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Euro 2008 prediction thread (updated again)

Post by News Tribune Staff on June 24, 2008 at 5:12 pm with No Comments »
June 24, 2008 5:12 pm

OK, so yours truly goes from correctly predicting seven of the eight quarterfinalists – Portugal, Turkey, Croatia, Germany, Italy, Spain and Russia – to exactly zero of the four semifinalists.

You would have thought that to be a mathematical impossibility, but there you go.

Meantime, spare a thought for TNT sports copy editor John Wallingford, who outed himself Monday as a Euro 2008 fanatic. For a guy who works in there with a bunch of knuckle-draggers who still see soccer as “a commie sport,” or whatever, it was a brave admission. We’re here for you, John.

At any rate, onto the predictions.

Germany v Turkey: A lot riding on it for the massive Turkish population in Germany. But Turkey is too short due to injuries and suspensions, and Germany will grind out the result.

Spain v Russia. Spain nearly crumbled to an extremely pedestrian Italy. Arshavin is the man. Russia.

Final = Germany v Russia.

And you?

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