Italy apparently does well in international tournaments fresh off of league match-fixing scandals. Hopefully they fix this game so that they win. I don’t want to say you shouldn’t root for Spain but … root for Italy. The Portugal crapfest turned me off of watching Spain for good. I’m going for a 2-1 Italy win, what say you? Follow me in the live-blog.
The winner of today’s Italy/Germany game needs to beat Spain. Literally. Someone PLEASE beat Spain so I don’t have to witness even more boring football from them. Yesterday’s game was so boring my dad literally fell asleep at halftime and didn’t wake up until penalty kicks.
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Spain and Portugal will play in the Wednesday semifinal following Spain’s 2-0 win over a completely uninterested French side. Germany are through after whacking Greece 4-2 when it probably could’ve been 11-2.
England and Italy have not played each other in an international tournament since 1990, when Italy defeated England in the 3rd place game of the Italian-hosted FIFA World Cup. This game could either be entertaining or boring as hell like many English and Italian games. I had neither of these teams advancing out of group stage pre-tournament but here they are each three wins away from a European Championship. I’ve got Italy winning 2-1, and you can follow my incorrect prediction in the link below.
Portugal and Germany are through to the semifinals of Euro 2012. The winner of Spain/France will play Portugal later next week. It should be a great game and I hope you do join me in covering this game and England/Italy tomorrow. There’s a link to the live-blog window which you can click at the bottom:
Toronto FC is 1-0-10 and on pace for the worst record in the history of MLS, possibly the worst record in the history of top flight football in the entire world including the well-known Antarctic Premier League. With another loss coming up against Houston on Wednesday, Luis Silva, Nick Soolsma, and Miguel Aceval all decided to encapsulate everything that’s wrong with the club with a stupid drunken brawl.
Three Toronto FC players have been charged with public intoxication after police said they got in a fight outside a Houston nightclub and then argued with officers.
Police spokeswoman Jodi Silva says Miguel Aceval, Nick Soolsma and Luis Silva were jailed after the incident early Monday in the parking lot of the Club Escobar. Toronto FC plays the Houston Dynamo here on Wednesday night.
Silva says the three players were involved in a “large fight” outside the club about 2:30 a.m. Officers intervened, Silva says, and the three players “refused to leave the location and became belligerent” with police. One player, Silva says, tried to flee the scene on foot, but was caught. No one else was arrested.
Sure why not? Losing season, interim coach, now bad behavior from the players. I give up with this bunch. This is where the lack of promotion/relegation bites you in the ass. Toronto FC is so dysfunctional that they should not even be in MLS. They need to be in the NASL and stat and then work their way up. It is humiliating to watch this garbage week after week and honestly I hope that the fans start protesting Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment. Why? Because Raptors, Leafs, Argonauts, and TFC. That’s why. They are terrible owners not bringing in quality sides and are only interested in daylight robbery of the spectators they rip off with crap like Toronto FC. I don’t care about their other teams as I’m not Canadian, but good GOD isn’t six years enough to not suck?
I’m not going to bother lashing out at the players or the incompetent coaching staff anymore. The problem won’t be fixed until MLSE is gone.
I’m about to give you a totally invalid guide to the groups of Euro 2012. It’s filled with inaccuracies, terrible predictions, stereotypes, and fake stories. Basically, it’s ESPN without it being presented as serious. Enjoy!