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    Quote Originally Posted by Lightning Raider View Post
    Croatia va Spain and Ireland vs Italy today! My predictions are 2-1 to Spain and 2-0 Italy.
    You are probably right. What I would love for a Croatia and Italy win though


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    I am actually scared of Ireland. We have a bad history of messing up against 'weak' teams. Remember new Zealand anyone? D:

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    Anything can happen in Football. :P
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fenix View Post
    I am actually scared of Ireland. We have a bad history of messing up against 'weak' teams. Remember new Zealand anyone? D:
    I don't remember but it sounds quite embarrassing. No disrespect to New Zealand of course.

    Quote Originally Posted by Lasien View Post
    You are probably right. What I would love for a Croatia and Italy win though
    Yay for potential upsets! Wouldn't mind that either actually.

    And in other news, Arsenal have apparently agreed a deal to sign Oliver Giroud for a reported Ł12m fee an to link up with the squad after the Euros. Makes van Persie's situation more interesting now we brought another left footed striker after Podolski.

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    Yesss, we made it. Good result, this 2-0. Balotelli's goal was super, he managed to score like that while o'shea was basically taking his shirt off.

    Also, such a shame this croatia is out. They played better than Spain imo.

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    Who? NAVAS! Who? NAVAS! Who? NAVAS! JESUS NAVAS!!!! Yay, Spain 1-0 Croatia!

    LA ROJA, WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS!

    Also, congrats to Balloteli for that goal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fenix View Post
    Yesss, we made it. Good result, this 2-0. Balotelli's goal was super, he managed to score like that while o'shea was basically taking his shirt off.

    Also, such a shame this croatia is out. They played better than Spain imo.
    I agree, I would rather play Spain than Italy after that performance.


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    I still haven't figured out who to support now we are out. Germany, Spain and Portugal are a certain no. I think I might just go with either England or France.

    So what does everyone think of the new Euro format for the 2016 Euro in france? For people that don't know yet they are raising the ammound of teams from 16 to 24. So teams like Belgium and Scotland will have a bigger chance to qualify.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 7 tyranitars View Post
    So what does everyone think of the new Euro format for the 2016 Euro in france? For people that don't know yet they are raising the ammound of teams from 16 to 24. So teams like Belgium and Scotland will have a bigger chance to qualify.
    I'm not sure I like it. One of the advantages of Euros when compared to the WC is the far inferior number of filler matches, ala Slovenia vs Algeria.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fenix View Post
    I'm not sure I like it. One of the advantages of Euros when compared to the WC is the far inferior number of filler matches, ala Slovenia vs Algeria.
    It's not so bad, a few more teams would get in to try their luck and the tournament would last longer which is fine by me. It's all a matter of personal preference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 7 tyranitars View Post
    I still haven't figured out who to support now we are out. Germany, Spain and Portugal are a certain no. I think I might just go with either England or France.

    So what does everyone think of the new Euro format for the 2016 Euro in france? For people that don't know yet they are raising the ammound of teams from 16 to 24. So teams like Belgium and Scotland will have a bigger chance to qualify.
    I mentioned this a few weeks ago and I'm still uncertain if it will be better or worse. Also 3 teams qualifying from 4 of the groups seems rubbish to me.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Lasien View Post
    I mentioned this a few weeks ago and I'm still uncertain if it will be better or worse. Also 3 teams qualifying from 4 of the groups seems rubbish to me.
    But it helps teams like Denmark and Croatia, who deserved to go through this year, to be able to go on to the knock out stage next tournament instead of going home.

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    The thing about the 24 team tournaments is the bizarre format it needs to determine who goes through. With 16 teams (and 8, 32 etc.) it's nice and simple.

    Also there's the risk of the tournament taking too long, which sounds good, but it really isn't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lightning Raider View Post
    But it helps teams like Denmark and Croatia, who deserved to go through this year, to be able to go on to the knock out stage next tournament instead of going home.
    I think it will lose some of it's magic, teams knowing as long as the don't finish last they will probably go through. Teams finishing 3rd should be going home because at the end of the day it should be the teams that do the most that qualify.
    Also this new format will probably get rid of the group of death :/


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    Quote Originally Posted by Lasien View Post
    I think it will lose some of it's magic, teams knowing as long as the don't finish last they will probably go through. Teams finishing 3rd should be going home because at the end of the day it should be the teams that do the most that qualify.
    Also this new format will probably get rid of the group of death :/
    Guess your right there. I like having a 'Group of death'.

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    I'm sorry, why do we even have officials on the line if they miss a clear goal?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lightning Raider View Post
    Guess your right there. I like having a 'Group of death'.
    I don't because for the past 3 editions we have been in it. (2004, 2008, 2012)
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    Quarter finals:
    Czech Republic VS Portugal (Game A)
    Germany VS Greece (Game B)
    Spain VS France (Game C)
    England VS Italy (Game D)

    Semi Finals:
    Game A Winner VS Game C Winner
    Game B Winner VS Game D Winner

    Some quality games we have going on here!!

    Predictions:
    Czech Republic VS Portugal : 0-2
    Germany VS Greece : 3-0
    Spain VS France : 2-1
    England VS Italy : 1-1 (4-3 in Penalties)

    Spain VS Portugal : 0-1
    Germany VS England : 2-1

    Portugal VS Germany : 1-0

    Portugal is the surprise of the competition
    Last edited by TheSirPeras; 19th June 2012 at 10:48 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Benmeister View Post
    I'm sorry, why do we even have officials on the line if they miss a clear goal?
    There was an offside involved in that anyways.


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    Czech Republic VS Portugal : 1-2
    Germany VS Greece : 2-0
    Spain VS France : 2-0
    England VS Italy : 1-0
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    Anyone know the dates of the quarter finals?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ~Nicole~ View Post
    Anyone know the dates of the quarter finals?
    they are this Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday


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    Which day will Spain VS France be?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ~Nicole~ View Post
    Which day will Spain VS France be?
    I'm sure it is Saturday


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    Quote Originally Posted by ~Nicole~ View Post
    Anyone know the dates of the quarter finals?
    Like Lasien said.
    Portugal VS Czech Republic - Thursday
    Germany VS Greece - Friday
    Spain VS France - Saturday
    England VS Italy - Sunday

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