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Maysun
June 5, 2012, 04:48 AM
UEFA EURO 2012

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/5/57/UEFA_Euro_2012_logo.svg/343px-UEFA_Euro_2012_logo.svg.png

http://i.imgur.com/pI3sf.jpg

Links: UEFA.com - Euro 2012 (http://www.uefa.com/uefaeuro/index.html) | BanglaCricket - Euro 2012 (http://www.banglacricket.com/alochona/showthread.php?t=41012)

Sohel
June 5, 2012, 05:52 AM
This promises to be the most tightly contested EC in history. Spain, Germany and Holland look to be the early favorites. Italy always plays well in tournaments, and you never know just when the French will gel, so they're in also. You cannot count out perennial dark horses Denmark, Sweden, Portugal, Croatia, Czech Republic and Russia. I expect Poland and Ukraine to surprise many at home, especially Poland. Always overrated to the max, England will fail once again. Ireland will come close to an upset because of their indomitable spirit, and Greece will lose every match. I wish Turkey and Serbia were here instead of the last two I've just mentioned.

Maysun
June 5, 2012, 06:03 AM
No one has defended their title, Can we have a new winner?
2008 Spain
2004 Greece
2000 France
1996 Germany
1992 Denmark
1988 Netherlands
1984 France
1980 Germany
1976 Czechoslovakia
1972 Germany
1968 Italy
1964 Spain
1960 USSR

Banglatiger84
June 5, 2012, 06:38 AM
The last Euros were excellent and i hope we see something like that this time round:
Somehow feel Spain will finally fall short against germany if they meet.

The English may do well given that for once, even their own media doesnt believe in them: and it didnt help to have a farcical squad selection where a 2nd choice rb from liverpool was preferred over Rio F

F6_Turbo
June 5, 2012, 07:17 AM
-England to qualify 2nd from their group and then get beat in the next round.
-Cheating Italians to do well...the last time they had a scandal, they won the WC, so with the current match fixing scandal(they sent home 2 players)...they'll do well again.

- So long as Spain don't win...I have no complaints.

zsayeed
June 5, 2012, 07:18 AM
nice thread. concise chart!

Maysun
June 6, 2012, 11:08 AM
The French finished their Euro preparation with a 4-0 drubbing over Estonia. Check out this Benzema assist & Ribery goal! *drools*

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ialbd
June 6, 2012, 11:54 AM
the french are coming .... !!!

Maysun
June 7, 2012, 02:14 PM
The day has finally arrived!

Habib
June 7, 2012, 02:54 PM
Germany all the way. Ozil, Closa, Müller, Shwayne gonna win it all :cool:

MSM B2C
June 8, 2012, 09:44 AM
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Join the Banglacricket League:

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Maysun
June 8, 2012, 09:57 AM
1 hour to the Euros, let the :goal: fest begin!

zinatf
June 8, 2012, 10:00 AM
Come on espanol :D

MSM B2C
June 8, 2012, 10:12 AM
Need Lewandowsk to score. his in my fantasy team! and my captain for today's game.

MSM B2C
June 8, 2012, 10:18 AM
Germany all the way. Ozil, Closa, Müller, Shwayne gonna win it all :cool:

as usual you will go to semi final with a close eye- not reaching final!

I hope England to do well, this time less hype and pressure.

MSM B2C
June 8, 2012, 10:40 AM
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League Number 112430

Kohli_Sox
June 8, 2012, 10:44 AM
Is there any channel showing except maasranga?

MSM B2C
June 8, 2012, 10:50 AM
Is there any channel showing except maasranga?

BBC Sports:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/17873652

Maysun
June 8, 2012, 11:18 AM
Hosts take the lead.

Maysun
June 8, 2012, 11:45 AM
Poor defending. That was a red.

Maysun
June 8, 2012, 11:47 AM
That was a penalty I think

Kohli_Sox
June 8, 2012, 11:52 AM
some shocking referring decisions but Greece looks in disarray from the start

Maysun
June 8, 2012, 11:57 AM
What's the point of having an extra official near the post who can't make a correct decision right under his nose..

Maysun
June 8, 2012, 12:09 PM
Greece equalize

Maysun
June 8, 2012, 12:29 PM
Red!! Szczesny..

Maysun
June 8, 2012, 12:29 PM
Greece miss the penalty

Kohli_Sox
June 8, 2012, 12:44 PM
dramatic game nevertheless

Maysun
June 8, 2012, 12:53 PM
FT Poland 1 - 1 Greece. Good game.

Maysun
June 8, 2012, 02:00 PM
Russia score

Maysun
June 8, 2012, 02:04 PM
Shouldve scored there.

Maysun
June 8, 2012, 02:09 PM
Russia 2-0

Maysun
June 8, 2012, 02:32 PM
HT Russia 2 - 0 Czech Republic

Ajfar
June 8, 2012, 03:28 PM
Russia's all over Czech. I'm looking forward to Spain Vs. Italy. I'm gonna root for Italy just for the heck of it.

Habib
June 8, 2012, 10:38 PM
Big match tonight. I almost feel sorry for Portugal. Almost. It's always great to see Ronaldo's team get thrashed :)

Maysun
June 8, 2012, 10:58 PM
The Germans have just too much class all around, but you never know with Portugal. The Portugese are missing someone like Pauleta.

riankhan
June 9, 2012, 12:00 AM
Germany all the way. Ozil, Closa, Müller, Shwayne gonna win it all :cool:

Yes bro yes :up:. My Euro starts today.

Ran an die Pille! (go for the pill)

Jadukor
June 9, 2012, 12:45 AM
Guys what time does the match start in bangladesh?

al-Sagar
June 9, 2012, 12:49 AM
ajker khela gulo besh jome uthbe bole mone hocche

al-Sagar
June 9, 2012, 12:52 AM
germany vs portugal ............... sei rokom hobe bhai sei rokom

netherlands vs denmark ......... lets see how the danish defence of Dan Agger and simon kjaer can stop the dutch power

Maysun
June 9, 2012, 12:53 AM
Guys what time does the match start in bangladesh?

First match starts at 9pm & second at 11.45pm

CricFanBD
June 9, 2012, 10:17 AM
First match starts at 9pm & second at 11.45pm

Is there any online stream's available plz?

Jadukor
June 9, 2012, 10:41 AM
any links folks?

Kohli_Sox
June 9, 2012, 10:50 AM
Germany all the way. Ozil, Closa, Müller, Shwayne gonna win it all :cool:

+1

very exciting team

Maysun
June 9, 2012, 11:40 AM
any links folks?

Fromsportcom.com
firstrowsports.eu

Kohli_Sox
June 9, 2012, 12:11 PM
Van Persie is awful today

Kohli_Sox
June 9, 2012, 12:51 PM
This might be costly for the dutch and more so given it's the group of death with Germany and Portugal to play

Hasan2k8
June 9, 2012, 01:22 PM
Holland lost Big shock!!! It will be hard for them to qualify now

Hasan2k8
June 9, 2012, 01:27 PM
Love the Euros, very exciting am excited cant wait for ENGLAND vs FRANCE Match!

C'mon!! England!

Hasan2k8
June 9, 2012, 01:29 PM
Germany vs Portugal next game of the day. Hope Portugal win don't like the Germany!

Maysun
June 9, 2012, 02:33 PM
Very interesting first half

roman
June 9, 2012, 02:55 PM
I still can't beleive NED lost to DEN. Luck was not favoring. Ned today

Maysun
June 9, 2012, 03:17 PM
Gomez!!

Maysun
June 9, 2012, 03:40 PM
FT Germany 1 - 0 Portugal

ahnaf
June 9, 2012, 03:43 PM
Forget euro! Watch brazil vs Arg.. What a match it has been so far..
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Hasan2k8
June 9, 2012, 03:50 PM
Portugal played so defensive for 70min then when they consided a goal, they attacked Germany and attacked well, almost scored and deserved to equalize. Question is, why the hell Portugal waited to go a goal behind to play attacking football? Such poor tactics cost them!

Hasan2k8
June 9, 2012, 03:53 PM
Forget euro! Watch brazil vs Arg.. What a match it has been so far..
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Have you got the link?

ahnaf
June 9, 2012, 03:59 PM
Have you got the link?

nah..watching on tv.. Arg 4-3 brazil..epic match though brazil is gonna lose it:(
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Hasan2k8
June 9, 2012, 04:06 PM
^brazil losing :( me favorite South American team..

ahnaf
June 9, 2012, 04:18 PM
^yeah..they lost it.. my fav team..
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Habib
June 10, 2012, 12:28 AM
Me sad for Brazil :(
Shalar Messi. Great match though. Better than Euro.

Ajfar
June 10, 2012, 01:55 AM
Me sad for Brazil :(
Shalar Messi. Great match though. Better than Euro.

What a game it was. Unbelieveable just going back and forth. I dislike Argetina but gotta give credit where its due. Messi's 3rd goal was crazy, people went nuts. I'm glad I got to enjoy a goal like that live. In brazils defense I think they were aiming at preparing U23 players for olympics, they didn't play alot of their experienced players while Argentina was playing with most of their star players.

Neymar's got long way to go. Dude's gotta get out of Santos. You ain't become the best player in the world playing for Santos. Time to shift over to Europe.

Rabz
June 10, 2012, 02:09 AM
Brazil Argentina game was epic last night.
Simply amazing. Far far better football than they were playing in Europe.
Messi's hat-trick goal was just sheer out of this world.

Still can't believe the Dutch lost to the Danish.
Being in both of these two countries just few days back, I didnt know who to support but thought the Dutch would prevail. Tough group they are in and the loss makes it even tougher.

Sohel
June 10, 2012, 02:22 AM
The Russians looked pretty scary at this early stage. Unless they fizzle out soon, I see them surprising a great number of people. Looking forward to seeing a post-Domenech France on this big stage. They seem to be back playing with flair thanks to Ribery and Benzema. Nasri and Hatem Ben Arfa can also make you suffer if you allow either of them space in the middle or the sidelines.

Maysun
June 10, 2012, 01:37 PM
Spain Shouldve started with a striker. Negredo...

Maysun
June 10, 2012, 01:50 PM
Croats take lead

Maysun
June 10, 2012, 02:06 PM
Irish equalise

Maysun
June 10, 2012, 02:39 PM
Expect them to preserve the lead.

Maysun
June 10, 2012, 02:53 PM
3-1 Croatia

Maysun
June 11, 2012, 01:48 AM
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Zeeshan
June 11, 2012, 02:20 AM
Big match tonight. I almost feel sorry for Portugal. Almost. It's always great to see Ronaldo's team get thrashed :)

Brazil na? :)

F6_Turbo
June 11, 2012, 02:58 AM
Euros are always better than World Cups and this one so far is no different.


My Review so far:
Game 1 : Thought the ref was horrible, ruined the game...Greece were worthy of a point in the end
Game 2 : Russia with too much going forward for the Czech Republic(who are a mediocre team tbh)
Game 3 : Danes doing what they do...functional and opportunistic. Dutch looked good, despite the defeat
Game 4 : Poor game...Portugal for such a skilled footballing nation, can't seem to find a striker. Also the tactic of hoofing the ball up to Ronaldo isn't going to work. Germans are the youngest team in the tournament, and Gomez is a donkey(don't care about his 40 goals for Bayern this season, the man is a donkey)
Game 5 : Italy deserved that point, and actually showed a fair bit of drive and invention in attack, Marchisio was excellent for me. Screw Spain, maybe the national side can ask for a bailout like their governement is.
Game 6 : No contest, Croatia are a decent side and nothing more...but Ireland are just happy to be in the tournament. Their star striker plays in the MLS and midfield is comprised of players from relegated clubs or clubs at the bottom of the PL.


Tonight : France will dominate the piss poor English midfield(Parker, Gerrard, Milner, Downing)...wow talk about craptacular. But, England until the humiliation against Germany at the world cup, rarely get destroyed by anyone...so they will be competitive. I can see England getting a draw, but a close win for the French is more likely.

Maysun
June 11, 2012, 10:00 AM
France-England in an hour. Hope the English doesn't get thrashed, have Lescott in my fantasy team. Disaster for my Fantasy team so far.. :facepalm:

Maysun
June 11, 2012, 10:13 AM
Noticed many people here ask for streaming links, please bookmark these links. Go to the football tab, and you have dozens of links for a single match.

http://www.sportlemon.tv/
http://www.thefirstrow.eu/

MSM B2C
June 11, 2012, 10:29 AM
Come on england!!! Do it for us atleast for once....

France a strong team... We have the panick disease!

MSM B2C
June 11, 2012, 10:30 AM
france-england in an hour. Hope the english doesn't get thrashed, have lescott in my fantasy team. Disaster for my fantasy team so far.. :facepalm:

which fantasy ??? Like with what site?

got ribery, ashley cole and lloris in my fantasy come on!!!!!!!!!

need a england win and ribery to play well.

Maysun
June 11, 2012, 10:35 AM
which fantasy ??? Like with what site?

got ribery, ashley cole and lloris in my fantasy come on!!!!!!!!!

need a england win and ribery to play well.

http://www.banglacricket.com/alochona/showthread.php?t=41116

Equinox
June 11, 2012, 10:58 AM
Go England! France the outright favourites but Hodgson's picked a good XI here given the constraints. Thankfully no Carroll.

Equinox
June 11, 2012, 11:28 AM
Terry and Cole! Two of the best in the business in their positions. Oxlade-Chamberlain is a future England superstar. And how good is Joe Hart? Only Casillas comes to mind who's substantially better. He's as good as anyone else right now.

Maysun
June 11, 2012, 11:31 AM
Lescott.. Oh yeah! Fantasy team.

Equinox
June 11, 2012, 11:31 AM
GOOOAAALLLL!!! England 1 - 0 France

Equinox
June 11, 2012, 11:34 AM
England is up there defensively with any other team in the tournament. And that's without first-choice guys like Cahill, Walker and Smalling.

Maysun
June 11, 2012, 11:43 AM
Now i think France will win this

Habib
June 11, 2012, 11:50 AM
Now i think France will win this

I want them to win this.

MSM B2C
June 11, 2012, 11:57 AM
England good at counter-attack!!! they should go for the win... or if they are wanting a draw, we might end up losing this... just play to win.

Maysun
June 11, 2012, 12:51 PM
England will be the happier of the two sides.

Maysun
June 11, 2012, 12:53 PM
But the French are 22 games unbeaten now.

Maysun
June 11, 2012, 01:13 PM
Come on Ibra, show us some magic!

F6_Turbo
June 11, 2012, 01:41 PM
Tonight : France will dominate the piss poor English midfield(Parker, Gerrard, Milner, Downing)...wow talk about craptacular. But, England until the humiliation against Germany at the world cup, rarely get destroyed by anyone...so they will be competitive. I can see England getting a draw, but a close win for the French is more likely.

As expected...France dominated the middle of the pitch, had close to 60% of the possession...but didn't do too much with it. England with a deserved draw, and will be the happier of the sides.

Qualification for the next round is still definitely on.

Maysun
June 11, 2012, 02:57 PM
Ibra puts Sweden ahead

Maysun
June 11, 2012, 03:00 PM
Sheva equalize!

MohammedC
June 11, 2012, 03:06 PM
Shevchenko is Ukraine

Maysun
June 11, 2012, 03:06 PM
Sheva puts Ukraine ahead.

Hasan2k8
June 11, 2012, 06:59 PM
Draw, a fair result in the end. Thought England played well in the first half, Milner should have scored, great chance missed!

Sohel
June 11, 2012, 11:09 PM
Shevchenko is playing inspired soccer. Ukraine will go far in this tournament.

F6_Turbo
June 11, 2012, 11:12 PM
Shevchenko is playing inspired soccer. Ukraine will go far in this tournament.

:smh:

Lucky to get into the next round.

Jadukor
June 11, 2012, 11:16 PM
As expected...France dominated the middle of the pitch, had close to 60% of the possession...but didn't do too much with it. England with a deserved draw, and will be the happier of the sides.

Qualification for the next round is still definitely on.

They were sitting way too deep. Parle toh pentaly box er vitorei 10 jon boisha thaakto. I know it's effective but it makes viewing as painful as watching rockibul bat.

F6_Turbo
June 11, 2012, 11:23 PM
They were sitting way too deep. Parle toh pentaly box er vitorei 10 jon boisha thaakto. I know it's effective but it makes viewing as painful as watching rockibul bat.

Arey bhai...it's the best England can do.

Everyone knows what this England team needed was

Carrick and Scholes - Scholesy to play the quarterback role, he is a player Xavi has praised for over a decade yet the England hierarchy forced him to play on the left to accommodate Gerrard and Lampard.

He is at the end of his career now, and can't play 90 minutes on a consistent basis, but he could have easily played 60 minutes a pop, and then been subbed off. As for Carrick, he is by conservative estimates, a million times better than Parker and Gareth Barry, yet was overlooked.

So he finally had enough and said, if there is no chance of me playing, I don't want to be considered, Hodgson decided Carrick wasn't one of the top 4 english midfielders and left him out.

So this is as good as it'll get for England. Contain and then try to hit teams on the counter + set pieces. Having said all that, it should be better against Sweden(who England never seem to beat) and Ukraine. Should be much more attacking.

Maysun
June 11, 2012, 11:51 PM
I dont see Ukraine winning another match in the group stage, Sweden made a mockery of themselves on the pitch. They were outplayed by Ukraine the whole 90'.

Banglatiger84
June 12, 2012, 12:09 AM
England is up there defensively with any other team in the tournament. And that's without first-choice guys like Cahill, Walker and Smalling.
only cahill is a first choice from those 3, England actually have 3 of their 4 first choice defenders playing

F6_Turbo
June 12, 2012, 12:33 AM
only cahill is a first choice from those 3, England actually have 3 of their 4 first choice defenders playing

Gary Cahill is 1st choice only because Hodgson and the FA decided to side with John Terry the racist scum.

Rio was captain during the WC in 2010, and was in the team during the Euro qualifiers(when fit), but then got excluded because Hodgson was too chicken **** to upset Fat Lampard and Cashley Cole.

But I'm ok with Lescott starting, he had an immense season for City.

F6_Turbo
June 12, 2012, 12:35 AM
I dont see Ukraine winning another match in the group stage, Sweden made a mockery of themselves on the pitch. They were outplayed by Ukraine the whole 90'.

Not sure they were completely outplayed.

Ibra had two close calls...Elmander should have scored, and even Mellberg right at the end came mighty close.

I thought it was a pretty even match, aside from that 10-12 minute spell where the 3 goals went in.

Maysun
June 12, 2012, 12:41 AM
Not sure they were completely outplayed.

Ibra had two close calls...Elmander should have scored, and even Mellberg right at the end came mighty close.

I thought it was a pretty even match, aside from that 10-12 minute spell where the 3 goals went in.

Hmm, it's bit of an over-exaggeration but totally expected Sweden to steam past Ukraine.

And yeah, Elmander should've scored that after neat exchange of passes with Ibra.

F6_Turbo
June 12, 2012, 12:47 AM
Hmm, it's bit of an over-exaggeration but totally expected Sweden to steam past Ukraine.

And yeah, Elmander should've scored that after neat exchange of passes with Ibra.

Nah, Sweden are one of those functional teams...they never steamroll anyone, plus Ukraine had the crowd behind them(while this can add pressure, with such an experienced side, they were always in with a shout - I thought this was going to end in a stalemate prior to kickoff).

Sweden look the same against everyone, be it Bangladesh, England or Brazil.

Maysun
June 12, 2012, 12:52 AM
Nah, Sweden are one of those functional teams...they never steamroll anyone, plus Ukraine had the crowd behind them(while this can add pressure, with such an experienced side, they were always in with a shout - I thought this was going to end in a stalemate prior to kickoff).

Sweden look the same against everyone, be it Bangladesh, England or Brazil.

Yeah well, Sweden were unbeaten this year prior to the match, so expected them to have the confidence and momentum going to the match. And yes, the fans were the 12th man for Ukraine. They were right behind their team the whole game.

Banglatiger84
June 12, 2012, 04:34 AM
Gary Cahill is 1st choice only because Hodgson and the FA decided to side with John Terry the racist scum.

Rio was captain during the WC in 2010, and was in the team during the Euro qualifiers(when fit), but then got excluded because Hodgson was too chicken **** to upset Fat Lampard and Cashley Cole.

But I'm ok with Lescott starting, he had an immense season for City.
I know: I was just pointing out that Walker and Smalling were definitely not first choice defenders

Equinox
June 12, 2012, 07:42 AM
only cahill is a first choice from those 3, England actually have 3 of their 4 first choice defenders playing
Kyle Walker would have definitely played ahead of Johnson if he was fit. Although Johnson didn't do too badly against France.

Maysun
June 12, 2012, 11:03 AM
Czech take lead

Maysun
June 12, 2012, 11:06 AM
They make it 2-0

Sohel
June 12, 2012, 09:39 PM
Looks like Russia is through to the next round with 4 points, unless they lose to Greece in the next match by a half dozen goals, something that's highly unlikely. Poland, after their gutsy performance against Russia must beat the Czechs outright to go through. The Czechs on the other hand need just a draw. Rooting for the Poles to advance.

Banglatiger84
June 12, 2012, 11:42 PM
Did anyone else think that the "This is Russia" banner was quite provocative ?

Todays match should be one of the most exciting in the league stages: Holland vs Germany
It will be interesting to see Lahm vs Robben.

F6_Turbo
June 12, 2012, 11:42 PM
Refs are the only real negatives to come out of the tournament so far...

racism - minimal
hooliganism - minimal
homophobia - minimal

F6_Turbo
June 12, 2012, 11:47 PM
Did anyone else think that the "This is Russia" banner was quite provocative ?

Todays match should be one of the most exciting in the league stages: Holland vs Germany
It will be interesting to see Lahm vs Robben.


I can't believe with the history the two countries have(and the pre match violence) they allowed that banner to get through security.

http://i.imgur.com/NGQ0P.jpg

Banglatiger84
June 12, 2012, 11:56 PM
Interesting that the banner was in English, and not Polish or Russian, is that why security did not understand it? Or maybe it was too big to unfurl at the gates :)

patriot
June 13, 2012, 12:44 AM
What a cracker of a goal by Jakub Blaszczykowski and the pace they displayed on the counter was frightening.

Tonight is a cracker . If Portugal beat Denmark and the Dutch beat Germany , everyone in the group gets equal points which means the last matches are virtual knock-outs . Real group of death.

Maysun
June 13, 2012, 12:48 AM
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patriot
June 13, 2012, 12:57 AM
Gary Cahill is 1st choice only because Hodgson and the FA decided to side with John Terry the racist scum.

Gary Cahill was first choice cos he had a fantastic half season at Chelsea and won the champions league.


Rio was captain during the WC in 2010

and we know what happened that world cup.

Truth is Rio and was in the team during the Euro qualifiers(when fit), but then got excluded because Hodgson was too chicken **** to upset Fat Lampard and Cashley Cole

The real truth is :

- Martin Kelly had a much better season than Rio Ferdinand. Rio was solid for Man Utd but not 'great'.
- To justify being called up at 33, you need to have had an immaculate international career. Unfortunately, Rio Ferdinand has not.
- He had played 81 games to prove himself and he dint . Plain and simple really .If Ferdinand was to line up for England, everyone would know what to expect.
-Why would Roy gamble on rio when even SAF has in the past admitted that rio can't play two games in four days.

F6_Turbo
June 13, 2012, 01:12 AM
Seriously get ready to be embarrassed....

1. Winning the CL has F-all to do with a call up to your national team.

2. Rio did knee ligaments prior to WC 2010 starting, and played no part in the humiliation England suffered, one in which the defensive line led by John Terry was made to look amateurish by the Germans

3. Do you even watch football when Chelsea aren't playing? Oh and the real truth? as opposed to what...the fake truth?

Martin Kelly started only 7 games for Liverpool this season, and played 12 in all. He did not have a better season than Rio. Rio Ferdinand was the defensive linchpin of the United side, that lost to City on GD, and was the second best defensive unit in the league(City conceded 4 less goals(29), Chelsea gave away 46 goals.)

You are the 1st and I suspect last person to think Martin Kelly had a better season than Rio Ferdinand...

Rio Ferdinand didn't prove himself? WTH are you on about? he is recognized as being one of the best defenders in the world over the past decade.... didn't prove himself :lol:

Rio Ferdinand is not a gamble, Roy decided to side with the racist knuckle dragging council estate, drug peddling scum that is John Terry because Fat Frank and Cashley would have thrown a hissy fit without Terry in the team.

SAF will say what he needs to, to protect the interests of Manchester United, and that means players playing as little as possible when it comes to internationals. Rio played 30 of the 38 league fixtures this season...

Jadukor
June 13, 2012, 02:11 AM
So who are people betting on to win today? Germany or Netherlands?
My money is on Germany

F6_Turbo
June 13, 2012, 02:30 AM
So who are people betting on to win today? Germany or Netherlands?
My money is on Germany

Both teams seem to be missing that certain something...je ne sais quoi if you will. Both look great on paper(Germany more so), but I wasn't that impressed by either in the 1st game.

The great thing is, the win by Denmark means, this is basically a must win for the Dutch and they'll attack right from the word go...so it would be great to watch.

Banglatiger84
June 13, 2012, 02:35 AM
- Martin Kelly had a much better season than Rio Ferdinand. Rio was solid for Man Utd but not 'great'.
- To justify being called up at 33, you need to have had an immaculate international career. Unfortunately, Rio Ferdinand has not.
- He had played 81 games to prove himself and he dint . Plain and simple really .If Ferdinand was to line up for England, everyone would know what to expect.
-Why would Roy gamble on rio when even SAF has in the past admitted that rio can't play two games in four days.

What on earth is that about ??:facepalm:

Rio F was the first choice defender in a team that finished with the most number of points

And M Kelly having a better season than Rio F?

I dont support Man Utd but its tiring to see people use their own biases against players from teams they dont like.

Zunaid
June 13, 2012, 02:39 AM
Fight! Fight!

Turbo took the patriot to the cleaners and BanglaTiger is now drying the laundry.

I am a passionate follower of the Prem but follow no particular team with passion and I do have to agree that the absence of Rio is a shame.

Banglatiger84
June 13, 2012, 02:39 AM
Portugal made the Germans look shaky whenever they attacked, its only because they dont have a decent center forward since the days of like Eusebio, that they couldnt score even once.

If Holland attack the Germans, and take at least 1 or 2 of the half dozen chances they are bound to create, they could win.

Banglatiger84
June 13, 2012, 02:41 AM
Fight! Fight!

Turbo took the patriot to the cleaners and BanglaTiger is now drying the laundry.

I am a passionate follower of the Prem but follow no particular team with passion and I do have to agree that the absence of Rio is a shame.

TBH Zunaid Bhai, I did not even read Turbo;s reply, as seeing the "real truth" gave me a rush of blood to reply that moment

Its one thing to read trolls in the Guardian saying stuff like "we all know Rio/Cole is crap", its another thing to see one of our brethren say stuff that is 180 degrees from what reality is :lol:

Kohli_Sox
June 13, 2012, 02:52 AM
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_I5Gd0QtQxHI/TBb2Nf4pJWI/AAAAAAAAAEk/jrTrEUUkG_Q/s1600/podolski+.jpg

Today is the day of this man

Jadukor
June 13, 2012, 02:59 AM
I am a passionate follower of the Prem

Z bhai prem is supposed to be passionate... :-B

F6_Turbo
June 13, 2012, 03:03 AM
Fight! Fight!

Turbo took the patriot to the cleaners and BanglaTiger is now drying the laundry.

I am a passionate follower of the Prem but follow no particular team with passion and I do have to agree that the absence of Rio is a shame.

Hah...United supporter, but I can put club loyalties aside when it comes down to it. Phil Jones for example, should not be in the England squad, he simply isn't ready...his versatility is what got him in, but I just don't feel he is good enough. What he said simply made no sense...not to mention, Martin Kelly plays most of his football at RB not center back.

Rio has always been slightly under appreciated by the English masses...he is a cultured defender, very rarely does he dive in for last ditch tackles, and is not the blood and thunder type that the crowds love to champion. There is no doubt, he isn't the player he was 3-4 seasons ago, and has lost a yard of pace, but his reading of the game continues to be excellent and he uses his experience to sniff out the danger and get into position before hand, covering for his lost step.

He had a superb season for United - leading a back line that was decimated by injury and helped out a youngster in goal in his 1st season at the club.

riankhan
June 13, 2012, 03:25 AM
So who are people betting on to win today? Germany or Netherlands?
My money is on Germany

Deutschland, and Deutschland only. Eight more hours!

Jadukor
June 13, 2012, 03:31 AM
I am not a serious football fan and didn't really care for any of the teams since my favorite team is busy narrowly beating a Brazil youth team these days... (sigh)

during the start of the tournament i wasn't sure of who to root for but having seen some of the games now i can say I liked the way Italy and Russia played so far.

Maysun
June 13, 2012, 03:49 AM
So who are people betting on to win today? Germany or Netherlands?
My money is on Germany

Germans definitely. The Netherlands have a suspect defence, and I expect Ozil, Muller & Podolski to carve open them easily. And moreover, their key players, RvP & Robben had an average game last match. Van der Vaart should start ahead of de Jong. And I wonder if, Huntelaar will be given a go.

Germans will be looking to keep the possession while Netherlands will be using the flanks and counter attack perhaps. Should be an exciting game.

Equinox
June 13, 2012, 05:12 AM
I was given to understand that it was Terry v Rio for a place in the England squad due to the incident earlier in the season between Terry and Rio's brother. If that's the case then I'd have to go with Terry, despite his despicable character.

Sohel
June 13, 2012, 07:39 AM
Looking forward to the Dutch getting Blitzkrieged tonight because of their 2.5 problems:

1 Robben is 100% selfish. He always dekes a couple of players and then takes an utterly useless shot on goal with NO chance of going in. Cost his club and country the ultimate honor in the past and will continue to do so.

+

1 Sneijder is 100% unselfish. He never takes a shot, always looking for someone else around the open lane or the open net to do the job. Gutless and scared of taking the ultimate responsibility, he's the Mohammad Mahmudullah Riyad of soccer.

+

.5 RvP is 50% spaz, kinda like a Danesh Kaneria with slightly above average motor skills.

F6_Turbo
June 13, 2012, 08:03 AM
Not too sure about the Sneijder description...he has 24 international goals from 80 odd matches, which is a pretty good return for a non-striker, and he averages 5-6 goals a season at club level. His problem is injury - he is so f-ing fragile, breaks down constantly.

I wonder if he is 100% fit.

Sohel
June 13, 2012, 08:08 AM
Don't get me wrong. He's a great player and I love watching him play. I just wish he'd shoot more often. There's no reason a player like him, someone who creates as many good chances as he does, shouldn't have at least 40 goals by now IMHO :)

F6_Turbo
June 13, 2012, 08:11 AM
Don't get me wrong. He's a great player and I love watching him play. I just wish he'd shoot more often. There's no reason a player like him, someone who creates as many good chances as he does, shouldn't have at least 40 goals by now IMHO :)

Probably a good thing he doesn't...what with the all fragile egos in the Dutch squad, someone is bound to get bent out of shape, if he takes a couple of extra shots a game :D

Jadukor
June 13, 2012, 09:12 AM
doc ai persie cheletare shojjo hoina amar... aita ki valo player?

patriot
June 13, 2012, 09:18 AM
If your post was aimed at embarrassing me, then it was one lame attempt , Cos I stopped reading after this line .



1. Winning the CL has F-all to do with a call up to your national team.


Perfect example of how anyone with access to a PS3 Fifa or Football Manager can become an overnight football 'expert'.

I admit I went over board with the Martin Kelly – Rio comparison. Rio has been a great defender for United and was certainly world class but on form was he ahead of Terry, Lescott and Cahill this season? Roy Hodgson who managed sixteen different teams in his 36 year career doesn’t think so. He was not favored by Capello either . Certainly they know a thing or two about football more than you.

Please don’t bring that PL crap of united finished conceding fewer goals. If Ferdinand would have been injured instead of Vidic, United would have won the title. Speak to any ‘genuine’ Man United Fan and they will tell you the same.

Ferdinand contributed ZERO to the qualifying campaign. He is also not helping the team bitching around on twitter and giving the press even more negativity to throw around at the rest squad.

I also feel JT should not be picked simply because his behavior is just not good enough on and off the pitch. The FA made of a mess of the whole thing.

Banglatiger84
June 13, 2012, 11:46 AM
. Rio has been a great defender for United and was certainly world class but on form was he ahead of Terry, Lescott and Cahill this season? Roy Hodgson who managed sixteen different teams in his 36 year career doesn’t think so. He was not favored by Capello either . Certainly they know a thing or two about football more than you..

Coaches with decades of experience make mistakes every now and then. Just bbecause Roy did not select someone does not mean they are not better than those selected.
In this case, it seems to be a case of JT vs RF, he had to take only one of them and he chose JT

Maysun
June 13, 2012, 11:48 AM
HT: Denmark 1 - 2 Portugal

F6_Turbo
June 13, 2012, 12:07 PM
Nani is abusing the Danish left back...if this was a boxing match, his corner would have thrown in the towel already.

F6_Turbo
June 13, 2012, 12:35 PM
Dutch Starting XI: Stekelenburg; Vd Wiel, Heitinga, Mathijsen, Willems; Nd Jong, Van Bommel; Robben, Sneijder, Afellay; Van Persie

F6_Turbo
June 13, 2012, 12:39 PM
2-2..Denmark equalize, after Ronaldo had one of the misses of the tournament.

Kohli_Sox
June 13, 2012, 12:48 PM
Timely goal just when I was about to write Ronaldo's miss might cost Portugal the tournament

Maysun
June 13, 2012, 12:52 PM
FT: Denmark 2 - 3 Portugal

The Danish were all over the Portuguese but to no avail..I see the Dutch going out today.

Maysun
June 13, 2012, 12:54 PM
Cristiano made a mockery of himself on the pitch today. His worst game ever?

Jadukor
June 13, 2012, 01:12 PM
great game. the game got close because of ronaldo... jemne teammate der kaase pass chai mone hoi jeno pura jomidaar maath er... felt good watching him miss... more point blank misses please

F6_Turbo
June 13, 2012, 01:34 PM
http://i.imgur.com/6qzpU.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/ea0rh.gif

riankhan
June 13, 2012, 01:37 PM
Ugly misses and selfish play by Ronaldo. Portugal had better quality, and a bit luck to save their A**.

Anyways, waiting for a fast paced super duper game.

Banglatiger84
June 13, 2012, 01:44 PM
it such a waste to have both de jong and van bommel in the same midfield....

Equinox
June 13, 2012, 01:57 PM
The Dutch are playing some fantastic football early on. van Persie squanders another chance.

Maysun
June 13, 2012, 02:09 PM
Gomez puts the Germans ahead

riankhan
June 13, 2012, 02:11 PM
What a :goal:
What a game!

Maysun
June 13, 2012, 02:13 PM
Huntelaar and Van der Vaart should be playing.. This lineup is too defensive

riankhan
June 13, 2012, 02:16 PM
Huntelaar and Van der Vaart should be playing.. This lineup is too defensive

It is Germany you are playing against, myson ;)

Kohli_Sox
June 13, 2012, 02:23 PM
http://static.sport360.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/main_image/146050758.jpg

Maysun
June 13, 2012, 02:23 PM
Gomez makes it 2-0. What a finish.

Ajfar
June 13, 2012, 02:24 PM
Gooooaaaallll! Gomez is on fire. Already 3 goals in the tournament

Maysun
June 13, 2012, 02:26 PM
It is Germany you are playing against, myson ;)

RvP should be playing at Afellay's position. Huntelaar the striker and Van der Vaart instead of de Jong.

Maysun
June 13, 2012, 02:33 PM
HT: Germany 2 - 0 Netherlands

Kohli_Sox
June 13, 2012, 02:34 PM
And so so underrated in Internationals

CricFanBD
June 13, 2012, 02:39 PM
Netherlands looks pretty ordinary!

Maysun
June 13, 2012, 02:47 PM
Woo two changes I wanted to see for the Dutch has happened at HT

roman
June 13, 2012, 02:50 PM
And people say Gomez is not international material. What a shame

Maysun
June 13, 2012, 03:15 PM
RvP score..

Maysun
June 13, 2012, 03:37 PM
FT: Netherlands 1 - 2 Germany

Maysun
June 13, 2012, 03:38 PM
And people say Gomez is not international material. What a shame

If Heskey can play International football, then anyone can..

F6_Turbo
June 13, 2012, 11:46 PM
And people say Gomez is not international material. What a shame

1st finish was excellent(the great control, turn and then the calm finish), 2nd was a horrendous mistake by the keeper, terrible positioning. He is obviously international standard...I just don't rate him highly.

Watched him waste way too many chances for Bayern in the last 12 months(and that's despite the large amount of goals scored).

Jadukor
June 14, 2012, 01:26 AM
in my humble opinion Balotelli, Persie, Ronaldo all three were awful this tournament but the king of the lot was surely Balotelli who seemed to have gone into a coma while running with the ball towards the keeper in Italy's last game.

Maysun
June 14, 2012, 01:45 AM
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Dutch have to be the worst favorites ever.</p>&mdash; Tome (@ACMilandrew) <a href="https://twitter.com/ACMilandrew/status/212988642954723328" data-datetime="2012-06-13T19:23:44+00:00">June 13, 2012</a></blockquote>
<script src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

Maysun
June 14, 2012, 01:46 AM
in my humble opinion Balotelli, Persie, Ronaldo all three were awful this tournament but the king of the lot was surely Balotelli who seemed to have gone into a coma while running with the ball towards the keeper in Italy's last game.

:-p

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>There's only one Super Mario and he doesn't play for Germany.</p>&mdash; Aliyu Dahiru (@madrids_apostle) <a href="https://twitter.com/madrids_apostle/status/212992236294643712" data-datetime="2012-06-13T19:38:00+00:00">June 13, 2012</a></blockquote>
<script src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

Maysun
June 14, 2012, 02:24 AM
https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/599360_433937126646509_2005918709_n.jpg

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/598428_433604083346480_1573358185_n.jpg

LOL :floor:

Maysun
June 14, 2012, 03:49 AM
HAHAHA

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/s480x480/527564_433956893311199_1034607930_n.jpg

Maysun
June 14, 2012, 10:59 AM
Gotta love Italy's anthem

Maysun
June 14, 2012, 11:37 AM
What a save. Denied twice.

Maysun
June 14, 2012, 11:39 AM
What a goal

cricheart
June 14, 2012, 12:17 PM
Italy is definitely among top four team in this Euro.

Maysun
June 14, 2012, 12:28 PM
Gooooal

Jadukor
June 14, 2012, 01:12 PM
what happened to Italy in the second half? they looked completely out of sorts... could have had this game in the bag but now things will get really tricky for them

Maysun
June 14, 2012, 01:49 PM
Torres scores!!

Banglatiger84
June 14, 2012, 01:53 PM
that goal reminds us of the Torres 4 years back, wonderful strikers goal, almost scores a 2nd.


Del Bosque gets it right, good he ignored the naysayers who were trashing Torres for missing 2-3 chances

Maysun
June 14, 2012, 02:51 PM
Silva makes it 2-0

Maysun
June 14, 2012, 03:12 PM
Torres brace!

Maysun
June 14, 2012, 03:24 PM
Cesc makes it 4-0

Maysun
June 14, 2012, 03:38 PM
Well, 4-0. Was Spanish all the way.

F6_Turbo
June 14, 2012, 03:45 PM
Spain getting their groove on...Spain and Italy to qualify, unlucky for Croatia

Maysun
June 14, 2012, 03:57 PM
https://p.twimg.com/AvYOR0pCEAAeSAF.jpg

:-p though it's Madrid, the joke still stands.

F6_Turbo
June 15, 2012, 12:16 AM
England v Sweden - England haven't beaten Sweden in a competitive fixture in a long, long time. Not sure we can except something different tonight. But England will be more expansive, and it would be a better match than the Eng v France fixture.

Maysun
June 15, 2012, 11:06 AM
Match suspended.

Maysun
June 15, 2012, 12:00 PM
Match is resuming!

zinatf
June 15, 2012, 12:04 PM
https://p.twimg.com/avyor0pceaaesaf.jpg

:-p though it's madrid, the joke still stands.

mwah! :d

Maysun
June 15, 2012, 12:33 PM
Sheva's shot is blocked. That was close.

Maysun
June 15, 2012, 12:37 PM
What a header and what a save!

Maysun
June 15, 2012, 12:45 PM
HT: France 0-0 Ukraine.

Maysun
June 15, 2012, 01:03 PM
Sheva almost scores

Maysun
June 15, 2012, 01:06 PM
Menez score on counter

Maysun
June 15, 2012, 01:09 PM
Cabaye makes it 2-0

Maysun
June 15, 2012, 01:47 PM
FT Ukraine 0 - 2 France

Maysun
June 15, 2012, 02:24 PM
Carroll puts the English ahead!

Equinox
June 15, 2012, 02:52 PM
Good first half from England but would just like to see a little more intent when they have the ball. Gerrard, what a fantastic player.

Maysun
June 15, 2012, 02:55 PM
C'mon Ibra!

Ajfar
June 15, 2012, 03:04 PM
Come on Ukraine, work some magic. Can't let the brit win.

Maysun
June 15, 2012, 03:07 PM
Sweden equalize. Melberg

Maysun
June 15, 2012, 03:18 PM
Sweden take lead! Melberg again!

Maysun
June 15, 2012, 03:23 PM
Walcott scores a screamer

Equinox
June 15, 2012, 03:23 PM
Walcooootttt!! What a strike!

Banglatiger84
June 15, 2012, 03:26 PM
Isakson gifts a goal to Walcott,

Equinox
June 15, 2012, 03:36 PM
GOAALLL!!! What an inspired substitution.

Maysun
June 15, 2012, 03:36 PM
Wellbeck score and puts England ahead

Equinox
June 15, 2012, 03:51 PM
What a save from Isakson! But damn that pace again from Walcott.

Maysun
June 15, 2012, 03:53 PM
FT: Sweden 2 - 3 England

Equinox
June 15, 2012, 03:53 PM
England win 3 - 2. Sweden crash out. And again Ibrahimovic does **** all in an international tournament.

Maysun
June 15, 2012, 04:06 PM
^ Like England does :floor:

PS Don't tell me about the 1966 WC

Ajfar
June 15, 2012, 04:58 PM
^ Like England does :floor:

PS Don't tell me about the 1966 WC

lol that joke is so old but still funny.

BANFAN
June 15, 2012, 06:30 PM
Not a bad match... Lots of goals...:)

Purbasha T
June 15, 2012, 06:46 PM
Walcott, my fantasy player, GET INN!!!

Equinox
June 16, 2012, 08:54 AM
^ Like England does :floor:

PS Don't tell me about the 1966 WC
Touche. But I have a good feeling about England this time. Not overhyped like usual, a hardworking bunch, a good mix of experience and youth and a manager that speaks English. Winning the tournament is out of the question but getting to semis would be a great achievement for this squad and would lay a solid foundation for the future.

BANFAN
June 16, 2012, 06:01 PM
Poor Russia ... Feel bad for them.. :(

F6_Turbo
June 17, 2012, 02:32 AM
Touche. But I have a good feeling about England this time. Not overhyped like usual, a hardworking bunch, a good mix of experience and youth and a manager that speaks English. Winning the tournament is out of the question but getting to semis would be a great achievement for this squad and would lay a solid foundation for the future.
England if they qualify will get 2nd place in the group, that'll mean a match against Spain in the QF, we all know what the result of that match will be....

That's good enough tbf. Nice group of players coming together for the next WC

Rooney - 26
Welbeck - 21
Carroll - 23
Walcott - similar
Chamberlain - 18
Wilshere - 20/21
Cleverley - 22
Jones - 19
Smalling - 21/22
Hart
Kelly
Henderson

F6_Turbo
June 17, 2012, 02:36 AM
Well one co host is out, can England get rid of the other?

More importantly the fixtures tonight should be fun.

Sohel
June 17, 2012, 05:03 AM
I don't feel bad for the Russians at all but cringe at the thought of Greece, the Rokibul Hasan Nauyon of international soccer, advancing :sick:

Naimul_Hd
June 17, 2012, 07:49 AM
I don't feel bad for the Russians at all but cringe at the thought of Greece, the Rokibul Hasan Nauyon of international soccer, advancing :sick:

:lol::floor:

AsifTheManRahman
June 17, 2012, 10:58 AM
Not sure why England doesn't produce above average players given the branding of the EPL. Is it because the EPL is dominated by foreigners? Drogba, Torres, Fabregas, Van Persie and even the lesser known Adebayor, Yakubu, Aguero to name a few who have been successful in recent times. Not that guys like Owen, Rooney, Terry, Beckham, Ferdinand, Gerrard (to name a few in the last little while) haven't made merry in their time, but the players just don't seem to gel together when playing for England. Again, no superstars when it comes to ability, just very average talent and output.

It will of course be a miracle if they do meet Spain and beat them, but obviously my money would be on either Germany or Spain to win it all this year, with my heart hoping for the latter.

Ajfar
June 17, 2012, 11:24 AM
How come both of the games are at the same time today?

F6_Turbo
June 17, 2012, 11:33 AM
How come both of the games are at the same time today?

Same as yesterday...same as the world cup, so that there is no collusion.

F6_Turbo
June 17, 2012, 11:38 AM
Not sure why England doesn't produce above average players given the branding of the EPL. Is it because the EPL is dominated by foreigners? Drogba, Torres, Fabregas, Van Persie and even the lesser known Adebayor, Yakubu, Aguero to name a few who have been successful in recent times. Not that guys like Owen, Rooney, Terry, Beckham, Ferdinand, Gerrard (to name a few in the last little while) haven't made merry in their time, but the players just don't seem to gel together when playing for England. Again, no superstars when it comes to ability, just very average talent and output.

It will of course be a miracle if they do meet Spain and beat them, but obviously my money would be on either Germany or Spain to win it all this year, with my heart hoping for the latter.

No the problem is England don't produce technically proficient players...watch continental teams in possession and then watch the English players in possession - they treat the ball like a grenade, wanting to get rid of it as soon as possible :lol::lol:

There are a few players now coming along who have great technique, and the FA have only recently(this month) decided to change how football is played at the grass roots - no more full size pitches and full size goals with 11 vs 11. This sort of football led to athletes being valued over footballers(bigger, stronger, faster). It will take time, but the changes should start to bear fruit over the next 10-15 years.

So more players like

Rooney
Welbeck
Scholes
Oxlade Chamberlain
Wilshere
Smalling
Ferdinand

and less of the hoof the ball up the field as soon as you can type.

Maysun
June 17, 2012, 11:38 AM
I hope the Portuguese beat the Dutch.

AsifTheManRahman
June 17, 2012, 12:12 PM
Permutations for today:

Group B: Sunday (http://www.uefa.com/uefaeuro/season=2012/standings/round=15172/group=700965/index.html)
Denmark (3) v Germany (6), Portugal (3) v Netherlands (0)
• Germany are not quite through, but will be as group winners (meaning a match against Greece in Gdansk) if they draw. They will be knocked out, though, if they lose to Denmark by any result other than a one-goal defeat in which Germany score at least two AND Portugal win.
• Denmark will progress with any win. A draw will only be good enough if Portugal lose. If Denmark lose they are out.
• Portugal will be through with victory unless Denmark win by a one-goal margin (other than 2-1 and 1-0). They will progress with a draw unless Denmark win. Portugal will also be through if they lose by a one-goal margin and Denmark are also beaten.
• The Netherlands must win by a two-goal margin and hope Denmark also lose to finish second and take on the Czech Republic in Warsaw.


http://www.uefa.com/uefaeuro/news/newsid=1818000.html

AsifTheManRahman
June 17, 2012, 12:14 PM
How come both of the games are at the same time today?
For fairness, so that no team can take advantage of knowing the results of the other game before their own.

Maysun
June 17, 2012, 01:01 PM
https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/224927_435875309786024_1485616402_n.jpg

Pepe, Ronaldo, Coentrao vs Sneijder, Robben, Huntelaar, Van der Vaart (via Troll Football)

cricheart
June 17, 2012, 02:11 PM
25' Germany 1-1 Denmark. Portugal 0 - 1 Netherlands

cricheart
June 17, 2012, 02:32 PM
Half time:
All square both match.
45' Germany 1-1 Denmark. Portugal 1 - 1 Netherlands

Banglatiger84
June 17, 2012, 03:24 PM
Germany and Portugal both lead 2-1.

Portugal will be glad to come 2nd and face the Czechs rather than the tricky Greeks

cricheart
June 17, 2012, 03:37 PM
Full time:
Expected result.. both match.
Germany 2-1 Denmark. Portugal 2 - 1 Netherlands

roman
June 17, 2012, 03:46 PM
What happened to Netherland?:facepalm:

Maysun
June 17, 2012, 05:27 PM
Cristiano played an amazing game today!

Sohel
June 18, 2012, 01:52 AM
I feel it's Spain, France or Germany's Euro to lose now. Then again the Greeks may fluke it up again just to spite us like they did before.

patriot
June 18, 2012, 07:12 AM
There are too many egos in that Dutch dressing room . Van bommel is completely passed it now .

Tonight's games should be good . If Spain and Croatia draw 2-2 , Italy pack their bags and go home.

AsifTheManRahman
June 18, 2012, 11:43 AM
Cristiano played an amazing game today!
He was very impressive, probably had one of his best games in Portuguese colors in a major FIFA tournament. Very unlucky to miss out on a hat-trick.

Maysun
June 18, 2012, 02:43 PM
HT: Italy 1 - 0 Ireland
HT: Spain 0 - 0 Croatia

what if Spain are eliminated?

cricheart
June 18, 2012, 03:45 PM
Full time:
Italy 2 - 0 Ireland
Croatia 0 - 1 Spain (that was offside btw)

Ajfar
June 18, 2012, 05:44 PM
Croatia defended like their life depended on it. It's a shame they can't go through to the 2nd round.

Purbasha T
June 18, 2012, 06:19 PM
What a ball from Modric that was, that Croat striker had to score!!

AsifTheManRahman
June 18, 2012, 10:28 PM
Full time:
Italy 2 - 0 Ireland
Croatia 0 - 1 Spain (that was offside btw)
That was onside. Notice how Fabregas passes the ball to Iniesta, who is clearly onside and although Navas is ahead of the Croatian defenders at this point, he isn't actively involved in the play. Once Iniesta gains position, he breaks the offside barrier, Navas falls behind the line of the ball and isn't offside any more although he is still ahead of the Croatians. Poor defending and goal keeping.

Sohel
June 18, 2012, 10:40 PM
^Agree with you totally. Welcome back BTW. I for one missed your posts.

F6_Turbo
June 19, 2012, 12:29 AM
Active/Inactive is one of the worst rule changes by FIFA. Not that I have a complaint about this incident...but in many instances, while the offside player wasn't clearly 'active' it is obvious to those who play the game that...he is visible in the corner of the eye of the defender or keeper, and as such influences their next decision, which by definition should mean he is indeed ACTIVE.

Whatever...FIFA are a joke...so I expect nothing to change.

Banglatiger84
June 19, 2012, 12:50 AM
Spain were disappointing, they could very well lose against England or France if they play like this

Roni_uk
June 19, 2012, 02:00 PM
com on ENGLANDDDDDDDDDDDD

Roni_uk
June 19, 2012, 02:11 PM
UKrain is playing exceptionally well but they will lose!

Equinox
June 19, 2012, 02:27 PM
England giving the ball away far too nonchalantly. Could come back to bite them on the behind very soon!

Banglatiger84
June 19, 2012, 03:07 PM
UKrain is playing exceptionally well but they will lose!

when the referee cheats so blatantly of course they will lose.

Equinox
June 19, 2012, 03:10 PM
Ukraine very unlucky! That was over the line. But what commitment from Terry.