Euro: Group A: Albania vs. Switzerland, 6/11/2016

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  1. Live in the Now

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    Albania:

    Goalkeepers: Etrit Berisha (Lazio), Alban Hoxha (Partizani Tirana), Orges Shehi (Skenderbeu Korce)

    Defenders: Arlind Ajeti (Frosinone), Naser Aliji (Basel), Mergim Mavraj (Cologne), Lorik Cana (Nantes), Elseid Hysaj (Napoli), Ansi Agolli (Qarabag), Frederic Veseli (Lugano)

    Midfielders: Ledian Memushaj (Pescara), Ergys Kace (PAOK), Andi Lila (PAS Giannina), Migjen Basha (Como), Odise Roshi (Rijeka), Burim Kukeli (FC Zurich), Ermir Lenjani (Nantes), Taulant Xhaka (Basel), Amir Abrashi (Freiburg)

    Forwards: Bekim Bala (Rijeka), Sokol Cikalleshi (Istanbul BB), Armando Sadiku (Vaduz), Shkelzen Gashi (Colorado Rapids)

    Switzerland:

    Goalkeepers: Yann Sommer (Borussia Monchengladbach), Roman Burki (Borussia Dortmund), Marwin Hitz (Augsburg)

    Defenders: Stephan Lichtsteiner (Juventus), Nico Elvedi (Borussia Monchengladbach), Michael Lang (Basel), Johan Djourou (Hamburg), Steve von Bergen (Young Boys), Fabian Schar (Hoffenheim), Francois Moubandje (Toulouse), Ricardo Rodriguez (Wolfsburg)

    Midfielders: Valon Behrami (Watford), Blerim Dzemaili (Genoa), Gelson Fernandes (Rennes), Fabian Frei (Mainz), Granit Xhaka (Arsenal), Xherdan Shaqiri (Stoke City), Denis Zakaria (Young Boys)

    Forwards: Breel Embolo (Basel), Haris Seferovic (Eintracht Frankfurt), Admir Mehmedi (Bayer Leverkusen), Eren Derdiyok (Kasimpasa), Shani Tarashaj (Everton)


    I find Switzerland's squad interesting, but it's unfortunate that they were placed in a group with France for the fourth time in twelve years. I think they could have finished first in a different group, and I'd have liked to see them against a different top opponent than they usually face.
     
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    Xhaka vs Xhaka
     
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    Swiss win 3-0.
     
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    With how many albanian players have a swiss connection and how many swiss players have albanian roots; this will be a hugely emotional match. Wouldn't be surprised at all to see the swiss held to a draw here...even if they listened to me and rolled out:

    Mehmedi - Embolo
    Tarashaj
    RiRo - Xhaka - Frei - Shaq
    Zakaria - Schar - Elvedi
    Sommer​

    Or the same basic shape with RiRo moving into the back three in place of Zakaria, Shaqiri swapping to the left and Lichtensteiner coming on on the right.
     
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    both teams gonna be sending drones on the field to the mutual joy of all
     
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    3-0 Switzerland.
     
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    I really hope Shaq actually show sup for this tourney.
     
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    Xhakabowl. Get hyped
     
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    I hope Grandor wins.
     
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    No way. unTaulor is already dead, and what is dead can never die.
     
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    Kosovo 1 vs Kosovo 2.
     
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    0-0 for kosovo.
     
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    East Kosovo vs West Kosovo?
     
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    North & South
     
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    North West Kosovo vs South East Kosovo...ok?
     
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    Switzerland will win, but I voted for Albania because I wanna see chaos :laugh:
     
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    Switzerland haven't been impressive since Petkovic took over and Albania will have similar approach to Romania from yesterday, very defensive, hard working, limited going forward. Wouldn't be shocked if this ends in a draw but I still voted for a slim win by the Swiss
     
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    Also, Switzerland have not managed to keep a clean sheet in their last six games. 3 goals conceded vs Slovakia (a loss), 2 goals conceded vs Ireland (a loss), vs Bosnia (a loss) and vs Belgium (a loss), 1 goal conceded vs Austria (a win) and vs Moldova (a win).

    I think they will win 2-1, but a draw wouldn't surprise me either.
     
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    Switzerland 3 : 2 Albania
     
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    Love tuning in to watch one of these games and seeing the stadium completely full of people wearing one color while they support two different teams.
     
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    well that was quick
     
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    That was fast.
     
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    that was the worst corner clearance attempt by a goalie I've ever seen hahaha it was comical
     
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    Shaqiri is so brainless most of the time. So many whistles against him for so many different reasons.
     
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    Pretty open and entertaining game so far.
     

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