Poland taking on Greece at noon and Russia facing the Czech Republic at 2:45. Here are a few links to whet your appetite.

— Just how big is this event, in terms of finances? “It is mega,” a UEFA official tells the Associated Press. Indeed, UEFA will earn commercial revenues of $1.6 billion for the event.

— However, the event isn’t completely sold out, with 10,000 Euro 2012 tickets still unsold.

No Twitter for Spain’s players.

Alan Shearer does not like England’s chances.

Click here for the full Euro 2012 schedule. Rosters and schedules for each Euro 2012 team can be found here.

So who ya got? Leave your predictions in the comments.