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jim in paris

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« on: June 09, 2016, 11:52:05 AM »

hi all

it's starting tomorrow with the opening match : France vs Romania

my bro simon has got us 2 seats ;) ;)

hopefully a straight 3-0 like in the good old times with Zidane  :-X

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Re: euro cup football
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2016, 11:10:22 AM »

Good luck Jim. I feel somewhat dejected today as Uruguay was eliminated from the Americas Centenario Cup after just two games.  :'( The team played bad. Suarez was injured on the last game in Europe and could not play.
In addition, the Spurs are not in the finals of the nba.  :(
Anyway, I am not much of a sports (spectator) fan. I just get interested in football (soccer) when Uruguay plays (or the World Cup, even if they don't qualify). And basketball only for the playoffs as the Spurs always seem to have chances to get the title.
The good thing is that I can now concentrate in the only sports I really care about: spintops!  ;)  ;D
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Re: euro cup football
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2016, 12:14:31 PM »

Go France............and go Cavs!!!

Can you tell I am happy that Cleveland is still in the NBA playoffs?
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Re: euro cup football
« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2016, 03:22:18 AM »

hi all ; the opening match was tough, very close :France 2 Romania 1
besides , it all went well ,despite all the buzz about police checks and strikes in the transports
we came back by bus with the driver horning and shouting" allez les bleus" ;D ;D

next match on Wednesday vs Albania


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Re: euro cup football
« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2016, 10:53:08 AM »

I have several friends in Romania so I did not know who to root for.  Mostly I am glad that it went well.
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Re: euro cup football
« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2016, 04:02:16 PM »

Jim, sure thought he was going to get the hat trick!
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Re: euro cup football
« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2016, 05:23:16 AM »

yeah Dick !

yesterday's match was like a drama !
the Irish got a penalty shoot after 2mn of play : 0-1
in the second half time , our young striker Griezman scored 2 goals in 6 mn

final score 2-1

quarter finals on Sunday against either Iceland or England


Spain-Italy tonite: tapas or spaghetti ??  ;D ;D


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« Reply #7 on: June 28, 2016, 03:58:31 PM »

I cannot believe no one has said anything about Iceland's soccer win over Austria!

Then there was that win over England!!!

Looks like a little match with France is next.

Someone may say this is not top related but most certainly it will be a big subject of conversation at the world championships in 2017.
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Re: euro cup football
« Reply #8 on: June 28, 2016, 07:33:15 PM »

With 1/10th the population of Uruguay and 1/1000 the population of the US, they are doing remarkably well.



Sorry, Jim, but the rest of the world will be rooting for Iceland against France . . .
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Re: euro cup football
« Reply #9 on: June 29, 2016, 02:40:06 AM »

FAIR ENOUGH  ;D we're all supporters of Iceland
i've been there in 1980 with my bro : we saw the Hekla eruption on AUG 14th
beautiful landscapes , very welcoming people , but don't drink with the locals on pay-day! ;D ;D

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Re: euro cup football
« Reply #10 on: June 29, 2016, 04:11:42 PM »

Very good, ta0.  I love that rundown of the selection committee's work!

"Iceland is enjoying its moment in the sporting sun" says a headline in USA today.  Too bad we are not there at this time to enjoy all the fun.  "Right now is the best time to be in Iceland.  Everyone has a smile on their faces.  Everyone is loving life." says Jonathan Lama, an American who is playing professional soccer in Iceland.

Here is one more quote from the paper...speaking about seizing the moment "Iceland is doing just that, a country whose summer nights never see the sun go down, loving its time in the light."
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Re: euro cup football
« Reply #11 on: June 30, 2016, 12:46:51 PM »

1/4 finals are

Portugal-Poland
Wales-Belgium
Italy-Germany
France -Iceland

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Re: euro cup football
« Reply #12 on: June 30, 2016, 10:43:21 PM »

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With 1/10th the population of Uruguay and 1/1000 the population of the US, they are doing remarkably well.

You forget, they're Vikings
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Re: euro cup football
« Reply #13 on: June 30, 2016, 10:45:29 PM »

I'm betting that the winner of Germany v. Italy will take the cup.
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Re: euro cup football
« Reply #14 on: July 01, 2016, 04:53:52 PM »

And now....Wales.  This is getting more and more interesting!
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