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Old 10th June 2012, 05:12 PM   #1
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Default Euro Cup 2012

For some (most of the world, in fact) football (soccer) is the game.

Let's see how many here are following this year's Euro Cup and hear your predictions.

First, though, let's layout our favourite team and then get into some analysis

As a Hollander...I'm rooting for the Oranje...mostly because I want them to redeem themselves for the terrible display of thuggery at World Cup 2010 when they tried to mug Spain instead of playing the game.

Doesn't look promising so far...typical lack of finish against Denmark and they have yet to face the Germans and Portuguese.

Best teams I've seen so far are Italy, Spain, Germany and Portugual (despite the loss to Germany).

Been hearing that France have a very strong team this year and the Russians look dangerous as well.

My prediction for Euro Champ? I need to see play in the other Groups before I can make a reasonably informed decision but the Italians and Germans look very strong.
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Spain has the classiest team.

German team and young and coming up - they have my support.

Diasppointed with Holland after seeing the game with Denmark.

Russians surprised last time and are capable of a good game, France was poor in the last WC, hope they can do better under Laurent Blanc.

Look forward to some good football!
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Beautiful football in the Italy/Spain match...Croatia vs. Ireland not so much...Ireland seems to lack the individual technical skill to control play...or was this simply a bad day for the Emerald Isle? Croatia, as ever, opportunistic.

England and France tomorrow....my bet is on France..unbeaten in the last 30 matches? That's quite a streak!

Ukraine vs Sweden? Let's hope its Ukraine because the Swedes play BORING football IMO.
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Portugal ....!!!

Second favorite Spain and yes France is playing "pretty" this year ...
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England vs. France....a real yawner..............
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Big football (soccer) nut here. Thanks for starting this thread!

Spain and Germany certainly look like teams who are most in control and have the most confidence. Italy looked very good too. The Dutch played well but lost. I think these four teams are above the rest.

btw, that outside of the foot pass from Sneijder to Huntelaar was freaking awesome. Didn't see a better pass all last season!

France v England... yes, a yawnfest!
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Yes..on paper, man for man, the Dutch are great but as a team they never seem to have the finish...the test will be on Wednesday against Germany...

Spain, Italy...ATTACK ATTACK ATTACK...lovely football for all 90 minutes.

Still waiting for Ronaldo to take it to a higher level but he continues to falter on the Big Stage.

France forced to play the English game...no fluidity...plodding static football.

Denmark will not win another game both Portugal and Germany will roll over them...

Ukraine is showing some attack now finally...the Swedes like the Danes = boring football.

Greece..very conservative but perhaps they need more creative competition.
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Any predictions for Tuesday's games?

I say Poland and Russia (Tie) 2-2
and Czech Republic 2-Greece 1
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