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Football/Soccer Thread

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Germany is annihilating Greece. The look by far the best side in this tournament. Penalty kick meant nothing at that point, but it was stupid anyway, IMO.

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Can't wait for the Euro match today. Italy vs. England.

Sorry, Arnie. I hope you guys get waxed today. Viva Italia.

Arnie isn't English! Lol

I think England can win tonight, I don't expect it to be a thrilling game though! 1-0 either way.

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Arnie isn't English! Lol

I think England can win tonight, I don't expect it to be a thrilling game though! 1-0 either way.

yea northern Ireland, we are awful at football lol.

I'm not bothered who'd win, would love Portugal to win it all.

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yea northern Ireland, we are awful at football lol.

I'm not bothered who'd win, would love Portugal to win it all.

Ahh, Ireland. My bad. I would cheer for the Irish if they were a little better at football. I'm Italian & Irish.

So glad Italy beat England.

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Lack of experience would be the crutch argument, but I would have brought on Oxlaide-Chamberlain for Young if I was Hodgson. Young had been so underwhelming the entire tournament, I wasn't surprised he missed his penalty.

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Lack of experience would be the crutch argument, but I would have brought on Oxlaide-Chamberlain for Young if I was Hodgson. Young had been so underwhelming the entire tournament, I wasn't surprised he missed his penalty.

Just looking at him before he took it I knew he was just going to kick it as hard as he could. What Pirlo did is what I always do in FIFA.

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ohh well Spain vs Germany in the final then... with the germans winning it in the end... and then to the next world cup in Brazil.

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ohh well Spain vs Germany in the final then... with the germans winning it in the end... and then to the next world cup in Brazil.

Both Portugal and Italy have a fighting chance of pulling off upsets.

On another note, Giroud is a Gunner!

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Mario Balotelli was terrific today. And Buffon was Buffon. So much for me thinking Germany was the best side in the tournament. A/N: People keep questioning whether Ronaldo should have been slotted earlier in PKs for Portugal, but the fact is Bento's decision making in part got what I think was a subpar Portugal team to the semifinals of the European Championships.

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Pretty anticlimactic end to an entertaining tournament. With all the young talent that didn't go to the Euros, I can see Spain winning the Olympic tournament as well.

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Pretty anticlimactic end to an entertaining tournament. With all the young talent that didn't go to the Euros, I can see Spain winning the Olympic tournament as well.

Spain is loaded. I think they will be favorites for the World Cup as well.

How about Torres winning the Golden Boot? lol

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Spain is loaded. I think they will be favorites for the World Cup as well.

How about Torres winning the Golden Boot? lol

Definitely. Both the Germans and Dutch have the talent to challenge them, but neither has Spain's winning experience or cohesion.Brazil and Argentina will have the talent to take it all as well, but how they perform on the field is another deal.

It's amazing. Or Mata scoring within two minutes of seeing his first action of the tourney?

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Pretty anticlimactic end to an entertaining tournament. With all the young talent that didn't go to the Euros, I can see Spain winning the Olympic tournament as well.

the olympic tournament isn´t for pros...

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germany will win the world cup in brazil. we have much more young talent than any other country. most of our young guys didn´t see the field at the euro.

that is because of Löw staying with the proven ones like schweinsteiger or podolski. they didn´t do anything last season and should have a tough going to stay on the team...

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the olympic tournament isn´t for pros...

yes it is, you can pick any players you want, the only restraint is you can only have 3 over 23 year olds (i think thats the cut off age). You can pick all the pros you want as long as they are under that age, and Spains U21 won the WC, so naturally they will be favourites.
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the olympic tournament isn´t for pros...

Have you ever watched Olympic football?

germany will win the world cup in brazil. we have much more young talent than any other country. most of our young guys didn´t see the field at the euro.

that is because of Löw staying with the proven ones like schweinsteiger or podolski. they didn´t do anything last season and should have a tough going to stay on the team...

Germany has an impressive crop of youngsters, but Spain is still on another level in my opinion. Players like Javi Martinez, Cristian Tello, Thiago Alcantara (even though he'll miss the Olympics), Martin Montoya, Adrian Lopez and Iker Muniain will all be nipping at the heels of their older team-mates.

On another note, it sucks that RVP wants out.

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Brazil Spain final in my eyes.

I know it's a friendly, but that Brazil team is ridiculous. Marcelo, Thiago Silva, Oscar, Neymar, Leandro Damiao and Hulk are all world class players that should be playing at real Major Tournaments.

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I know it's a friendly, but that Brazil team is ridiculous. Marcelo, Thiago Silva, Oscar, Neymar, Leandro Damiao and Hulk are all world class players that should be playing at real Major Tournaments.

look at there bench too, Lucas Maura for one
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look at there bench too, Lucas Maura for one

Yeah, as the game wore on I saw who they were bringing on. Pato and Ganso joined Lucas.

Team GB's entire team is barely worth Neymar's price tag, nevermind the slew of other under-21 wonderkids they have.

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I know it's a friendly, but that Brazil team is ridiculous. Marcelo, Thiago Silva, Oscar, Neymar, Leandro Damiao and Hulk are all world class players that should be playing at real Major Tournaments.

Yeah, as the game wore on I saw who they were bringing on. Pato and Ganso joined Lucas.

Team GB's entire team is barely worth Neymar's price tag, nevermind the slew of other under-21 wonderkids they have.

Completely agreed on all points. I knew about Neymar but I'd never seen Lucas play. He's fun to watch.

Outside of Sturridge and Butland, Team GB was woefully unimpressive.

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Japan upsets Spain, Brazil hangs on to beat Egypt, England draws with Senegal; entertaining first day for Olympic football.

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Sad that Brazil could probably field 2 teams that could compete for a WC or Olympic Gold and we can't even qualify. I'd heard some good things about young US guys like Lletget. Still the shock to me is that Uruguay chose Arevalo over Forlan. I know Forlan isn't what he once was, but Arevalo over him?

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Sad that Brazil could probably field 2 teams that could compete for a WC or Olympic Gold and we can't even qualify. I'd heard some good things about young US guys like Lletget. Still the shock to me is that Uruguay chose Arevalo over Forlan. I know Forlan isn't what he once was, but Arevalo over him?

I've read some good things about young US talent as well. We'll see if some of them pan out and help the team qualify for 2014.

I think Forlan's woeful 2011 season played a part.

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hahahahahahahha

RVP RVP RVP

I bet your happy edward reed

I've been resigned to this since he posted that statement on his site.

Good luck with him. I won't be surprised if last season was the best you'll see from him.

What a bum...

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