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So Germany and Portugal have 2 (!) more resting days than their opponents...how is this possible? It wasn't like this in previous tournaments. absurd really.
last time it was also held in two countries but there was 1 day advantage instead of 2 day one.it is held in two countires and they wanted to mix up the groups before the final. So there was no other way to go about it.
Unless that have putted the quarter finals already mixed up, but then the team that would play on Friday would have complained that one of them had to play on tuesday!
So it is the fairest way.
I prefer when they mix up the groups all teh way to the final , instead of splitting half the torunament into separate groups.
I'm missing the cons in having 2 days less in order to recover fatigued and injured players.Not more funny than those stupid conspiracy theories. There is pro and con for everything...
There is definitely enough rest for any team during this tournament. If you cannot play at 100% four days after your last match you are solely to blame for not being fit enough yourself, as simple as that.
I believe IT* won't happen but if IT* will happen... LOL!The schedule is unfair to Germany as Spain gets one more resting day before the final. Italy wouldn't have realistic chances against Germany even with more resting days.
Like AC suggested you have to establish who are the true champions before handling them a "handicap".There are negatives to take from this planning for all four teams so there's no point to shout consipracy theories or complain.
True champions should be able to deal with it IMO.
There can't be two true champions in these kinds of situations, the one who deals with it best and has the trophy in hand on July 1 is the one and only worthy winner.what if there are 2 teams which could both be "true champions" but one now has a clear advantage compared to the other?