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Old 06-21-2016, 06:26 PM
 
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I just dont understand the new 24 team tournament? Why are there 3rd place Team/countries still playing. They only won 1 game and still get to play. What is the Euro Cup 2016 about?
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Old 06-21-2016, 08:30 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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Because of the expanded field they need more teams to fill out the knockout bracket. Hopefully this is a one time format and they revert back to 16 in '20.
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Old 06-21-2016, 08:33 PM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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If you want 24 teams, you need to have 8 groups of 3 teams to make it fair.
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Old 06-22-2016, 06:53 AM
 
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If you want 24 teams, you need to have 8 groups of 3 teams to make it fair.
I'm not sure fairness weighs heavily on the minds of the organizers, but that's actually not a bad idea.
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Old 06-24-2016, 03:41 PM
 
Location: Midwestern Dystopia
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I always rank on American sports for having long seasons and then letting half the teams into the "playoffs" but this is even worse. Just about only 30% of the teams are eliminated from the group stages. Yawn.

really what's the point? so anti-climatic the group stages this time around. Copa has been a way better tournament and better played as well. (So Far)
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Old 06-29-2016, 06:51 AM
 
Location: Tejas
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The Copa has not been a better tournament, the Copy has been pretty much a snooze fest till the last few games. The final was unwatchable the 2nd half.
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Old 06-29-2016, 08:38 AM
 
Location: Northern Illinois
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The Copa has not been a better tournament, the Copy has been pretty much a snooze fest till the last few games. The final was unwatchable the 2nd half.

The whole final game was a disappointment! Another 0-0 tie ending in penalty kicks. Messi needs to suck it up, put back on the Argentina jersey, but top management needs to find a young attacking talent that can light a fire under that team and give Messi a little more talent to work with.
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Old 06-29-2016, 11:47 AM
 
Location: Tejas
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Messi will come back to play when they qualify for Russia imho
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Old 06-29-2016, 02:16 PM
 
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They expended the tournament to 24 teams.
In order to have a round of 16th the 4 best numbe 3 advance.

REASON

MORE MATCHES, MORE MONEY
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Old 07-04-2016, 12:13 PM
 
Location: Midwestern Dystopia
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The Copa has not been a better tournament, the Copy has been pretty much a snooze fest till the last few games. The final was unwatchable the 2nd half.
you're kidding right? the euros have been a total snooze fest, only a few games with any passion. The balance of the copa was way better.

too many small teams playing boring defense

too many teams advancing (70%)

meaningless first round games b/c most are getting into the next round


you euros couldn't be more biased against anything that's not European
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