2016 Euros

Discussion in 'Association Football Discussion' started by Lukic, Jul 26, 2014.

  1. Lukic L Popovic

    Thread to discuss the qualifiers and later final tournament the best international competition in the world, not stained with inferior Asians and Africans (except France & Belgium), although sadly missing the Americas.

    Expanded to 24 teams which is a bit iffy since 16 was plenty I thought, but pretty much should make sure the best teams and players are all there.

    Early call is a France v Spain final.
  2. GIMH GIMH Martyn

    Expanded tournament is an awful idea, especially as 3rd place getting through in the group stage is dire, but it should save us English some stress through the qualifying phase

    In theory
  3. Uppercut CB Faldo

    I like the expansion, as do most fans of countries that wouldn't expect to make it otherwise, but I agree that it sucks that it messes with the group stages and those are the best part. Just make it 32 teams and get it over with, we know it'll happen eventually anyway.
  4. Notsure SM Green

    Making it 24 teams or 32 teams has basically ensured that I have no interest whatsoever in watching any of the pool games. Why would I when almost everyone gets through anyway?
  5. loganb JEM Logan

    It's more an extension of the qualifiers than the main thing.
  6. loganb JEM Logan

    Reckon Turkey will make the last 4. Or Croatia.
  7. Escath LE Schaw

    There are only 54 UEFA nations so having 24 of those qualifying seems to be a bit too many.
  8. GIMH GIMH Martyn

    You support Ireland as opposed to NI right?
  9. Lukic L Popovic

    kill me
    Last edited: Oct 12, 2015
  10. Uppercut CB Faldo

    Shit, that changes everything. What's the point of even having a tournament if Notsure isn't going to watch it? Cancel the whole thing imo. No reason for it to exist anymore.

    I'd be glad to see both doing well, but probably like Ireland ever so slightly more.
  11. The Boy Brumby ZJ Brumby

    & when several of the 54 are micro-countries like Andorra, San Marino, Lichtenstein, the Faroes and now Gibralter it makes even less sense.

    As recently as 1976 (in my lifetime, being an old get and that) the finals tournament was limited to 4 teams.
  12. Teacups CJ Evans

    Kolarov sent off from the bench today and Matic sent off a minute after. Serbia maaaaad

    Also Greece came from behind 3 times to win. Good thing I cashed out my bet on Hungary while they were still leading
    Last edited: Oct 12, 2015
  13. Lukic L Popovic

    yeh thats serbia in a nutshell. our two most senior players getting red in a meaningless game.
  14. Callum CJ Laing

    Prank tournament. :ninja:
  15. mouse MJ Edwards

    Well you wanted your independence :ninja:
  16. Riddy JH Ridd

    :laugh: love this
  17. Alex AJ O'Driscoll

    Really praying for a miracle with the Dutch. Appalling from them to let it get this far, IMO it goes back to not appointing Koeman, he built the formation with Feyenoord that LVG took to the World Cup, Hiddink and Blind have both been terrible managers in the qualifying.
  18. Riddy JH Ridd

    what do the dutch need to happen to get through??
  19. Lukic L Popovic

    Turkey to lose and a Dutch win.

    Can't see Turkey losing at home to Iceland who have one of the biggest away trips (distance wise) and nothing to play for.
  20. Alex AJ O'Driscoll

    Win and Turkey lose

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