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Postby Gingerfinch » Sat Dec 12, 2015 6:54 pm

Here we go, the draw for Euro 2016 is coming up.

Six groups of four, with England seeded. On paper, Austria, Hungary, and Albania looks like a good group, though the odds say we'll get one of ROI, Wales or NI.

Group A - France, Albania, Romania, Switzerland

Group B - England, Wales, Slovakia, Russia

Group C - Germany, N Ireland, Poland, Ukraine

Group D - Spain, Turkey, Czech Republic, Croatia

Group E - Belgium, ROI, Sweden, Italy (group of death?)

Group F - Portugal, Iceland, Hungary, Austria

The two Irish teams have it tough, whilst England will be reasonably happy.
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Re: France 2016

Postby Aidan11 » Sat Dec 12, 2015 7:36 pm

We should reach the last 16 from that group and then lose to Italy, Germany or whoever in the first KO round.
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Re: France 2016

Postby Durhamfootman » Sat Dec 12, 2015 10:49 pm

Have England been knocked out yet?
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Re: France 2016

Postby st_brendy » Sun Dec 13, 2015 12:36 am

If we win the group, our last 16 match will be against one of the third placed sides from groups A, C and D. So could yet be a game against N Ireland, following the group game against Wales.
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Re: France 2016

Postby Alviro Patterson » Sun Dec 13, 2015 1:06 am

Durhamfootman wrote:Have England been knocked out yet?


No but Jamie Vardy is poised to win the golden boot, you heard it here first :D
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Re: France 2016

Postby st_brendy » Sun Dec 13, 2015 1:46 am

st_brendy wrote:If we win the group, our last 16 match will be against one of the third placed sides from groups A, C and D. So could yet be a game against N Ireland, following the group game against Wales.


Following it the whole way through, if we win the group then our path will look something like this:

R16: Romania/Albania/Poland/Ukraine/NI/Czech/Turkey
QF: Portugal/Belgium/Italy
SF: Spain
F: Germany/France

If we come second, it will look something like this:

R16: Iceland/Austria
QF: France
SF: Germany
F: Spain

If we come third (and are one of the top four 3rd place sides), then there are two possible paths:

R16: Spain
QF: Switzerland/Poland/Ukraine
SF: Portugal/Belgium/Italy
F: Germany/France

or

R16: Germany
QF: Belgium/Italy
SF: France
F: Spain
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Re: France 2016

Postby Gingerfinch » Sun Dec 13, 2015 6:39 am

Qualification should be a formality, even for us, and it looks like it doesn't really matter if we finish first your second.
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Re: France 2016

Postby Durhamfootman » Sun Dec 13, 2015 5:54 pm

Golly.... even some third placed teams out of four can qualify?

perhaps that was one of the concessions Cameron has secured from the EU... to give us a faint hope of making the KO's?
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Re: France 2016

Postby budgetmeansbudget » Sun Dec 13, 2015 6:26 pm

Durhamfootman wrote:Golly.... even some third placed teams out of four can qualify?

perhaps that was one of the concessions Cameron has secured from the EU... to give us a faint hope of making the KO's?

Yup, an extra knock out round, previously it went from 16 to 8, this time it's 24 to 16.

Apparently there's also a place in the first knock out round for the nation with the least amount of non environmentally friendly emissions in 2016.
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Re: France 2016

Postby sussexpob » Sun Dec 13, 2015 6:36 pm

No easy groups really. I dont think England will have an easy time. Russia are a compact side, and beat Sweden and Portugal recently. Slovakia beat Spain in the group stages and won 10 matches in a row, a real banana skin they could be. Wales were recently ranked in the top 5 of the world, and beat Belgium in qualification away.

All teams in the group are capable of beating England.
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Re: France 2016

Postby Durhamfootman » Sun Dec 13, 2015 9:35 pm

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Durhamfootman wrote:Golly.... even some third placed teams out of four can qualify?

perhaps that was one of the concessions Cameron has secured from the EU... to give us a faint hope of making the KO's?

Yup, an extra knock out round, previously it went from 16 to 8, this time it's 24 to 16.

Apparently there's also a place in the first knock out round for the nation with the least amount of non environmentally friendly emissions in 2016.

Is there a berth for the country that takes the least amount of Syrian refugees, because then we really would have a chance of making the ko rounds?
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Re: France 2016

Postby budgetmeansbudget » Sun Dec 13, 2015 10:17 pm

One tie break we would win would be the number of players who play in their own nations football league.
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Re: France 2016

Postby Durhamfootman » Mon Dec 14, 2015 10:56 pm

how about the international team with the most number of players who can't get a regular game for their own domestic club?
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