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    Quarter Finals

    Might as well start this thread as this time tomorrow we'll have our first set of fixtures. If a mod could edit this post as we go that would be great.

    Schedule

    Thursday 21st June
    Czech Republic V Portugal

    Friday 22nd June
    Germany V Greece

    Saturday 23rd June
    Spain V France

    Sunday 24th June
    England V Italy

    Got a feeling the entertainment will drop down a notch or two in this round. Hoping to be proved wrong.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GIMH View Post
    Got a feeling the entertainment will drop down a notch or two in this round. Hoping to be proved wrong.
    Spain vs England looking more and more likely, that's all the entertainment I need

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    We'll win our group. 2-0 win over Ukraine, France beat Sweden 1-0, we top it on goals scored

    My predicted fixtures:

    Czech Republic V Portugal
    Greece V Germany
    Spain V France
    England V Croatia

    Leading to:

    Portugal V Spain
    Greece V England

    And finally

    Spain 0-6 England (Downing hat trick the highlight)

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    Quote Originally Posted by GIMH View Post
    Downing hat trick the highlight
    GIMP officially jumps the shark then.


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    Just two more to come then. Hopefully us and France.

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    If we get through, and Ukraine have started pretty lively, can't see us doing anything against the Spanish. In fact the quarters will be looking pretty meh France-Italy will probably be 1-0 AET or something, Portugal-Czech Rep could be a good game but Portugal will likely play boring tactics and the other two games will be no contests.
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    Got half a chance against the Italians. Just got to out Italian them on the night. Glad the surrender monkeys threw away the easier route to the final.

    Germany should beat Greece and Portugal will win so the semis will be...

    Germany v England
    Spain v Portugal

    Spain v Germany in the final after we lose on penalties.

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    Not sure which is the easier route to be honest - based on how they've played so far I'd rather face Spain then Portugal/Czech Republic (who I feel could do Portugal) than Italy/Germany.
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    I think Spain will step it up now and go on to win it. Can't see them not making the final anyway.

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    gotta love him, you just know he's going to get the winner against us.
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    Quote Originally Posted by grecian View Post
    gotta love him, you just know he's going to get the winner against us.


    Brilliant pic.

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    The best thing about this link is the footage from the 1948 match, which is one of England's best ever performances. Italy had won the two WCs before WW2, so they were no mugs, even if this side wouldn't have included many of those teams. England, otoh, fielded possibly their finest ever attack. And I'd never previously seen anything from the game, only read about it.

    England v Italy: A history of football encounters in YouTube clips | Football | guardian.co.uk

    Beyond that, there's some interesting footage of us being completely outclassed in a 1973 friendly. And Phil Neal's desperate luinge at Graziani in 1980 is still painful to behold.

    And they should have included the qualifiers for the 1978 WC.

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    Chiellini apparently to miss the match. Big advantage for England.
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    Been way too long without a match now, really hoping these quaters are as good as the group stage.

    This could still really be Ronaldo's tournament, do well tonight, end Spain's domination in the semis and then score winner in the final against Germany.

    Of course he could easily be in tears in 4 hours time after missing a penalty, either way I'm looking forward to it.

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    I think Portugal looked pretty decent in their last match, so if they can repeat that sort of performance tonight I'd fully expect them to advance. Czechs are pretty ordinary.

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