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  1. amur leopard

    amur leopard Well-Known Member

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    The Euros are finally here! Already deep into the first game - unfortunately the first goal is an own goal by Turkey as they face Italy.

    EDIT: And now two for Italy - getting sticky for Turkey - after all they've been on the back foot the entire game but defence looked fairly solid in the first half imo.

    And again. Looking at Turkey's performance in the second half, I reckon Wales actually do have a good chance at getting at least third in their group, perhaps even second. Italy are almost definitely first by the looks of their performance.
     
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  2. pipaluk

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    Italy v France one semi final both will win their group, other will be England /Spain, Germany or Portugal v Netherlands
     
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    Probably right - I do feel as if to an extent England have been unlucky with the knockout draw - they have to play either Portugal, Germany of France in the round of 16 - the winners of the last three major trophies in European football...

    Speaking of difficult draws, group F is something else :D.

    Personally supporting France and reckon they might have a good shot at the trophy if their egos don’t get to them.
     
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    Home advantage will probably be enough for Germany to come 2nd to France in group F. If that happens and England win their group it would be England v Germany at Wembley in the 2nd round. I'd reckon the winner of that could play France (or Italy) in the final
     
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    Hope to god Eriksen pulls through...
     
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    Been stabilised and take to hospital. Disgusted with BBC to not cutting from the pictures, I turned off as soon as I saw the situation and they were not cutting from the stadium. Heard they kept with it even when his wife was brought onto the pitch. (I know Danish TV direct it but still cut back to the studio).

    Also credit to the Danish players for forming a bit of a barrier to try and stop it being shown.
     
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    I am surprised that UEFA have allowed the game to be restarted shortly, but it seems that both teams want to go ahead - which seems to indicate that Eriksen's condition must be much better than everyone feared, thank goodness for that.
     
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    UEFA don't care its all about money, otherwise this shame of a tournament would not go ahead.
    1) Still in a global pandemic
    2) its crazy to hold it across Europe forget the pandemic and just think of the environmental impact.

    Don't get me started on Fifa and next years would cup!
     
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    Considering the reduction in fan numbers traveling, I wonder how the air miles combined does compare with a usual tournament.
     
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    You do know this was the plan even before the pandemic? So fans not travelling is not really a positive.
    Even still its too much, its madness and pure greed from UEFA.
     
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    The fact Russia then Qatar were given the world cup was a joke, that much I agree on. The format for euro 2020 was the brainchild of a proven corrupt head of uefa, but once agreed what could they do apart from hold the whole thing in the UK & Ireland which I think was suggested!
    Glad the news on Eriksen is positive, I don't think the game should have gone ahead but I'm sure the Danish team would have been consulted! If they had refused to carry on I doubt uefa could have forced them,!
     
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    Actually, no I didn't. I'm a Scotland supporter so these silly get togethers don't really make an impression on me :D
     
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    Organisers Uefa said it agreed to restart the match "following the request made by players of both teams".
     
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    Ah make sense, so basically they hold a major trophy every two year alternating between the world cup and the european championship...;):D

    Remember Euro 96 well and that Gazza goal, tbh I not really bothered by it all... so uninspiring watching England play. We will flop at some point like an like death and taxes the only guarantees in life.
     
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    I remember it more for Uri Gellar's 'touch' :D
     
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    I read somewhere that Eriksen himself want the game to continue, so the players agree. I didn't watch the game, but judging from the mentality of the player (and the result to a certain extend), I don't think they should continue.
     
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    Well he has promised to make Scotland win this time...:rolleyes:
     
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    When I booked my visit for Edinburgh Zoo today, I hadn't realised the Scotland game was a 2pm kick off .... thankfully it was a good zoo visit and I wasn't tempted to leave and watch the match. Cracking second goal and good performance from their keeper too.
    During the coverage of the second game today, the commentator said "you have to be really bad to not get to the next round of this competition" .... I think that's a bit harsh.
     
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    Having now seen all the teams save Hungary and the three best teams in the tournament (in my opinion), I think of those that I am seen play Italy are perhaps the most convincing, though they played against what was, in my opinion again, a rather lacklustre Turkish side. Belgium were convincing as well, though Russia played quite poorly. Spain are looking fine, but absolutely lacking the clinical edge in the final third which is necessary against the best teams. England were convincing too but I thought Croatia were very disappointing for what it's worth.
     
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