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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old September 13th, 2007, 12:44 Thread Starter
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Who will qualify?

Your prediction at this stage with some groups still veyr very close... who will qualify?

A: Portugal, Serbia still... as long as Serbia win their next 2 tricky away games.

B: Italy, France (just ahead of Scotland who will slip up next v Ukraine)

C: Greece, Turkey

D: Germany, Czech

E: Croatia, England

F: Spain, Sweden

G: Holland, Romania
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Your prediction at this stage with some groups still veyr very close... who will qualify?

A: Portugal, Serbia still... as long as Serbia win their next 2 tricky away games.

B: Italy, France (just ahead of Scotland who will slip up next v Ukraine)

C: Greece, Turkey

D: Germany, Czech

E: Croatia, England

F: Spain, Sweden

G: Holland, Romania
I think things are looking up, already there are reports that Voronin may be axed due to a bust up between him and the coach, and hopefully shevchenko will remain out of the chelsea team, though even if he's unfit - he will still pose a big threat.
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I'm a endless optimist so I believe in Serbia and Portugal in Group A.

Serbia however has two very hard games away against Armenia and Azerbadzjan. Poland lost to Armenia away on Republican while Portugal only got a draw after a great opening from the home team.

There's room for improvements, but Serbia needs to step up big time so has Portugal.

Portugal had the "easiest" schedule a couple of weeks ago, now it looks like they'll miss the Euro 2008, but nothing is predictable in this group and everything will be played until the last day so there's plenty of time to improve even though it has to be done at once.

Finland is a outsider that is tough to break down, but we'll see about their coming away games. Playing Portugal away is always tough and the portuguese will have to win over Finland to make it through. Finland also has a tough game in Belgium so that'll also be a key factor.

Poland has a easier schedule, first against Kazakhstan at home and then against Belgium, home aswell. They also play Serbia away in the last game..

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I think things are looking up, already there are reports that Voronin may be axed due to a bust up between him and the coach, and hopefully shevchenko will remain out of the chelsea team, though even if he's unfit - he will still pose a big threat.
Ukraine are very dangerous. Voronin only came on v Italy, but even still Ukraine have alot of quite good players and if they dont have much pressure right now they could be even more dangerous. Ukraine were dominant against us, but we as ever sneaked 2 goals. Scotland from what I have seen have taken up an Italian 1960's mentality so you could well do the same
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Portugal had the "easiest" schedule a couple of weeks ago, now it looks like they'll miss the Euro 2008, but nothing is predictable in this group and everything will be played until the last day so there's plenty of time to improve even though it has to be done at once.


Azerbaijan, Armenia, Kazhakstan, and Finland(in Portugal) left to play.

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Portugal are making hard work of it in their group.
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Azerbaijan, Armenia, Kazhakstan, and Finland(in Portugal) left to play.
Azerbadzjan and Kazakhstan away isn't easy games mate, they could still make it hard for Portugal.

The other two should be easier, Finland is no good away and if you score a goal they'll be left with very small chances. Armenia should be a win without doubt.

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A: Portugal, Poland

B: Italy, Scotland

C: Turkey, Norway

D: Germany, Czech

E: Croatia, England

F: Spain, Sweden

G: Holland, Romania
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We have been playing poorly, no doubt about it. However, we still have the advantage considering our rivals have a game in hand on us. Our last 4 opponents are good gifts and we'll most likely be fully healthy by then and do without a makeshift defense. Let's not forget that we should have won the Serbia match regardless of what happened, because the goal was completely offside.

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A: Portugal, Poland

B: Italy, Scotland

C: Turkey, Norway

D: Germany, Czech

E: Croatia, England

F: Spain, Sweden

G: Holland, Romania


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This week's UEFA EURO 2008™ qualifiers have moved several teams to within touching distance of next summer's finals, but with games still left in October and November, so far all that can be said for sure is that co-hosts Austria and Switzerland will be there. uefa.com examines the seven groups, each of which carry two qualifying places.

Group A
Poland drew in Portugal and Finland this week to maintain first place. Finland are two points behind but the same distance ahead of Portugal after they conceded a late equaliser on Wednesday at home to Serbia. That team are a further point back, though both the Portugal and Serbia have four games left rather than three in the sole eight-nation group. On 13 October Poland welcome Kazakhstan, Portugal visit bottom side Azerbaijan, Finland visit fifth-placed Belgium and Serbia go to Armenia.

Group B
Scotland's stunning 1-0 win in France took them to the top of the group, one point ahead of Italy following their 2-1 triumph in Ukraine. France, whose only two defeats have been inflicted by Scotland, are a further point back, with Ukraine six more adrift though they have a game in hand. Scotland play Ukraine on 13 October, as Italy meet Georgia and France go to the Faroe Islands. Italy's trip to Scotland on 17 November is the only remaining meeting of the top three.

Group C
Reigning champions Greece came away from Norway with a 2-2 draw to remain two points clear with a game in hand. Turkey joined Norway on 17 points as they defeated Hungary 3-0, though still have to meet their two main rivals, while Bosnia-Herzegovina are four points behind after a surprise home loss to bottom team Moldova. That nation are Turkey's 13 October opponents, with Greece playing Bosnia-Herzegovina. Four days later Norway go to Bosnia-Herzegovina and Turkey meet Greece.

Group D
Leaders Germany sat out Wednesday's qualifying action but their position was strengthened as the Czech Republic, in second, beat the third-placed Republic of Ireland 1-0. Germany, who have four games to go rather than their main rivals' three, lead the Czech Republic by two points with Ireland now six adrift of second place. A draw in Ireland on 13 October would book Germany's qualification, while an away win would also take the Czech Republic through. The top two then meet in Munich four days later.

Group E
Croatia remain unbeaten at the top and defeated Estonia and Andorra this week to go three points clear. England's 3-0 wins against Israel and Russia have lifted them to second, and lead their Wembley victims by three and two points respectively. England play Estonia in the only 13 October game and four days later Croatia could all but seal qualification with a home win against Israel, and indeed victory will be enough if Russia do not defeat England in Moscow.

Group F
Sweden sat out Wednesday's action and were joined on 19 points by Spain, who beat Latvia 2-0, though the Scandinavian nation have a game in hand. Own-goal defeats for Northern Ireland in Latvia and Iceland have left them three points behind, with Denmark two further back, though like Spain they still have four fixtures remaining. Denmark welcome Spain on 13 October while Sweden go to Liechtenstein.

Group G
The Netherlands needed a late goal to win 1-0 in Albania, and like Romania now have 20 points from eight games. Still unbeaten, the top two play in Romania on 13 October while Bulgaria, two points back but with one fewer fixture remaining after defeating Luxembourg 3-0, are not in action that day.

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A: Portugal, Poland

B: Italy, France

C: Greece, Turkey

D: Germany, Czech Republic

E: Croatia, England

F: Sweden, Spain

G: Holland, Romania
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A: Portugal, Poland

B: Italy, France

C: Greece, Turkey

D: Germany, Czech Republic (this is already determined really)

E: Croatia, England

F: Spain, Sweden

G: Holland, Romania
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D: Germany, Czech Republic (this is already determined really)
Yeah group D is without a doubt the most boring group of them all.


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post #15 of 22 (permalink) Old October 7th, 2007, 11:10
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Group A - Poland & Serbia

Group B - France & Scotland

Group c - Greece & Turkey

Group D - Germany & Czech Republic

Group E - Croatia & England

Group F - Sweden & Spain

Group G - Romania & Holland
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Qualifying round

Group A Pld Pts

Poland 12 24
Portugal 11 20
Finland 12 20

Serbia 11 17
Belgium 11 12
Armenia 9 9
Kazakhstan 11 7
Azerbaijan 9 5

Group C Pld Pts

Greece 9 22
Turkey 9 18
Norway 9 17

Bosnia-Herzegovina 10 13
Hungary 10 12
Moldova 10 6
Malta 9 5

Group E Pld Pts

Croatia 10 24
England 10 23

Israel 10 18
Russia 9 18
F.Y.R. Macedonia 9 8
Estonia 11 4
Andorra 9 0

Group G Pld Pts

Romania 9 23
Netherlands 9 20
Bulgaria 9 18

Slovenia 10 11
Albania 9 10
Belarus 10 7
Luxembourg 10 3

Group B Pld Pts

Scotland 10 24
Italy 10 23
France 10 22

Ukraine 9 13
Lithuania 9 10
Georgia 10 7
Faroe Islands 10 0

Group D Pld Pts

Germany 9 23
Czech Republic 9 20

Republic of Ireland 10 15
Slovakia 10 13
Cyprus 9 13
Wales 9 10
San Marino 10 0

Group F Pld Pts

Sweden 9 22
Spain 10 22

Northern Ireland 9 16
Denmark 9 14
Latvia 9 9
Iceland 10 8
Liechtenstein 10 4

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Groups A and B are clearly the two most interesting ones.

Group A
I think Portugal will make it as I don't see us doing less than 7 points out of the 3 matches left: Kazakhstan (A), Armenia (H) and Finland (H).

For the other spot the key will be the Poland vs Belgium game. If Poland wins they will qualify but if they don't and if Serbia wins their 3 games left, which are Azerbaijan (A), Kazakhstan (H) and Poland (H), it will be the Serbians to make it.


Group B:
Great end for this group!

These are the current standings:

1 Scotland ...10G 24P
2 Italy ........10G 23P
3 France ....10G 22P

and these are the final fixtures:

France v Lithuania - 17 Oct
Georgia v Scotland - 17 Oct
Scotland v Italy - 17 Nov
Italy v Faroe Islands - 21 Nov
Ukraine v France - 21 Nov


I believe that France and Scotland will win their October games which will leave the table like this:

1 Scotland ...11G 27P
2 France ......11G 25P
3 Italy .........10G 23P

Scotland vs Italy will decide a lot because the one losing will probably be out. A draw will benefit the Italians because they will certainly win their last game home against the Faroe Islands. Nevertheless it's not 100% safe that France will get a win from their late November chill trip to the Ukraine. Great stuff.

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if we beat georgia, then a draw at hampden is benificial to us, as we would then qualify regardless, and italy would then have to rely on ukraine getting a result against the french.
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if we beat georgia, then a draw at hampden is benificial to us, as we would then qualify regardless, and italy would then have to rely on ukraine getting a result against the french.
True and that's what I hope will happen: a draw in Hampden Park and Ukraine stealing points in the last game. :hopeful:

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After tonight's matches this the list of teams that already qualified for the final stage of EURO 2008:

Greece, Germany, Czech Republic and Romania

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