The Knockout Stage Discussion

Discussion in 'Euro 2016' started by JamestheDW1, Jun 22, 2016.

  1. Italy-Azzurri-Fan

    Nov 15, 2014
    Club:
    Juventus FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    Belgium vs Italy final.

    There is history, that everytime Ireland is in the European Cup, two teams from Ireland's group meet again in the final.
     
  2. Hayaka

    Hayaka Member+

    Jun 21, 2009
    SF North Bay
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    Denmark
    If Italy wins this thing, they will certainly deserve it. Spain--Germany--France--and probably Belgium again. It doesn't get any tougher than that.
     
  3. Marco Delvecchio

    Marco Delvecchio Red Card

    Apr 9, 2016
    Club:
    UC Sampdoria
    So they should be in the top 3. They were in the easiest group at the Euros.
     
  4. Marco Delvecchio

    Marco Delvecchio Red Card

    Apr 9, 2016
    Club:
    UC Sampdoria
    I'd pick Belgium to make the final. Poland could beat Portugal and probably should. But I think Ronaldo may go off. I don't see them beating Belgium but the again they can. I thought they could go far this tournament based on their ability to grind out results, not due to anything else. In qualifying they were shit but did this. They won't win it though but a Greece win isn't out of the question.

    France wins it in any case. After them I'd say Italy.
     
  5. Marco Delvecchio

    Marco Delvecchio Red Card

    Apr 9, 2016
    Club:
    UC Sampdoria
    Portugal deserved to win? No way. They were terrible. As for Croatia they are chokers and I didn't have them in the final at all. Same as Euro 2008 and lost in a similar fashion. Start the tournament well then choke next round.

    Belgium will make the final as you said.
     
  6. omajac

    omajac Member+

    Feb 9, 2002
    East Orange, New Jersey, USA
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    This is also true in World Cups '94 &'02, when Italy and Germany made the final!! Could've been WC'90 too, if Psycho Pierce didn't miss his kick!!:p
     
  7. omajac

    omajac Member+

    Feb 9, 2002
    East Orange, New Jersey, USA
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    #82 omajac, Jun 25, 2016
    Last edited: Jun 25, 2016
    Shoot, anyone on the right side of the bracket who wins it will deserve it!! You have a total of 21 major titles won on the right side and on the left a total of.....zero, zip, nada, nothing, or as my Grandmother used to say 'not a pot to piss in or a window to throw it out!!':x3:
     
  8. zahzah

    zahzah Member+

    Jun 27, 2011
    Club:
    FK Crvena Zvezda Beograd
    Yes. It's been more entertaining attacking football but the quality has been poor. Argentina Chile Mexico and Colombia played good football. The rest was poor. Also we're comparing a tournament at its end to a tournament which has only started the knockout round.

    The Copa group stage was even worse than the Euro with quality football at a premium. And as it stands it looks like we will have just one game between equal top class opponents and that's the final. You could add Mexico Chile where Chile simply had a perfect game.
     
  9. Hayaka

    Hayaka Member+

    Jun 21, 2009
    SF North Bay
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    Denmark
    The first installment (during group play) of Argentina-Chile was actually pretty sensational. End to end offensive fireworks all night long. I was lucky enough to see it in person and will remember it for a long time.

    I have a feeling the Final will be more cat and mouse, and not nearly as good.
     
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  10. zahzah

    zahzah Member+

    Jun 27, 2011
    Club:
    FK Crvena Zvezda Beograd
    Yes, correct. Thats why the final should be good in quality, if not necessarily entertainment.
     
  11. FootballMental

    FootballMental New Member

    May 9, 2016
    Club:
    Gremio Porto Alegre
    All cenderellas are very tired in group stage. So there will not be any sensations in knockout stage. The physical form was key-factor in Croatia defeat. That is not question of bench. Croatia bench is length such as Portugal. Portugal saves energy forces in previous matches and wasnt so tired. Croatia had very difficult match with Spain, and Del Bosque was more farsighted than croatian coach.
     
  12. FootballMental

    FootballMental New Member

    May 9, 2016
    Club:
    Gremio Porto Alegre
    I am sure we will see real strength of top-teams furthere. They will be more strengthfull such as physically in this way.
     
  13. omajac

    omajac Member+

    Feb 9, 2002
    East Orange, New Jersey, USA
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    Wow, Ireland is 1-0 up on a Brady penalty in the 3rd minute!! But France will come back!!
     
  14. omajac

    omajac Member+

    Feb 9, 2002
    East Orange, New Jersey, USA
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    Kante and Rami will miss the quarterfinals for France!!
     
  15. HomietheClown

    HomietheClown Member+

    Dusselheim FC 1971
    Sep 4, 2010
    Club:
    --other--
    This is setting up well for England. Assuming they take care of business themselves (which is far from a given.)
    I am really digging this 24 team format.
     
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  16. omajac

    omajac Member+

    Feb 9, 2002
    East Orange, New Jersey, USA
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    Griezman has equalised 1-1!!
     
  17. HomietheClown

    HomietheClown Member+

    Dusselheim FC 1971
    Sep 4, 2010
    Club:
    --other--
  18. omajac

    omajac Member+

    Feb 9, 2002
    East Orange, New Jersey, USA
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    Damn he did it again!! 2-1 France
     
  19. omajac

    omajac Member+

    Feb 9, 2002
    East Orange, New Jersey, USA
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    Ireland is getting tired and just lost a player to red card!!
     
  20. HomietheClown

    HomietheClown Member+

    Dusselheim FC 1971
    Sep 4, 2010
    Club:
    --other--
    Giroud's passing and hold up play has been superb. That has been the difference in my mind.
     
  21. omajac

    omajac Member+

    Feb 9, 2002
    East Orange, New Jersey, USA
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    Plus the pace and movement of Coman going at the Irish defense as well!!
     
  22. BatatasFritas

    BatatasFritas Member+

    Nov 29, 2004
    Toronto
    Club:
    FC Porto
    So if Wales wins it, they won't deserve it because they werent in the Right bracket? Had Spain finished in 1st for example they would be on the left bracket and given them some irrelevant history. Let's have a new team in the finals to make things more interesting.
     
  23. omajac

    omajac Member+

    Feb 9, 2002
    East Orange, New Jersey, USA
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    Great goal by Boateng!! 1-0 Germany
     
  24. omajac

    omajac Member+

    Feb 9, 2002
    East Orange, New Jersey, USA
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    Why did Ozil take that penalty? He looked like he didn't want to take it!! That's why he missed
     
  25. omajac

    omajac Member+

    Feb 9, 2002
    East Orange, New Jersey, USA
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    You must not have read the post I quoted!! @Hayaka said if Italy wins the Euro, then they deserve it and I gave my reply and will stick with it because that is the TOUGHEST side of the bracket!!

    Now if Wales or any of the left side win it, it's not saying they dont deserve it, but their road to the Final vs top established teams will be weak!! That's all!! I as a fan would rather go through the tough road and win!! Just a difference of opinion!!
     

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