View Poll Results: Which teams will qualify from this pool?

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  • Czech Republic

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  • Turkey

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  • Croatia

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Thread: Group D - Spain, Czech Republic, Turkey, Croatia

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    Typical Spain really.. how does del Bosque manage to take players like Iniesta, Silva, Thiago, Busquets, Pique etc. and make them play utterly uninspiring, Van Gaal-type football? And somehow grind out a result in the end..
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    Well, that was more or less what I anticipated it being. Pretty much a textbook Spain vs inferior but not terrible opposition game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vcs View Post
    Typical Spain really.. how does del Bosque manage to take players like Iniesta, Silva, Thiago, Busquets, Pique etc. and make them play utterly uninspiring, Van Gaal-type football? And somehow grind out a result in the end..
    Bit harsh.

    Edit: Harsh on Spain anyway. One assumes you're not paying Van Gaal/Man Utd a compliment here.

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    Definitely not.. Man Utd. played some of the worst football I've ever seen last year.. Spain have been similarly boring for a while but they've always had a very talented midfield.


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    Indeed. But given they were playing against a team which had most of their men behind the ball for most of the match I thought they played perfectly ok though. Not reminiscent of Man Utd plodding in the slightest in my view.

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    Yeah, kinda how Spain win most of their games against good opponents because, unlike Barca or Real, they don't have have Messi, Ronaldo, Suarez like figures up front.
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    Considering Spain spent the game camped in the Czech Republic half Cech had very few actual saves to make. Deserved result in the end though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flibbertyjibber View Post
    Considering Spain spent the game camped in the Czech Republic half Cech had very few actual saves to make. Deserved result in the end though.
    A lot of that was probably down to good defending/Spain trying to walk it in/Morata being pretty unconvincing tbf. Cech not making many saves can't really be interpreted as Spain not playing especially well on the whole imo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sledger View Post
    A lot of that was probably down to good defending/Spain trying to walk it in/Morata being pretty unconvincing tbf. Cech not making many saves can't really be interpreted as Spain not playing especially well on the whole imo.
    I mean the fact they hardly had a shot. Worrying going forward if they aren't actually creating anything despite so much possession. The defending was well organised but you would expect a few more shots on target given they had all the play.
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    It's pretty hard to create shooting opportunities against opponents who camp in their own box.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Furball View Post
    It's pretty hard to create shooting opportunities against opponents who camp in their own box.
    They basically force you to camp in your own box though. They pass it around you into a dangerous position, at which point you have no choice but to get men behind the ball. Then they pass it back to the CBs and repeat. It's both extremely impressive and a bit dull. I'm always a bit in awe of how incredibly tight every player's technique is, but then with Barca you get that too except with a real cutting edge.
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    Croatia look very good, Clattenburg less so.

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    Well that was all fairly insane.

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    Haha wtf happened in the last half hour?

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    Haha Turkey.

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