Euro: Euro 2016 Final: France vs. Portugal, 7/10/2016

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  1. Panteras

    Panteras perennial loser

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    well, at least we can all agree that by far this will go down as one of the least memorable Euros in memory.

    by the way, for those that watched it. I'm curious to know how did Denmark compare to this Portuguese team?
     
  2. Evilo

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    Denmark was remarkable. They were last minute invitees and played without pressure. They never played 90 minutes defense.

    One of the most likeable tournaments ever IMO.
     
  3. Suiteness

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    So, anyone think any of these two finalists have a legit shot at winning the WC in two years?:laugh:
     
  4. Evilo

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    France has a shot, no doubt. Add potentially Varane, Sakho, Laporte, Zouma, Ben Arfa, Benzema, Fekir, Lacazette, Dembélé, etc...
     
  5. Blueblood9

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    Portugals team will be different. Players like Raphael, William Carvalho, Renato Sanches, Cedric, and Joao Mario will be returning starters. Ronaldo MAYBE but players like Rafa Silva, Goncalo Guedes, Bernardo Silva, and Nelson Olivera pushing for time. Pepe will be 35 Ronaldo 33

    Right now I see

    Patricio
    Raphael-??????????-???????????-Cedric
    William Carvalho-Bernardo Silva
    Joao Mario-Renato Sanches-Andre Gomes
    ?????????

    Going to need to find 2 Center Backs and at forward hopefully on of Ivan Cavaleiro/Nelson Olivera/Rafa Silva develop into a real #9 with Ronaldo coming in later in the game if needed. Would love to See Portugal go straight Youngins in the Confed cup next year to see how they do
     
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    Yup. They just had fun out there; very enjoyable tournament

    I was disappointed when Yougoslavia was removed from the tournament, because I felt they could win Euro, but Denmark's cinderella story made up for it
     
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    ??????????? = Pepe for sure bar injury.
     
  8. Power Man

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    Dédé !
     
  9. pcruz

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    I understand that English may not be your first language, and it's also my 3rd, but can you please let me know where I may have made it seem like I hadn't watched the Euro 2004 tournament?

    I ask this because I have the entire tournament on VHS cassettes. I started recording every game of major tournaments in 2000 where a 15 year old me cheered on Portugal as they got absolutely screwed by France in the semi-finals. To this day, I have a hard time finding footage of the save by Barthez right at the end of the game off a corner kick that would have sent us through to the final.

    I have not watched Portugal - Greece (the final) since I re-watched the game a few weeks after letting my anger and frustration calm down, so it has been a few years...I prefer to watch the game against England and re-live the moments I spent in a packed bar in downtown Toronto with various friends of mine and the penalty shoot-out.

    If your memories of the tournament are anything like your understanding that I admitted to never watching the tournament, then you make my entire argument for me.


    Sounds very much like the Germany - France 2016 semi-final game.
     
  10. pcruz

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    One of those defense spots will likely be taken up by Daniel Carriço.
     
  11. Panteras

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    I like Chile's chances at the WC ; )
     
  12. pcruz

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    Only if they play Argentina in the finals and the game goes to penalties!!!
     
  13. Blueblood9

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    Paolo Olivera is another name that could make his way into the lineup

    not worried about the midfield or D just hope one of the young strikers develops
     
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    Everything in your post. You're trying to give us stts that prove that Portugal didn't play all out D like Greece did, while in fact they did so several times, at times MUCH worse than Greece which had tougher opponents.

    So really the fact you're even trying to argue proves you haven't watch the games.

    Or you're being dishonest. Take your pick.

    Since France had just in the first 5 minutes of the semi final a better chance to score than Portugal through 90 minutes in the final, I'll let that pathetic lie attempt go once more.
     
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    I don't know what Portugal and it's strategy in the final after having lost one of if not the best player in the world has to do with the game between France and Germany.

    Anyway, after getting home and turning on CNN to laugh at Trump some more, I see that there has been another cowardly attack in France.

    Hope none of your family or friends have been affected. This world is filled with pathetic excuses for people....

    I'm glad that Portugal won the Euro, but at the same time it's great to have France make it to the final considering what they have had to suffer through in the last 2 years.
     
  17. Dr Pepper

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    Just heard, another idiot attacking in France. RIP to those that were killed by that lunatic.

    Hopefully our resident French HFers are all safe and sound.
     
  18. Wee Baby Seamus

    Wee Baby Seamus Yo, Goober, where's the meat?

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    I would appreciate Evilo checking in when he can, just to make sure. Hope all are alright
     
  19. Evilo

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    Yes, I'm abroad.
    Thanks for the words, unfortunately, I can't see it end anytime soon...
     
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    Factor in Ruben Neves, Bernardo Silva, Gelson Martins, Joao Cancelo, Nelson Semedo, Andre Silva and Jose Gomes, Marcos Lopes etc

    And our already young players in the squad growing..

    We can be a great darkhorse.

    Just hope Fernando Santos actually plays a more expansive attractive style because we have a few great generations coming up (Just won the u17 euros in style this summer, another solid team in the u19's even though theyre missing Neves and Renato Sanches)
     
  21. Blueblood9

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    Kinda sucks that Ronaldo bridged what some people are considering 2 of Portuguese Futbol's greatest generations instead of being in the middle of them
     
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    The 'Ronaldo' era has still been the most successful in Portuguese history. Sometimes it happens like that.
     

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