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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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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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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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