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Predictions. No Dutch, that blows. But there's France!

 

A - FRA SUI ROU* ALB

B - ENG RUS WAL* SLO

C - GER POL NIR UKR

D - ESP CRO CZE* TUR

E - BEL ITA SWE IRE

F - AUT POR ISL* HUN

 

Knockout Stages

Ro16

Poland over Switzerland

Spain over Iceland

Germany over Wales

Belgium over Croatia

England over Romania

Austria over Italy

France over Czech Republic

Russia over Portugal

 

Quarters

Spain over Poland

Belgium over Germany

England over Austria

France over Russia

 

Semis

Spain over England in the most typical, hearbreaking, English way, to lose a game

France over Belgium

 

Finals

France over Spain - France WC1998 all over this tournament, ushering in the next golden age of French Football

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Anyone else in a pool? Interested in the format yours runs in...

 

We pick a home win (1 point), away win (1), or draw (2) each day towards a cumulative total. We start guessing the score for knockouts and that's an extra two points if you get it right.

 

I'm surprised how varied the picks are.

 

FYI, for the first four matches I picked France over Romania, Switzerland over Albania, Wales draw Slovakia, England over Russia

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Happy to see Ireland's Boys in Green in the tournament, but it'll be an unfortunately short showing. Yowza, what a group. But this is a squad that got an away draw and home win against Germany in qualifying and, as noted, with the short tournament nature, who knows?

 

COYBIG!

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I think the lack of a world-class striker is going to handicap France, I don't see them winning. Don't get me wrong, Giroud is good, but I'm still baffled by Deschamps' decision to take Gignac over Lacazette. Imagine a front three of Martial, Lacazette, and Griezmann. 

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My picks 

Group A: 

France

Switzerland

Romania 

Albania 

 

Group B: 

England

Wales

Slovakia

Russia 

 

Group C: 

Poland 

Germany 

Ukraine 

Northern Ireland 

 

Group D: 

Spain 

Croatia 

Turkey 

Czech Republic 

 

Group E: 

Belgium 

Italy 

Sweden 

Ireland 

 

Group F: 

Austria

Portugal

Iceland

Hungary

 

Knockouts: 

Germany over Switzerland 

Spain over Iceland 

England over Turkey 

Austria over Italy 

Belgium over Croatia 

Poland over Romania 

Portugal over Wales 

France over Ukraine 

 

Spain over Germany 

Austria over England 

Belgium over Poland 

France over Portugal

 

Spain over Austria

Belgium over France

 

Belgium over Spain 

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Uh oh, DeGea

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Spanish national team footballers David de Gea and Iker Muniain have both been implicated in the ongoing case against pornography entrepreneur Ignacio Allende Fernandez, better known as Torbe.

A witness in the case - in which Torbe is accused of human trafficking for purposes of sexual exploitation, sexual assault, child pornography, prostitution, extortion and money laundering - has testified that she was abused by the two players.

Muniain is alleged to have had sex with the woman in 2012, while De Gea is alleged to have arranged the meeting.

 

 

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9 hours ago, Crabcake47 said:

I think the lack of a world-class striker is going to handicap France, I don't see them winning. Don't get me wrong, Giroud is good, but I'm still baffled by Deschamps' decision to take Gignac over Lacazette. Imagine a front three of Martial, Lacazette, and Griezmann. 

Au contraire.  France has many world class strikers...it's just that none of them play football. B)

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I think France looked nervous for most of the game but they got through it with a win, which is all that matters.  I expect to see more from them now that they have gotten over that first hurdle.

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