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Why no round of 16 lottery?
TheLamb 5 years ago Edited
Arsenal, England 2 549

So... anyone know... ?

  1. Why UEFA had the route to the final set in advance (group X winner meets 3YZ)??? Why shouldn't it be random?... (Not completly random, with regards to who won, came 2nd, 3rd and all that, of course)
  2. How come all the actual contenders to the title are in the same branch? (Spain, Germany, Italy, France...).
    OK, Belgium and England could steal it but those four I mentioned are the "contenders", and they will meet before the final. WHY?????

Fkin UEFA Maannnn...

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So... anyone know... ?

  1. Why UEFA had the route to the final set in advance (group X winner meets 3YZ)??? Why shouldn't it be random?
  2. How come all the actual contenders to the title are in the same branch? (Spain, Germany, Italy, France...).
    OK, Belgium and England could steal it but those four I mentioned are the "contenders", and they will meet before the final. WHY?????

Fkin UEFA Maannnn...

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_Gonzi_ 5 years ago
Juventus, Argentina 2 2102

If you're going to win the euro/copa/world cup, doesn't matter who you face or when you face them. If your the champ, you're gunna have to beat any team.

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quikzyyy 5 years ago
Arsenal 425 8568
  1. Because they don't want teams which met in group stage to meet again before semi finals.
  2. Spain finished 2nd, England finished 2nd, if they won, they wouldn't be there.
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TheLamb 5 years ago
Arsenal, England 2 549

Oh right!! It would make it much more balanced if they finished 1st.
Well... Now any way you look at it, there will be atleast one team making a historic appearance in the finals. Except Belgium who were runners up in 1980...

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Emobot7 5 years ago
458 10782

@Thelamb What about Portugal? Didn't they reached the final in 2004?

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Eden17Hazard17 5 years ago
Chelsea FC 156 4230

Big chance of Wales, Hungary or Croatia making the finals. Or Portugal if Ronaldo does his thing.

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decentK 5 years ago
Arsenal 38 2896

Should have put 32 teams in the first place and 2 to go through from groups. Pathetic to see Portugal go through with ZERO wins.

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tiki_taka 5 years ago
Barcelona, France 366 9750

You can also see it as 0 loss. I was actually annoyed by the new rules and the 3rd qualifying place, but i actually find it positive now as it makes all games important even for those who failed in the first game. You only get rid of the weakest team of the group and this limitates the luck in draws, group of death are no longer crucial to advance if you manage to get 4 pts you advance. Not that bad after all.

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quikzyyy 5 years ago
Arsenal 425 8568

Actually, I find this is bringing more luck into draws.. Slovakia finished as a best 3rd team and got worst draw for example..

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Marcus2011 5 years ago
Chelsea FC, England 277 6499

Yeah I don't think 3rd team draw is all that bad . Sometimes team can be in group of death and truly is a good team deserving to compete further and that rule will allow team to go on if enough points collected . Or some teams may start awfully in group stages and redeem themselves in knockout .

Everyone remembers how sh8tty Spain started 2010 World Cup but then went on to win it all ?
( honestly , never accepted them as winners )

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TheLamb 5 years ago
Arsenal, England 2 549

@Emobot7 Oh right forgot about them... Well it really looks like they don't have what it takes to reach the Final, but more surprising things have happened... maybe Portugal can do to France what Greece did to them... Play like shit and win :D

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