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  1. DerAdlerIstGelandet

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    Well the World Cup is behind us, and the qualifications for the Euro 2012 have started. That means it is time for a place to discuss the next great tournament.

    Qualifications actually started a few weeks ago and most teams have played at least two games now including many games tonight. Here is a summary of the latest qualification games (really important matches in bold):

    11 Aug. 2010
    Estonia 2:1 Faroe Islands

    2 Sept. 2010
    Israel 3:1 Malta

    3 Sept. 2010
    Turkey 3:0 Kazakhstan
    Germany 1:0 Belgium

    Republic of Ireland 1:0 Armenia
    Russia 2:0 Andorra
    Slovakia 1:0 FYR Macedonia
    Serbia 3:0 Faroe Islands
    Italy 2:1 Estonia
    Northern Ireland 1:0 Slovenia
    Romania 1:1 Albania
    Bosnia and Herzegovina 3:0 Luxembourg
    Belarus 1:0 France
    Moldova 2:0 Finland
    Sweden 2:0 Hungary
    Netherlands 5:0 San Marino
    Croatia 2:1 Latvia
    Greece 1:1 Georgia
    Montenegro 1:0 Wales
    England 4:0 Bulgaria
    Norway 2:1 Iceland
    Portugal 4:4 Cyprus
    Scotland 0:0 Lithuania
    Spain 4:0 Liechtenstein

    7 Sept. 2010
    Slovakia 1:0 Russia
    Georgia 0:0 Israel
    Romania 0:0 Belarus
    Latvia 2:0 Malta
    Montenegro 1:0 Bulgaria
    Sweden 6:0 San Marino
    Turkey 3:2 Belgium
    FYR Macedonia 2:2 Armenia
    Albania 1:0 Luxembourg
    Lithuania 1:0 Czech Republic
    Denmark 1:0 Iceland
    Netherlands 2:1 Finland
    Hungary 2:1 Moldova
    Austria 2:0 Kazakhstan
    Serbia 1:1 Slovenia
    Croatia 0:0 Greece
    Norway 1:0 Portugal
    Germany 6:1 Azerbaijan
    Republic of Ireland 3:1 Andorra
    England 3:1 Switzerland
    Italy 5:0 Faroe Islands
    France 2:0 Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Scotland 2:1 Lichtenstein

    Here are the group standings following the first Qualification games (the next games are 8-12 October):

    Teams in Bold and Underlined are in direct qualification spot and team that are only bold are in playoff spot.

    Group A
    1. Germany - 6
    2. Turkey - 6
    3. Austria - 3
    4. Belgium - 0
    5. Azerbaijan - 0
    6. Kazakhstan - 0

    Group B
    1. Republic of Ireland - 6
    2. Slovakia - 6
    3. Russia - 3
    4. Armenia - 1
    5. FYR Macedonia - 1
    6. Andorra - 0

    Group C
    1. Italy - 6
    2. Serbia - 4
    3. Northern Ireland - 3
    4. Estonia - 3
    5. Slovenia - 1
    6. Faroe Islands - 0

    Group D
    1. Albania - 4
    2. Belarus - 4
    3. France - 3
    4. Bosnia Herzegovina - 3
    5. Romania - 2
    6. Luxembourg - 0

    Group E
    1. Sweden - 6
    2. Netherlands - 6
    3. Hungary - 3
    4. Moldova - 3
    5. Finland - 0
    6. San Marino - 0

    Group F
    1. Croatia - 4
    2. Israel - 4
    3. Latvia - 3
    4. Georgia - 2
    5. Greece - 2
    6. Malta - 0

    Group G
    1. England - 6
    2. Montenegro - 6
    3. Wales - 0
    4. Switzerland - 0
    5. Bulgaria - 0

    Group H
    1. Norway - 6
    2. Denmark - 3
    3. Cyprus - 1
    4. Portugal - 1
    5. Iceland - 0

    Group I
    1. Scotland - 4
    2. Lithuania - 4
    3. Spain - 3
    4. Czech Republic - 0
    5. Liechtenstein - 0

    Teams already qualified:
    Poland (host)
    Ukraine (host)
     
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    look football is a game for 22 men....and Germany wins ....Gary Lineker
     
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    First nicely done Adler.



    Second this isn't true, they won often but not always... ;)



    And if really important matches are in bold, than why Russia - Andorra or Netherlands - San Marino are "really important"?
     
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    During the first week, important to me are teams that are expected to qualify. "Important" is relative. It will change from week to week, based off what each game's outcome could bring.
     
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    My first thought was that games against such a "smaller" teams like San Marino or Andorra are easy for the big boys but judging from the Portugal - Cyprus game these matches don't have to be so easy and maybe are really important.
     
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    I am hoping England end up playing Lichtenstein......we both have national anthems set to the same tune, the Scots booed it last night:lol:
     
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    Scotland almost got beat by Liechtenstein.

    Which is like been a boxer and givin a wuppin by a 5 year old.

    Not bodes well for the future.

    They have to play Spain....I doubt Spain are worried.
     
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    Not going to happen. They are not in the same group and Lichtenstein will not make it out of the group stage.
     
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    Not in this tournament but theres a good chance in years to come, I dont know if they would play it one time for both teams or twice. Knowing some of our idiot supporters they will whiostle and jeer at their own. The same tune was used by an important Black American civil rights singer.
     
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    The next set of qualification games are behind us.

    8 Oct. 2010
    Belgium 2:0 Kazakhstan
    Germany 3:0 Turkey
    Austria 3:0 Azerbaijan
    Armenia 3:1 Slovakia

    FYR Macedonia 2:0 Andorra
    Russia 3:2 Republic of Ireland
    Estonia 3:1 Serbia
    Northern Ireland 0:0 Italy
    Slovenia 5:1 Faroe Islands

    Luxembourg 0:0 Belarus
    Bosnia and Herzegovina 1:1 Albania
    Hungary 8:0 San Marino
    Netherlands 1:0 Moldova
    Georgia 1:0 Malta
    Greece 1:0 Latvia
    Bulgaria 1:0 Wales
    Montenegro 1:0 Switzerland
    Norway 2:1 Cyprus
    Portugal 3:1 Denmark
    Czech Republic 1:0 Scotland

    Spain 3:1 Lithuania

    9 Oct. 2010
    France 2:0 Romania
    Croatia 2:1 Israel

    Standings

    Teams in Bold and Underlined are in direct qualification spot and team that are only bold are in playoff spot.

    Group A
    1. Germany - 9
    2. Austria - 6

    3. Turkey - 6
    4. Belgium - 3
    5. Kazakhstan - 0
    6. Azerbaijan - 0

    Group B
    1. Slovakia - 6
    2. Russia - 6

    3. Republic of Ireland - 6
    4. Armenia - 4
    5. FYR Macedonia - 4
    6. Andorra - 0

    Group C
    1. Italy - 7
    2. Estonia - 6

    3. Northern Ireland - 4
    4. Serbia - 4
    5. Slovenia - 4
    6. Faroe Islands - 0

    Group D
    1. France - 6
    2. Albania - 5

    3. Belarus - 5
    4. Bosnia Herzegovina - 4
    5. Romania - 2
    6. Luxembourg - 1

    Group E
    1. Netherlands - 9
    2. Sweden - 6

    3. Hungary - 6
    4. Moldova - 3
    5. Finland - 0
    6. San Marino - 0

    Group F
    1. Croatia - 7
    2. Georgia - 5

    3. Greece - 5
    4. Israel - 4
    5. Latvia - 3
    6. Malta - 0

    Group G
    1. Montenegro - 9
    2. England - 6

    3. Bulgaria - 3
    4. Wales - 0
    5. Switzerland - 0

    Group H
    1. Norway - 9
    2. Portugal - 4

    3. Denmark - 3
    4. Cyprus - 1
    5. Iceland - 0

    Group I
    1. Spain - 6
    2. Scotland - 4

    3. Lithuania - 4
    4. Czech Republic - 0
    5. Liechtenstein - 0

    Teams already qualified:
    Poland (host)
    Ukraine (host)
     
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    England have a tough crunch match with group leaders Montenegro next week
     
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    Bloody hell
    Norn Iron held Italy
     
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    They were unlucky, could have won it

    Sadly Scotland got stuffed:lol:
     
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    N. Ireland (as well as Republic of Ireland) has always been an underrated team that plays with a lot of heart. I always think it is rather funny how the English team is full of million dollar men with no heart and the Irish teams are made up of lesser known players but they play to win. Says a lot if you ask me. A lot like Italy if you ask me, who are a very overrated team that is only a shell of its former self.
     
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    Northern Ireleand drew 1-1 with the Faroes today luckily Tutankamun has retired.
     
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    Italy and Serbia was canceled after only 7 minutes of play time due to Serbian Hooligans shooting flares at Italian fans. The Serb Hooligans also sent death threats to the Serb Goalkeeper for switching clubs.

    I hope Serbia is disqualified for this.
     
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    Ive just read about it, no doubt the Italians will make a meal of it because they have problems too but Serbia should be banned, every player of mixed race gets abuse there. Dunno why white supremacists fixate on football (soccer) most of the great football players (cruyff and best excluded) are black or latin.


    On the positive side Scotland got beat again and England fought out a difficult draw against might mentenegro, who I was advised tonight are a difficult opponent. Montenegro has a population of 650,000.
     
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    It actually has nothing to do with White Supremacists. They are just football Hooligans.

    The problem is that Serbia does nothing to try and stop their Hooligans. I remember when my team Bayern Munich went and played in Serbia against Belgrad, the German fans were attacked and beaten up. Germany stopped the Bayern Hooligans at the border and would not let them leave Germany. England does the same. When these international games happen they take the passports away from the Hooligans so that they can not leave the country.

    Serbia should be automatically disqualified from the Euro 2012.
     
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    Adler

    Its even more comical the more you go into it. Soccer is hardly played in the Irish Republic and N Ireland and Wales leagues are very small. Many of the Irleand wales and some scots could play for England but would never get selected coz they arnt big names or "world class" . Rooney has scored more with hookers lately than for Enland but the manager hasnt the balls to drop him. In 1994 Ireland qualified for the world cup and England didnt, but few of the Irish would have been selected for Ireland who even had an English manager. Football (soccer) is a team game the best team wins not always the best 11 individuals.
     
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