France - Portugal

Discussion in 'Euro 2016' started by Gilbertsson, Jul 8, 2016.

  1. tudobem62014

    tudobem62014 Member

    Feb 26, 2014
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Did they light up the Eiffel Tower in Portugal colors?
     
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  2. VicVR6

    VicVR6 Member+

    Nov 29, 2004
    Greater Toronto Area
    Club:
    FC Porto
    Country:
    Portugal
    I got nothing to add but Eder is a legend
     
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  3. tudobem62014

    tudobem62014 Member

    Feb 26, 2014
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    I like the point. If the Italian team won like this we would be talking about their defensive prowess
     
  4. Straight_drive2

    Straight_drive2 New Member

    Nov 14, 2013
    Club:
    Borussia Dortmund
    Congrats to the Portuguese supporters!
    It's nice to see a new winner.

    Last I saw on BBC, it was lit up in French colours.
     
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  5. tudobem62014

    tudobem62014 Member

    Feb 26, 2014
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Behold the Portuguese Catenaccio!
     
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  6. Lisboa<3

    Lisboa<3 Member

    Jun 21, 2012
    Viva Portugal!!!!!

    What heart shown!!!!!!
     
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  7. Nani_17

    Nani_17 Member+

    Nov 3, 2011
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    Portugal won without Ronaldo. How is that possible if this is a one man team?
     
  8. guri

    guri Member+

    Apr 10, 2002
    He'll never pay for a drink again in Portugal :thumbsup:
     
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  9. K.W.

    K.W. Member

    Feb 21, 2014
    Club:
    FC Bayern München
    Country:
    Germany
    I agree, congrats to Portugal, they didn't play a very entertaining tournament but were unbeaten and kicked out Croatia and France. The country has been to semifinals of a big tourney 7 times so I think they deserved to win one after all. Especially after Ronaldo was injured today the achievement is even bigger.
     
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  10. artielange84

    artielange84 Member

    Aug 7, 2014
    Club:
    Montreal Impact
    Country:
    Canada
    Frank leboeuf : "no one will remember this"

    Piss off salty Frenchman you
     
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  11. NicktheGreek

    NicktheGreek Member+

    Feb 15, 2001
    Happily, I didn't bet my arse on France winning. They'll have to take comfort in beating Germany.
    Congrats to Portugal who answered the question with CR who?
     
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  12. Bleed Blue

    Bleed Blue Member

    Jul 10, 2016
    Country:
    United States
    He means "No one in France will remember this" silly. ;)
     
  13. Bleed Blue

    Bleed Blue Member

    Jul 10, 2016
    Country:
    United States
    #88 Bleed Blue, Jul 10, 2016
    Last edited: Jul 10, 2016
    You lacky (i.e. "lucky" with an accent :ROFLMAO:).
     
  14. tudobem62014

    tudobem62014 Member

    Feb 26, 2014
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    The team is better without the individual star. Like France without Eric cantona, Portugal was better without Ronaldo
     
  15. tudobem62014

    tudobem62014 Member

    Feb 26, 2014
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    No depending on 1 player
     
  16. Gilbertsson

    Gilbertsson Member+

    Apr 1, 2012
    Club:
    Toronto Croatia
    Country:
    --other--
    #91 Gilbertsson, Jul 10, 2016
    Last edited: Jul 10, 2016
    France vanished in additional time. Since the beginning, I have knew that Portugal is a great team. You can read my positive thoughts about their style. But people observed them through matches against Hungary, Iceland and Austria - bunker teams.

    Rui Patricio, Fonte, Guerreiro, Pepe, Joao Mario, William Carvalho, Adrien Silva, Sanches, Ronaldo, Nani, Quaresma were all great.

    Maybe they are members of what we call "The Golden Generation", but for sure they have returned something which was lost at EURO 2004, World Cups 2002, 2006...still, they could become "The Golden Generation" in Russia, two years older and even better. Imagine

    France has great individuals, excellent athletic players in midfield. They have also vanished against Germany and the same thing happened today. Portugal had one day less for their recovery with a lot additional time matches, penalties. Deserved title after all. They had seven semi finals on two major competitions. We could see imagination, tactical mature approach and perfect coaching predictions. Portugal was never outplayed. Parabens a todos.:)

    Portugal entertained us for decades. South Korea entertained us at World Cup 2002??:confused: With what?o_O

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FIFA_World_Cup_awards#Most_Entertaining_Team
     
  17. Gilbertsson

    Gilbertsson Member+

    Apr 1, 2012
    Club:
    Toronto Croatia
    Country:
    --other--
    ...and they will learn his name: Éderzito António Macedo Lopes

     
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  18. joebarnin

    joebarnin Member

    May 3, 2003
    Santa Cruz, CA
    Congrats to Portugal (and CR7) - after getting close so many times, it's good to see them win.

    But frankly, this was a pretty forgettable tournament. Low-scoring, and very few memorable games. I think a lot of that is due to the tournament format, which, unfortunately, we're stuck with (no going back to 16).
     
  19. Marius Tresor

    Marius Tresor Member

    Aug 1, 2014
    To be fair to him, I think he meant how they played, in response to the comment about how Greece played in 2004.
     
  20. artielange84

    artielange84 Member

    Aug 7, 2014
    Club:
    Montreal Impact
    Country:
    Canada
    the whole panel was surprised by his rant, it was pretty obvious what he meant

    when ballack continued on he had this distinct look on his face that said "wtf"
     
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  21. Marius Tresor

    Marius Tresor Member

    Aug 1, 2014
    Not sure what you think he meant, that this is just a regional title (Euro) and not a World title ( World Cup and Confederations Cup)? He won all three titles as a player, by the way, so he can be pretty content.
     
  22. legendofzola

    legendofzola Member

    Jun 4, 2006
    HRM
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Country:
    Canada
    Pepe was my man of the match. Finals are rarely beautiful and this followed suit but it sure was tense.

    I just want to give props to the country of France for the show they put on. Once we got the English and Russians away from each other things went pretty smooth. Not many better countries in the World to have host a major event.

    Thank you
     
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  23. Paulo Fernandes

    Mar 20, 2013
    Guimarães
    Club:
    Vitoria Guimaraes
    Country:
    Portugal
    PORTUGAL! PORTUGAL! PORTUGAL!
     
  24. deyna199

    deyna199 Member

    Sep 6, 2005
    Vancouver
    Country:
    Poland
    Wow!

    1. Congratulations Portugal
    2. Nice we have a new champion that has not won it before, this is great!
    3. Probably not the best Portugal team I have seen, but Portugal has put up a contender at euros the last 5 tournaments - very consistent - I don't think there is a more deserving country and/or program that has not won it before.

    Congrats again, party safe :)

    France, what can you say. It was theirs to lose, and they lost it. Decent tournament overall, UEFA made a shit load of money...so you know we are closer to 32 teams than 16.
     
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  25. tudobem62014

    tudobem62014 Member

    Feb 26, 2014
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Memorable games (mostly underdogs coming up big):

    Belgium Italy

    Croatia Spain

    Italy Ireland (granted it was Italy's b team... I'm all about fan enjoyment)

    Wales Belgium qf
    Spain Italy r16


    Portugal Hungary ... That was the best. Ronaldo going nuts after the 3rd Hungary goal was the best part of the tournament

    Iceland Austria
    Iceland England r16 ... Oh my

    Germany Italy qf
    Germany France semi ... Weird 2nd half collapse

    Portugal France final overtime only
     
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