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Match day 8: Italy/Sweden, Czech Republic/Croatia, Spain/Turkey

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I'm looking forward to seeing the Italian side again today to see if they are as good as the first match indicated. I'm also thinking that Spain might impress today. 

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Very interesting matchday

Italy vs Sweden will be a draw because Italy is too minimalistic to win every game.

Czech vs Croatia could go either way, I think the Czechs will win.

Spain will win 1-0 as usual.

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I predict comfortable win by Italy, close victory of Croatia and a draw in Spain vs. Turkey game.

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Typical Italy.

Not a great match. The quality in the final third was severely lacking from both sides and neither GK had any saves of note to make. On the balance of play, Italy deserved to win. Tactically and in terms of defensive organisation, Italy have been the most impressive side thus far. This is a very poor Sweden side that have not managed a single shot on target in 180 minutes of football.

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10 minutes ago, Les Diables Rouges said:

Typical Italy.

Just as I promised you.  Even this pedestrian Italian team is strolling through the group.  Calcio is a different sport entirely, it just looks similar to soccer. 

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Konte's Italy achieves victories. Buffon again had clean sheet. There isn't a beautiful game, there are no tricks, but there is a result - and this is the most important thing.

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Croatia is all over the Czechs, maybe we'll see the first match with more than three goals this tournament.  I'm thinking of a 3-1 or 4-0 to Croatia, considering that the Czechs will have to open up as they need points. 

I just wish that Croatia would drop Mandzukic, so that I could support them. C'mon Darida and Rosicky!

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Wonderful cross by Rosicky and finish by Skoda.

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What the fuck are the Croatian fans doing? Your team is winning you idiots (not that it's a good idea anyway).

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Luka Modrics leaving has left voids in the Croatian midfield almost as large as the ones in the skulls of some Croatian "fans".

This is disgusting.

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Argh! Fucking flare throwing twats.

And it was such a watchable match up to that point. Now the game has been marred by a handful of morons.

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Vida handball - penalty!!!!

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Ha, this has all gone badly wrong for Croatia.

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Some morons deserved this!

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Croatia have thrown this game away. They should have been out of sight a long time ago. The disturbance caused by their own fans has probably affected their concentration.

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Yeah I am absolutely disgusted by my countrymen. Without the disturbance and the tilting effect that they introduced, the team would have closed it out easily. I mean, this was the absolutely biggest mismatch I've seen in the tournament, with how one-sided it looked, and yes that includes Poland - N.Ireland cause the Irish actually tried something and the Polish were ineffective and boring, and the way this ended just feels awful.

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They'll be lucky to keep the tie and not get a technical 0:3 -- the Russian and English fans were annoying, but at least they didn't succeed in disrupting the game.

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