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I tought germany would win easly, but turkey was tougher than expected. ITs true germany were lucky to wi nthsi game, but turkey was lucky to ge tto semi-finals. I never ever doubted that germany will win this game. Much too obvious...
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Spain is playing the best soccer in the world right now. No side is quicker and have the touch the Spaniards have. Their give and go one-twos are backbreaking and the foresight of the midfielders (fabregass) to release the forwards is amazing.

Their defense has finally settled down If Spain plays on Sunday like they did today and Germany doesn't improve dramatically on their performance against Turkey, the European champion will be Spain.

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Unless Germany plays defensive like hell and scores goals as we're used to see them score Spain's gonna overwhelm them. Russia was a bit too pale to test Spain.

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Spain will have the same problems with Germany, Portugal had before. Sure Spain can win it, but it'll be a completely different matchup. Spain had difficulties with teams like Sweden or Italy as well. Plus it's the final and this pressure from outside will play a big role as well.

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I think Spain is winning this. They are the better team, and have been playing really well.

Germany could definitely win, but my money is (literally) on Spain.

I'm surprised the Spanish team doesn't include Raul though. I only noticed that today, haha. It seems strange because Raul is one of the best Spanish players if I recall correctly. Oh well.
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Raul has been left for matter of team spirit i think.

Spain didn't win anything because they weren't a team. Catalans, Spains and bask people don't like each other so much

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Yep, they wanted to be like Portugal hehe

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[quote=""Comadevil""]Raul has been left for matter of team spirit i think.

Spain didn't win anything because they weren't a team. Catalans, Spains and bask people don't like each other so much[/quote]


thats why england havent won anything!!!

we have a north south divide..... isnt that right all u southern softies ;)

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[quote=""luukje""]A penalty is just pure pressure for the shooter. In practice the goal looks so big and the keeper so tiny. When the heat is on, that keeper seems to double in size, his arms grow inches by the second, and those posts seem to get closer and closer to each other (even more so in a shoot-out compared with a normal matchplay situation).

I kicked my first and last official penalty when I was 13 or 14, to win our local club youth tourney...and missed by two or three yards. I have always been a good kicker (free kicks and corners are my thing) but I have refused any penalty since then.

Better to get some 90 kg brainless centre back just ramming the ball home, than a shaky nervy type like me.

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The ideal velocity for the ball is 25-29 meters per second and the number of steps to be taken should be 4 to 6. along run up of 10meters is the least sucessful, it will obviously be to you advantage to aim the ball away from the man wearing the gloves. 8)

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i realy dont knorw why im posting this... but its for u americans out there.....


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Well, we can't call Spain chokers now..at least for 1 tourney. They deserved to win. Germany played like *&$^..
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Viva la España!

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[quote=""scoop10""]hmm alot of support for germany well the do have the easy side of the draw but im backing spain.....

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Alright Spain! I won $10 hahaha.
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