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Euro 2016 Qualifiers

Post by Jaime on Wed Jul 16, 2014 2:26 pm



Qualification round begins 7 September.

Group A
Czech Republic
Iceland
Kazakhstan
Latvia
Netherlands
Turkey

Group B
Andorra
Belgium
Bosnia & Herzegovina
Cyprus
Israel
Wales

Group C
Belarus
Luxembourg
Macedonia
Slovakia
Spain
Ukraine

Group D
Georgia
Germany
Gibralter
Ireland
Poland
Scotland

Group E
England
Estonia
Lithuania
San Marino
Slovenia
Switzerland

Group F
Faroe Islands
Finland
Greece
Hungary
Northern Ireland
Romania

Group G
Austria
Montenegro
Liechtenstein
Moldova
Russia
Sweden

Group H
Azerbaijan
Bulgaria
Croatia
Italy
Malta
Norway

Group I
Albania
Armenia
Denmark
Portugal
Serbia
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Re: Euro 2016 Qualifiers

Post by Jaime on Wed Jul 16, 2014 2:27 pm

Do people want one thread for this or multiple threads?
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Re: Euro 2016 Qualifiers

Post by blutgraetsche on Wed Jul 16, 2014 2:44 pm

My, the groups are a piece of piss. What a horrible, horrible idea to expand the number of teams to 24 for the next Euros. Grr

Looking forward to it though regardless, may go to a few matches even.
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Re: Euro 2016 Qualifiers

Post by debaser on Wed Jul 16, 2014 2:59 pm

Jaime wrote:Do people want one thread for this or multiple threads?

might as well have one general thread and just use country threads for specific talk..
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Re: Euro 2016 Qualifiers

Post by debaser on Wed Jul 16, 2014 3:06 pm

blutgraetsche wrote:My, the groups are a piece of piss. What a horrible, horrible idea to expand the number of teams to 24 for the next Euros. Grr

yup! and it means top 2 qualify automatically and 3rd place guarantees a playoff Laughing definitely no excuse for any major country to fail to qualify. would have to be an almighty fuckup.

big chance for likes of Wales and Hungary who I don't think have been at a major tournament in my lifetime
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Re: Euro 2016 Qualifiers

Post by messiah on Wed Jul 16, 2014 4:47 pm

the ground are so easy, is it because of the expansion?
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Re: Euro 2016 Qualifiers

Post by messiah on Wed Jul 16, 2014 4:49 pm

yeah it is, didn't read the replies just saw the first post and then posted.
No need for anyone to watch games that aren't by their teams now, because the big teams will walk it
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Re: Euro 2016 Qualifiers

Post by messiah on Wed Jul 16, 2014 4:49 pm

Group I looks Ok with denmark,serbi and portugal
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Re: Euro 2016 Qualifiers

Post by Fey on Wed Jul 16, 2014 6:22 pm

Holland is in the group of death again, can see them fail to qualify.

Though, 24 is bad.

Euros used to be harder then the WC. Now, im not sure.
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Re: Euro 2016 Qualifiers

Post by blutgraetsche on Wed Jul 16, 2014 6:35 pm

They will be harder in the latter stages of the tournament, similar to the old format. In the early stages, there will be more canon fodder. But it's good news for the smaller countries though, this way they can improve their game and gain some tournament experience.
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Re: Euro 2016 Qualifiers

Post by blutgraetsche on Wed Jul 16, 2014 6:41 pm

Btw... "group of death"? lol!

You know that the first two teams are guaranteed to qualify, and even the third placed teams can still qualify through play-offs? It's a joke. If any of the "bigger" nations fails to qualify, they should stop playing football.
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Re: Euro 2016 Qualifiers

Post by Fey on Wed Jul 16, 2014 6:47 pm

Will this give another stage though? Euros never had round of 16.

I think its a pity it's in France again. Close to home but they "recently" had a tournament.

Not sure if I go over there. Tickets will be too high, and I never understood why people go to another country just to stand on a fanfest.
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Re: Euro 2016 Qualifiers

Post by blutgraetsche on Wed Jul 16, 2014 6:52 pm

I think the Euro tickets will be cheaper than WC tickets. Not exactly cheap, at least going by our standards and not EPL standards, but not overly expensive either.

There will be a round of 16, yes. Six groups, first two of each group qualify for the next round plus the best four third placed teams, similar to the old WC Format before 1998.
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Re: Euro 2016 Qualifiers

Post by Murray on Wed Jul 16, 2014 7:09 pm

Our first game is Germany away.  Yikes 
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Post by blutgraetsche on Wed Jul 16, 2014 7:11 pm

Scotland and Ireland actually have a good chance to qualify this time. Poland are a bit shit as a team, despite a number of quality players.

Scotland play us after the friendly vs. Argentina on September 3rd, ironically the first match Germany play after the WC. That will probably help them, as the tackles will be flying... Smile
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Re: Euro 2016 Qualifiers

Post by Fey on Wed Jul 16, 2014 7:15 pm

I like the idea of euro 2020. Just assign a few stadiums with it, this is an awesome idea. This way everyone can enjoy it.
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Re: Euro 2016 Qualifiers

Post by abundance on Wed Jul 16, 2014 7:52 pm

Fey wrote:Will this give another stage though? Euros never had round of 16.
Yep, which means pointless groups in the final phase as well - 6 groups with the 4 best 3rds going thru, hardly a challenge.

I like the round of 16, anyway, just 2 KO games to reach the final never felt enough to me.



Fey wrote:I like the idea of euro 2020. Just assign a few stadiums with it, this is an awesome idea. This way everyone can enjoy it.
Yay I like that a lot too.
It'd be fun, a one-month mini-CL for NTs across Europe.

It's not clear if it's a one-off to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Euros (which in turn is a clever way to disguise that with the current economy there were no host bids apart a half assed one from Turkey), or if it will be the new standard.
I think it should, in the end we're such a small continent - I mean we're barely bigger than brazil, and just thanks to european Russia which is almost half of the total.
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Re: Euro 2016 Qualifiers

Post by Rosicky on Wed Jul 16, 2014 8:28 pm

Group F

Yikes lol!
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Re: Euro 2016 Qualifiers

Post by Fey on Wed Jul 16, 2014 9:06 pm

abundance wrote:
Fey wrote:Will this give another stage though? Euros never had round of 16.
Yep, which means pointless groups in the final phase as well - 6 groups with the 4 best 3rds going thru, hardly a challenge.

I like the round of 16, anyway, just 2 KO games to reach the final never felt enough to me.



Fey wrote:I like the idea of euro 2020. Just assign a few stadiums with it, this is an awesome idea. This way everyone can enjoy it.
Yay I like that a lot too.
It'd be fun, a one-month mini-CL for NTs across Europe.

It's not clear if it's a one-off to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Euros (which in turn is a clever way to disguise that with the current economy there were no host bids apart a half assed one from Turkey), or if it will be the new standard.
I think it should, in the end we're such a small continent - I mean we're barely bigger than brazil, and just thanks to european Russia which is almost half of the total.

I hope it becomes the new standard. Imagine no more slave people dying! That would be a great start. No more Qatar, Russia, Brazil, China, South-Africa building dodgy stadiums. Would be better if they spread it over the football calender year as well, but I will miss a month of football in the summer every biannual year.

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Re: Euro 2016 Qualifiers

Post by stinger on Sat Oct 11, 2014 9:06 pm

We survived (barely) 1st half against Germany and scored at the beginning of 2nd thanks to Piszczek cross and Milik header.

30 minutes left though and it will be very difficult to keep clean sheet. Germans are all over us (no 1939 joke from me).
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Re: Euro 2016 Qualifiers

Post by Fey on Sat Oct 11, 2014 9:34 pm

Poland leading 1-0 against Krautistan, the hate they have for Germany is amazing!
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Re: Euro 2016 Qualifiers

Post by Fey on Sat Oct 11, 2014 9:35 pm

2-0 now!

Historic. Poland are no longer losers!

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Re: Euro 2016 Qualifiers

Post by stinger on Sat Oct 11, 2014 9:50 pm

We won!!!

We were playing quite conventional 4-4-2 and its which probably suits us the best, two hard working CMs, two pacy wingers and two centre forwards, where Lewandowski all around game is really solid. Him, Krychowiak, Glik and Szczesny all had spectacular games, it was probably the best ever performance by Szczesny. He didn't have too many difficult saves to make, but was very confident with all the crosses and was also coordinating his defenders very well.

Lewandowski did a great work on Durm to setup a 2nd goal scored by a substitute Mila.

In reality it's Poland 4 - Germany 0, as this year our men's teams have beaten them in handball, volleyball, basketball and now football, all in big tournaments or qualifications to it. Never before happened something like this.

I guess payback for it can be potentially quite severe Smile. But will worry about it tomorrow.


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Re: Euro 2016 Qualifiers

Post by Murray on Sat Oct 11, 2014 9:51 pm

Damn it, Poland winning is a terrible result for us. And we have to play them on Tuesday.

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Re: Euro 2016 Qualifiers

Post by stinger on Sat Oct 11, 2014 10:03 pm

Murray wrote:Damn it, Poland winning is a terrible result for us. And we have to play them on Tuesday.
We were worried about scenario where we would put a huge effort in a game against Germany and would still lose. Then 3 days later we would be too tired to compete against Scotland. I guess the latter still can happen, but at least we have 3 points stolen today.
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Re: Euro 2016 Qualifiers

Post by Fey on Sat Oct 11, 2014 10:10 pm

Murray wrote:Damn it, Poland winning is a terrible result for us. And we have to play them on Tuesday.

Like Scotland will qualify..though even 3rd places go to the Euros.

Scotland-Ireland will be a joy a feast of hoofing, PGD, and belting anthems!
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Re: Euro 2016 Qualifiers

Post by Super Progress on Sun Oct 12, 2014 12:54 pm

stinger wrote:We won!!!

We were playing quite conventional 4-4-2 and its which probably suits us the best, two hard working CMs, two pacy wingers and two centre forwards, where Lewandowski all around game is really solid. Him, Krychowiak, Glik and Szczesny all had spectacular games, it was probably the best ever performance by Szczesny. He didn't have too many difficult saves to make, but was very confident with all the crosses and was also coordinating his defenders very well.

Lewandowski did a great work on Durm to setup a 2nd goal scored by a substitute Mila.

In reality it's Poland 4 - Germany 0, as this year our men's teams have beaten them in handball, volleyball, basketball and now football, all in big tournaments or qualifications to it. Never before happened something like this.

I guess payback for it can be potentially quite severe Smile. But will worry about it tomorrow.
Congratulations <Ale>
Watched it with a Polish friend of mine. He was of course estatic. Bellarabi looked very exciting although his decision making leaves something to be desired.

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Re: Euro 2016 Qualifiers

Post by stinger on Sun Oct 12, 2014 3:57 pm

Super Progress wrote:
stinger wrote:We won!!!

We were playing quite conventional 4-4-2 and its which probably suits us the best, two hard working CMs, two pacy wingers and two centre forwards, where Lewandowski all around game is really solid. Him, Krychowiak, Glik and Szczesny all had spectacular games, it was probably the best ever performance by Szczesny. He didn't have too many difficult saves to make, but was very confident with all the crosses and was also coordinating his defenders very well.

Lewandowski did a great work on Durm to setup a 2nd goal scored by a substitute Mila.

In reality it's Poland 4 - Germany 0, as this year our men's teams have beaten them in handball, volleyball, basketball and now football, all in big tournaments or qualifications to it. Never before happened something like this.

I guess payback for it can be potentially quite severe Smile. But will worry about it tomorrow.
Congratulations <Ale>
Watched it with a Polish friend of mine. He was of course estatic. Bellarabi looked very exciting although his decision making leaves something to be desired.
Thanks <Ale>

Bellarabi decision making wasn't so poor I thought, his finishing on the other way was terrible. Good for us at least.
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Re: Euro 2016 Qualifiers

Post by Fey on Mon Oct 13, 2014 8:34 pm

Holland 2-0 down to Iceland...quite sad but not a suprise, just like HHH is almost on a hattrick!!
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