I watched the Spain & Croatia game and only saw the Italy highlights/goals.Notice how after the goal one of the players put a hand over his mouth?
I have two close Portuguese family friends who despise Ronaldo and his antics. He appeared to be a humble individual back in '04 Euro where he consistently played with heart but nowadays you rarely see that Ronaldo. Luis Figo will always be held in higher regard than Ronaldo, hell I like Nani, and Nuno Gomes before Ronaldo.[Off-Topic ON]Players like E'too or Ibra were literally kicked out of FCQ because Messi wasn't happy about them since they wanted too much prominence in the team. He appears to be humble beacuse he has the verve of a not very bright 3 yr old boy, but he as ego is as big as Ronaldo's [Off-Topic OFF]
You may want Portugal to win, but to be honest, your posts in this thread tell a completely different story. You enjoy a good CR7 beating more than any Portuguese victory.
And if you think that they could win the championship scoring four or five goals everyday and without even allowing their opponents any goal chances you need a reality check since that is never going to happen.
About today's games, here in Spain everybody seems to think that the match against Croatia will be like a walk in the park, so I hope that over-confidence doesn't affect the team. In Italy on the other hand, they are scared about this match finsishing as a 2-2 draw which would send them back home.
I wonder if his head will ever cool down to a degree of rationality. It's hard for me as an Italian fan to like him because of his attitude by my god he is good. I also understand that he's had to deal with a lot of bullshit in Italy and it's probably made him just a tad bit hostile...Notice how after the goal one of the players put a hand over his mouth?
As I said 2 wrongs do make a right in this case. Whichever way you look at it that should never have been a goal, and it wasn't given as such so extra lashings of ginger beer all round.But no-one saw that, so it woulda been a goal... if it had hit the net, obviously.
How could the new penalty box official not see that? FFSBut no-one saw that, so it woulda been a goal... if it had hit the net, obviously.
No predictions here, I jinxed Russia already.So...prediction time.
Portugal wins 2-1 over Czech Republic
Germany wins 1-0 over Greece
England wins 2-0 over Italy
Spain wins in penalties over France after the game ends 0-0
Oh yeah, apart from that one. Italy will probably be too much for England, just hope it doesn't go to penaltys from a nil - nil draw.I really doubt England will have it easy against Italy. They didn't exactly blow Ukraine out of the water. Ukraine had tonnes of great chances.
Italy isn't exactly tearing it up right now. My prediction also includes a red for Balotelli, which is why I don't see Italy scoring. I think England scores early in the game and Italy begins to press, later Terry gets under Balotelli's skin who then earns himself a red. Italy goes conservative for the meat of the match then begins to become desperate and Theo Walcott scores off the counter.I really doubt England will have it easy against Italy. They didn't exactly blow Ukraine out of the water. Ukraine had tonnes of great chances.