Euro 2024 general discussion

Discussion in 'Italy: National Teams' started by johnny6, Jun 17, 2024.

  1. Vieri's Left Foot

    Roma
    Italy
    Jun 8, 2022
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    I'm shocked how bad Croatia look. They had moments in qualifying (see: Wales match) where they looked over-the-hill, but they recovered, and I expected them to perform well. They look like garbage.
     
  2. Pambiero

    Pambiero Member

    Juventus
    Italy
    Mar 21, 2021
    I am not sure what do we prefer! Albania’s win or a draw? Of course not Croatia’s win!
     
  3. indestructible

    indestructible Member+

    SSC Napoli
    Jan 14, 2007
    Mercato Professor
    Club:
    SSC Napoli
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    Albanian win is a good result for us
     
  4. Nek Sanalet

    Nek Sanalet Member+

    AC Milan
    Italy
    Dec 30, 2013
    NYC
    Club:
    AC Milan
    Anything other than a Croatia win is a good result for us.
     
  5. Pambiero

    Pambiero Member

    Juventus
    Italy
    Mar 21, 2021
    Even better than a draw?
     
  6. Nek Sanalet

    Nek Sanalet Member+

    AC Milan
    Italy
    Dec 30, 2013
    NYC
    Club:
    AC Milan
    A draw gives both teams hope. If Croatia loses it becomes a three team group and we won our head to head with Albania.
     
  7. Nek Sanalet

    Nek Sanalet Member+

    AC Milan
    Italy
    Dec 30, 2013
    NYC
    Club:
    AC Milan
    Modric looks like he's 62 years old.
     
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  8. gumbacicc

    gumbacicc Member+

    Dec 7, 2004
    USA
    Yeah, but theoretically we can lose against Spain and would go into the final match with Croatia having the chance to go level on points. The only thing we'd have going is GD, which at the moment is -4 for Croatia. I don't think it's terrible that they draw, although we can live with this result. If the result stands, hopefully Albania get a another goal.
     
  9. Pambiero

    Pambiero Member

    Juventus
    Italy
    Mar 21, 2021
    It was the group of death since the first moment and now we can see the reason! There are so many scenarios! I am just thinking what suits us more today in case we lose tomorrow in terms of direct qualification!
     
  10. indestructible

    indestructible Member+

    SSC Napoli
    Jan 14, 2007
    Mercato Professor
    Club:
    SSC Napoli
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    Croatia pounding Albania with pressure right now
     
  11. Pambiero

    Pambiero Member

    Juventus
    Italy
    Mar 21, 2021
    We could beat Albania by more goals but now we can see how important was the win against them! Forza Italia!
     
  12. Nek Sanalet

    Nek Sanalet Member+

    AC Milan
    Italy
    Dec 30, 2013
    NYC
    Club:
    AC Milan
    I think Croatia will probably find a goal in this second half. But you can now see why Albania played so passive against us. I think they figured they could get a result on Croatia and will probably line up in a 6-4-0 formation against Spain if they get the win today lol.
     
  13. Nek Sanalet

    Nek Sanalet Member+

    AC Milan
    Italy
    Dec 30, 2013
    NYC
    Club:
    AC Milan
    That goal came too soon. Croatia will go all out for the win now.
     
  14. TorontoCalabria

    Fiorentina
    Italy
    Sep 12, 2018
    A draw is good but I prefer Albania win as they won't beat Spain
     
  15. TorontoCalabria

    Fiorentina
    Italy
    Sep 12, 2018
    ah ******** i jinxed it
     
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  16. falvo

    falvo Member+

    Mar 27, 2005
    San Jose & Florence
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    Andrej Kramarić scoring on his 33rd BD.
     
  17. Pambiero

    Pambiero Member

    Juventus
    Italy
    Mar 21, 2021
    I just hope Croatia doesn’t score more!
     
  18. Rossonero23

    Rossonero23 BigSoccer Yellow Card

    Sep 9, 2010
    Club:
    AC Milan
    Not in second half
     
  19. Pambiero

    Pambiero Member

    Juventus
    Italy
    Mar 21, 2021
    I think 4 points is enough to qualify even as one the four best 3rd teams correct?
     
  20. TorontoCalabria

    Fiorentina
    Italy
    Sep 12, 2018
    yes most likely. 3 are even a possibility but that's cutting it close. I don't see us getting zero points off Spain and Croatia. I see a minimum of 1 pts.
     
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  21. TorontoCalabria

    Fiorentina
    Italy
    Sep 12, 2018
    Andiamo Albanese do something! you're facing elimination dai dai
     
  22. TorontoCalabria

    Fiorentina
    Italy
    Sep 12, 2018
    dio mio! they were right there !
     
  23. Nek Sanalet

    Nek Sanalet Member+

    AC Milan
    Italy
    Dec 30, 2013
    NYC
    Club:
    AC Milan
    In 2021, 3 teams finished with 4 points to go through as the third place team, and 3 teams finished with 3 points in third place (with only one going through). So yeah, 4 points will definitely be enough.
     
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  24. Rossonero23

    Rossonero23 BigSoccer Yellow Card

    Sep 9, 2010
    Club:
    AC Milan
  25. AGomes

    AGomes Member+

    Juventus
    Brazil
    Aug 29, 2023
    UEFA is different than FIFA. First Tie Breaker is Goal Differential not head-to-head. Italy needed another goal versus Albania. ********.
     

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