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06-08-2012, 01:50 PM
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Euro Cup 2012 Discussion ITALIA v. SPAIN | Final

Don't know what the interest is here, but for those who want to discuss it here's a thread to do it in.



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Poland 1 Greece 1 in the opening game. Highly dramatic game with two sending offs and a missed penalty for the Greeks. At times a cracking game, but didn't get to see all of it. Russia and the Czech Republic up next.

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Poland 1 Greece 1 in the opening game. Highly dramatic game with two sending offs and a missed penalty for the Greeks. At times a cracking game, but didn't get to see all of it. Russia and the Czech Republic up next.
Good showing for the Poles against the Greeks. Hoping to catch at least the 2nd half of the Russia/Czech match.

Quite looking forward to tomorrow's England/France match and Sunday's Italy/Spain. Azzure owe the Spaniards a little payback from last Euro!

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Good showing for the Poles against the Greeks. Hoping to catch at least the 2nd half of the Russia/Czech match.

Quite looking forward to tomorrow's England/France match and Sunday's Italy/Spain. Azzure owe the Spaniards a little payback from last Euro!
Engand v France is on Monday btw. Russia looking real good tonight

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First game went as expected (low-scoring tie).

Also thought the Russkies would win, but they dominated the Czechs with the exception of a but a few scenes.

Their soccer program seems to have really picked up over the last decade.

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The saved penalty killed me...

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Good showing for the Poles against the Greeks. Hoping to catch at least the 2nd half of the Russia/Czech match.

Quite looking forward to tomorrow's England/France match and Sunday's Italy/Spain. Azzure owe the Spaniards a little payback from last Euro!
Actually, many here feel the Poles might be an unexpected favorite - the biggest candidate for a Cinderella run.

I don't see it. The team just isn't deep enough.

Tieing Greece is not a good start. They're playing in what is considered the nominally weakest of the four groups.

Now, the group with Germany, Holland, Portugal and Denmark is bombastic. I've rarely seen that much octane in one group. Denmark is widely considered the weakest of the four, but would likely have had a real good shot of advancing in two of the other three groups.

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Really looking forward to tomorrow and hoping for a great showing by the Germans against Portugal!

Gotta agree with previous posters regarding the Poles, although they just managed to walk away with a tie in the end. With a bit more patience in the finishes they could've had 2 goals if not 3 in the first half.
Seemed like the Poles (especially youngster Lewandowski) got a bit carried away by the moment..

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The saved penalty killed me...

not the save! the shooter . This guy should retire already . how old is Karagounis ? O Malakas

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not the save! the shooter . This guy should retire already . how old is Karagounis ? O Malakas
He should have retired after Euro 2008 but due to the lack of depth in the Greek midfield, he is still playing internationally. Karagounis is 35..

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US with a decent showing tonight in their first qualifier. Man, I hope soccer catches on one day in the US, I freaking love it.

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germany is winning this all. theyve got a RIDICULOUSLY young/talented team. ffs, they probably could have won the world cup with a YOUNGER team than this.

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germany is winning this all. theyve got a RIDICULOUSLY young/talented team. ffs, they probably could have won the world cup with a YOUNGER team than this.
They sure have one of the best teams (if not the best), I wouldn't say they got the best individuals though. But then again, that's what soccer (or just about any team sport) is about - playing as a team. And I for one really hope they can go on and win the whole tournament. They truly deserve it after being so close in the Euro and World champs during the last 6 years.

They've won most medals during the 00's for instance, but none of them being gold..

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Germany are one of the favourites obviously and if they can repeat some of the performances from two years back it'd be fun. But I still cannot see past Spain. Maybe they're very slightly past their prime but still extremely strong. Many may wish for a changing of the guard as it were, but I feel Spain are the team to beat.

Very much lokking forward to today's games.

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Germany are one of the favourites obviously and if they can repeat some of the performances from two years back it'd be fun. But I still cannot see past Spain. Maybe they're very slightly past their prime but still extremely strong. Many may wish for a changing of the guard as it were, but I feel Spain are the team to beat.

Very much lokking forward to today's games.
Spain is the team to beat as the reigning champs.

I still have to wonder how all those Real Madrid and FC Barcelona players can stand being teammates. It's gone alright a few times, but that's not a 'happily ever after' marriage.

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I think this year's tournament is more open than in a long time. Perennial favourites like Germany, Italy and Spain will face tough competition from Russia, Holland and I think (shudder...) Sweden can do well too. Home nations are never to be counted out but I doubt they're better than the quarter finals.

Two cracking games today. The Dutch v. Denmark could be great fun as they both play slick, open attacking football

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Forza Italia baby!

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Nothing to do with Euro but still soccer related:

I'm going to Brazil vs Argentina today at the Meadowlands and I am wondering if anybody knows what the starting lineups will be. I think they will put out their first teams but who knows.

If anybody finds anything please let me know. Thanks!

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Great win for Denmark against the Dutch! I bet Frans is happy now!

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Germany really didn't play to well today, but still managed 3 points, really hoping and expecting them to pick it up these last 2 games.

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Great German win, out of curiosity how many boogers does the German coach eat a game?

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What a day, and what a showing by Denmark!

Thought Denmark was gonna end up with 1 or tops 2 points in the group stage but they've already exceeded that, so I guess the sky is the limit now.

Germany looked pretty solid.
Although they had some serious problems with a team playing tight defense, furthermore the German defense could have been better.

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Great win for Denmark against the Dutch! I bet Frans is happy now!
This was friggin awesome!

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Nice match between the Azzurri and Spain.

1-1 Draw.

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Nice match between the Azzurri and Spain.

1-1 Draw.
Best game so far

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