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foxxxer
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posted June 11, 2016 02:49 PM
Edited by foxxxer at 22:55, 16 Jun 2016.

Euro 2016 France [Soccer]

A new big football tournament requires a new thread. The competition has started already with France vs. Romania, not the best game weve seen but almost all opening games are boring, charged with a lot of pressure on the players. This is the first Euro championship hosting 24 teams, format I really like, last used for WC USA 1994. Beside the first and second positioned teams in each group, the best four out of six third placed teams will advance as well to form the knock-out stage (round of 16). The drama for the third placed teams is full especially when the the points are equal and tie-breaker is the goal difference. One goal more or less may send you to R16 or home . There are cases when third placed team reaches the final (Argentina in WC90 or Italy WC94). More info about knock-out phase.

Some sites which may be helpful:
UEFA EURO 2016 (official)
Euro 2016 (Wikipedia)
Soccerstand (live results)


RESULTS

GROUP STAGE

Match Day 1 (10.06.2016)
(A) France 21 Romania

Match Day 2 (11.06.2016)
(A) Albania 01 Switzerland
(B) Wales 21 Slovakia
(B) England 11 Russia

Match Day 3 (12.06.2016)
(D) Turkey 0-1 Croatia
(C) Poland 1-0 Northern Ireland
(C) Germany 2-0 Ukraine

Match Day 4 (13.06.2016)
(D) Spain 1-0 Czech Republic
(E) Ireland 1-1 Sweden
(E) Belgium 0-2 Italy

Match Day 5 (14.06.2016)
(F) Austria 0-2 Hungary
(F) Portugal 1-1 Iceland

Match Day 6 (15.06.2016)
(B) Russia 1-2 Slovakia
(A) Romania 1-1 Switzerland
(A) France 2-0 Albania

Match Day 7 (16.06.2016)
(B) England 2-1 Wales
(C) Ukraine 0-2 Northern Ireland
(C) Germany 0-0 Poland

Match Day 8 (17.06.2016)
(E) (15:00 CEST) Italy - Sweden
(D) (18:00 CEST) Czech Republic - Croatia
(D) (21:00 CEST) Spain - Turkey

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posted June 11, 2016 04:12 PM
Edited by Storm-Giant at 17:26, 11 Jun 2016.

As I've said in the soccer thread, I don't expect much from Spain. It's a great selection of players, but I'm grown a distrust towards Del Bosque tactics and player choices.

France looked weak last night, Romania was in control of the ball for long periods of time, and if it wasn't for their awful defending on the first goal, they would had taken a draw. What a shame.

Edit: There is a surplus of idiots though.
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posted June 11, 2016 05:57 PM

Its pity that the score between Albania Switzerland was only 0-1. So many great opportunities were missed by both teams.

Storm-Giant said:
As I've said in the soccer thread, I don't expect much from Spain. It's a great selection of players, but I'm grown a distrust towards Del Bosque tactics and player choices.

Looking at the Spain line-up I think you dont have quality forwards, players who can make the difference in tough moments when you need one goal. Maybe Del Bosque made a mistake leaving Costa and Torres home instead of Nolito and Aduriz. Torres and Costa had poor season (Torres awakened at the end) but still I think they would do better job in difficult moments than the other two

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posted June 11, 2016 06:11 PM
Edited by Storm-Giant at 18:13, 11 Jun 2016.

Credit where is due, this list is much muuuch better than in the 2014 WC. A lot of the players who performed well this year had made it into it, I only miss Sal in there. Actually, I disagree on Torres and Costa - the former only performed in a couple of matches thanks to el Cholo 'magic', while the latter is hasn't had a good season either, plus a lot of physical issues. Alccer might be missed though...

I am more worried about which players will start though. Del Bosque is known for his stubbornness with fielding older players. We'll see.


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posted June 11, 2016 06:14 PM

Storm-Giant said:

BAAAAAAAAAALE!!!!!!!!! The cinderella story starts great

Great goalkeeping

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posted June 11, 2016 07:49 PM

I never suggested the contrary

Overall I feel Wales is playing to their strengths, but also lacking coordination at times, which has led to some serious defense slip ups. Can't fancy them holding their ground against the big teams, but they might just squeeze through to the playoffs.

Now they have screwed a couple of big counterattacks (2vs2 both times), can't be so forgiving against the big boys!
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posted June 11, 2016 07:58 PM

Yeah, they got lucky. Both teams made lots of mistakes but the game was good for the neutral fans. I didn't expect so open game.

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posted June 11, 2016 10:03 PM
Edited by fuChris at 22:53, 11 Jun 2016.

Missed the Wales game. But the France v Romania game wasn't half bad. I mean they both were nervous but both of them gave a good fight. The Payet goal was a beauty though.
Not sure what to make of the Pogba hype. We'll see how he copes with the pressure.
I'm surprised that Sagna is part of the starting eleven. Good defender but can't deliver a decent cross if his life depended on it which is why I'm surprised one of his crosses has actually led to the Giroud goal.

England v Russia really seems like it's gonna end 0:0.

edit: 1:1
HA! England never fails to not disappoint. Classic.
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posted June 11, 2016 11:03 PM

Look kids, that's how you bottle a game. Stepping back after the goal was a critical mistake, allowing Russia to hold to an admittedly small hope.

Russia was so unispiring the whole game it almost feels unfair they snatched a point here. Almost. A lot of blame still lies on England side.

Wales at the top of the table, huh? What a time to be alive!
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posted June 11, 2016 11:16 PM

England scored, and they thought it was over How wrong they were
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posted June 12, 2016 02:30 AM
Edited by Blizzardboy at 02:31, 12 Jun 2016.

Aaaaaand crowd violence now ensues. Russia is not happy.

*popcorn*

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posted June 12, 2016 04:43 AM

Can someone make a post with the results of the games played so far? Would be useful for those who follow things from a distance.
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posted June 12, 2016 09:05 AM

always said that ukrainians are bandits.
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posted June 12, 2016 10:15 AM

Stevie said:
Can someone make a post with the results of the games played so far? Would be useful for those who follow things from a distance.


Here are the results so far. I'll try to keep tracking the scores in OP.
France 21 Romania
Albania 01 Switzerland
Wales 21 Slovakia
England 11 Russia


So predictions for today
Turkey 1-2 Croatia
Poland 2-0 Northern Ireland
Germany 3-1 Ukraine

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posted June 12, 2016 11:25 AM

Thanks a lot
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posted June 12, 2016 03:44 PM

My god, what a goal by Modric

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posted June 12, 2016 04:56 PM

Croatia look sharp. Wonder how long they can keep this up. Hope they go far.
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posted June 12, 2016 05:25 PM

Croatia looked solid against Turkey but they are predictable because the constant crosses toward Mandzukic. If they dont change this tactic I cant see how they would beat some of the bigger teams

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posted June 12, 2016 07:35 PM

Modric scoring a long-range screamer? Now that's a classic!

Looking forward to the Germany - Ukraine later this night. Lots of goals, pls!
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posted June 12, 2016 08:59 PM

fuChris said:
Croatia look sharp. Wonder how long they can keep this up. Hope they go far.

They won't. Spain will have a smooth ride, Croatia's "national" selection has been known to snap in high-profile matches for many years now, yet they take pride in easy victories against unimportant teams, such as the recent friendly 10-0 win against San Marino.

This team is comprised of "superstars" and members of the single team in the Croatian League (GNK Dinamo Zagreb) that intentionally monopolizes everything so much that the Croatian Football Association is their puppet (not exaggerating, scandals arise every now and then). The coach, Ante ai, was "politically" chosen and hasn't had any real experience.
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