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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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Re: * EURO 2017 *
« Reply #20 on: July 27, 2017, 09:19:04 AM »

Tonight it's England v Portugal (7.45pm Channel 4) and Scotland v Spain (7.45pm More4), the finale of Group D.

5 Live's Football Daily has a good preview (from @10.00 mins)

- http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p059rt2x

England have a chance of a rare 100% record, and they would be silly to "try and avoid" France in the quarter-final – the 43-year hoodoo will probably rear its head, but you have to face your demons if you want to win a tournament.

Apparently, UEFA/Dutch FA aren't promoting the tournament as well as they could (@43.00). Only the host nation's games have broken 10,000 attendance so far, and other games haven't been on TV.

On the plus side, Iceland v Austria was huge news in Austria :) All the papers...


Yo, France voters, it's not too late to change your mind :o

Seriously, there's even a magic "remove vote" option.

Didn't realize Switzerland, Austria and Iceland would be the "group of death", but so it proved. Down to ten women and a goal down, France were poor against Switzerland. Camille Abily finally rescued it due to a goalkeeping error, and up front Eugénie Le Sommer contributed some excellent dives, almost Bachmann-esque. (Bachmann was really good to be fair.)

Group C final table: 1 Austria 7pt, 2 France 5pt, 3 Switzerland 4pt, 4 Iceland 0pt

- https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/jul/26/france-switzerland-austria-iceland-euro-2017
- England preview - www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/40724015
- Match video: France v Switzerland (C4)
- Match video: Iceland v Austria (C4)


Scotland's Lisa Evans and France captain Wendie Renard
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Keep an eye on that Germany - prior to their Denmark game, interview here with Lena Goessling and Sara Doorsoun ("There are no favourites"), as well as manager Steffi Jones and striker Dzsenifer Marozsan ("Goals aren't important for me" ??? She meant personally.)

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« Reply #21 on: July 28, 2017, 10:41:14 AM »
This tournament :)


Scotland v Spain, 27 Jul
- www.youtube.com/watch?v=CDn5cxYIyRY



Portugal v England, 27 Jul
- www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/40748357



England's second-string team eke out a win over Portugal to win group D.

Spain qualify for the quarterfinals most jammily. Could've played Scotland for 3 hours and not scored...

Scotland do the most Scottish thing possible, winning a great victory but falling narrowly short. The boss Anna Signeul steps down heroically, having changed Scottish football immeasurably in 12 years. She's going to become Finland's manager.

What did you think? What do you see happening in the QFs?

More to come, but here's the table:

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« Reply #22 on: July 29, 2017, 09:25:05 AM »
Seriously, there's even a magic "remove vote" option.

I've done it, changed votes at last. I can't believe Spain will win it at this stage. Germany haven't been impressive, but I have to be that one guy that says "they might win it". So now, the 4 votes for France look like a big middle finger shape. :)

Who can say what'll happen in an unpredictable tourney, but the path to the final might be a bit easier for Germany – avoiding Holland, England and France.



Today... football! Quarter-finals kickoff times:

SATURDAY: Netherlands v Sweden (5pm, More4) - Germany v Denmark (7.45pm, Channel 4)

Highlights and reviews from those tense decider games in Group D:

Portugal 1 England 2
- http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/40724015
- fourfourtwo.com/features/womens-euro-2017-5-big-talking-points-portugal-1-2-england

Scotland 1 Spain 0
- http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/40692495
- http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/40750105



BBC Sport has a review of round 1, and the disappointing job the organizers have done. Wonder if it'll affect future choices of tournament host.

Plus there's a good hour or more of Euros chat on WoSo zone's latest podcast:

- https://audioboom.com/posts/6152877-women-s-soccer-zone-euro-2017-group-review



Lieke Martens' Netherlands play Magdalena Ericsson's Sweden tonight
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GER-DEN at *11am* (UK time)
« Reply #23 on: July 29, 2017, 09:50:58 PM »
Germany v Denmark quarter-final has been postponed to Sunday 11am, UK time, due to heavy rain in Rotterdam. TV channel: More4

The game took over an hour to postpone ??? despite very heavy rain. I think the long wait was because UEFA were desperate for an evening kickoff to preserve the precious TV ratings in Germany, Europe's biggest audience. But maybe there's a less rational explanation and UEFA are as honest as the day is wet.

Would've been foolish to play in such terrible conditions. Here are the highlights:


- http://www.dw.com/en/womens-euro-2017-quarterfinals-live-germany-vs-denmark-postponed/a-39876407

- http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/40765453



But behind the slapstick, there's a sinister edge to this. Were UEFA really that close to risking a poor game and injuries to the players?



Actual football!

Quarter-final
Netherlands 2 Sweden 0, July 29:

Martens scored a free-kick that should've been a penalty, and she took it like a penalty, thus restoring poetic justice. Van de Sanden was fantastic (and has been all tournament), Netherlands dominated, semi-final will be intriguing:

- http://www.dw.com/en/womens-euro-2017-netherlands-2-0-sweden/a-39886572

- http://www.eurosport.com/football/uefa-women-s-championship/2017/lieke-martens-steers-netherlands-to-win-over-sweden-and-semi-final-spot_sto6270619/story.shtml

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New Arsenal signing Vivianne Miedema was on the scoresheet as hosts Netherlands set up a potential Euro 2017 semi-final with England by comfortably beating Sweden.

The Dutch were always in control in front of a sell-out crowd in Doetinchem and will play either England or France on Thursday.


Netherlands: worthy semi-finalists
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Re: GER-DEN at *11am* (UK time)
« Reply #24 on: July 30, 2017, 01:00:19 AM »
Germany v Denmark quarter-final has been postponed to Sunday 11am, UK time, due to heavy rain in Rotterdam. TV channel: More4

The game took over an hour to postpone ??? despite very heavy rain. I think the long wait was because UEFA were desperate for an evening kickoff to preserve the precious TV ratings in Germany, Europe's biggest audience. But maybe there's a less rational explanation and UEFA are as honest as the day is wet.


And then UEFA are like, "aaagh we should've moved Austria instead, nobody likes them". Not that UEFA are biased.

SUNDAY: Austria v Spain (5pm More4) - England v France (7.45pm, Channel 4)

Since some people are at risk of turning all Euro '96 Daily Mirror... may the best team win. :o


I've written about street fighter Sampson and his latest bullish--- er, bullish statement:

- http://www.womensfootball.eu/forum/index.php/topic,8391.msg84766.html#msg84766
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« Reply #25 on: July 30, 2017, 08:02:53 AM »
Anyone but England and France, shame one has to progess after their turgid displays in 5 games.
England , little class on the pitch and even less off the pitch with the welsh windbag.

Victory for proactive possession based football for the Dutch  (just like straya against USA the other other day).

Good to see county league Sweden and old skool football take an exit.
According to Hayes Sweden have europes best goalkeeper, what rot, that title belongs to Belgium keeper.

Holland Germany final would be best for the game .

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« Reply #26 on: July 30, 2017, 11:34:44 AM »
Not comfortable with a non- English manager but you cant argue with 3 wins out of 3 and one game with 10 stiffs starting. Pretty football is nice on the eye but tournament football is about results. England can beat France and after that is harder to predict.
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« Reply #27 on: July 30, 2017, 06:24:42 PM »

Some say it's an insult for England to have a non-female manager, which I can understand more. But Wales? It's like 10 minutes that way :) And if he wins the cup he's the honorary English windbag.

Absolutely stunned by the result earlier today. The Copenhagen Post has gone a bit mad over it all. What on earth happened? In the first 20 minutes Germany looked like they had it in the bag, Denmark were so disjointed. Then I went to bed extremely tired (different timezone)... and this is why I'm going to finish last in the Predixit!

New name on the trophy. They'll have to etch out the current large words on the front:

EUROPEAN WOMEN'S CHAMPIONSHIP WINNERS
(GERMANY OBV)

Pre-UEFA, Denmark did win the '79 Euro title.

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« Reply #28 on: July 30, 2017, 07:42:56 PM »

Important to remember, tonight is practically a home game for England, as it's taking place in Aldershot. Also UEFA need a new typist.


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« Reply #30 on: July 30, 2017, 10:59:24 PM »
Get Englands win over France on Asap-

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« Reply #31 on: July 31, 2017, 12:05:13 AM »
Remarkably fast work for Channel 4

England v France 30 Jul
- http://www.channel4.com/programmes/uefa-womens-euro-2017/on-demand/66181-028


Match report - http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/40765772
and updates as it happened
and the Taylor report


For some reason, no one's clamouring to watch Austria v Spain, it's really weird. :-X er...
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« Reply #32 on: July 31, 2017, 01:24:03 PM »
what a result , what a game, what a way to spend Sunday, showcase for modern female football,
I am speaking of course about the Australia vs Japan game.
Meanwhile in the back waters, simple soccer was taking place.
At this rate , Sampson will be getting a knighthood.

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« Reply #33 on: July 31, 2017, 01:42:27 PM »
Football is a simple game that gets made complicated by jumped up coaches and managers . If England win the Euros, then Sampson may have to wait till he wins the World Cup before he gets the Knighthood.

If England win the Euros by playing the way they have so far- that's good enough for me.

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« Reply #34 on: August 01, 2017, 12:17:39 PM »

Austria have lost striker Lisa Makas for the semi-final with Denmark, with an ACL injury just confirmed:

- https://translate.google.com/translate?sl=de&tl=en&js=y&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&u=http%3A%2F%2Fnoe.orf.at%2Fnews%2Fstories%2F2857999%2F&edit-text=&act=url  (Original article, ORF)



Makas (no 20) scores against Hungary
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« Reply #35 on: August 01, 2017, 12:50:43 PM »

Oh, and Bardsley's out for England - fibula fracture in the France quarterfinal.

Chamberlain will have to step up!

- http://www.thefa.com/news/2017/aug/01/uefa-womens-euro-2017-semi-final-netherlands-england-karen-bardsley-010817
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« Reply #36 on: August 01, 2017, 01:45:55 PM »
Chamberlain is a better keeper than Bardsley imo but I am sorry that she has to miss out due to injury. Let's hope for a speedy recovery.

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« Reply #37 on: August 02, 2017, 11:24:39 AM »

Oh, and Bardsley's out for England - fibula fracture in the France quarterfinal.

Chamberlain will have to step up!

- http://www.thefa.com/news/2017/aug/01/uefa-womens-euro-2017-semi-final-netherlands-england-karen-bardsley-010817
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« Reply #38 on: August 02, 2017, 01:33:24 PM »

This is random enough for the CNN news treatment

- http://www.thefa.com/news/2017/aug/01/2019-fifa-womens-world-cup-qualifiers-bosnia-kazakhstan-walsall-colchester-010817

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LIONESSES TO HOST BOSNIA IN WALSALL AND KAZAKHSTAN IN COLCHESTER

That'll be in November: the World Cup qualifier group also contains Russia and Wales. Every other group is here:

- http://www.womensfootball.eu/forum/index.php/topic,8275.msg84272.html#msg84272



Fighting talk from Lieke Martens:

- http://www.football-oranje.com/lieke-martens-looking-forward-semi-final-england/

I'm hoping the Dutch v England will be an open game and a classic, but their last meeting in November was the very opposite. And that was with nothing on the line :)

It's the first time in 22 years that Germany are no longer champions of Europe. Sara Däbritz is circumspect in defeat:

- https://www.dfb.de/en/news/detail/sara-daebritz-we-need-to-move-on-171446/full/1/


The crown slips: Germany lost third place at the 2015 World Cup
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« Reply #39 on: August 03, 2017, 07:47:22 AM »
I'm hoping the Dutch v England will be an open game and a classic, but their last meeting in November was the very opposite. And that was with nothing on the line :)


The fun starts at 5pm with Denmark v Austria, semi-final in Breda - preview here by Katja Kragelund.

Then at 7.45pm Netherlands v England, a huge-ish match in the cauldron of Enschede - previewed by Emily Magee on Vavel.

All coverage is live on Channel 4 from 4.30pm.


The opening semifinalists actually played each other a month ago, a 4-2 win for Austria at home. Both teams are missing some regulars, like England are, but who will triumph?


Semifinal rehearsal: Simone Boye Sørensen and
Nicole Billa go head-to-head last month
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