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Post by M99 Fri Nov 13, 2020 12:40 am

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Post by Hapless_Hans Fri Nov 13, 2020 12:52 am

awesome

RIP Jogi Löw Proud
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Post by BarrileteCosmico Fri Nov 13, 2020 2:42 am

Ooof group f is packed
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Post by VivaStPauli Fri Nov 13, 2020 9:35 am

In the good old days I would've said we'll thrash Portugal with like 4-1 like always, but these days, Löw will make sure we don't make it out of that group. Won't even beat Hungary.
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Post by M99 Fri Nov 13, 2020 10:48 am

Getting 3rd still makes you advance as long as you have better GD than the other 3rd placed teams. Portufal finished 3rd in their group and won the damn tournament last time Laughing

Btw they are dumb as f if they still have the tournament held throughout multiple countries. Vaccine or not, they should limit it to country.
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Post by Hapless_Hans Fri Nov 13, 2020 11:16 am

@M99 wrote:Getting 3rd still makes you advance as long as you have better GD than the other 3rd placed teams. Portufal finished 3rd in their group and won the damn tournament last time Laughing


oh ffs that's right I forgot about that rule change :facepalm:

UEFA is a fucking joke, really, expanding, expanding, more games, more games
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Post by Warrior Fri Nov 13, 2020 11:24 am

Satisfied by the draw. Groups D, E and F will be quite competitive. Groups A and B have less quality overall but still we get good matches. Can't be mad about group C, it's bad, but it allows 5 decent groups.

Should be fun to watch, even if currently i feel zero hype
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Post by Hapless_Hans Fri Nov 13, 2020 11:29 am

Euros used to be soooo good

16 teams, 4 groups, first two advance, straight to quarters, bam bam bam
it's clear, straightforward, it's got tension and pressure, almost only quality games

and it didn't take over the whole fucking summer

fucking idiots
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Post by Robespierre Fri Nov 13, 2020 11:32 am

Glad for Scotland. It hadn't happened for 24 years.
I was supporting them yesterday but then I feel asleep at the beginning of 2nd half and I've lost everything... Great regret given that it finished on penalty kicks !

Hungary got it also on epic way and  that's s why Szoboszlai just confirmed to be the talent of future
Impressive player
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Post by Warrior Fri Nov 13, 2020 11:53 am

What saddens me the most is there is little to chance going back to the 16 team format, which it seems most football fans would rather do.

What annoys me is NOT the amount of teams, 24 is a lot but we saw Iceland and Wales do their things, etc and personally i can tolerate mediocre group stage matches.

The most frustrating is lowering the standards of knock out rounds. Instead of best third bs it should be top of each group + 2 best seconds who advance from group stage.


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Post by rincon Fri Nov 13, 2020 1:36 pm

While I think I prefer the old format, last euros were fine.

Almost all matches are good and its still a tense and quality format. Plus the smaller teams were a run like last time's Iceland, Wales, and Portugal Laughing

The knockouts are just as good imo, its the group stages that gets worse because of the reduced tension since you can make it from 3rd place.

IMO what hurt euro 2016 the most was not this, but all the upsets in the group stages that led to a completely asymmetrical knockout bracket with all the good teams on one side.
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Post by VivaStPauli Fri Nov 13, 2020 4:41 pm

IMHO the Euro 2016 was absolutely fine, it was just annoying that Portugal won, because they fluked, dived, and tackled through every single match, while France, Germany, and Italy had everyone and their mum injured and played ridiculous setups in the end. Other than that it was a fine tournament, it would've hardly been better without Wales or Iceland.
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Post by Warrior Fri Nov 13, 2020 10:34 pm

Euro 2016 was the worst edition i've seen

Portugal winning it was a scam
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Post by Robespierre Sat Nov 14, 2020 12:25 am

Best Euro that I've seen has been Euro 2000 , close to World Cup 98 (the best ever). And no ,it hasn't to do with the idealization of first memories ...
Unpopular opinion , but I usually find more entertaining Euro than WC, it might sound as  a paradox but I feel this, I think show is biggest in this tournament, perphaps also because of minor pressure that conversely it is maximum on World Cup.
It's difficult to remember a bad Euro  from  this point of view but I agree Euro 2016 was the less one .
Big NTs weren't having a good period, for example  Italy had terrible midfield and attack for example ( now it's much better )  ... and the winner was the Portugal that has won only one match
I've seen more boring tournaments than this, but Euro can give better emoctions.
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Post by sportsczy Sat Nov 14, 2020 9:44 pm

Euro 2016 was great until the semis imo. Then, as is the case with all tournaments NT or not, teams just sit back and counter for the most part... and it works tbh. When you have two great teams go at it, they try to contain the attacking player first tactically before worrying about attacking themselves.

Anyhow, this is the France team you will likely see going forward. Giroud is done and Martial will take over. Mbappe will play over Coman to start. If Martial falters, Mbappe will go central and Coman will play.

Rabiot-Pogba-Kante midfield.

Hernandez-Kimpembe-Varane-Pavard defense.

On defense, there's a lot of talent at CB and LB. So those 3 positions are open for competition. Pavard is the only one who really doesn't have an elite backup.

Good game by France.
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Post by sportsczy Sat Nov 14, 2020 9:48 pm

Martial really needs to finish better though. He has to score on some of those.
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Post by Zagadka Tue Mar 30, 2021 1:08 am

I am desperate to buy a ticket for a game in St. Petersburg Russia. nothing on UEFA Portal yet, but I know Russian allows fans and is aiming for 50% capacity for the games.

Does any one have more info on where we can buy official tickets for this tournament? it's literally 70 days away!
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Post by sportsczy Tue Mar 30, 2021 2:49 am

@Robes.  Euro is more competitive overall (better quality teams).  BUT, nothing comes close to the emotion and pressure of a world cup.  Nothing.  It's almost shocking that players can perform at all under those crazy circumstances.  It takes a mental giant to be an elite player and perform under the scutiny of a world cup...  because all the teams are imperfect and you don't practice a ton. So it really comes down to the individual players much more than club football imo.
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