Germany vs France

Discussion in 'Euro 2016' started by JamestheDW1, Jul 3, 2016.

  1. JamestheDW1

    JamestheDW1 Member

    Mar 24, 2016
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Country:
    England
    So here it is! The momentous occasion that is the Euro 2016 semi-finals are here including Germany vs France! Now who wins is the big question, because after watching France's display vs Iceland, I am even wondering who will go through. However I will predict Germany. France may be at home and they may score lots of goals, but Germany can defend well enough to shut France's offence down and they can still score goals. France's defence are not all that amazing which will be the key for Germany to get past France. It will be a good dogfight, but Germany have the edge for me. Now without further ado, start discussing here what your thoughts are about this tie!
     
  2. SaratogaGooner

    Nov 23, 2009
    Clifton Park NY
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Country:
    United States
    I think we saw France play as a pretty cohesive unit today which I'm not sure I've seen from Germany. This could go either way which..........is really the point right. It's awesome entertainment.....nothing more....nothing less.....
     
  3. K.W.

    K.W. Member

    Feb 21, 2014
    Club:
    FC Bayern München
    Country:
    Germany
    The bookmakers already have their odds and it's basically 50/50. Betfair odds are 2.00/2.00 right now, very seldom ;-) For me Germany is definately the favourite here.
    Reasons are:
    1. Pressure: Germans are World Champions, most of the players have nothing to prove anymore, they even beat Italy the first time in history. France play at home, they have to succeed otherwise the players will go down as losers. France's last trophy was 1998.
    2. Goalkeeper and Defense: Germany was very strong defensively and have the best goalkeeper in the world. Hummels will be out for the SF but even with Hoewedes they will still be much better than the french GK/Defense. Lloris is not bad but compared to Neuer very medicore.The back 4 of France (Evra, Koscielny, Rani and Sagna) weren't really be tested by Romania, Albania, Switzerland, Ireland and Iceland. They are just too old or internationally medicore (except of Koscielny)
    3.Midfield: I'd say Germany is slightly better here. Schweinsteiger,Kroos,Oezil,Mueller,Goetze are all World Champions and they know how to win titles. France midfield is slightly weaker for me with Pogba,Payet etc.
    4. Forwards: France much better, no question!
    I think the better defense and experience will make the difference, so Germany vs Wales in the final!
     
  4. Psykosik

    Psykosik Member

    Jun 13, 2012
    What about Trezeguet's golden goal volley in 2000 ?
     
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  5. omajac

    omajac Member+

    Feb 9, 2002
    East Orange, New Jersey, USA
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Country:
    Brazil
    And don't forget the Confederations Cup wins in '01 and '03!!
     
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  6. nicklaino

    nicklaino Member+

    Feb 14, 2012
    Brooklyn, NY
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Germany should win. They do a lot of things right. France being the home team won't be a big factor. Brazil was the home team in the WC.

    For small clubs playing on their own field that could be big. If the field is flawed they know the best way to play on it. But that is not the case here. So what are the home field going to do to intimidate the players on the field.

    After seeing the pk round with Germany v Italy. Then if this game goes to pks again. Then France can win.

    If I were to bet on the game I would bet Germany to win.
     
  7. Cris 09

    Cris 09 Trololololo

    Nov 30, 2004
    Westfalenstadion
    Club:
    Borussia Dortmund
    Country:
    Germany
    #7 Cris 09, Jul 4, 2016
    Last edited: Jul 5, 2016
    For those that say France has the home advantage...maybe so.

    Home team and semi's: 11
    • France lost the semi's in 1960
    • Chile lost the semi's in in 1962.
    • Belgium lost the semi's in 1972.
    • Germany lost the semi's in 1988.
    • Italy lost the semi's in 1990.
    • Sweden lost the semi's in 1992
    • England lost the semi's in 1996.
    • Holland lost the semi's in 2000.
    • S Korea lost the semi's in 2002.
    • Germany lost the semi's in 2006.
    • Brazil lost the semi's in 2014.
    Home teams in finals: 12
    • Uruguay in 1930
    • Italy in 1934
    • Brazil in 1950
    • Sweden in 1958
    • Spain in 164
    • England in 1966
    • Italy in 1968
    • Germany in 1974
    • Argentina in 1978
    • France 1984
    • France 1998
    • Portugal 2004
    Germany hosted the event in 3 occasions
    • 1974 winners
    • 1988 semi's
    • 2006 semi's
    France hosted the event in 4 occasions
    • 1938 Quarter's
    • 1960 Semi's
    • 1984 winners
    • 1998 winners
    Other stats:
    • France have won it 2/4 times every they played a tourney at home.
    • Germany have won it 1/3 times they played a tourney at home.
    • Germany have reached the finals 14 times.
    • France have reached the finals 4 times.
     
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  8. omajac

    omajac Member+

    Feb 9, 2002
    East Orange, New Jersey, USA
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    FC Barcelona
    Country:
    Brazil
    Yes dont forget S. Korea in 2002!!
     
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  9. K.W.

    K.W. Member

    Feb 21, 2014
    Club:
    FC Bayern München
    Country:
    Germany
    Lots of statistics ;-)
    Semifinals Win/Lose
    Germany at Euro's: 6/2
    France at Euro's: 2/2
    Germany at WC: 8/5
    France at WC: 2/3
     
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  10. Cris 09

    Cris 09 Trololololo

    Nov 30, 2004
    Westfalenstadion
    Club:
    Borussia Dortmund
    Country:
    Germany
    #10 Cris 09, Jul 4, 2016
    Last edited: Jul 5, 2016
    Updated my post :)
     
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  11. K.W.

    K.W. Member

    Feb 21, 2014
    Club:
    FC Bayern München
    Country:
    Germany
    Most important fact in my opinion: Neuer didn't concede any goal so far except of penalties ;-)
    Might stay like that until the tourney is over. Might be the first time ever but we will only know that Thursday or Sunday :)
     
  12. opitzalex

    opitzalex New Member

    Jul 5, 2016
    Club:
    FC Bayern München
    Hi, I got 2 tickets to the final for Sunday. I can meet in Paris on the Day or otherwise im in London Uk till Saturday.
    they are Cat 1 in block C09 row 75 and i am willing to sell them. contact me on opitzalex@gmail.com if you interrested.
     
  13. GermanyFC

    GermanyFC Member

    Jul 14, 2008
    San Diego
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Country:
    United States
    Just wanted to remind you that West Germany/Germany have knocked off host countries in 1972, 1976, 1982, 1986, 1992, 1996, 2002, 2008, 2014, 2016?. And 1972, 1976, 1992, 1996, 2002, 2014 were semi finals, 1986 was a quarter final, 1982, 2008 were in group stage. France is also the last Euro (1984) and World Cup host (1998) to win the championship. An intriguing match up to say the least and something's gotta give. Btw I'm rooting for Germany
     
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  14. nicklaino

    nicklaino Member+

    Feb 14, 2012
    Brooklyn, NY
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Germany knows how to play in tournaments. They have a history of dong that. The team is even better now they were in the 80s. But if it goes to pks they can lose.
     
  15. montecristo1989

    montecristo1989 New Member

    Jul 5, 2016
    Home
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    I expect that France win. Better shape of strikers. Germany has Hummels out. Khedira and Schweinsteiger with minor injuries, and France of course with unstoppable Griezmann and Payet. Can't wait to watch this game !
     
  16. Creepycrawley14

    Creepycrawley14 New Member

    Jul 5, 2016
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Hi I have a spare ticket Cat 3 for the game Thursday Semi final in marseille.

    I land in Marseille tomorrow so if anyone is interested please let me know
     
  17. krm mrsl

    krm mrsl New Member

    Jul 5, 2016
    Club:
    Juventus FC
    Before the kick off of the euro 2016, no one was thinking that italy will do as great as they did . The short movie " Italy The Fighters - EURO 2016 | The Film | Best Moments"

    will show us the best moments of italy in this last euro of buffon

    hope you enjoy it guys
     
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  18. Lahmfan

    Lahmfan Member+

    Jun 3, 2007
    Los Angeles
    Club:
    FC Bayern München
    Country:
    Germany
    um. you do know this is a germany vs france thread?
     
  19. krm mrsl

    krm mrsl New Member

    Jul 5, 2016
    Club:
    Juventus FC
    haha bro sorry i thought it was "germany vs italy thread " , thanks for your reply
     
  20. nirvaanfc

    nirvaanfc Member

    Jan 13, 2004
    Trinidad & Tobago
    Club:
    Juventus FC
    Country:
    Italy
    https://footballfutbolcalciosoccer.blogspot.ca/2016/07/euro-2016-quarterfinal-review-best-xi.html

    The world champions will enter after a physically and surely mentally exhausting matchup against the Italians. The hosts will enter on the back of a first half of devastating football followed by a pedestrian second half. Khedira and Gomez are out of the tournament due to injury now, with Hummels suspended - which together with their quarterfinal exertions handicaps them sufficiently to make this a truly level matchup. For all the French flair in attack, they are brittle at the back and the Germans have all the weapons needed to exploit the French backline.

    The French will finally have a test at this tournament after in all fairness a fairly average run-in to the semis against far more limited teams than themselves. Within touching distance of greatness though, they run into the Germans who eliminated them at the quarterfinal stage of the 2014 World Cup. Pogba and Griezmann have two more years of top level experience, Payet is on scintillating form and was not part of that squad.

    The Germans are a much different side than when they met in Brazil. Lahm, Schweinsteiger, Hummels, Khedira and Klose won't be on the field but a cast of super talent chomping at the bit for their chance to be the next German superstar are available ably supplemented by Neuer, Boateng, Ozil and Kroos who were part of that triumph.

    Yet another game worthy of a final before the actual showpiece. It may well be quite an open game.
     
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  21. JamestheDW1

    JamestheDW1 Member

    Mar 24, 2016
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Country:
    England
    Well today it is Portugal vs Wales and then we will have Germany vs France tomorrow, two matches that I just want to watch now lol. Well I can say that I agree with what you all are saying but I will still stick to my prediction. Again, I think Germany are superior due to their great ability over France to defend and to still score goals. However France still have a chance for they have quality players that can do the business, but then Germany have class players too and also if they can beat Italy, they can beat anyone in this tournament
     
  22. RobertKushnir

    RobertKushnir New Member

    Jul 6, 2016
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
  23. nicklaino

    nicklaino Member+

    Feb 14, 2012
    Brooklyn, NY
    Club:
    Manchester United FC

    That is exactly as I saw the first half tremendous football. The second half was definitely at a lower level. Pks were from hunger and exhaustion.
     
  24. BocaFan

    BocaFan Member+

    Aug 18, 2003
    Brooklyn, NY
    lol I hear ya! I wish both semis were on the same day (at different times, of course). Would not only be fair (same amount of rest for the winners before the final) but would make for a fun day of drinking and partying.
     
  25. JamestheDW1

    JamestheDW1 Member

    Mar 24, 2016
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Country:
    England
    No I think it is better like this. This way everyone can look forward to one match at one day, and also it saves a lot of hassle for the TV rights broadcasters as well
     

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