GREECE vs CROATIA

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  1. BrumSpur Well-Known Member

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    A far more important game than the one happening in Podgorica !! :p

    Kick off is at 19:45 (UK time) on Friday night.

    A win for Croatia will seal their qualification for Euro 2012, with a game to spare.

    Niko, Luka, Charlie & the rest of the squad arrived in Greece at lunchtime today and had an early evening training session at the stadium in Piraeus. There's some pictures here:


    Croatia in Greece


    Charlie has been troubled by a long-standing Achilles injury, but should be OK to play. Luka and a fully-fit Niko have both spoken of how optimistic they are about this game.

    One interesting side note - the referee for this game is ...... HOWARD WEBB. :y4:
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    -------------pletikosa-------------------
    --vrsaljko----lovren---simunic--corluka-
    -----------Rakitic----Vukojevic----------
    --Srna--------Modric-----------Kranjcar-
    ----------------Eduardo-----------------

    thats probably our best lineup when everyone is fit.

    However tomorrow we will probably see something like....

    -------------pletikosa-------------------
    --corluka----lovren---simunic--strinic-
    -----------Modric----Vukojevic----------
    --Mandzukic-------------------Kranjcar-
    ---------------------eduardo--------------
    ----------------Jelavic-------------------

    what I would love to see with the given players tomorrow is...

    -------------pletikosa-------------------
    --corluka----lovren---simunic--strinic---
    -----------Modric----Vukojevic----------
    --Mandzukic------kranjcar-----perisic---
    ----------------eduardo------------------
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    Achilles injury and now he is in Greece playing in a final like game, what a funny coincidence..

    @ThUgBeAtZ (and others)

    what do you guys think of Vida in the starting 11.. somehow i think he would be good.. but its just me..
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    [MENTION=5507]1van[/MENTION] I was just about to send the exact same thing about Vida, you managed to edit it just in time :D
    I would actually prefer him rather than Simunic. Hes more in shape, had a terrific season so far (best Dinamo player imo) and is a great investment for the future. I would keep Simunic as a first backup for CBs and LB.
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    i have to wich a good luck for Luka Modric :) PS: i'm starting to love Ivan Persic after his great goal vs arsenal !!! i would like to watch the match but too bad i don't have it on tv :s i'm gonna watch turkey vs germany...
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    That was a sexy goal.....
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    vida is good and future central back for croatia but for this game we need someone with good experience in international games who played all or nothing games and therefore simunic is perfect imo.

    Lovren and vida together would just be a very young partnership and untested in such an important game it would be a risk.
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    True that he is internationally inexperienced but I really think he is a better option then Simunic who spent more then a year on the bench. if he managed to hold the likes of Ronaldo and Benzema like an artist I don't think Samaras, who cant score for the life of him, would pose more trouble. He is the most composed footballer I've seen in a long time.
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    Interesting start of the match. Should put a police there.
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    Anybody have a link of croatian commentators.. i don't know whats going on, i have greek commentators..

    btw..why am i not suprised with the stuff i see..
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    I honestly don't know what language I'm listening to. It could be Greek. :504:

    But don't the Greeks call their country 'Hellas'? In the corner of the screen, it says 'GRE 0 - CRO 0', so maybe it's NOT Greek?

    I'm confused! But at least the score is still 0-0.

    Ajmo vatreni !!
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    Sorry didn't see this until now. ATDHE - Watch Free Live Sports
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    fook me. webb should add 2 min just for all time he wasted talking to players.
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    i had one stream and croatia was attacking from left to right... then another stream i see them attacking from right to left... confusing as hell..

    one stream is mirrored definitely.. but whats really confusing is both show result and time normally and not mirrored..
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    is there any normal link that hasn´t been banned due to copyright???
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    Yeah, he was having a good laugh with Joe Simunic, wasn't he. And Niko has been chatting to him as well.

    Joe was probably reminding Webb that the last time he was refereed by an Englishman, he got booked THREE times!! Remember Graham Poll in 2006?
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    Well, [MENTION=8330]Cuddles[/MENTION], that Samaras, who couldn't score to save his life just wanted to prove you wrong!

    And now, Charlie's off! :y9:
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    Apparently even he can score when he's left alone on 15m with no one in sight ><
    Everything that could have gone wrong it went. From the starting formation with 3 players playing out of position, Charlies injury, 2 stupid free goals, Greek Oscar worthy acting to Kalinics injury 20minutes before FT leaving us with 10 players on the pitch... Just all around frustrating.
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    Bilic i **** your mother you son of a bitch!!!!!!!
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    Howard Webb didn't exactly help much, did he? Can't believe the Greeks didn't have anyone sent off!
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    Well done by Greece. They deserved this win. Lets hope that Georgia can surprise them again :(
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    the players obviously dont give a shi*. Bilic must go, he should have been fired after we lost 4-1 and 5-1 against England, the 2 biggest losses in history. Then he lost against Georgia ffs
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    I'm trying so hard to stay calm and then I listen interview with this 'coach' ... We dominated? OMG
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    croatia is totally shit.

    glad I get to watch tottenham after the international break again.
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    that first corner which led to goal, now i don't wanna be a smartass but i knew they gonna score from that..

    i went to the toilet cause i did not want to watch it, and of course when i came back it was 1-0 .. no need to mention the second corner..

    webb was only giving warning after warning.. how many warnings do you give before you show a card.. but its easy to blame him only for this..

    if you don't risk anything to win a game, you lose a game.. simple as that..

    and a big minus for the greek fans.. my big fat greek minus for all those things..beating up kids isnt really tuff..
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    Sorry things didn't work out for Croatia, the Greek team has been a real blight on international football for some time. Was hoping Croatia would win and certainly qualify. What happened to Charlie? Hurt badly?
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