Official 2016 European Cup Thread (FORZA AZZURRI)!!!

Discussion in 'Italy: National Teams' started by Italy-Azzurri-Fan, Nov 14, 2015.

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How far will we go in 2016 European Cup?

  1. We will be celebrating in Saint Denis at the end!!!

    10 vote(s)
    16.9%
  2. We will be disappointed in Saint Denis for the second European Cup in a row.

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. We will get out in the Semifinals.

    5 vote(s)
    8.5%
  4. We will get out in the Quarterfinals.

    14 vote(s)
    23.7%
  5. We will get out in the Round of 16.

    6 vote(s)
    10.2%
  6. We will have an embarrassing Group Stage Exit.

    24 vote(s)
    40.7%
  1. Brasitusa

    Brasitusa Member+

    May 14, 2014
    Club:
    New York City FC
    Country:
    United States
    My picks for surviving teams in the round of sixteen:
    Poland
    Croatia
    Wales
    Belgium
    Germany
    Italy
    France
    England
     
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  2. Nek Sanalet

    Nek Sanalet Member+

    Dec 30, 2013
    Club:
    AC Milan
    #652 Nek Sanalet, Jun 25, 2016
    Last edited: Jun 25, 2016
    Round of 16...

    Poland 1-1 Switzerland (Poland win on penalties)
    Wales 1-0 N.Ireland
    Croatia 1-1 Portugal (Croatia win on penalties)
    France 2-0 Ireland
    Germany 2-0 Slovakia
    Belgium 3-0 Hungary
    Italy 1-0 Spain
    England 2-1 Iceland
     
  3. Brasitusa

    Brasitusa Member+

    May 14, 2014
    Club:
    New York City FC
    Country:
    United States
    We have the exact same picks. Well, they are the good sense picks. Sure, surprises might happen but I think the only controversial ones would be the Croatia-Portugal game (like yourself, I also think Croatia will win it) and the Italy-Spain game which also could go either way but of course for us the pick must be Italy. Poland-Switzerland is a bit uncertain too. Now, Wales, France, Germany, Belgium, and England are easy picks.
     
  4. Brasitusa

    Brasitusa Member+

    May 14, 2014
    Club:
    New York City FC
    Country:
    United States
    Wow, your first prediction was 100% right. 1-1, Poland through on penalties. Not a bad game.
     
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  5. Italy-Azzurri-Fan

    Nov 15, 2014
    Club:
    Juventus FC
    Country:
    Italy
    Here are my predictions:

    Switzerland 1-1 Poland (4-5 on penalties) (Already Happened)
    Croatia 4-1 Portugal
    Wales 1-0 Northern Ireland (Already Happened)
    Hungary 2-2 Belgium (2-4 on penalties)
    Germany 3-1 Slovakia
    Italy 2-1 Spain
    France 1-1 Republic of Ireland (4-3 on penalties)
    England 1-2 Iceland

    Poland 1-3 Croatia
    Wales 1-2 Belgium
    Germany 0-2 Italy
    France
    2-1 Iceland

    Croatia 3-2 Belgium
    Italy 3-1 France

    Croatia 1-1 Italy (2-1 in extra time)

    Croatia to win the tournament.
     
  6. Hulk_Hogan_Italia

    Aug 17, 2005
    Toronto, Canada
    No way Croatia is going to beat Portugal 4-1!
     
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  7. Brasitusa

    Brasitusa Member+

    May 14, 2014
    Club:
    New York City FC
    Country:
    United States
    Darn, this guy is 100% again. He predicted correctly the first two games, to the details.
    Are you a time traveler from the future, Nek?
     
  8. Rossonero23

    Rossonero23 Member+

    Sep 9, 2010
    Club:
    AC Milan
    so far the shittiest game of the tournament.

    bring on extra time..hopefully pks.
     
  9. Nek Sanalet

    Nek Sanalet Member+

    Dec 30, 2013
    Club:
    AC Milan
    Terrible prediction, I agree.

    Just lucky lol.

    Any game that involves Northern Ireland usually wins. For the second time, I walked way from one of their games, as I was bored to tears.
     
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  10. Brasitusa

    Brasitusa Member+

    May 14, 2014
    Club:
    New York City FC
    Country:
    United States
    I don't know if you guys in Europe followed it, but the Copa America Centenario had very exciting games; most of them, even those involving the weaker teams. It was a spectacular tournament, and much more exciting than the Euro has been. Hopefully the Euro will improve in its late phases. Of course the two games with Italy were exciting for us, but the entire tournament as a whole has been very boring.
     
  11. PhuckHead

    PhuckHead Member

    Aug 31, 2015
    Club:
    SSC Napoli
    ^I agree, this has been one of the worst Euros so far. Hopefully the strong side of the bracket proves to be more exciting.

    That Chile vs. Argentina final might be a classic.
     
  12. Italy-Azzurri-Fan

    Nov 15, 2014
    Club:
    Juventus FC
    Country:
    Italy
    LOL just after I said Croatia will win the Euros, they are out. Well Croatia vs Portugal was the worst game of the European Cup so far.
     
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  13. johnny6

    johnny6 Member

    AC Milan
    Italy
    Jun 29, 2011
    Club:
    AC Milan
    Country:
    Italy
    Copa America is like the WWE of soccer, bunch of ruthless, ugly and unorganized playing styles, it's like a bunch of monkeys trying to ******** a football
     
  14. Nek Sanalet

    Nek Sanalet Member+

    Dec 30, 2013
    Club:
    AC Milan
    The problem with the Copa is that one team is far superior to the rest, and another is moderately superior to the rest. And both made it to the finals.

    While many of the Euro Cup games have been cagey affairs or even dull, a bunch of squads could lift the trophy in the end. There is an air of mystery to the tournament, not the obvious inevitability of Argentina winning the Copa.
     
  15. Marco Delvecchio

    Marco Delvecchio Red Card

    Apr 9, 2016
    Club:
    UC Sampdoria
    Copa's been easily better than the Euros. The Euros has been the worst tournament I've ever seen. Diabolical.
     
  16. falvo

    falvo Member+

    Mar 27, 2005
    San Jose & Florence
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Country:
    Italy
    #666 falvo, Jun 25, 2016
    Last edited: Jun 25, 2016
    I've only watched a few Euro games but the skills of the South Americans and Central Americans have been dynamic. Traditionally, the Latin Americans tend to have that dribbling and passing flair though which is much different that the European style. The Americans have been playing above their heads and on emotion and they are not even close to the level of their South American counterparts but you have to give them credit to have reached 4th place. Who would have ever bet , thought or believed that they would have finished above Uruguay, Brazil and Mexico?
     
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  17. totti fan

    totti fan Member+

    Jun 24, 2010
    Club:
    SSC Napoli
    Country:
    Italy
  18. GiallorossiYank

    GiallorossiYank Member+

    Jan 20, 2011
    NJ/Roma/Napoli
    Club:
    AS Roma
    Country:
    United States
     
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  19. Marco91

    Marco91 Member+

    Mar 12, 2016
    At home
    Club:
    Dijon FCO
    Alé, not even facing Hungary and Wales. I hope to be wrong on the other prono, thou...
     
  20. Baggionero

    Baggionero Member+

    Apr 23, 2015
    Club:
    Juventus FC
    Definitely hoping to see a younger Azzurri in the world cup.

    Verratti being the core midfielder and I expect big things from Mandragora and Sensi.

    Hope Insigne begins to hit new heights, Belotti develops more and Rugani-Romagnoli becomes the mainstay beside Bonucci until Romagna is ready at Juve. Lots of talent in Italy. Just need to use it.
     
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