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Post by juventus101 on Tue Jun 05, 2012 1:35 am

Whats the strongest European team that didnt make it to the 2012 Euro Group Stages? It must be either Belgium or Turkey in my opinion.

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Re: Strongest European team that didnt make the Euro?

Post by Blue Barrett on Tue Jun 05, 2012 1:40 am

Belgium definitely.

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Re: Strongest European team that didnt make the Euro?

Post by Kick on Tue Jun 05, 2012 1:41 am

Belgium, Hazard, Courtois, De Buryne and Lukaku. Some very good players there. /bias

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Re: Strongest European team that didnt make the Euro?

Post by Blue Barrett on Tue Jun 05, 2012 1:43 am

@Kick wrote:Belgium, Hazard, Courtois, De Buryne and Lukaku. Some very good players there. /bias
Add Fellaini, Kompany, Vermalaen, Vertoghen(did I spell that right?) to that list and its even more obvious.

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Re: Strongest European team that didnt make the Euro?

Post by Sushi Master on Tue Jun 05, 2012 1:49 am

Naiggolan, Dembele, Defour, Witsel, van Buyten...

How the frack do you screw up with that team?
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Re: Strongest European team that didnt make the Euro?

Post by Be/\/ceCALI on Tue Jun 05, 2012 1:49 am

Hungary.. woooooo we were close

in seriousness it's def. Belgique


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Re: Strongest European team that didnt make the Euro?

Post by Catracho on Tue Jun 05, 2012 2:09 am

@Sushi Master wrote:Naiggolan, Dembele, Defour, Witsel, van Buyten...

How the frack do you screw up with that team?

One word... Germany.

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Re: Strongest European team that didnt make the Euro?

Post by juventus101 on Tue Jun 05, 2012 2:11 am

Yea, with Mignolet, Gillet, Vertonghen, Vermaelen, Van Buyten Kompany, Witsel, Naingollan, Fellaini, Dembele, Mertens, Hazard, Lukaku, De Camargo, etc thats an extremely strong team. But Turkey are also very strong and should not be forgotten. I tuink Belgium takes this though. Serbia and Switzerland are strong as hell too.

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Re: Strongest European team that didnt make the Euro?

Post by lszanto on Tue Jun 05, 2012 2:14 am

Would have to be Belgium. According to most the only reason they didn't make it is because they lack an experienced striker, also they don't really have any good fullbacks. Against England they had Vertonghen(CB) and Gillet(afaik is a midfielder).
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Re: Strongest European team that didnt make the Euro?

Post by VivaStPauli on Tue Jun 05, 2012 2:15 am

Turkey, Belgium, Switzerland, Serbia, Bosnia - all incredibly strong.

Turkey for me though, because, while Belgium might have the superior squad, the Turks always win on mentality. Incredibly resilient team.

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Re: Strongest European team that didnt make the Euro?

Post by rwo power on Tue Jun 05, 2012 2:54 am

I'd say Turkey, then Belgium. (And just you wait, Switzerland will qualify for the WC2014!)

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Re: Strongest European team that didnt make the Euro?

Post by la bestia negra on Tue Jun 05, 2012 4:10 am

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Re: Strongest European team that didnt make the Euro?

Post by CBarca on Tue Jun 05, 2012 4:30 am

Too bad Turkey is not in this Euro

Turkey 2008 Euros performance :bow:

And I say Belgium.

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Re: Strongest European team that didnt make the Euro?

Post by DRK on Tue Jun 05, 2012 4:52 am

Belgium or Turkey

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Re: Strongest European team that didnt make the Euro?

Post by justdoit_ on Tue Jun 05, 2012 5:27 am

I need to show some love to Switzerland, who got caught in a really awkward transitional phase during qualifying for Euro 2012 but are in the midst of a migration of young talent abroad (Shaq to Bayern, Xhaka to Monchengladbach, Francois Affolter to Bremen, Ricardo Rodriguez to Wolfsburg) that could turn out to be very fruitful in the near future.

As for the posed question, it's probably Turkey. Belgium still have a TON of work to do.

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Re: Strongest European team that didnt make the Euro?

Post by Art Morte on Tue Jun 05, 2012 7:09 am

Belgium.

Norway?

Serbia?

Turkey have gone downhill a little too much in recent years.
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Re: Strongest European team that didnt make the Euro?

Post by 7amood11 on Tue Jun 05, 2012 7:24 am

Turkey were incredible in Euro 2008, they really deserved to be called "the comeback kings".

- They were down 1-0 to Switzerland. They scored a 92nd minute winner (it was a great goal from Arda).

- They were losing 2-0 vs Czech Republic with 15 minutes to go. They scored 3 goals in 15 minutes.

- They were down 1-0 to Croatia with 2 minutes of injury time to go. Turkey scored a late, late goal to put the game to penalties (they won).

- They were down 2-1 to Germany. Turkey scored the equaliser with 4 minutes to go, but Lahm got the winner in the final minutes.

Edit: Turkey were so short on players during the competition that they had very few subs. They had to play their 3rd goalkeeper as a defender! Shocked


Turkey were by far my favorite team to watch in the Euros. I wish they could participate in this year's edition.
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Re: Strongest European team that didnt make the Euro?

Post by braylann on Tue Jun 05, 2012 8:31 pm

I agree with the ¨one word...Germany¨thing. Especially with Turkey. You know, if Germany hadnt stolen their best player.

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Re: Strongest European team that didnt make the Euro?

Post by halamadrid2 on Tue Jun 05, 2012 8:34 pm

@Art Morte wrote:Belgium.

Norway?

Serbia?

Turkey have gone downhill a little too much in recent years.

I guess you are from Norway or else not sure if serious, have they like ever made a competition??? 12 years ago no??
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Re: Strongest European team that didnt make the Euro?

Post by Art Morte on Tue Jun 05, 2012 8:46 pm

@halamadrid2 wrote:
@Art Morte wrote:Belgium.

Norway?

Serbia?

Turkey have gone downhill a little too much in recent years.

I guess you are from Norway or else not sure if serious, have they like ever made a competition??? 12 years ago no??

I'm from Finland (there's no Finland's flag in the list Evil or Very Mad ), but Norway's current team is pretty decent. They finished on equal points with Portugal in their quali group. Their FIFA ranking is 24th, that's better than Turkey's (33th) or Belgium's (44th), for instance.
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Re: Strongest European team that didnt make the Euro?

Post by VivaStPauli on Tue Jun 05, 2012 8:52 pm

@braylann wrote:I agree with the ¨one word...Germany¨thing. Especially with Turkey. You know, if Germany hadnt stolen their best player.

What? Their two best players are German, after all, so who really stole who? :p

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Re: Strongest European team that didnt make the Euro?

Post by halamadrid2 on Tue Jun 05, 2012 8:53 pm

England are high up that ranking for some reason

But to say they deserve this competition when they actually never qualify is abit far-fetched

Any team can do good against Portugal they are horrible, Denmark raped them big time

And who is actually good in that team??? their best player was Carew says it all really
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Re: Strongest European team that didnt make the Euro?

Post by halamadrid2 on Tue Jun 05, 2012 8:54 pm

@VivaStPauli wrote:
@braylann wrote:I agree with the ¨one word...Germany¨thing. Especially with Turkey. You know, if Germany hadnt stolen their best player.

What? Their two best players are German, after all, so who really stole who? :p

Arda 'fatty' Turan is German???? Sahin barely starts anymore donno about before
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Re: Strongest European team that didnt make the Euro?

Post by rwo power on Tue Jun 05, 2012 8:58 pm

@Art Morte wrote:I'm from Finland (there's no Finland's flag in the list )
Really? o_O I'll see what I can do. ^^

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Re: Strongest European team that didnt make the Euro?

Post by Art Morte on Tue Jun 05, 2012 9:02 pm

@rwo power wrote:
@Art Morte wrote:I'm from Finland (there's no Finland's flag in the list )
Really? o_O I'll see what I can do. ^^

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