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Who do you think will win the tournament?

Germany
1 (12.5%)
France
4 (50%)
England
1 (12.5%)
Sweden
1 (12.5%)
Other (who?)
1 (12.5%)

Total Members Voted: 7

Voting closed: August 07, 2017, 10:55:16 AM

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« on: July 14, 2017, 10:55:16 AM »



UEFA Women's Euro 2017 is starting on Sunday (16 Jul), and the final is on Sunday 6 August in Enschede, Netherlands.

What do you think will happen? Who will win? Is that your final answer? ;D Express these thoughts by actually posting them, that would be good.


Group A: Netherlands (hosts), Norway, Denmark, Belgium
Group B: Germany (holders), Sweden, Italy, Russia
Group C: France, Iceland, Austria, Switzerland
Group D: England, Scotland, Spain, Portugal

WoSo Zone has made an enormous preview magazine, download it (PDF)


In the build-up to the championship, Scotland went on media blackout, some of the England squad lost their club, and Marieanne Spacey quit as assistant coach weeks before the opening game.

- http://www.womensfootball.eu/forum/index.php/topic,8346.0.html


Oh yeah, and England and Scotland will play each other on Wednesday at 7.45pm (live on TV, Channel 4).

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« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2017, 10:06:10 AM »
Anyone but zee germans , is alex popp out ?

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« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2017, 10:11:05 AM »
hope to see the world cup affect in your local park (parents having a kickabout with their daughters )and inspire more young players to take up the beautiful game.Increase the base of the playing pyramid so that the apex can reach even higher.

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« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2017, 01:20:04 PM »

Posting that C4 ad again because I like it so much:

- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t_jZd2MUXbc


Anyone but zee germans , is alex popp out ?

There's no need for zat. You don't see people wearing "anyone but England" T-shirts :D

Popp is injured, yeah:

- https://www.dfb.de/news/detail/jones-announces-squad-popp-ruled-out-injured-170094

I say Germany won't make it 7 titles in a row, partly cos they've been awful under Steffi Jones, and partly cos I'm trolling in this case.  France have looked impressive, but they've still got to prove they're fo real. England, they've got good athleticism, but I have the nagging feeling they're not fo real. Sweden, ditto, they lost the Olympics when it got too real. So I'll say "Other", probably Spain, cos they've got a league on the up and have won a real trophy this year (the Algarve Cup), better than the SheBelieves Cup, which is not real. BTW some of these opinions are not real :)

BBC today asks "How has women's football progressed across Europe?", and it's interesting how it differs from country to country.





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« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2017, 08:55:22 PM »

Good article by Susan Egelstaff in the Herald about Scotland and the Euros - but it's pretty downbeat. The SFA are probably not going to come out of this tournament looking good, or seeming supportive of their women's team. (She also mentions C4's lack of coverage, as seen in the TV thread.)

- http://www.heraldscotland.com/sport/15409458.Women__39_s_Euros_have_missed_a_trick_before_a_ball_has_been_kicked______/
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« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2017, 07:03:57 PM »

So, we're underway... Is it true that Channel 4's -illegal livestream didn't have a commentator? "Rest of the world" gets the Eurosport commentary.

- http://www.channel4.com/programmes/uefa-womens-euro-2017


(More TV discussion here.)
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« Reply #6 on: July 17, 2017, 10:38:10 AM »

Sweden voter on the poll, they start tonight v Germany! (7.45pm) Before that, Italy v Russia (5pm).


The action from the Euros opening day, Sunday, including the opening ceremony song and Group A highlights:


Netherlands v Norway, 16 July
- www.youtube.com/watch?v=TeHbSVcY1rQ



Denmark v Belgium, 16 July
- www.youtube.com/watch?v=wvmuewE4AY4

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« Reply #7 on: July 18, 2017, 09:25:02 AM »

Monday's Group B opening games:


Italy v Russia, 17 Jul
- www.youtube.com/watch?v=MpgfeLSNdTU



Germany v Sweden followed in the evening, and hmm... yeah it was inconclusive. That comment "they've been awful" (above) was obviously just shameless trolling for reactions, but Germany didn't look that convincing. They'll pick up speed in the later rounds I'm sure, but there was one moment that really stood out.

Stina Blackstenius is charging towards goal, about to go one-on-one with the keeper, when Josie Henning holds her back by the shoulder. - https://twitter.com/UEFAcom_es/status/887210857222033408

Everyone saw it, the ref included, but no free kick. Blackstenius escaped to take a shot. The reason it wasn't penalized is because a 'kind of' advantage was played, and the ball continued in play after the save. Really bad luck for Sweden. But worrying for Germany that they could've lost from that.

Of course the Germans had plenty of chances to win it themselves - Mandy Islacker almost scored from Carolin Simon's cross. - https://twitter.com/UEFAcom_es/status/887216620871065600



Tournament updates: Good luck messages for Scotland from all manner of well-wishers.

Also, Liverpool and Netherlands' Shanice van de Sanden has talked about the exciting Dutch win, which will hopefully benefit the whole tournament spectacle.

- http://www.insideworldfootball.com/2017/07/17/biggest-ever-2017-womens-euros-open-win-dutch-hosts/

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The jump in [total] prize money to €8 million is a steep rise from the €2.2 million in 2013. The tournament winners will earn €1.2 million.

The men’s game still dwarfs those numbers, with each of the 24 nations at last year’s Euro 2016 receiving €8 million for participation while champions Portugal banked €27 million (£23.7m) in total.



Next, today - Austria v Switzerland (5pm) and France v Iceland (7.45pm).

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« Reply #8 on: July 18, 2017, 04:42:02 PM »
Anyone but the turnips, just a glorified county league team with added fitness.
Listen carefully I will say this only once, we like zee germans . They are a pleasure to watch without the likes of Popp.
Germany leads the way as the womens game evolves, will they be the first country with a genuine creative playmaker at no. 10 ( prolly wont be England with the mantra of less touches at rtc and npc).
Cant wait to hear from the welsh windbag 2.0 about ingerlund and its fitness regime .
Last words from the late booby Farrell of boney m fame 'oh those russians'

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« Reply #9 on: July 19, 2017, 11:00:03 AM »

Um, OK.

Here was Tuesday in Group C game 1:


France v Iceland, 18 Jul
- www.youtube.com/watch?v=dzXSTMMAOjA



Austria v Switzerland, 18 Jul
- www.youtube.com/watch?v=86z98yiZVCA




Tonight (Wednesday) it's England v Scotland 7.45pm (on Channel 4), after Portugal v Spain at 5pm.


Scotland manager Anna Signeul: “This competition is so important to sell the game to young girls,” Signeul said. “Doing well would give players more opportunities to become as good as they can be”.


England manager Mark Sampson: “Let's just do it and be legends, man”.


Not his exact words (that was a different hype-merchant), but as always you just wish he'd let the football do the talking. Of course the typical mainstream media are trying to make the main issue who Kirsty Gallacher supports and whether she'll receive some kind of travel ban.

But nonetheless, let's hope it'll be a good night for the whole sport.
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« Reply #10 on: July 20, 2017, 09:00:57 AM »
It was a good night for someone :o


England v Scotland, 19 Jul
- www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/40662983



Spain v Portugal, 19 Jul
- footbie.com/video/spain-vs-portugal-2-0-women-s-euro-2017-highlights



England v Scotland was well-publicized, from the landmarks of Glasgow to an MP wearing the jersey in Parliament.

In the end, there could be only one winner.

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But England were convincing. They controlled the game well, on the whole, and certainly took their chances. ... Nobbs, for my money, is as good a midfielder as any when she plays like this. Sampson will be very pleased with what he saw there – but also well aware that there are much tougher tasks ahead.
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The loss of three influential players for Scotland to injury before the tournament - Jen Beattie, Kim Little and Lizzi Arnot - was too much for Anna Signeul’s squad to bear. With Rachel Corsie also struggling in midfield after a knee injury, the gap in quality was evident.

In other views from the match, Jodie Taylor talked about her hat-trick, while the Yorkshire Post struggled not to talk about it without validating it through men's football in the headline. :-\ Football365 were highly impressed with the win, adding that the hat-trick is "the first at a Women’s European Championship since France’s Angelique Roujas netted three against Russia at the 1997 finals", thank you, that's how you do it, Yorkshire Post.


Thursday's matches are Norway v Belgium (5pm) and Netherlands v Denmark (7.45pm)

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« Reply #11 on: July 21, 2017, 09:55:05 AM »

Day 5, the second round of matches in Group A:


Norway v Belgium, 20 Jul
- www.youtube.com/watch?v=q7xeC7RcROI



Netherlands v Denmark, 20 Jul
- www.youtube.com/watch?v=BPkbjRNydg4

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« Reply #12 on: July 22, 2017, 08:50:08 AM »

Day 6, the second round of matches in Group B:


Sweden v Russia, 21 Jul
- www.youtube.com/watch?v=m_0Ow15KRu8



Germany v Italy, 21 Jul
- www.youtube.com/watch?v=CrSyIKRWIx4




Continues tonight (Saturday) with Iceland v Switzerland, 5pm, and France v Austria, 7.45pm BST.



More bad news for Scotland, an injury to Jane Ross will probably see her miss the Portugal game on Sunday.

- http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/40671650

Toni Duggan will be playing in Spain next season and has talked about it here, prior to the England-Spain match on Sunday.

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« Reply #13 on: July 23, 2017, 10:14:59 AM »
Yo, France voters, it's not too late to change your mind :o


France v Austria, 22 Jul
- www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q6iQv19skws



Iceland v Switzerland, 22 Jul
- www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Wc1ZdwgNmg



Change your vote to England maybe? ;D Er, steady on. Wait and see if they're for real tonight.

I'm starting to doubt anyone is truly for real. Give Scotland the trophy, I say.



Tonight: Scotland v Portugal (5pm on More4), and England v Spain (7.45 on Channel 4)

England manager Mark Sampson is trash-talking before the game, calling Spain divers and stuff:

- https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/jul/22/mark-sampson-england-women-spain

It's a real shame how Scotland's tournament has progressed so far. They're definitely better than their 6-0 loss to England. But at the same time, they're not the team that qualified last year, not with all the injuries. They'll hope to match Portugal in the game tonight:

- http://www.scotsman.com/sport/football/teams/scotland/scotland-s-women-determined-to-do-better-against-portugal-at-euro-2017-1-4511384


Saturday's Iceland-Switzerland game had a hell of a lot of injury time, due to prolonged treatment for the Swiss goalie Gaëlle Thalmann.

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« Reply #14 on: July 23, 2017, 10:43:55 AM »
England will get one red card and lose game and that's the welsh windbags  fear .

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« Reply #15 on: July 23, 2017, 10:45:20 AM »
been putting together my team of the tournament, still short of a left back.

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« Reply #16 on: July 24, 2017, 08:34:20 AM »
Second round of matches in Group D


Scotland v Portugal, 23 Jul
- www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Ydr0SadOaI



England v Spain, 23 Jul
- www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/40700334



Don't think we'll see that ref again. More about the Ellen White penalty handball here...

- http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/40701230

According to BBC's Katie Gornall, "Ref gave the pen and then changed her mind after Lucy Bronze recited the rules at her. Bronze says she'd been taking notes in rules meetings". (Posted on Twitter)

Scotland are on the verge of being knocked out, although weird maths is still on their side.

- http://www.scotsman.com/sport/football/teams/scotland/scotland-women-1-2-portugal-women-scots-errors-prove-costly-1-4512116

Current table after 2 games in Group D - 1 England 6pt, 2 Spain 3pt, 3 Portugal 3pt, 4 Scotland 0pt



Tonight (Monday), the last matches in Group A

Belgium v Netherlands (Tilburg)  and  Norway v Denmark (Deventer) -  kickoffs 7.45pm BST

Table after 2 games:
1 Netherlands 6pt
2 Denmark 3pt (0GD)
3 Belgium 3pt (+1GD)
4 Norway 0pt

Netherlands are top dogs with two single-goal wins, but Belgium could take the group if they beat their neighbours. If Denmark also beat Norway, it would be a mindboggling head-to-head tiebreaker between three teams, so let's hope it doesn't come down to that. :)


Belgium host Netherlands in a WWC qualifier
(Stampmedia, cc-by)

been putting together my team of the tournament, still short of a left back.

There's still half a tournament to go...
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« Reply #17 on: July 24, 2017, 09:57:32 AM »
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« Reply #18 on: July 25, 2017, 09:06:02 AM »

I've just realized there's no point in printing tables with goal difference... Most of the time it doesn't count for much.

Luckily, Group A was won fair and square:


Netherlands v Belgium, 24 Jul
- www.youtube.com/watch?v=tedE79GIgAo



Norway v Denmark, 24 Jul
- www.youtube.com/watch?v=oCcCwYtfoYk



Group A final standings: 1 Netherlands 9pt, 2 Denmark 6pt, 3 Belgium 3pt, 4 Norway 0pt



More group deciders tonight - Group B, both at 7.45pm, Germany v Russia, and Sweden v Italy.

To enlighten you fully about the complex group situation and permutations of possible results, here's the table in a foreign language:


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« Reply #19 on: July 26, 2017, 08:17:33 AM »

Group B is done and dusted:

Russia v Germany
Sweden v Italy

- http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/40720837
- channel4.com/programmes/uefa-womens-euro-2017/on-demand/66181-020
- Couple of goal highlights on Twitter.com


Final group table:  1 Germany 7pt, 2 Sweden 4pt, 3 Russia 3pt, 4 Italy 3pt

Italy finish fourth due to superior goal difference :D

Tonight (Wednesday), Group C final matches at 7.45pm - France v Switzerland  and  Iceland v Austria

In the table France and Austria lead with 4 points, Switzerland have 3 pts, Iceland are out with 0 pts so far.



Two quarter-finals are confirmed for Saturday evening - Netherlands will host Sweden in Doetinchem, and after that, it's Germany v Denmark in Rotterdam.

I have to say, I'm getting a bit anxious that nobody on the forum expects Germany to win it. You know, so many polls get it wrong :-\

Shocking revelations, Lucy Bronze could have been Portuguese! In fact she half is, but chose to play for England, because they're the only team that knows how to salute like a lioness or something. And of course it's England-Portugal tomorrow night. Bronze has also praised that ref's bravery for taking her advice :) Funny that! And Scotland still believe... that they can pull off the biggest shock of the year.


Germany's Sara Daebritz in qualifying
(pic: CeeGee, cc-by-sa)



Hey everyone, thanks for telling me that none of those Youtube videos worked! Very helpful of you.

Unbelievable that the tournament's organizers would geoblock their own 3-minute videos. UEFA are such idiots. Incidentally, if you've had any similar video problems in the past, there are obviously a few ways around this kind of thing. https://www.google.com/search?q=unblock+youtube&oq=unblock+youtube&aqs=chrome..69i57.2067j0j1&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8
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