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P H
4 years ago

According to the Guardian:

Portugal’s plan is simple: resist the inevitable fast start, keep the game tight and wait for the home crowd to get nervous. In other words, exactly what Greece did to them in the final of 2004

P H
4 years ago

And this from BBC’s Danny Murphy:

I think the French are the favourites. They have more match winners, they are confident but you can’t write Portugal off.

P H
4 years ago

With Ronaldo off, France have no excuses. They have to win!

And Thomas is so absorbed in the game, I don’t think he even remembers this “live” broadcast! :-)

P H
Reply to  Thomas B
4 years ago

Who’s Grizou?!

P H
Reply to  Thomas B
4 years ago

Oh, I see…. like Zizou!

P H
Reply to  Thomas B
4 years ago

It certainly won’t affect the game as it is held in Paris and not in Lille! :-)

P H
4 years ago

All the French need to do is keep their cool…

P H
4 years ago

I knew France were in trouble when Thomas started watching this and this instead of following the match… ;-)

Congratulations to Portugal and condolences to France…

P H
4 years ago

Thank you everybody for your pleasant company. It was a pleasure having you over… even if France blew it! :-)

Philip H
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Reply to  P H
4 years ago

Oh dear, sincere commiserations. At least you had a nice party :) There is a very simple tactical rule in football which, frankly, the whole competition frequently forgot. To win a game of football what you have to do is put the ball in the oppositions goal more times than they put the ball in yours! A very well organised, and thankfully safe, competition, Well done France but, not an exciting one. Without Wales and Iceland the football would have been pretty boring I think, don’t you, far too much emphasis on packing the defence? A final word, the best… Read more »

Blandine L
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4 years ago

Nice pictures and so many comments! I am not sure that you really watched the match Thomas…
I agree with you Pejman, France wasted a good opportunity…
I watched the match with some friends, and we turned off the television as soon as the referee blew the end of the match…
It’s time to share with you the recipe of the soufflé! ;-)

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