Euro: SF: France vs. Germany, 7/7/2016

Discussion in 'Soccer' started by Live in the Now, Jul 4, 2016.

  1. Live in the Now

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    I slacked a little in making this, but don't see the problem. Anyway, wouldn't be surprised if this went to penalties.
     
  2. Dr Pepper

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    I think France advances here.
     
  3. Bon Esprit

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    Löw confirmed Germany will be without Gomez, Khedira (injuries) and Hummels (suspension).

    As mentioned before imo it's 50/50.
     
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    Germany advances on penalties. 1-1 or 2-2 tie after 90.
     
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    I'm quite nervous lol.
     
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    France. Germany is playing pretty mediocre/underachieving all tournament. They also lack players to take over if things don't go well. Schweini might be the only one, but he is at 80% at best.
     
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    2-1 France
     
  8. Cassano

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    2-1 Germany. Goals by Ozil, Schurrle and Giroud
     
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    France wins 2-1, if not by more.
     
  10. Suiteness

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    What will be interesting to see is how France's defense reacts to a team that is actually capable of generating quality attacks.

    I'm glad that France will have to play at least ONE top tier team to win this thing. It's unbelievable the luck they had of playing all these second rate sides so far.
     
  11. Jussi

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    France vs Germany in an international tournament? No brainer, Germany wins.
     
  12. Wee Baby Seamus

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

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    Injuries/suspensions make this easier for France. However, I have faith in Höwedes or Mustafi entering for Hummels, and I'm excited to see Julian Weigl hopefully get some action. I have a feeling Mesut Özil is going to have a big game. Germany take this, but it'll be tight.
     
  13. les Habs

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    I hope you're applying that thought to some of the other sides still in the tournament.
     
  14. Suiteness

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    Portugal had to play Croatia. Wales had to play Belgium. Germany had to play Italy and now France.

    None of these teams had a cakewalk path like France.
     
  15. les Habs

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    Wales has had an easy enough run to compare and it's certainly comparable based on teams' level of play during this tournament.
     
  16. Vipers31

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    Maybe the injury to Schweinsteiger will force Löw to give Weigl a shot. Wouldn't be the worst thing.

    Don't really have any feeling going into this one. Could see either side advancing comfortably, or it being a tight affair.
     
  17. King 88

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    The true final of the tournament. Could go either way I would put my money on Germany.
     
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    Yup. That's a bad blow for the team.

    Rooting for Germany. But it's really a 50/50 game.
     
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    Surprised to see so many people picking France. I'll be rooting for them but Germany has shown us time and again why they go so far in every tournament and I think they have the edge, even with the injuries.
     
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    Serious question why does an Italian get to Ref this game after Germany just eliminated Italy ? You just leave yourself open to stupid speculations if something questionable happens. Than again he called the WC Final 2 years ago as well.
     
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    That would be nice...
     
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    And France hadn't before the game against Iceland?
     
  23. SenorDingDong

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    Nicola Rizzoli is one of the top refs on the planet. You have nothing to worry about.
     
  24. BSHH

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    Rizzoli was mediocre at best in the WC final, though. Anyway, I do not worry about him (and serp certainly does not either), but the question is valid and has not been answered: Why did UEFA not choose someone where no stupid speculation could come up?

    Gruß,
    BSHH
     
  25. Sabresfansince1980

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    Even without Hummels, I feel that Germany has been so difficult to create chances against...even going back to the WC. I have a hard time seeing France scoring more than one, and one won't be enough. Iceland showed that France is vulnerable, especially on set pieces. I expect a 2-1 win for Germany, but a more open game that could lead to more. I certainly don't feel especially confident.
     

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