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futbal!
12 years ago, June 17th 2008 No: 1 Msg: #38907  
how about this France v Italy match happening in 7 hours!

victory to France (the better team)

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12 years ago, June 17th 2008 No: 2 Msg: #38912  
There are scenarios that could see France and Italy go out - mainly if the Dutch, who can afford it, throw away the game against Romania.
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12 years ago, June 17th 2008 No: 3 Msg: #38914  
Huh!!!!!?

My boyfriend posted that last comment. He is not so interested in travel talk but he is dying to get his hands on this football conversation. :D
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12 years ago, June 17th 2008 No: 4 Msg: #38917  
Free Bird, be known that I've just built a doll called "Free Bird" and I'm now sharpening the needles to begin a voodoo session on it :-) Reply to this

12 years ago, June 17th 2008 No: 5 Msg: #38918  
Well, it's very complicated... from the Beeb:

The Netherlands have won Group C and will play the Group D runners-up in the quarter-finals.
Romania will qualify for the quarter-finals if they beat the Netherlands, eliminating France and Italy.
If Romania fail to beat the Netherlands, the winner of France v Italy will go through.
If France and Italy draw, a point against the Netherlands would be enough to send Romania through. France must win to have any chance of qualifying.
If France and Italy share a score draw (1-1, 2-2, 3-3 etc), Italy will go through if Romania lose (by any score). In this scenario, Italy, Romania and France will be level on two points each but Italy would have scored more goals in games between the 3 teams.
Romania will finish bottom of the group if they lose and France and Italy draw 2-2, 3-3 or 4-4. France will finish bottom if they draw 1-1 unless Romania lose 3-0 or by a four-goal margin.

If France and Italy draw 0-0, Romania can lose by one goal, two goals or by a three-goal margin other than 3-0 but still qualify. In this scenario, Italy and Romania would have identical head-to-head records, but Romania would have better goal difference in ALL group matches or, in the case of the three-goal defeats, goals scored. France would finish bottom, having scored fewer goals head-to-head v Italy and Romania.
If Romania lose 3-0 to the Dutch, Italy would qualify with a 0-0 draw against France because of their superior coefficient points. France would finish bottom as they would have scored fewer goals head-to-head v Italy and Romania.
If Romania lose by four goals or more and the other game ends 0-0, Italy would proceed with a better overall goal difference than Romania. France would finish bottom as they would have scored fewer goals head-to-head v Italy and Romania.
If France and Italy draw AND Romania avoid defeat, then Romania go through. France and Italy will have identical records and a unprecedented penalty shoot-out will decide who finishes third and fourth.

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12 years ago, June 17th 2008 No: 6 Msg: #38919  
Jesus Christ, is this ever complicate!!!! It is actually so groovy that I had to suspend my voodoo session on "Free Bird" to fully understand it :-) Reply to this

12 years ago, June 17th 2008 No: 7 Msg: #38994  
Apparently my voodoo worked well once again :-) Reply to this

12 years ago, June 18th 2008 No: 8 Msg: #39086  
N Posts: 10
And about the game on Thursday?
Portugal Vs Germany
Who wins?????
Probably the winner will be the next European Champion 😊
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12 years ago, June 18th 2008 No: 9 Msg: #39119  
That voodoo worked a bit too well. Poor Ribéry :-(

By the signs so far, the winner from Thursdays match will have to face The New Orange Machine or Spain (or Italy?) in the final. It's a bit early to declare the winner.

The Thursday match will be won by CRonaldo/Portugal unless the Germans start playing 300% better than they did so far.

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12 years ago, June 19th 2008 No: 10 Msg: #39259  
B Posts: 47
Would happily see Port and Germany both go out!!!

Fingers crossed for the Dutch/Spanish! Good to see the Dutch back to playing total football. As an LFC fan I'm hoping Alonso's fee has gone up after his performance vs Greece! Reply to this

12 years ago, June 19th 2008 No: 11 Msg: #39260  
Well... it seems I've got some more voodoo sessions to do here... :-)
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12 years ago, June 19th 2008 No: 12 Msg: #39265  
B Posts: 47
And as a Fiorentina fan your voodoo has worked as Mutu, Frey and Ufjalusi are all out -so hopefully no interest from the 'bigger' clubs! Grazie Reply to this

12 years ago, June 19th 2008 No: 13 Msg: #39270  
N Posts: 10
Gareth,
I understand that those teams (Portugal and Germany) make nightmares to many people, they are simply the best
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12 years ago, June 19th 2008 No: 14 Msg: #39272  
Kuyt may also be worth a few bob more :-)

Anyways, I'm burning a candle for Spain (canceling out any voodoo, I hope!) , so we may meet them in the half final and not a vengeful Italy. Before that we are looking at a potential goalfest against the Russians though. Hup Holland!! I predict 3-2 for Oranje.
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12 years ago, June 20th 2008 No: 15 Msg: #39344  
B Posts: 5,195
3-2 Germany Portugal - great game - not the scoreline I was expecting though. Reply to this

12 years ago, June 20th 2008 No: 16 Msg: #39345  

=3-2 Germany Portugal - great game - ...



I wasnt watching the game last night but I heard every time Germany scored. I live in the middle of a main street here in the Munich suburbs. :D
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12 years ago, June 20th 2008 No: 17 Msg: #39442  
Judging by the bedlam on the street outside my house right now, there are more Turkish people living in this neighbourhood than Germans. :D Reply to this

12 years ago, June 20th 2008 No: 18 Msg: #39443  
FFS They are all putting their cars in a long row so they can drive around the streets together and make as much noise as possible. :D Reply to this

12 years ago, June 21st 2008 No: 19 Msg: #39446  
B Posts: 5,195
It will be interesting to see what happens in your neighbourhood after the Germany Turkey match!

(Spoiler: Germany will win that one 😉) Reply to this

12 years ago, June 21st 2008 No: 20 Msg: #39491  
After a German victory at one of the stages of the Word Cup the Germans left knee high garbage all over one of the main streets of Munich when they had their we won gloating party. There were photos of it and 'shame on you' messages in the news papers.

The South Koreans soon after had a street party on the same street. A large team of street cleaners was sent in expecting the same after party scene as the Germans left. There was not even a garbage can to empty. The South Koreans had not only cleaned the street after themselves. They had also emptied all the garbage cans and taken the garbage away with them.

Didnt see anything yet in the news about the state the Turkish left that street in Munich in last night. Reply to this

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