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      Group D - Euro 2016 [Spain, Croatia, Turkey, Czech Republic]
      Jun 12, 2016 10:24:00 am
      * All dates and times in UK time (BST)

      12th June
      Turkey v Croatia Group D: kick-off 2pm ITV

      13th June
      Spain v Czech Republic Group D: kick-off 2pm ITV

      17th June
      Czech Republic v Croatia Group D: 5pm BBC1
      Spain v Turkey Group D: 8pm ITV

      21st June
      Croatia v Spain Group D: 8pm ITV
      Czech Republic v Turkey Group D: 8pm ITV4

      Being drawn in the group featuring a side who have won the last two European Championships would normally be a smack in the face for any nation. Yet the Croatians, Czechs and Turks can take heart from Spain's insecurities.

      Nevertheless, Vicente del Bosque's squad feature enough talent to win not just the group, but Euro 2016 itself. If they play to their strengths, the other three sides in group D will have to battle for second place.

      Spain: Odds 5-1
      Over the last eight years, the Spanish have won two European championships and a World Cup – so why is there such a sense of uncertainty over their prospects?

      Spain's dreadful attempt to defend their World Cup in 2014 – complete with a 5-1 drubbing at the hands of the Dutch – sent them into a period of navel-gazing from which they have struggled to emerge.

      "They are surrounded by doubt, especially in midfield and up front," says The Guardian.

      But they should not be written off. Former England star turned football pundit Chris Waddle tells the BBC they are his pick to win the tournament.

      Croatia: Odds 25 - 1
      Key playmakers Ivan Rakitic and Luka Modric are the midfield heartbeats of Barcelona and Real Madrid, making the Croatians a creatively potent and attractive team on their day.

      However, the duo's efforts may be in vain as first-choice striker Mario Mandzukic managed only one of Croatia's 20 goals in the qualifiers.

      Nevertheless, ESPN says: "If Croatia come together as a team, then there is no reason why they can't match their achievements in 1996 and 2008 and reach the last eight."

      Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has also talked up their chances of doing well.

      Czech Republic: Odds 100-1
      Pavel Vrba is in charge of a plucky outfit that can make life uncomfortable for bigger sides by sitting deep and soaking up the pressure. They lost just once during the qualifying campaign and land in France off the back of a 6-0 warm-up win against Malta.

      Although over-reliant on the form of Petr Cech and Tomas Rosicky, Czech Republic's 4-2-3-1 formation sees them attack at speed on the flanks. "Getting beyond the group stage is certainly not out of reach," says the Guardian.

      Turkey: Odds 66-1
      Three games into their qualifying campaign, Fatih Terim's team were level on points with Kazakhstan at the bottom of their group. But they then beat Holland, the Czech Republic and Iceland to roar into the finals.

      That momentum could see them punch above their weight in France. They have plenty of creativity in midfield thanks to Arda Turan, Hakan Calhanoglu, Oguzhan Ozyakup and Yunus Malli. But their weakness at the back could be their undoing.

      The key players
      Spain's Álvaro Morata will leap out of the pack, says the Guardian, describing him "a clever player, with remarkable dribbling skills". However, the Daily Telegraph prefers the chances of team-mate Andres Iniesta  in what is likely to be his swansong, praising the "wonderful control, balance and technique" of the "world's finest midfielder".

      More than other groups, this is one in which the goalkeepers could stand out. Cech, who has been Czech footballer of the year seven times in the past ten years, will be vital in a national side that likes to attack. Spain's David de Gea could also be one to watch, should he secure the starting berth.

      Meanwhile, Rakitic has an almost musical ability with passes, box-to-box stamina and a bright reading of the game. The Barca playmaker could be a joy to behold.
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      Re: Group D - Euro 2016 [Spain, Croatia, Turkey, Czech Republic]
      Reply #1: Jun 12, 2016 02:11:31 pm
      This first game in group D decides who goes through with Spain I reckon.  Turkey starting the better here.
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      Reply #2: Jun 12, 2016 02:29:28 pm
      Everytime I watch Turkey it reminds me of that time my girlfriend asked me if turkeys are chickens that were born in Turkey.

      Enjoying this game so far. The first game in this competition that I actually want a team to win (Croatia).
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      Re: Group D - Euro 2016 [Spain, Croatia, Turkey, Czech Republic]
      Reply #3: Jun 12, 2016 02:41:52 pm
      Who else? Modric.
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      Reply #4: Jun 12, 2016 02:42:42 pm
      Good finish that mind.
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      Re: Group D - Euro 2016 [Spain, Croatia, Turkey, Czech Republic]
      Reply #5: Jun 12, 2016 02:43:12 pm
      Quality goal that
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      Reply #6: Jun 12, 2016 02:44:05 pm
      Oof what a goal from Modric.
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      Reply #7: Jun 12, 2016 02:45:18 pm
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      Reply #8: Jun 12, 2016 02:46:58 pm
      Everytime I watch Turkey it reminds me of that time my girlfriend asked me if turkeys are chickens that were born in Turkey.

      Enjoying this game so far. The first game in this competition that I actually want a team to win (Croatia).

      Love the anecdotes of your missus mate  ;D
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      Reply #9: Jun 12, 2016 02:56:49 pm
      Love the anecdotes of your missus mate  ;D

      I just call it 'thick' Deb.

      Great goal. A real volley.
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      Reply #10: Jun 12, 2016 03:00:45 pm
      Everytime I watch Turkey it reminds me of that time my girlfriend asked me if turkeys are chickens that were born in Turkey.

      Enjoying this game so far. The first game in this competition that I actually want a team to win (Croatia).

      Are you married to Jessica Simpson?

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k2h72aXVP8o
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      Reply #11: Jun 12, 2016 03:04:58 pm
      I just call it 'thick' Deb.

      Great goal. A real volley.

      That's a bit harsh mate, childlike innocence is kinder  ;)
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      Reply #12: Jun 12, 2016 03:06:24 pm

      Got to choose wisley mate.

      "Honestly babe, they're all four inches."
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      Re: Group D - Euro 2016 [Spain, Croatia, Turkey, Czech Republic]
      Reply #13: Jun 12, 2016 03:12:09 pm
      WTF was that shot?

      Jordan Henderson or what!
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      Reply #14: Jun 12, 2016 03:12:26 pm
      Should be 2. Bad miss that.
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      Reply #15: Jun 12, 2016 03:31:10 pm
      Croatia doing their best England impression here.

      Got 1-1 soon written all over it.
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      Reply #16: Jun 12, 2016 03:37:12 pm
      Croatia doing their best England impression here.

      Got 1-1 soon written all over it.

      Hoping Turkey go one further and get two.

      Not much quality in their side. Plenty of determination, though.
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      Reply #17: Jun 12, 2016 03:53:37 pm
      Told you...
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      Reply #18: Jun 12, 2016 03:54:58 pm
      Not a particular good game tbh. Hopefully the next one will be better :)
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      Reply #19: Jun 12, 2016 03:56:09 pm
      Deserved win for Croatia.  Started very slowly for the first 20 minutes but had way more quality.  Turkey's best hope is a good 3rd place.
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      Reply #20: Jun 12, 2016 03:58:17 pm
      Looking forward to the half time analysis of ITV. Well, I'm living in hope that Slaven Bilic will throw the head on Glenn Hoddle and just end him.
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      Reply #21: Jun 12, 2016 03:59:23 pm
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      Reply #22: Jun 13, 2016 02:02:44 pm
      David Silva's 100th cap.  He's only 30.  Outfield player record for Spain is Xavi with 133 caps.
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      Reply #23: Jun 13, 2016 02:44:11 pm
      I could watch Iniesta all day. Makes everything looks so damn easy.

      Only thing this Spanish side lacks is pace. Plenty of trickery and creativity, though.
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      Reply #24: Jun 13, 2016 03:08:16 pm
      Crying out for Pedro to come on. Nolito has been poor.
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      Reply #25: Jun 13, 2016 03:22:25 pm
      Del Bosque brings on Aduriz instead. Why? A not quite as good version of Morata to try and poach a goal in the box that is stacked full of defenders and no Spaniards are crossing the ball. Dumb move.

      Fabregas has just saved their arses with an unbelievable interception.
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      Reply #26: Jun 13, 2016 03:26:12 pm
      Honestly was not expecting Spain to make such hard work of this game.

      Alba there.  Dear oh dear.
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      Reply #27: Jun 13, 2016 03:27:46 pm
      Both my Spanish fantasy players off now as Cesc comes off. Interest has waned.

      Del Bosque has made two subs that are direct replacements for players that aren't as good as the players they replaced. Makes no sense to me.
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      Reply #28: Jun 13, 2016 03:52:06 pm
      I actually felt they had more of a goal threat with Aduriz tbh. And Iniesta is so damn good. What would Spain do without him?
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      Reply #29: Jun 13, 2016 03:56:06 pm
      You just can't love Spain. Cold, predictable, self righteous and boring. Thankfully there are better teams in this tournament than Spain.
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      Reply #30: Jun 13, 2016 04:00:18 pm
      I will really miss watching Andres Iniesta when he retires. What a player he still is.
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      Reply #31: Jun 13, 2016 04:09:27 pm
      Spain goal

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      Reply #32: Jun 17, 2016 06:51:19 pm
      Get in!!! Czechs coming back from 2-0 to draw at 2-2! It's the least the Croatian fans deserve. I knew the Croatian fans didn't have the best of reputations but I thought it had improved. Obviously not. Animals.
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      Reply #33: Jun 17, 2016 07:38:12 pm
      You just can't love Spain. Cold, predictable, self righteous and boring. Thankfully there are better teams in this tournament than Spain.

      Not very many mate. Spain in with a huge shout this year once again.

      Croatia just totally lost the plot on and off the pitch. Should see them through 4 points but that has to knock their confidence.
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      Reply #34: Jun 17, 2016 07:44:51 pm
      I will really miss watching Andres Iniesta when he retires. What a player he still is.

      My favourite non liverpool player to watch. Passing, dribbling, control and awareness. Can get out of the tightest areas.

      Love watching him play. So unselfish and unassuming too.
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      Reply #35: Jun 17, 2016 07:45:58 pm
      Suck sh*t, Croatia. Absolute morons.
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      Reply #36: Jun 17, 2016 08:11:30 pm
      Busquetes or however you spell it is such a good player but f**k me his cheating makes me hate him, every nerve in his body must be connected to his face, you could tap his ankle and he'd hold his face...
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      Reply #37: Jun 17, 2016 08:12:37 pm
      Busquetes or however you spell it is such a good player but f**k me his cheating makes me hate him, every nerve in his body must be connected to his face, you could tap his ankle and he'd hold his face...

      Only 8 minutes in as well. Predictable bawling and histrionics from another Spanish footballer.

      And I wish the Spanish fans would shut the f**k up with the whistling when the opposition team has it.
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      Reply #38: Jun 17, 2016 08:35:10 pm
      Hope that collision broke Busquets ribs the cheating c**t. Took one of his own players to clatter him to prove he doesn't always have to roll around like sonic the hedgehog.
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      Reply #39: Jun 17, 2016 08:35:51 pm
      Cracking goal by morata.
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      Reply #40: Jun 17, 2016 08:36:04 pm
      Morataaaaaa! I rate him so highly. Everything you want despite being not the quickest.
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      Reply #41: Jun 17, 2016 08:38:36 pm
      Cya Turkey.
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      Reply #42: Jun 17, 2016 08:38:46 pm
      Turkey falling apart.
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      Reply #43: Jun 17, 2016 08:42:34 pm
      Silva is the odd one out for Spain. His decline the past season or so has been dramatic. Lost that silky skill and quickness of mind.
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      Reply #44: Jun 17, 2016 08:45:32 pm
      Silva is the odd one out for Spain. His decline the past season or so has been dramatic. Lost that silky skill and quickness of mind.

      Think Koke is unlucky not to be on.
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      Reply #45: Jun 17, 2016 09:07:31 pm
      Offside i think but another class goal that starts with the brilliance of Andrés Iniesta.
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      Reply #46: Jun 17, 2016 09:08:49 pm
      Turkey looking very lightweight as they did even in their first match. What can you say about Iniesta though?
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      Reply #47: Jun 17, 2016 09:09:48 pm
      Another exhibition of footballing porn from the don.
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      Reply #48: Jun 17, 2016 09:12:59 pm
      Anyone else finding it ironic that Tony Pulis is commentating on Spain? Bit like Nick Griffin reporting on the Notting Hill carnival.
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      Reply #49: Jun 17, 2016 09:17:07 pm
      Anyone else finding it ironic that Tony Pulis is commentating on Spain? Bit like Nick Griffin reporting on the Notting Hill carnival.

      Spain playing tika tak and all thats in his mind is set pieces.
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      Reply #50: Jun 17, 2016 09:18:31 pm
      Spain playing tika tak and all thats in his mind is set pieces.

      'What is this strange thing called 'passing' that I see before me?'
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      Reply #51: Jun 17, 2016 09:25:46 pm
      'What is this strange thing called 'passing' that I see before me?'

      Only thing Pulis ever passed was wind.
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      Reply #52: Jun 17, 2016 09:57:44 pm
      Turkey looking very lightweight as they did even in their first match. What can you say about Iniesta though?

      Him and Payet are players of the tournament for me so far.
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      Reply #53: Jun 17, 2016 09:59:00 pm
      Him and Payet are players of the tournament for me so far.

      I'd go along with that. Both have been quality.
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      Reply #54: Jun 17, 2016 10:12:18 pm
      Iniesta is a great footballer. But words cannot describe how I hate his cunty face.
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      Reply #55: Jun 17, 2016 10:48:07 pm
      Iniesta is a great footballer. But words cannot describe how I hate his cunty face.

      Aww i love his little face.

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      Reply #56: Jun 17, 2016 11:23:38 pm
      Pulis is a tw*t, had to mute the tele! Ramos took out a Turkey player in the opening minute of the game after losing the ball and to then stop a potentially decent attack so IMO a justified yellow card. Pulis thinks it wasn't a booking because it was so early on. Any other stage of the game and it would have been a booking, you shouldn't get allowances because it's in the first minute. If a team scores in the opening minute it's not ruled out because the other team wasn't quite ready or to give them a 2nd chance. T**t.
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      Reply #57: Jun 17, 2016 11:56:48 pm
      Him and Payet are players of the tournament for me so far.

      Agreed.

      And, I can't believe I'm saying this, but I think Rooney has been fantastic in both games for England so far and deserves a shout out (if not quite at the level of Iniesta and Payet). Saw his stats for yesterday's match against Wales and they were phenomenal. I'd be the first to criticise the guy but I have to hold my hands up on this one.
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      Reply #58: Jun 21, 2016 08:10:08 pm
      What a goal. What a ball by Silva, what a run and cut back Fabregas and Morata on hand to tap in.

      Need Spain for my accumulator, got Fabregas in my fantasy team and Morata as my captain. Boom!
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      Reply #59: Jun 21, 2016 08:45:50 pm
      That was simple, 1-1.
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      Reply #60: Jun 21, 2016 08:46:50 pm
      Where the f**k did that come from?
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      Reply #61: Jun 21, 2016 08:48:58 pm
      I like Nolito, he's like the poor mans version of Villa. Wouldn't mind us signing him and playing him as an inside left forward.
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      Reply #62: Jun 21, 2016 08:49:42 pm
      Great time to score. Spain already through so good test of their motivation.
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      Reply #63: Jun 21, 2016 08:58:59 pm
      Great time to score. Spain already through so good test of their motivation.

      They should be looking to win. If Croatia knock another in, they could have to play Italy next.
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      Reply #64: Jun 21, 2016 09:19:07 pm
      Spain's kit is horrendous BTW.

      Reminds me of this.

      Frasier (1993–2004) Our Father Whose Art Ain't Heaven
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      Reply #65: Jun 21, 2016 09:21:26 pm
      Spain not happy as they NEVER dive.
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      Reply #66: Jun 21, 2016 09:27:37 pm
      Spain not happy as they NEVER dive.

      NEVER DIVE....
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      Reply #67: Jun 21, 2016 09:28:36 pm
      Justice! Cu*ts.
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      Re: Group D - Euro 2016 [Spain, Croatia, Turkey, Czech Republic]
      Reply #68: Jun 21, 2016 09:29:35 pm
      They gonna make him retake that? Keeper was nearly at the 6 yard box...
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      Re: Group D - Euro 2016 [Spain, Croatia, Turkey, Czech Republic]
      Reply #69: Jun 21, 2016 09:29:50 pm
      I've heard pundits praise referees throughout the tournament but I think a few have been dog sh*t. In what world was that a penalty for Spain? Thankfully the Croatia keeper took 12 steps forward and saved it ;D. It'd be great if the referees stopped trying to ruin some games.
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      Reply #70: Jun 21, 2016 09:30:38 pm

      Still a pen. The defender cut his run and made contact.

      Awful pen though. Pick a corner or high down the middle. Those stupid pens just to the side do my head in.
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      Reply #71: Jun 21, 2016 09:32:51 pm
      They gonna make him retake that? Keeper was nearly at the 6 yard box...

      Dudek :roll:

      Still a pen. The defender cut his run and made contact.

      Awful pen though. Pick a corner or high down the middle. Those stupid pens just to the side do my head in.

      Not for me.
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      Re: Group D - Euro 2016 [Spain, Croatia, Turkey, Czech Republic]
      Reply #72: Jun 21, 2016 09:35:42 pm
      F**k right off that was a penalty the defender gets pushed in the back and bumps Silva.

      Justice for the cu*ts won't be surprised if they get another one no one wants a favorite finishing 2nd and being put in compromising position!
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      Reply #73: Jun 21, 2016 09:37:19 pm
      F**k right off that was a penalty the defender gets pushed in the back and bumps Silva.

      Didn't see that. If so, fair enough. Looked like the defender lost Silva and cut in.
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      Reply #74: Jun 21, 2016 09:44:22 pm
      GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL! YES GET IN!
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      Reply #75: Jun 21, 2016 09:45:36 pm
      :D

      De Gea! Great keeping mate!

      TBF Perisic should've been sent off but a deserved winner IMO.
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      Reply #76: Jun 21, 2016 09:45:40 pm
      Woohoo!!  Get in Croatia  ;D
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      Reply #77: Jun 21, 2016 09:45:42 pm
      Wow...Perisic has looked great in this game.
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      Reply #78: Jun 21, 2016 09:45:51 pm
      If it stays the same it'll be Italy vs Spain - wow. Italy must be pissed off that they've drawn a 2nd place team as opposed to some teams like Wales getting 3rd placed teams.
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      Reply #79: Jun 21, 2016 09:46:18 pm
      Wow...Perisic has looked great in this game.

      I remember we were vaguely linked with him before the tournament. He's a beauty on fantasy football :D
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      Re: Group D - Euro 2016 [Spain, Croatia, Turkey, Czech Republic]
      Reply #80: Jun 21, 2016 09:46:56 pm
      Croatia have been great tonight, made up for them.
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      Re: Group D - Euro 2016 [Spain, Croatia, Turkey, Czech Republic]
      Reply #81: Jun 21, 2016 09:47:12 pm
      Another Madrid player choking a penalty for the glory :D F**k off Ramos you dick :lmao:
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      Reply #82: Jun 21, 2016 09:48:18 pm
      F***ing fantastic. Spain always think they can turn to the officials when things get tough. Croatia sticking it to them. Euro champions???
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      Reply #83: Jun 21, 2016 09:49:02 pm
      to think, if England topped the group they would get Turkey, Albania or Northern Ireland. Now we will probably get Austria or Portugal... then I look at Italy topping their group.. getting Spain and I feel a lot better.
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      Re: Group D - Euro 2016 [Spain, Croatia, Turkey, Czech Republic]
      Reply #84: Jun 21, 2016 09:50:20 pm

      Looks like they've all been shot. As well as sh*t.
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      Reply #85: Jun 21, 2016 09:53:15 pm
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      Re: Group D - Euro 2016 [Spain, Croatia, Turkey, Czech Republic]
      Reply #86: Jun 21, 2016 09:53:32 pm

      Here's how they made it....


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      Reply #87: Jun 21, 2016 09:54:37 pm
      Hugeeeee win! Tenacious without the ball and flooded forward when they had it. Deserved win.

      Delighted Ramos fu**ed it up for them. Glory hunting tw*t. Fabregas should've been taking the pen.
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      Reply #88: Jun 21, 2016 09:56:43 pm
      Looks like they've all been shot. As well as sh*t.


      If we'd still have been with Adidas, that would have been our away kit this year!

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      Re: Group D - Euro 2016 [Spain, Croatia, Turkey, Czech Republic]
      Reply #89: Jun 21, 2016 10:02:51 pm
      Italy, Germany, Spain, France and England all in the bottom half of the draw now.

      Big chance for Croatia or another underdog to go very far.
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      Reply #90: Jun 21, 2016 10:11:48 pm
      Italy, Germany, Spain, France and England all in the bottom half of the draw now.

      Big chance for Croatia or another underdog to go very far.

      Delighted i'm on Belgium @ 10/1. They're now in the top half with Poland, Switzerland, Wales, Croatia and two 3rd place teams. They will face first from F, i believe and then the winner of Wales v a 3rd place team.
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      Re: Group D - Euro 2016 [Spain, Croatia, Turkey, Czech Republic]
      Reply #91: Jun 21, 2016 11:20:43 pm
      Get the f**k in!

      Best part nobody absolutely nobody can take that away from us well deserved win, 5 changes to side no Modric, full strength Spanish team.

      Very Fukn proud to top that group!!
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      Reply #92: Jun 21, 2016 11:34:06 pm
      Delighted i'm on Belgium @ 10/1. They're now in the top half with Poland, Switzerland, Wales, Croatia and two 3rd place teams. They will face first from F, i believe and then the winner of Wales v a 3rd place team.

      Looking at that list, Croatia are going to the final I believe. Great night for Dadorious and co. Incredible how Croatia have just got better and better the last three years. I remember Scotland beating them in Zagreb in a qualifier three years ago and it was a truly horrific match from both sides but I was just so surprised at how poor Croatia were. But now they look brilliant. What a turnaround.

      And fully deserved for Croatia tonight. First team to actually come out and play Spain and they showed the vulnerabilities that the Spaniards do have. Didn't show them the sort of respect the Czechs or Turkey. Spain always have a tendency to turn to the ref when things are getting tough - well suck on it. Croatia believed they were the better team, played like the better team and got the result they deserved. Croatia creating the story in France once again! It's 1998 all over again!
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      Reply #93: Jun 21, 2016 11:54:33 pm
      Looking at that list, Croatia are going to the final I believe. Great night for Dadorious and co. Incredible how Croatia have just got better and better the last three years. I remember Scotland beating them in Zagreb in a qualifier three years ago and it was a truly horrific match from both sides but I was just so surprised at how poor Croatia were. But now they look brilliant. What a turnaround.

      Any of them could do something in the top half. Poland have been very solid, Switzerland are just missing a spark in attack and Wales have Joe Allen.

      10/1 on the 2nd ranked team in the world though, i'm happy with that.
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      Reply #94: Jun 22, 2016 12:09:08 am
      Get the f**k in!

      Best part nobody absolutely nobody can take that away from us well deserved win, 5 changes to side no Modric, full strength Spanish team.

      Very Fukn proud to top that group!!

      Always had a soft spot for Croatia since I saw them at France '98. Happy for you mate.
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      Reply #95: Jun 22, 2016 12:57:22 am
      Always had a soft spot for Croatia since I saw them at France '98.

      Davor Suker chipping Schmeichel in Euro 96 for me ;)

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      Reply #96: Jun 22, 2016 02:34:23 am
      Thanks lads.

      Absolutely buzzing today after that result, watched a lot of the games in this Euro and hand on heart have struggled to pick out a side that has played as well as we have so far.
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      Re: Group D - Euro 2016 [Spain, Croatia, Turkey, Czech Republic]
      Reply #97: Jun 22, 2016 07:49:58 am
      What a great game that was! Looking forward to a semi-final Belgium-Croatie :)

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