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Upcoming Euro tournament

  1. Jun 5, 2008 #1
    Any other football fans here?

    Who do you think will win the upcoming Euro tournament?
    Which players will shine?

    I'm having trouble picking a winner but Italy, France, Germany and Spain are my top 4.
    I may be wrong but I believe it won't be possible for Italy and France to face off in the final as they are both in Group C. I'd love too see them duke it out again.
     
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  3. Jun 5, 2008 #2

    cristo

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    My money's on Germany. I think Portugal are one to watch, too.
     
  4. Jun 5, 2008 #3
    Zinedine Zidane
    you must be kidding :rofl:
     
  5. Jun 5, 2008 #4
    surely you jest
    Zidane is retired
    I said Italy and France can't play each other due to the way the grouping happened

    Portugal sure has Ronaldo and Quaresma to keep an eye on.
     
  6. Jun 5, 2008 #5
    I will be excited to watch Portugal, but my bet is on Germany or Italy.
     
  7. Jun 6, 2008 #6
    I am excited to see Euro 2008...I haven't seen a single football match since the World cup 2006..I am looking forward to this cup!

    If my memory hasn't failed me...didn't he retire after the World cup 2006. :wink:
     
  8. Jun 6, 2008 #7

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    England for a surprise come back. Failing that Germany will be who I support.
     
  9. Jun 6, 2008 #8
    England did not qualify..
     
  10. Jun 6, 2008 #9
    I'd say Italy, but Czech republic are one to look out for as well.
     
  11. Jun 6, 2008 #10

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    Hence the surprise :rolleyes:
     
  12. Jun 6, 2008 #11
    Wouldn't be surprised to see the english team in Romanian uniforms ;)
     
  13. Jun 6, 2008 #12

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    Are Romania doubtful to turn up?
     
  14. Jun 6, 2008 #13
    Romania has been rumored to be a dark horse for this competition, however they are in the group of death with Italy, France and Netherlands so I doubt they will go far.

    Also one of their club teams was just fined and what not for corruption
     
  15. Jun 6, 2008 #14
    And Adrian Mutu was just busted for cocaine and fined $20 million!!
     
  16. Jun 6, 2008 #15

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    Soccer ethics

    Usually, when a player on the field is injured, a player will kick the ball out of play even if the injured player is on the other team. In that case, the team with the injured player would toss the ball to an opponent since they had the ball when the injury occurred.

    How about this one where the player botches the intentionally out of bounds part? To be honest, I'm not sure what he was doing, but he obviously did it because of the injured player on the field (or because he was watching the asst ref).

    Should the team with the injured player try to score or just tap the ball to the goalkeeper.

    Totti would have known what to do.

    And, speaking of penalties, this penalty was perfect. He obviously practiced a lot.

    Can you spot the infractions? The third is hilarious as the player is obviously thinking "Oh, crap!" as soon as he does it (and he gets a card to go with it). Check out the position of the red players on the fourth kick.
     
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  17. Jun 6, 2008 #16

    cristo

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    What, again? Didnt this happen years ago?
     
  18. Jun 6, 2008 #17
    I know he was caught years back, however, now Chelsea wants to fine him for the loss in money from his transfer fees to the tune of 9.6 million # which is roughly $20 million.

    Chelsea paid for him, he failed drug test so they axed him thus he signed to Juventus on free transfer. It's a tough call legally you'd have to know all about what he signed in fine print on his contract.
     
  19. Jun 7, 2008 #18

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    Anyone watching tonights match? I know portugal are only playing turkey, but they look very good! Simao, ronaldo and deco look like they can do some damage in midfield, and theres still nani and others on the bench. Their defence doesn't look too bad either!
     
  20. Jun 7, 2008 #19

    Kurdt

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    Yes I'm watching. Portugal are looking good. The earlier match was a bit tame but I blame the ref for that.
     
  21. Jun 7, 2008 #20

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    I didnt see the earlier match, but im glad i didnt miss much. This game is promising- and what a free kick by ronaldo, hes on form!
     
  22. Jun 7, 2008 #21

    Kurdt

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    Yes it was an amazing strike from that position, but what a save.
     
  23. Jun 7, 2008 #22

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    Nice game. Both Portugal goals were beautiful. Most of the Portugal shots that didn't connect were beautiful.
     
  24. Jun 7, 2008 #23

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    Interesting match in the end. It was a bit flat in places but Portugal produced some good moments and two great goals. I must admit that I thought Moutinho had ruined the chance when he tried that turn in the penalty area but it worked out nicely.
     
  25. Jun 7, 2008 #24

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    I can't believe Czech Republic beat Switzerland, i was disappointed. I think Frei was playing a little selfish, always shooting when getting the ball. Yakin came in and think they immediately started doing better.

    I saw two handballs from the same player, one a penalty in my opinion. The Czech are playing badly, very slow and clunky. I like the way the Swiss were playing.

    I think Portugal will get some revenge when they meet the Czech team on wednesday, make up for the quarter final elimination in 96 with that amazing goal from Poborsky (i was around, i don't forget this stuff :P).

    Portugal did well, nice game.
     
  26. Jun 7, 2008 #25
    I don't think Czech Republic looked that great, Portugal will win the group no problem.
     
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