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#21 BSLSteveBirrer

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Posted 16 June 2024 - 10:39 AM

No surprises thus far. Favorites have won every match although the Albania - Italy match was much closer than expected!

 

England plays this afternoon. Go Three Lions!



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Posted 16 June 2024 - 12:01 PM

No surprises thus far. Favorites have won every match although the Albania - Italy match was much closer than expected!

England plays this afternoon. Go Three Lions!


Who roots for England outside of England!?!?!?!
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Posted 16 June 2024 - 12:12 PM

Who roots for England outside of England!?!?!?!

Lots of fans including me. What's not to like about them? Very good side and they did invent the game afterall. Maybe I am an outlier.....lol



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Posted 16 June 2024 - 12:23 PM

Who roots for England outside of England!?!?!?!


Same people who cheer for ketchup
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Posted 16 June 2024 - 04:52 PM

Yeah I don’t get the England love, especially this close to July 4th. For reasons that have little to do with soccer, I’ll root for Ukraine.

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Posted 16 June 2024 - 05:31 PM

Well England held on to beat Serbia 1-0. Was closer match than I expected. Now Kane did crush a header that the Serbian keeper got just enough of to deflect it off the crossbar.

 

Still the whole thing about tournament play. Play better each and every group stage match so you are firing on all cylinders come the knockouts.  Group Stage is a marathon. The Knockouts are for sprinting.



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Posted 17 June 2024 - 01:07 PM

Major upset in Euro as Slovakia managed to hold off Belgium 1-0.

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Posted 17 June 2024 - 05:54 PM

Ok here's the preview of COPA America 2024.

 

https://baltimorespo...a-america-2024/


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Posted 18 June 2024 - 02:22 PM

The Ringer: The Ringer’s 2024 Copa América Power Rankings

https://www.theringe...-power-rankings



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Posted 19 June 2024 - 01:43 PM

ESPN: 2024 Copa América team previews: USMNT, Argentina, more

https://www.espn.com...o-stats-players



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Posted 20 June 2024 - 11:41 AM

Lots of fans including me. What's not to like about them?


Brutal history of colonization that has messed up the entire world?

For real though it's insane with the amount of talent they have watching them get outplayed by Denmark. Southgate sucks
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Posted 20 June 2024 - 07:48 PM

Southgate doesn't seem to bring out the best in his players.

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Posted 23 June 2024 - 09:17 AM

ESPN: Euro 2024 updates: Belgium bounce back, Turkey disappoint

https://www.espn.com...rkey-disappoint



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Posted 23 June 2024 - 09:17 AM



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Posted 23 June 2024 - 03:54 PM

Fullkrug scores a late tying goal for Germany as they draw the Swiss.

 

Germany wins the group and Switzerland takes second. Hungary scored at the end of the 10th minute of extra time to beat Scotland so they will probably advance as a best 3rd place side. Wow. Scotland goes home embarrassed once again.



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Posted 23 June 2024 - 05:06 PM

https://www.espn.com...-go-group-stage

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Posted 23 June 2024 - 07:06 PM

US pretty well handles Bolivia as expected 2-0. Should have easily been 4.

 

Pulisic was the MOTM but my man was Antonee Robinson. Absolute BEAST down the left flank. So many terrific balls into the box. What a stud.

 

Two disappointments.

1. Chris Richards was steady and solid but he has a little problem every match. He makes several unforced errors in bad passes. Can't do that against a good team.

2. Pepi. Dude I love your work rate. I love your runs. I love your positioning. but put the damn ball into the back of the next kid.


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Posted 23 June 2024 - 08:18 PM

Uruguay 1 - 0 Panama

Early on in Miami

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Posted 23 June 2024 - 08:18 PM

Nobody in the book yet

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Posted 24 June 2024 - 04:04 PM

Well Group B was as advertised. Three really good teams and even tiny Albania was better than expected. It looked for most of the second half that Croatia was going to move on with Luka Modric becoming the oldest player to score a goal in Euro history. But Italy scored in the 8th minute of extra time, literally like 15 seconds before the whistle was going to sound to tie it. So Spain and Italy advance and Croatia most likely going home.






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