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Unity
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 11, 2021 11:38 am 
 

So, I figured it would be a good idea to discuss the Euro! So, what are your expectations? Who will you be rooting for? Who are the favourites in your opinion?

Obviously, I'll be rooting for my country, but it will be hard for us because we are in a very tough group - Germany, France and Hungary. If we don't qualify, I'd like to see either Germany or Spain win it. How about you folks?
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Methuen
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 11, 2021 11:51 am 
 

I'm hoping that the English team's performance isn't too obnoxious (not too much rolling-around-as-if-shot penalty hunting), and that the fans stay at home or something - COVID should be a massive help there. Not going out on penalties would nice, too. Otherwise, be nice if Wales or one of the Scandi countries did well.

France should win it if their players turn up on the day ?

You're right, Germany - France - Hungary - Portugal, proper group of death that one :lol:
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 11, 2021 4:02 pm 
 

I'm rooting for my home country Germany. It's Löw's last tournament and Germany doesn't have anything to lose after three difficult years. That's why it's truly hard to predict how well Germany is going to be performing. I'm going to be modest and would already be satisfied if Germany made it to the quarter finals.

Regarding all strengths and weakness, I would guess that France is a clear favourite to win the title.

It would also be nice to experience another Cinderella story in the key of Greece back in 2004.
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lordcatfish
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 12, 2021 4:24 am 
 

I reckon France will win, which isn't exactly pushing the boat out as far as predictions go. I just hope all Liverpool players get eliminated early so they can have a bit more rest, and that England fail miserably.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 12, 2021 1:10 pm 
 

Very sad what happened in our game. I hope the Danish guy will be okay. Didn't look too good. Would've imagined Finland's first game ever in these kind of tournaments would've been a happier occasion.

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oldmetalhead
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 12, 2021 1:26 pm 
 

Never seen anything like that, I hope Eriksen is alright, he was obviously unconscious when they were trying to treat him. Scary stuff.

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Unity
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 12, 2021 2:04 pm 
 

Good news, folks! Eriksen is already awake at the hospital. Message from UEFA:

The player has been transferred to the hospital and has been stabilised.
— UEFA (@UEFA) June 12, 2021


What a relief!
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Human666
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 12, 2021 4:45 pm 
 

The collapse of Eriksen was really shocking.
It's really amazing how Finland actually won this game, 1 goal in 1 attempt.
Denmark had a lot of bad luck this evening...I hope Eriksen is alright and wish Denmark luck, they deserve to be at least in the round of 16.

Group F is clearly the group of death, Hungary have no chance and the matches between Germany-France-Portugal are gonna be intense.
Nobody will be surprised if France will win this tournament , but my personal favorite is Portugal.

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tomcat_ha
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 12, 2021 8:39 pm 
 

A bit of a moment for sure.

At the same time I can't help but think about how he prob survived it but we are going to the world cup in Qatar anyway.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 13, 2021 11:15 am 
 

I wasn't impressed by Croatia. Haven't been since the 2018 world cup finals. Not expecting anything from here on.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 13, 2021 5:47 pm 
 

Yeah and Croatia always underachieve normally underachieve at cups, I guess we are going back to that now. Shame because they have enough quality to win the cup really. I think they lack a truly good coach.

Netherlands - Ukraine was interesting. In terms of defense the Netherlands looked very sloppy and Ukraine looked like they got their system right at least. 3 goals despite Memphis Depay playing a shitty game is not something we've seen in quite some time which is prob the best news for us right here. Hopefully Frank actually learned from this game and improves the defense and I don't even think the switch to 5-3-2 is to blame for this.

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Terri23
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 14, 2021 9:58 am 
 

It's confirmed that Eriksen suffered a full blown heart attack. I really hope he pulls through.

England beat Croatia, so they're naturally going to win the tournament.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 14, 2021 5:10 pm 
 

Eriksen surviving is really what matters most coming out of all this. It was quite lucky, in all the bad luck, that he had his heart attack during the game. Had he had it while being out running he wouldn't have made it through.

Spain vs Sweden just finished playing. A draw and we should be very happy with the point. Spain absolutely dominated. It could have been 3-0 or more!
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An Ferbasach
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 14, 2021 6:26 pm 
 

Disappointing result for Scotland today, losing 2-0 to the Czech Republic. Can't fault the player's effort but not enough quality on display and the set up was too negative, especially since we were playing at home.

England up next. Just hope we can put in a credible performance and keep the scoreline respectable.

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Unity
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 15, 2021 3:06 pm 
 

Good result from my country today. Let's see what Germany and France can do.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 15, 2021 3:52 pm 
 

The "big" matches in championships often turn out to be a disappointment, but wow, France-Germany delivers so far. By far the best first half I've seen this Euro.

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Human666
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 15, 2021 7:52 pm 
 

Germany-France was a huge disappointment.

Germany dominated most of the game, but Hummels made a fatal mistake of course.
France parked the bus and went for quick attacks with Mbappe, who didn't score a legitimate goal.

It seems like France gonna win this tournament, but there's something that I just don't like about this team.
It's like they have a lot of superstars but still play ultra defensive and go for quick attacks...very boring and kind of "dirty".

Portugal had an easy game, it's gonna be interesting to see them against France and Germany, Ronaldo seems very determined and motivated.

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Terri23
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 15, 2021 9:37 pm 
 

Hummels made a mistake, but he had Mbappe right there behind him, who would have go to the ball had he not intervened. It's unfair to lay blame at him, and he redeemed himself with that tackle when Mbappe was clean through. Germany had enough chances to take something from the game. France were also unlucky with a couple of tight offside calls.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 16, 2021 5:13 am 
 

Human666 wrote:
It's like they have a lot of superstars but still play ultra defensive and go for quick attacks...very boring and kind of "dirty".


Could see that coming and hate it, but it's understandable even from a potential opponent's viewpoint. The Cup is the only thing that matters after all.

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Human666
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 16, 2021 1:57 pm 
 

So glad Turkey lost, their barbaric exhibition was embarrassing, too much rage and not enough brain.
Bale missed the penalty but delivered a couple of great assists, gg.

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