The Official UEFA Euro 2024 thread [R]

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  1. JazzyJ

    JazzyJ BigSoccer Supporter

    Jun 25, 2003
    Watching the Euros and Copa America, you can see how small the margins are. France and England are still in, but can barely score a goal. Low seed Turkey gave The Netherlands all they handle. Spain beat Germany in a very close game probably on the basis of a blown call. CA is still in and also has barely scored a goal, etc. The US would probably have made it out of the group stage were it not for one moment of dumbness from one player, etc.
     
  2. falvo

    falvo Member+

    Mar 27, 2005
    San Jose & Florence
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    The Euros have much better competition than the Copa America.
     
  3. falvo

    falvo Member+

    Mar 27, 2005
    San Jose & Florence
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  4. Quakes05

    Quakes05 Member+

    Oct 1, 2005
    birthplace of MLS
  5. falvo

    falvo Member+

    Mar 27, 2005
    San Jose & Florence
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    Italy
    Italy hasn't had a player that young since the days of Bergomi and Maldini and they were both defenders.

    I can't ever recall a teenager on many national teams other than 17-year-old Norman Whiteside for Northern Ireland in 1982.
     
  6. JazzyJ

    JazzyJ BigSoccer Supporter

    Jun 25, 2003
    Good game - Spain vs. France. Mbappe had a golden chance to tie it late but uncharacteristically skied it a la Shea Salinas or Jebo.
     
  7. Quakes05

    Quakes05 Member+

    Oct 1, 2005
    birthplace of MLS
  8. falvo

    falvo Member+

    Mar 27, 2005
    San Jose & Florence
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    I'm betting Chiellini will be involved with the FIGC and the national team.


    Giorgio Chiellini delivered a heartfelt message to American soccer fans as he set off for the Euro 2024 Final


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  9. don gagliardi

    don gagliardi Member+

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    Feb 28, 2004
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    Soccer would be “better and better” if there was only one pro team in LA.
     
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  10. JazzyJ

    JazzyJ BigSoccer Supporter

    Jun 25, 2003
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  11. bsman

    bsman Member+

    May 30, 2001
    MadCity
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    FIFY
     
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  12. falvo

    falvo Member+

    Mar 27, 2005
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    Chiellini is going to Germany to bring out the trophy on Sunday…
     
  13. falvo

    falvo Member+

    Mar 27, 2005
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    He is way too old but he will score some goals for a year or so......

    [​IMG][​IMG] Olivier Giroud retires from international football as eternal for France! [​IMG]

    After Euro 2024, Giroud says goodbye to France while he’s still with 57 goals in 137 apps.

    World Cup winner, oldest outfield player ever with the national team and now ready for new chapter in MLS.

    Respect, Olivier [​IMG]

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  14. JazzyJ

    JazzyJ BigSoccer Supporter

    Jun 25, 2003
    Almost makes it sound like MLS is a “retirement league”.
     
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  15. falvo

    falvo Member+

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    #116 falvo, Jul 10, 2024
    Last edited: Jul 10, 2024
    Despite France's lack of goals from the run of play, other than mop up minutes as a sub, Olivier Giroud was not really used or relied on at this entire Euro tournament.

    They may have scored another goal or two had he played more.
     
  16. falvo

    falvo Member+

    Mar 27, 2005
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    Lamine Yamal comes of age with wonder goal to fire Spain into final

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  17. Earthshaker

    Earthshaker BigSoccer Supporter

    Sep 12, 2005
    The hills above town
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    Or maybe not? Who do you take off to put him in, Mbappe? Dembele?
     
  18. JazzyJ

    JazzyJ BigSoccer Supporter

    Jun 25, 2003
    #119 JazzyJ, Jul 10, 2024
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    I know he's scored a lot of goals for France, but the majority in friendlies. And whenever I watched him in the big, big matches, like WC finals and semifinals it seemed like he does a lot of "almost" scoring on many chances, but not much actual scoring. In 7 WC quarterfinals, semifinals, or finals, he scored 1 goal - 2022 quarterfinal against England.
     
  19. falvo

    falvo Member+

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    #120 falvo, Jul 10, 2024
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    Giroud may have been better despite his age and he scored a lot of goals this year at Milan.

    Mbappe was ineffective since he injured his nose and wore the mask.

    I believe he also sat out a game and wasn't much of a factor.

    It didn't matter because France won a game on pk's.
     
  20. JazzyJ

    JazzyJ BigSoccer Supporter

    Jun 25, 2003
    :confused: Did you watch the France-Spain match?
     
  21. falvo

    falvo Member+

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    I saw most of the Spain -France game but was distracted and working during the second half.

    I saw most of the first half and the first 26 minutes when they scored all three goals and then got busy.

    Still my point is, Oliver Giroud when in form , can score as he scored 17 total goals for AC Milan just this last season.

    Regardless of his age, that is quite a lot of goals for the Serie A which is still a fairly defensive league.
     
  22. JazzyJ

    JazzyJ BigSoccer Supporter

    Jun 25, 2003
    Yeah, I probably have a skewed impression of him, but he seems like a guy who doesn't score in the big international matches. 3 goals in 15 Euro appearances in his career. Not great. The last time he scored in the Euros was 2016, with 2 goals against (wait for it.............) Iceland!
     
  23. falvo

    falvo Member+

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    #124 falvo, Jul 10, 2024
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    Chiellini is 100% correct in how this nation should get behind soccer.

    It seems with the coming and going of the old NASL, the startup of MLS, two World Cup's (Men’s and Women’s) and (Two) Copa America's all played in this country in the last 40-50+ years, we are still eons away from the rest of the world in terms of how the sport is covered and followed.

    If it wasn’t for the internet, online streams , forums and some specialized TV outlets, many would still be oblivious to the sport.

    This coupled with condescending jealousy and/or ignorance of Sportscasters, not to mention the Euro and Latin snobbery of MLS and US Soccer in general, the sports presence is still a taboo among many.

    Giorgio Chiellini after living here 2 years I’m sure saw that and this is why he commented.

    Yeah, I’d say every soccer and sports fan should get behind the sport.
     
  24. SoccerMan94043

    SoccerMan94043 Member+

    May 29, 2003
    San Jose
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    I'm a lifelong soccer nut and support all sorts of forms of the sport in the US. I have absolutely no expectation for anyone else... there is no reason they should like soccer because I do.
     

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