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Marcello
02 Jun 08, 05:34
Hosts Switzerland look to impress in a group littered with dangers, as Portugal, Turkey and the Czech Republic all look to ensure their place in the last 8.

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Saturday 7 June 2008
1 Grp A Switzerland v Czech Republic Basel - St. Jakob-Park
2 Grp A Portugal v Turkey Geneva - Stade de Genève

Wednesday 11 June 2008
9 Grp A Czech Republic v Portugal Geneva - Stade de Genève
10 Grp A Switzerland v Turkey Basel - St. Jakob-Park

Sunday 15 June 2008
17 Grp A Switzerland v Portugal Basel - St. Jakob-Park
18 Grp A Turkey v Czech Republic Geneva - Stade de Genève


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Marcello
02 Jun 08, 05:39
Turkey Squad

Goalkeepers: Volkan Demirel (Fenerbahçe), Rüştü Reçber (Beşiktaş), Tolga Zengin (Trabzonspor)

Defenders: Gökhan Gönül (Fenerbahçe), Sabri Sarıoğlu (Galatasaray), Gökhan Zan (Beşiktaş), Servet Çetin (Galatasaray), Emre Aşık (Ankaraspor), Hakan Balta (Galatasaray), Emre Güngör (Galatasaray)

Midfielders: Uğur Boral (Fenerbahçe), Mehmet Aurelio (Fenerbahçe), Mehmet Topal (Galatasaray), Emre Belözoğlu (Newcastle United), Tümer Metin (Larissa), Hamit Altıntop (Bayern Münich), Ayhan Akman (Galatasaray), Arda Turan (Galatasaray), Tuncay Şanlı (Middlesbrough), Kazım Kazım (Fenerbahçe), Gökdeniz Karadeniz (Rubin Kazan)

Forwards: Nihat Kahveci (Villarreal), Semih Şentürk (Fenerbahçe), Mevlüt Erdinç (Sochaux)


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Czech Republic Squad

Goalkeepers: Petr Čech (Chelsea FC), Jaromír Blažek (1. FC Nürnberg), Daniel Zítka (RSC Anderlecht).

Defenders: Marek Jankulovski (AC Milan), David Rozehnal (S.S. Lazio), TomᚠUjfaluši (ACF Fiorentina), Zdeněk Pospěch (FC København), Zdeněk Grygera (Juventus), Michal Kadlec (AC Sparta Praha), TomᚠSivok (AC Sparta Praha), Radoslav Kováč (FC Spartak Moskva).

Midfielders: TomᚠGalásek (1. FC Nürnberg), David Jarolím (Hamburger SV), Jaroslav Plašil (CA Osasuna), Jan Polák (RSC Anderlecht), Marek Matějovskı (Reading FC), Libor Sionko (FC København), Daniel Pudil (SK Slavia Praha), Stanislav Vlček (RSC Anderlecht).

Forwards: Jan Koller (1. FC Nürnberg), Milan Baroš (Porsmouth FC), Martin Fenin (Eintracht Frankfurt), Václav Svěrkoš (FC Baník Ostrava).

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Portugal Squad

Goalkeepers:Ricardo (Bétis - Spain) Quim (Benfica - Portugal) Rui Patrício (Sporting - Portugal)

defenders:Bosingwa (FC Porto - Portugal) Paulo Ferreira (Chelsea - England) Miguel (Valencia - Spain) Ricardo Carvalho (Chelsea - England)
Pepe (Real Madrid - Spain) Bruno Alves (FC Porto - Portugal) Fernando Meira (Estugarda - Germany) Jorge Ribeiro (Boavista - Portugal)

Midfielders:Deco (Barcelona - Spain) Petit (Benfica - Portugal) Raul Meireles (FC Porto - Portugal) Miguel Veloso (Sporting - Portugal)
João Moutinho (Sporting - Portugal)

Forwards: Nuno Gomes (Benfica - Portugal) Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United - England) Simão (Atlético Madrid - Spain)
Nani (Manchester United - England) Hélder Postiga (Panathinaikos - Greece) Hugo Almeida (Werder Bremen - Germany) Quaresma (FC Porto - Portugal)

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Switzerland Squad
Goalkeepers: 1-Diego Benaglio (Wolfsburg), 18-Pascal Zuberbuehler (Neuchatel Xamax), 21-Eldin Jakupovic (Grasshoppers Zurich)

Defenders: 2-Johan Djourou (Arsenal), 3-Ludovic Magnin (Stuttgart), 4-Philippe Senderos (Arsenal), 5-Stephan Lichtsteiner (Lille), 13-Stephane Grichting (Auxerre), 17-Christoph Spycher (Eintracht Frankfurt), 20-Patrick Mueller (Olympique Lyon), 23-Philipp Degen (Borussia Dortmund)

Midfielders: 6-Benjamin Huggel (Basel), 7-Ricardo Cabanas (Grasshoppers Zurich), 8-Gokhan Inler (Udinese), 10-Hakan Yakin (Young Boys Berne), 14-Daniel Gygax (Metz), 15-Gelson Fernandes (Manchester City), 16-Tranquillo Barnetta (Bayer Leverkusen), 19-Valon Behrami (Lazio), 22-Johan Vonlanthen (Salzburg)

Forwards: 9-Alex Frei (Borussia Dortmund), 11-Marco Streller (Basel), 12-Eren Derdiyok (Basel)

brehme1989
02 Jun 08, 10:22
Switzerland and Portugal for me

Alex de Large
02 Jun 08, 13:57
czech rep. and portugal i think, but switz have a good team also.

lonewolf19
02 Jun 08, 16:43
Portugal and Czech/Swiss. Czech having higher chance IMO

Sassuolu
04 Jun 08, 18:01
Tough group, I think Portugal might disappoint.

Bes
05 Jun 08, 21:33
Portugal and Turkey.

Bes
06 Jun 08, 11:58
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Euro 2008
St. Jakob-Park
Saturday, June 7
Kick off: 17:00 BST


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The long wait will be over when UEFA EURO 2008™ opens in Basel on 7 June
with the Group A encounter between the Czech Republic
and tournament co-hosts Switzerland at St. Jakob-Park.




• Jakob Kuhn's Switzerland side will be desperate for a positive start to 'their' tournament
when they raise the curtain on the 31-match, 23-day football festival, yet they face daunting opposition in a Czech Republic side
who reached the semi-finals at UEFA EURO 2004™ and finished as one of the seven group winners in qualifying for this event.

• Switzerland qualified automatically for the finals as co-hosts.
This is their third finals appearance and they will be hoping it proves third time lucky after two previous first-round exits in 1996 and 2004,
on both occasions following up an opening draw with two defeats.

• Karel Brückner's Czech Republic side qualified as winners of Group D, where they finished two points clear of Germany
having won nine and lost just one of 12 qualifying games.

They sealed their finals place in memorable fashion on 17 October 2007, beating Germany 3-0 in Munich through goals from Libor Sionko,
Marek Matějovskı and Jaroslav Plašil.

• This is the Czechs' fourth successive appearance in the UEFA European Championship finals,
their best performance to date coming in 1996 when they finished runners-up to Germany following a 2-1 final defeat at Wembley Stadium.

After a first-round exit in 2000, the Czechs reached the last four in 2004, where they succumbed 1-0 to eventual winners Greece.

• As part of the former state of Czechoslovakia, Czech football celebrated winning the European crown in 1976.
Czechoslovakia defeated West Germany in the final that year, Antonín Panenka's spot-kick securing a 5-3 shoot-out triumph
following a 2-2 draw in Belgrade.

• Switzerland reached the Round of 16 of the 2006 FIFA World Cup.
Kuhn's men won their group – drawing with France and beating Togo and Korea Republic – but then went down to Ukraine in a penalty shoot-out
in which they failed to score, following a goalless draw.

That stalemate on 26 June 2006, which marked their most recent competitive appearance, meant they exited the finals without conceding a goal.

• The Czech Republic had a disappointing World Cup campaign in 2006, falling at the group stage after the promise of an opening win
against the United States vanished with defeats by Ghana and Italy.

• Switzerland have faced the Czech Republic three times before,
with the Swiss winning their first contest in Zurich 3-0 in April 1994.

The Czechs then recorded a 2-1 victory in Basel in June 1996 before prevailing 3-0 in their most recent meeting in Drnovice on 18 August 1999.

Current Czech international Jan Koller broke the deadlock, before a Stefan Wolf own goal and Miroslav Baranek effort completed the scoring.

• The teams for that 1999 fixture were:

Czech Republic:

Ladislav Maier, Marek Nikl, Jan Suchopárek, Pavel Nedvěd (Pavel Horváth), Karel Rada, Radek Slončík (Tomáš Galásek), Jiří Němec (Roman Tıce),
Karel Poborskı (Miroslav Baranek), Pavel Kuka (René Wagner),
Jan Koller (Vratislav Lokvenc), Radek Bejbl.

Switzerland:
Stefan Huber (Andreas Hilfiker), Sebastien Jeanneret (Marco Zwyssig), Régis Rothenbühler (Thomas Wyss), Stefan Wolf, Marc Hodel,
Johann Vogel (Boris Smiljanic), Fabio Celestini, Raphael Wicky, Stéphane Chapuisat (Alexandre Rey),
Ciriaco Sforza, Alexandre Comisetti (Sascha Müller).

• Switzerland had an inferior record against Czechoslovakia, their 27 matches played between 1924 and 1991
producing seven wins, six draws and 14 defeats.

• The only match between Switzerland and Czechoslavakia at a major tournament was the 1934 World Cup quarter-final between the sides, which Czechoslovakia won 3-2.

• This Group A match pits several club colleagues against each other, with Christoph Spycher (SUI) and Martin Fenin (CZE)
playing together at Eintracht Frankfurt.

Depending on his recovery from injury, Switzerland defender Patrick Müller could face his former Olympique Lyonnais team-mate Milan Baroš in the Czech attack.

• Philipp Degen (SUI) and Jan Koller (CZE) played together at BV Borussia Dortmund,
while Alexander Frei (SUI) and Petr Čech (CZE) were colleagues at Stade Rennais FC.

• Philippe Senderos was part of the Arsenal FC team that beat AC Sparta Praha 3-0 in London
in the third qualifying round of the UEFA Champions League on 29 August 2007.

Czech Republic duo Michal Kadlec and Zdenĕk Pospĕch all featured on the losing side.

• Czech pair Tomáš Galásek and Jan Polák were in the 1. FC Nürnberg team that got the better of Swiss international Ludovic Magnin's VfB Stuttgart side with a 3-2 victory in the 2007 German Cup final.

• Switzerland's Johan Vonlanthen holds the record for being the youngest goalscorer at a UEFA European Championship final tournament.
He was 18 years and 141 days old when he found the net in Switzerland's 3-1 defeat by France on 21 June 2004.

• The host team have won the opening match only twice in six attempts since the tradition was established in 1984.
France (1984) and Belgium (2000) both recorded victories, with three draws and one defeat for the hosts.
That loss came in 2004 when Portugal went down 2-1 to Greece.

• Only Spain (1964), Italy (1968 and France (1984) have claimed the European title as hosts.

• This is the 13th edition of the UEFA European Championship and the eighth edition that features a final tournament with a group phase.





LAST FIVE RESULTS:



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Handoyo
06 Jun 08, 17:39
Merged

Bes
06 Jun 08, 19:08
Its better if we have a sole match thread on Euro 2008.

shahz_nerazzurri
07 Jun 08, 10:47
5 hours to go for the first game, and I cant sleep. I serioulsy shouldnt be this excited for a Euro game.

I just looked at the Czech starting X1, never realised they would be so weak.

Two young bright SERIEA players in Swiss (probable) starting X1. Mancini's target Gokhan Inter, And Lazio's right back Valon Behrami.

Considering how Swiss are playing at home and everything, I think they might actually wn this game.

brehme1989
07 Jun 08, 10:59
It's InLer :P There's only one InTer :D (not quite, but you get the point)

Sassuolu
07 Jun 08, 12:00
Lol wow nice job with the match preview, let's get things rolling :D Any predictions lads?

Ziyad
07 Jun 08, 12:49
Draws all the way today :)

NimAraya
07 Jun 08, 18:07
First match went well! Czech Republic is my second team in Europe after Italia.

Adam
07 Jun 08, 18:10
Boring first match. Feel bad for Frei, what fckin luck. Get's injured and might sit out the rest of the Euros, when it's at home.

Portugal-Turkey should be one hell of a match.

Choppin Onions
07 Jun 08, 20:26
Portugal has been the better team. Lots of possession as per usual from the Portuguese. 1-0 at the 81th minute. Wanted to see Quaresma but it doesn't look likely.

Didn't even bother watching the earlier game. Too early in the morning for two sub-par teams... no offense to any Swiss or Czechs that might be out there.

The_Emperor
07 Jun 08, 20:49
Not to impressed with the teams today.

Most disappointed with Turkey, who I expected would be more dominant, especially since Portugal didn't play at their best. I was also disappointed, yet not surprised, with the performance of Ronaldo. He wasn't too good today. I also expected Quaresma to be substituted, while Scolari made very defensive substitutions. That's about it.

Cro Nerazzurro
07 Jun 08, 20:53
Ref in Portugal match was sh!t

I hoped refs would stick to some stuff, like they said, but no...This one didnt, and he was always on wrong position.

Game was betetr then first one, Turkey suprised with offensive formation, and it will be interesting to watch and see whos going to be 2nd team from group to qualify.

I felt really bad, and almost drop'd a tear like Frei did. He worked hard, wanted this Euro really bad, and it all ended for him so soon...

Luka
07 Jun 08, 21:53
If that was offensive formation, that it sucked big time!

Anyways fair result. Portugal had a post and a bar, definetly deserved to win this one.

ps. Ronaldo crying is getting closer and closer. What it will be this year? Quarter Final, Semi Final ? :D

Bes
08 Jun 08, 00:05
I will have to comment on Swiss v Czech match:


It was just crazy for all these Swiss fans that where in. Swiss played so so good. While Czech stared with only one lone striker *Koller, but in second half they bring two other strikers and put down Koller who is too tall.
I liked Behrami. He did greatly. Oh. He can't lose the ball, like Zanetti. He was the best of Swiss after Frei was injured ofc. So bad luck for Frei. Will he play more in Euro? That's a luck. A bad luck.I wanna congrate win of Czech on there. They were not playing too good, but they managed to do some good counter-attacks, while in defence/goalkeeping they were great. Cech is best GK in world? third? Don't know exatly, but he was the best of Czech in this game. No player played better. Fuck. There was a penalty. What was Rosseti watching? The ballons? That was a clearly penalty by Viola's Ujfalusi. The second one request of penaly wasn't penalty. Cause the angle was closed. And that's not a penalty.
My views on Swiss players of to this match:
Benaglio: Didn't have too many job on this match. There could be maximally two chances he saved. 6 to him by me.
Lichtsteiner: Had some good actions, connected with Behrami. He was substituted. Better if Degen played. He didn't play too good to have a better than 6. So it's 6 to him too by me.
Magnin: Played with his heart for Swiss. He was a true captain. Did some fouls, but they came from his heart of Swiss. Managed to play a good game by him in defence + he did some crosses which didn't serve too much. 6.5.
Senderos: Senderos as allways. He did an error that could pay with goal. But didn't. He didn't play good, but he didn't play bad so: 5.5 to him.
Fernandes: He played good. But better if Djouru would play in that position. Fernandes look like he had some more attacking obligatives too. 6 to him.
Behrami: Top player of the match. Maybe you will say that I'm saying it just because I'm fan of him, but Behramis played best today. Organised great actions from right, but not any goal by these actions.With came of Vonlanthen in game then Behrami were a Right Back as a sub of Lichsteiner. 7.
Müller: Not bad. Not good, don't know what to say more from him. Maybe because I didn't watch too much that guy. 5.5
Barnetta: I waited much more from that guy. But he didn't play so good to have a good not. A 6 note to him, because he was a good reason of good actions on left too, good conections with LB *Magnin. 6
Inler: Gokhan. A turkish with Swiss Nationatility. I didn't wait that he showed. He was great, but that didn't help the team too much. A 7 note to him. He had a shot on goal but Cech saved it. 7
Frei: When I talk for him in this match I will need to cry as he did. If Frei would play more than one half, Swiss wouldn't lose that one. But that luck of football. All minutes he played he did great shots. Great shots, but a great Czech gk too. He didn't let to press him net. Great game by Frei, but only 6.5 note. 6.5
Streller: Did he played? No. 5
Yakin: If I would be in part of him I would say: Thanks the God. These words I would say after the injury of Frei. He had the best chance for Swiss by a header, but he didn't head it aswell as he needed. 5.5.
Vonlanthen: He hitted the post. What a luck. Vonlanthen played only fifteen minutes, but he had that chance by hitting post and a good shot saved by Cech. 6.
Derdiyok: A 17 or 18yo. Who played two minutes or not? With only these two minutes he shotted and I give him a note. 5.

That's my oppinion about this match of Swiss, while for Czech I wouldn't care too much, as I would give some notes by shortly to them too:

Cech: He's the man. He. And no more. Saved too many chances - shots. 8.5.
Grygera: 6.
Galasek: He was the best in Czech defence. 7.
Jankulovski: Not bad for him. 6.
Jarolim: Didn't play as other were waiting for. 5.5.
Koller: Can I write it: 5? 5. Yes 5.
Plasil: 6
Polak: I thought he was worse. 6.5
Rozenhal: Good by him, but he didn't see too much. I will have to say 6.5.
Sionko: Had some good chances but he didn't use even one. 6
Ujfalusi: Handy defensor. Good game by him, but look like he is being more and more slow. 6.5.
V.Sverko?: I saw him only during sub and during the most important.Good move by coach by putting off Koller. 7.
Vl?ek: 5
Kovac: Did he play 5?

shahz_nerazzurri
08 Jun 08, 00:27
Didnt get to see the second game, just saw the first one.
Czech are so lucky. I dont wanna offend anyone, but their current team is shit. Its not like the team of 2004, with the likes of Nedveds, Paborskys, Baros all gone.
Their attacking line up is so bad. The only good thing with Czech is their defence. I really dont think that Czech's are gonna do muhc in this tournament.

From Switzerland, Behrami was awesome. A couple more games like this, and there is no way Lazio will be able to hang on to him. I

Bes
08 Jun 08, 00:39
Didnt get to see the second game, just saw the first one.
Czech are so lucky. I dont wanna offend anyone, but their current team is shit. Its not like the team of 2004, with the likes of Nedveds, Paborskys, Baros all gone.
Their attacking line up is so bad. The only good thing with Czech is their defence. I really dont think that Czech's are gonna do muhc in this tournament.

From Switzerland, Behrami was awesome. A couple more games like this, and there is no way Lazio will be able to hang on to him. I

agree. they don't have even Rosicky.

Bes
08 Jun 08, 00:39
And now a comment on Portugal v Turkey match:

I didn't watch this game with so passion. I watched it, yes, and it was a great match by both sides. Portugal of course that played well, but I was very nervous on Scolari when I saw:
-------N.Gomes--------
Simao----------Ronaldo

What meant No first lineup for Quresma. I thought I will be a fan of Portugal when I will see Quaresma in team. But that destroid to me and thats all. Portugal as Portugal. Played so so good and impressed as allways and won the game by deserving it. I like the coach of them. Scolari. The portugese players are never egos on actions and they allways do great passes like the second goal. It wasn't a so great action, but there were passes that impressed. In that action Moutinho could shot. What Toni would do. And Moutinho passed to Meireles just after he saw him lone. Thats a very good think that Portugese have too.
Portugese have too many great players. And plus exepting the first lineup they had in this game, they had a great bench players too. Uff. I only writed about Portugal, but like I see I don't forgot the team that caused too many problems to Portugal. Tureky played WERY WELL. They were so good, but the luck didn't go to them. They could score goals by Tungay if he would voleyd a ball(but he didn't got the lessons how to do that and he didn't so). Turkey had a great chance in 89':30'' too. But Gk saved. Or not. So in that game were luck so.

P.S. Should we buy Pepe ? He's great.

Nerazzurro
08 Jun 08, 03:49
What a snooze-fest this matchup was. Wow. In pure Swiss fashion.

rockball
08 Jun 08, 04:55
P.S. Should we buy Pepe ? He's great.

:lol:
Real paid 30m for him last year. Even though he is Portugese, I bet Mourinho won't be after him.

But he scored a very good goal yesterday. In defence, I feel Carvalho was still better than him.

Ziyad
08 Jun 08, 05:54
The Swiss were really unlucky to lose like that..They were the better team by far and deserved something out of that game.The Czech didnt offer anything in this game and played 4-5-1 against the Swiss!!!!

It could have been a much better game if this was the old Czech team that attacked more.

Second match was ok but i got pissed off for two reasons.Turkey didnt play well,and QUaresma wasnt playing..Stupid Scolari going conservative on me just because he wants to win !!

Seriously though this Turkish team is nowhere close to the one in 2002.They lack some heavyweights to lift them and guide them.This could have been a 4-0 game as the Porteguese hit the post twice.

None of the big two in this group,who are nominated to win it,have impressed me enough to say they will be contenders.Still though its the first game!!

Lets hope Germany stamp their authority today,even though the Polish will be a hard team to battle.

shahz_nerazzurri
08 Jun 08, 06:06
Scolari did surprise me with some decisions.
Playing Simao for Quaresma??
Boswinga for Miguel??

I just saw the highlights, and Pepe and Carvalho looked good together. Even when Andrade gets fit, he might not be able to make it back to starting X1.

Sassuolu
08 Jun 08, 08:19
2 good games to start off the tournament, the Swiss game wasn't half bad but the Czech's as everyone said were lucky. I don't see them going anywhere with this team. I was impressed by Barretta and Behrami from the Swiss. The Portugal game was great I enjoyed it a lot amazing football by the Portugese I think they'll be a force to be reckoned with. But they seem to lack aerial power and also a target man strike like let's say Toni. Nuno Gomes played well yesterday but he's nothing special.

Milan_Livorno
08 Jun 08, 18:24
where is arda and ümit karan? thy are good forward.
fuck terim:(

brehme1989
11 Jun 08, 16:09
Deco 1-0 for Portugal

Principe
11 Jun 08, 16:23
both deco and joao moutinho are impressing me

lonewolf19
11 Jun 08, 16:26
1-1

Azzkikr
11 Jun 08, 16:38
Portugal are really disappointing today.

Principe
11 Jun 08, 16:50
I don't think they're disappointing as they are getting the ball moving and getting in front of the goal its been an impressive game..I think in the second half they'll break through and score again

lonewolf19
11 Jun 08, 17:23
CR goal. Nice vision and assist from Deco

Principe
11 Jun 08, 17:43
Quaresma is in now.....haven't touched the ball yet...okay just did and tried something fancy but messed up

Azzkikr
11 Jun 08, 17:49
Gol Quaresma, tap-in.

Fucking great, i have portugal to win by two goals.

lonewolf19
11 Jun 08, 17:52
Quaresma easiest goal

Principe
11 Jun 08, 17:54
hahahaha incredible azz i had it 1-2 portugal and i was sooooooo happy till the last minute hahahahahaha i wish the goal was worth it :P

bjwam4
11 Jun 08, 18:15
Quaresma goal equals 5 mill to his price tag, even though it was crap.

Pajo
11 Jun 08, 18:27
Lol, it was CR7s goal, not Quaresma...:)

Anyway, I thin it was good game, Portugal will go far this competition...
They are strongest at wings, the best there are, cr7, Simao, Qua4resma, and Nani... Man, what a hell of wings...The only thing Portugal lacks is Striker, i don't see nuno Gomes as proper striker for team like Portugal, IMO Almeida is better...

bjwam4
11 Jun 08, 18:36
Seriously it was Quaresma's goal.

Pajo
11 Jun 08, 18:38
What i meant was that CR7 did all the job...:)

shahz_nerazzurri
11 Jun 08, 19:11
Seriously it was Quaresma's goal.

:D

Suneet
11 Jun 08, 19:41
Lol, it was CR7s goal, not Quaresma...:)

Anyway, I thin it was good game, Portugal will go far this competition...
They are strongest at wings, the best there are, cr7, Simao, Qua4resma, and Nani... Man, what a hell of wings...The only thing Portugal lacks is Striker, i don't see nuno Gomes as proper striker for team like Portugal, IMO Almeida is better...

Im actually suprised Big Phil isnt playing Almeida. He should be first choice. When Nuno plays it looks like he is in another stadium, they dont pass the ball to him and he never has chances..:P

The_Emperor
11 Jun 08, 19:51
Lol what a deja vu.

Poland - Germany: Klose passes to Podolski and he scores. (both Poles)
Turkey - Switzerland: Derdiyok passes to Yakin and he scores. (both Turks)

Not only that, I believe that both Podolski and Yakin wanted to play for their home countries, but the FA/coaches didn't think they were good enough and now...
Payback is a b*tch. :D

Alex de Large
11 Jun 08, 20:15
This Ilner guy is good enough after all...

shahz_nerazzurri
11 Jun 08, 20:38
Freakin Turkey man, my almost perfect bet ticket just got ruined. !!!!!

Azzkikr
11 Jun 08, 21:31
Grande Turkey :howler:

This was a lucky day for my betting:
portugal to win by 2 - overtime goal saves me.
Turkey to won - also overtime goal that saves me.

Mustafa
11 Jun 08, 23:08
Freakin Turkey man, my almost perfect bet ticket just got ruined. !!!!!

Some crap can always ruin your bet ticket. Terry ruined mine by missing penalty in CL Final. Put £5 a year ago on Chelsea, could have won £35 if Chelsea won.

P.S. Try not to get addicted to it :)

Mustafa
11 Jun 08, 23:10
Lol, it was CR7s goal, not Quaresma...:)

Anyway, I thin it was good game, Portugal will go far this competition...
They are strongest at wings, the best there are, cr7, Simao, Qua4resma, and Nani... Man, what a hell of wings...The only thing Portugal lacks is Striker, i don't see nuno Gomes as proper striker for team like Portugal, IMO Almeida is better...

Can't see Portugal winning the EURO without a quality striker even though consider them as favourites together with Spain.

Hammoudi
12 Jun 08, 00:25
Who will go on if Turkey and Czech republic tie? Both teams scored 2 goals and gave up 3.

Joss
12 Jun 08, 03:31
This Ilner guy is good enough after all...

Gohan Inler did play well. He has good positioning and set up alot of counters with his long ball passes. I know Inter has been linked with him, but hes no upgrade.

lonewolf19
12 Jun 08, 03:36
After this game, our two potential targets' price just went up by couple mil

Ziyad
12 Jun 08, 05:57
Who will go on if Turkey and Czech republic tie? Both teams scored 2 goals and gave up 3.

It will be the first time they go into a knockout situation in the group stage.Someone on al Jazeera said they will go straight to penalties.

lonewolf19
12 Jun 08, 06:05
It will be the first time they go into a knockout situation in the group stage.Someone on al Jazeera said they will go straight to penalties.

oh really? Meaning no extra time will be played?

Luka
12 Jun 08, 06:39
It will be the first time they go into a knockout situation in the group stage.Someone on al Jazeera said they will go straight to penalties.
From what people said in polish television that is transmiting Euro, it will be decided by the ranking. It's the first time that it will be decided like that.

They brought it up, because it was a likely situation in Italy group, if all teams got draws.

Ziyad
12 Jun 08, 06:50
From what people said in polish television that is transmiting Euro, it will be decided by the ranking. It's the first time that it will be decided like that.

They brought it up, because it was a likely situation in Italy group, if all teams got draws.

U mean FIFA ranking??? That would be the stupidist thing FIFA ever does if it happens!!!!

Let them win it on the pitch..

lonewolf19
12 Jun 08, 07:27
U mean FIFA ranking??? That would be the stupidist thing FIFA ever does if it happens!!!!

Let them win it on the pitch..

From wiki

The winner of the Turkey vs Czech Republic game will qualify for the quarter-finals. If the game finishes as a draw, the qualifying team will be determined by a penalty shootout.

Ziyad
12 Jun 08, 09:20
^^ Thank God so the guy from AL Jazeera was right..

Mustafa
12 Jun 08, 09:39
Just checked the official rules and it says that after the goal difference is coeficent of the team from the FIFA 2006 World Cup qualifying and EURO 2008 qualifying (points obtained divided by the matches played); if still equal then fair play conduct and if still equal the drawing of lots. No penalties

brehme1989
12 Jun 08, 12:42
From what people said in polish television that is transmiting Euro, it will be decided by the ranking. It's the first time that it will be decided like that.

They brought it up, because it was a likely situation in Italy group, if all teams got draws.

I think that is when teams have the same number of goals and it has to be THREE teams on the same points and goals.
I heard about the penalties as well... I don't like them:D

Mustafa
12 Jun 08, 18:00
100% no penalties according to official UEFA Rules

Hammoudi
13 Jun 08, 01:51
Mustafa, it will be decided by PK's after 90 minutes, UEFA mentioned that in their site.

Mustafa
13 Jun 08, 08:27
Mustafa, it will be decided by PK's after 90 minutes, UEFA mentioned that in their site.

If it's mentioned on UEFA site then it's penalty kicks and I'm confused coz Ididn't read anything about penalties on UEFA official rules.

Luka
15 Jun 08, 14:30
See. I was right about the group order decider :P

So, stop bashing me ;p

rockball
15 Jun 08, 14:35
Won't a tie between Italy and Romania, in case everything is equal be decided on the UEFA coefficient? Italy would go through since they have a better coefficient.

In that case, even this one should be based on that and not penalties.

brehme1989
15 Jun 08, 15:55
It will be a triple tie now wouldn't it?

As Romania has to lose, Italy needs one point, thus France will get one point. Actually, I think that if Holland beats Romania 3-0, and Italy-France ends at 0-0, then we'll have a triple tie with same goals scored and conceded :D

Alex de Large
15 Jun 08, 19:34
grande koller...

bjwam4
15 Jun 08, 19:38
Does anyone know what channel portugal vs switz is on in the US?

Principe
15 Jun 08, 19:55
espn classic

bjwam4
15 Jun 08, 20:17
damn, comcast doesnt have espn classic.

brehme1989
15 Jun 08, 20:36
Czechs with Turks are 2-2. 3-4 minutes left

brehme1989
15 Jun 08, 20:37
Turkey made it 3-2!!!!

J zanetti
15 Jun 08, 20:46
Now I didn’t watch the first half, but based on the sec half Turkey deserved to win this one – what a great finale that was!
I’ve always have had a soft spot for the Turkish NT because of the way they play so it certainly was a joy to see them going through! ;)

bjwam4
15 Jun 08, 20:46
Wow, classic game. Fantastic third goal.

Alex de Large
15 Jun 08, 20:56
wow what a game, not the best (that was holland :D ) but the most exciting and emotional game so far.
cech sucks!

shahz_nerazzurri
15 Jun 08, 21:21
Wow, what a horrible horrible keeping by Cech.
Should have stopped the first one and gifted the Turks a second one in pressure sitaution.

Shafs
15 Jun 08, 21:36
That sucks how Volkan Demirel got sent off, now he misses the game against Craotia and that will be a big loss. Still confident that the Turks will do enough to beat Croatia.

Cro Nerazzurro
15 Jun 08, 22:54
Great excitment.

But ill be short.
Volkan sucks and he wont be missed, it will only make Turkey stronger.

Ref is more of a actor then ref.

+ he had to let game be played for 2 more minutes that Turkey team 'stealed' after red card...I hate that in football

lonewolf19
15 Jun 08, 23:58
wow, what an uncharacteristic mistake from Cech.
Nihat finishing on the third goal was wonderful
Ibra-class strike

brehme1989
16 Jun 08, 07:10
Someone told me it was offside... He looked quite "free" there, but I only saw it live, so I can't say for sure.

Refs have been terrible in this tournament, and I'm not talking about some goals that should have been clear for like 0.2 seconds, like Toni's and Charisteas' goals, but in general. At least the Euro is fun, with only 2-3 games that were quite boring