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Old June 20th, 2012, 12:07 am
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Very poor refereeing in Ukraine against England today. A clear goal scored by Devic - Terry took the ball out after it had crossed the line. To be honest, at he beginning of that episode Milevskiy was in offside.
You win some, you lose some. England got screwed at the World Cup (although I freely admit we'd have lost the game anyway) and they did nothing about goal-line technology.

Now it's England benefiting from the screw-up, you can bet they'll have Hawkeye in place for the quarters


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Old June 20th, 2012, 12:34 am
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Well i saw a lot from Sweden today and i must say they are quite refreshing
As far as refereeing goes it's not just on Ukraine games, there were a lot of mistakes since beginning of the tournament... But what can you do? I mean everyone in the world knows Maradona scored a goal with his hand and Argentina still has the trophy and nobody can take it away from them, ever! Once the game is over, that's that.


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Old June 20th, 2012, 6:43 am
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Old June 20th, 2012, 10:43 am
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England - Italy. Im guessing it will be 0 - 0


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Old June 20th, 2012, 1:57 pm
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I don't really care what they score and who will win, I just hope that they will actually play a decent game the viewers can enjoy. What some teams (I am talking about you Spain) delivered the past days was an imposition.


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Old June 20th, 2012, 2:01 pm
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I agree with Tenshi, I hope there will be some decent games. Please no games where they are terrified to conceive a goal and thus hide on their own half all the time.


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Old June 21st, 2012, 1:04 am
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Well i truly believe that Portugal plays the most attractive football so far.
And also i think that Germany - Greece will turn out to be the worst game, since Greece will defend the whole time (there's not much else they can do, i know)


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Old June 21st, 2012, 6:21 am
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I don't really care what they score and who will win, I just hope that they will actually play a decent game the viewers can enjoy.
I agree. Personally, I'm a die-hard Brazil fan so I can't really bring myself to support any other team, even in a tournament where Brazil isn't playing, lol. I usually just watch the Euro Cup for the entertainment and I have to say I haven't seen that flair in any of the big-name teams yet. Saw a bit of Spain in their match against Ireland...but then, they were playing against Ireland. Germany is efficient enough, but hasn't really shown that spark as of yet.

I was actually surprised by Ukraine - I think they did a fantastic job in their match against England, considering that England is one of the big-name teams and this is Ukraine's first ever Euro Cup. Loved the determination and stamina they showed - I was actually rooting for them by the end of the game.

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Well i truly believe that Portugal plays the most attractive football so far.
Can't say I've noticed - during Portugal games, my mind is usually too busy being irritated by the commentators' obsession with Cristiano Ronaldo.


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Old June 21st, 2012, 6:55 am
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I am loving Euro 2012 so far! So exciting!
Considering their flop in World Cup, I think England are doing pretty well so far. I am supporting them -- got all my England flags out for their upcoming Italy defeat
Anyway, I was totally surprised when Holland and Russia were knocked out I expected them to go through. Never expected Czech Republic to go through, though. But I hope Portugal beats them later. I love Portugal team
Germany vs Greece upcoming..how ironic. Take Greece out!
And upcoming Spain vs France? France hasn`t been playing as well as I thought..so I would be surprised if they won.


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Old June 21st, 2012, 10:09 am
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I don't really care what they score and who will win, I just hope that they will actually play a decent game the viewers can enjoy. What some teams (I am talking about you Spain) delivered the past days was an imposition.
On my view, the game against Croatia may wasn't the most spectacular, but it was tactically perfect from both sides, so I enjoyed it. Spain attacked the whole game, trying to find free areas to score a goal from, but they didn't forget about the defence as well. Croatia performed high-class in defence, also the had two fantastic moments to score after counter-attacks.

I think, we must remember that Spanish national team is not Barcelona F.C., even if we would want it Though players from Barca make up a frame of the team and their football has a lot from Barcelona's football, they still have other scheme, they don't have Messi and Danni Alves
On World Cup they also didn't perform very bright playing, beating other teams with the score 1-0.

What really bothers me on this Euro - is refereeing as I said. Especially very poor refeering against Greece, for example. And there hasn't been any penalties so far after the first scandalous game. 23 games in a row without penalties - what will probability theory say on this?


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Old June 21st, 2012, 5:08 pm
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Im thinking it will be a lot of games that ends up on penalties in the quarter finals and further... Basically teams are much more careful from now on, so i predict a lot of 0-0 games. We will watch extra time or penalties on England - Italy i can bet!

Portugal - Czech 2 : 0


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Old June 21st, 2012, 9:35 pm
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Old June 22nd, 2012, 12:26 am
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England have done their best but they aren't good enough to win.

I like to see skillful, adventurous play whichever National team it is. The posession game "passpasspasspasspasspasspass-strike-passpasspasspasspasspasspass, passpasspasspasspasspasspass" is a snoozefest for me.

The referees influence the games. Some are inconsistant in decisions, others whistle-happy. The Italy/Ireland game was marred by an over-fussy ref. He just frustrated the flow of the game and irritated the players.

The ref for the next England game has a high card-count per game percentage so I hope he doesn't blow for every nudge or fall for theatrics.


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Old June 22nd, 2012, 7:13 am
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Not sure why Czech Republic bothered to show up if they weren't going to launch any attacks. Such negative tactics. A Portugal goal was inevitable.


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Old June 22nd, 2012, 10:07 am
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England have done their best but they aren't good enough to win.
England so far seem to be riding on the same luck that made Chelsea the European champions. So I really wouldn't be surprised if they won by having 10 players in their half and one lone striker to get them the one necessary goal. Although I am hoping they dont do that and atleast give us some entertaining foot ball against Italy. Italy will obviously play a better game, But so far luck hasn't been with them (The first two games were sure wins for them)

Greece could surprise us today, they surely did in 2004. But I am hoping for a German win. A German Italy Semi should just be an amazing watch. (I find Semis more interesting than finals). Though I would also love to see Spain Germany too.


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Old June 23rd, 2012, 12:56 am
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Old June 23rd, 2012, 2:02 am
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They're good but they've also had it kinda easy so far. The harder teams are coming up in their next match.


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Old June 23rd, 2012, 11:05 am
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They're good but they've also had it kinda easy so far. The harder teams are coming up in their next match.
True, but they also have the youngest team. Their time is yet to come.
Plus they are the most efficient so far. 4 games - 4 wins.
Let's see if they can keep it up!


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Old June 24th, 2012, 10:45 am
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I think we're in for another Germany-Spain finale which is cool, I guess. Spain seems to be the only team capable enough of standing up to and possibly winning against Germany. They did it before, after all.


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Old June 24th, 2012, 3:10 pm
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Meh...I'm getting bored of this SpainGermanySpainGermany phase. I'm hoping something new will pop up. However, having seen the rest of the European teams, I also have a feeling we're in for another Spain-Germany final.


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