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    Re: Euro 2008

    Wow, I was not aware you followed football / soccer Luba.

    I am quite happy that the Dutch are out. I really can't stand the orange euphoria, where every bloody item you get is specially painted in orange. I would not even be surprised if coffins were repainted for the bloody occasion.

    So, since Saturday sanity seems slowly to be returning to the country.

    And even better: the teams I picked as favorites (Germany and Spain) are still in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vautrin View Post
    Wow, I was not aware you followed football / soccer Luba.
    If I was retired, I'd watch more of it! Right now it's just watching the highlights, but I think it's an exciting game! Hockey is Canada's game so, rarely would you hear about anyone talking about soccer that much; though a LOT of kids play soccer; go figure!

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    Strange enough, the Canadian women are quite decent. But the problem with women's sport is that there barely is any money in it.
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    If I had a do-over, I would have loved to play Soccer! Maybe when I retire...I'll get some Senior women and see what happens....just for the fun of it!

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    Re: Euro 2008

    Spain thrashes Russia in Euro semifinal


    Spain, which defeated Russia 4-1 in the first round, meets Germany in Sunday's final in the Austrian capital.

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    Yes. I am turn between the general anti-German sentiment and my pro-German gf.

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    Re: Euro 2008

    not one british team (england, scotland, wales and ireland) made it into the euro cup so i havent been watching. i'll wait for the world cup to come back around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PepsiChic View Post
    not one british team (england, scotland, wales and ireland) made it into the euro cup so i havent been watching. i'll wait for the world cup to come back around.
    Yes, perhaps Scotland will qualify.
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    id lov for scotland too, they did really well before the euro and nearly qualified.

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    Re: Euro 2008

    Spain - 1
    Germany - 0

    I only watched the last ten minutes; pretty exciting!

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    It was a trashing.The bit that surprised me the most is that Spain did not score a second, a third or even a fourth goal.
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    Re: Euro 2008

    Quote Originally Posted by Vautrin View Post
    It was a trashing.The bit that surprised me the most is that Spain did not score a second, a third or even a fourth goal.
    Did you watch the whole game, Vautrin..or is it called a Match in Europe?

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    Really depends on where you live.

    Except for the first few minutes of the game, Spain was in control for the whole game.
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    Are you happy that Spain won, Vautrin? Did I understand correctly that they hadn't won in 44 years?

    I'm just getting into Soccer more, so I'm not sure of any data.

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    That is correct. Of course the Spanish Under 21s, and other youth teams have been very succesful though.
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    I think it was stated that 44 million Spanish people are very happy, too!

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    For once they are united, and not divided by their Catalan, Galician, Andalusian, etc. identities. This of course is mostly an effect of the brutal dictatorship of Franco.
    The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough. - Rabindranath Tagore

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