EURO 2016

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  1. UConnTrumbull

    UConnTrumbull Simba Walker on Twitter

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    One week till kickoff in France. Might as well have an official thread for the tournament. The third-place advance rule is gonna make group by group predictions tough so I'll just give you my final four and champion.
    SF 1: POR > ESP
    SF 2: FRA > BEL
    Final: France over Portugal
     
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  2. UCFBfan

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    Glad you started this...was gonna do the same!

    I'm pulling for Wales. They got a tough group but I think they can move to the knockout rounds. Also pulling for Iceland!
     
  3. SAMCRO

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    Can't wait. Group E looks like a beast.

    Group A: France, Switzerland, Romania, Albania
    Group B: England, Wales, Russia, Slovakia
    Group C: Germany, Ukraine, N. Ireland, Poland
    Group D: Spain, Croatia, Czech Rep, Turkey
    Group E: Belgium, Italy, Sweden, Ireland
    Group F: Portugal, Austria, Iceland, Hungary

    Jumping past round of 16, I think the QF's will be:
    Spain v Switzerland
    England v Portugal
    France v Wales
    Germany v Belgium

    SF's will be
    Spain v England
    France v Germany

    And France over England to win it on home soil.
     
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  4. ZooCougar

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    Trying to figure out who to follow in this. Would love to see England have fail calamitously.
     
  5. spsct

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    I don't think I'll get much work done over the next couple of weeks... I'll be pulling for Germany and Ireland as usual, but I really don't see any clear cut favorites like in the past.
     
  6. UCFBfan

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    Zoo do you follow any European club teams?? I know you're a huge KC fan but wasn't sure if you just watch European soccer games or root/pull for any team? Curious because my love of Swansea is what's driving my Euro interest.

    I'm pulling for Wales because I'm a fan of their whole story and because of Swansea. Same thing for Iceland. Gotta cheer for Siggy!
     
  7. whaler11

    whaler11 Kickoff: 11:11

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    Well a West Brom supporter should be on Northern Ireland....
     
  8. SAMCRO

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    Todays scoreless draw b/w CR-Paraguay was exactly what US was hoping for. Sets up for a big game v CR Tuesday in Chicago.
     
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  9. Jaker

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    France / Germany final

    Dar Germans victorious
     
  10. ZooCougar

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    Too bad Christ Brunt is out.
     
  11. Mr. Conehead

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    France has looked good as of late as painful as it is to say such. Germany always shows-up for the big tournaments. England always chokes in the big tournaments. That guy for Real has yet to show that he can come through for Portugal on a big stage. Italy brings out its Academy award winning performances for the big Tournaments, so it is up to the 3 blind mice to determine how far they get. Belgium needs a good run to show that its young talent can meld into a good team for the 2018 World Cup and the same with Switzerland. Should be fun.
     
  12. Kgun7

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    If Krychowiak is healthy don't overlook my Poles!!! He's probably more key to their potential success than Lewandowski. They could get out of the group by defeating Northern Ireland and Ukraine ... they already beat Germany once in qualifying. They're finally beginning to build a little depth around Lewandowski with players from a number of top flight European Leagues. Glik, Grosicki, Blaczykowski, Milik, Piszczek, Fabianski, ....
     
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  13. LIuconn

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    I kinda like this version of England. Or Belgium...
     
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  14. Jaker

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    Peyet with a sick goal to earn France the first 3 points of the tourney
     
  15. shizzle787

    shizzle787 King Shizzle DCCLXXXVII of the Cesspool

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    Poland can get to the semis if they're lucky. Their path to the quarterfinals at least is favorable.
     
  16. UConnTrumbull

    UConnTrumbull Simba Walker on Twitter

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    Already a fan of Wales. Their fans are so passionate and can sing like a choir.
     
  17. ZooCougar

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    I really enjoyed Wales today. The little teams should be really entertaining in this one.
     
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  19. Jaker

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    Typical English side, game in hand, squander 3 pts in the final moments. LOL
     
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  20. Da_Aisijimo_Gou

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    Change some names, players and coaches alike, same ol' Engerland.

    Pre-, during, and post-match, same ol' Russkie ultras with some local gangs and some typical, drunken English chavs acting up and sadly many more, likely for more innocent English supporters.
     
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  21. ZooCougar

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    Awesome.
     
  22. SAMCRO

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    Scratching my head on why they didn't sub in Vardy for Sterling at half. Sterling butchered more counter attacks in one game than most do in a whole tournament. Vardy's pace and goal scorer mentality would have created more problems.And Kane, I love ya but pay attention to where the deepest defender is and stay onside.

    Nice goal by Dier.
     
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    Vardy off the bench in the 2nd half should be a no-brainer.
     
  24. Jaker

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    Too bad you can't host a tourney Europe without having political nonsense and violence, really sad.
     
  25. Da_Aisijimo_Gou

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    Europe? How much political nonsense and violence occurred during 2012 Poland/ Ukraine? Or, the World Cup in Germany? Maybe, just maybe more accurate facts were French (strikes, gangs teaming up with drunken ultranationalist Russkies), Russia qualifying, too much booze, some English chavs, hooligans, and other drunks yet more far more innocent Englishmen victimized by Russkie and French trash. Get the facts ...
     
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  26. Jaker

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    LOL, French trash? This was strictly Russian hooligans and English. And in 2012 you had Russians and Polish clashing.

    Why on earth did they let it happen? Poland under fire for letting 5,000 Russians march on Warsaw stadium (and then not dealing with the ugly violence that followed)
     
  27. Da_Aisijimo_Gou

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    Fair reminder regarding the Russkies in Warsaw, but you're absolutely off the mark on French gangs not ganging up with Russkies pre match. Now, inside the stadium it was Russkies. Kind of a consistent string there with the Russkies ....
     
  28. Jaker

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    Back to my OP, it's a shame this nonsense is going on instead of embracing a great sport.
     
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  29. ZooCougar

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    The Russians blamed the French for not putting tanks in the streets.
     
  30. progrocks

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    2018 is going to be a disaster

    2022 is going to be a disaster

    FIFA is the worst.....
     
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