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Old 05-06-04, 01:40 PM
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Euro 2004 European Cup - Portugal





I know its a month away, but I am tempted to order this on PPV.
Directv have a 170 Dollar package with all matches.

Otherwise its 20 dollars per match to watch at home, and probably 10 dollars per to watch in a bar.




Scheduled Matches


GROUP A
GREECE
PORTUGAL
RUSSIA
SPAIN

GROUP B
CROATIA
ENGLAND
FRANCE
SWITZERLAND

GROUP C
BULGARIA
DENMARK
ITALY
SWEDEN

GROUP D
CZECH REPUBLIC
GERMANY
LATVIA
NETHERLANDS
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I can't believe it's not gonna be shown on a regular cable channel, even if it's tape delayed. I think that's what happened four years ago with the Belgium/Netherlands tournament.

Maybe Fox Sports World/Espanol will make a last minute deal.
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@10 says Deutshland is victorious.
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Well it certainly won't be England.
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I have my doubts of Germany even surviving the group stage, given their recent 'form'. If Henry stays hot and Barthez doesn't get suspended for urinating on the pitch, France should do well.
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Old 05-06-04, 04:41 PM
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I'll be rooting for the Czech's with Baros up front.

That is a great group Germany, holland and the Czech republic.

If England go far i don't know if I'll be able to deal with the press.
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England have a chance. But they have a ton of injury problems on that squad. Plus Rio being out for ... well... being a complete moron.

I at least like England coming out of that group. France isn't nearly the team they were in winning WC 1998 and Euro 2000.
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Originally posted by BadlyDrawnBoy
I'll be rooting for the Czech's with Baros up front.

That is a great group Germany, holland and the Czech republic.

If England go far i don't know if I'll be able to deal with the press.
I love Baros. But he won't get a chance on Liverpool's squad next year, even if they sell Heskey. With Cisse coming in, the Kezman rumors, the Alan Smith rumors,the fact that Neil Mellor is scoring at will in the reserves...

...unless they sell Owen. Hm. Could happen.
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This has got to be te WORST NEWS....are you telling me that none of the ESPNs or Fox networks will carry these games.....????

Wow....someone please elaborate on the coverage.....
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Are the Danes the worst team in their group? Or is Sweden? Italy is usually a powerhouse and Bulgaria has its moment. Do the Danes have a chance of advancing?

My knowledge of the international scene has gone to shit over the last several years - so please, help me out. thanks
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Old 05-07-04, 12:46 AM
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Originally posted by B.A.
Are the Danes the worst team in their group? Or is Sweden? Italy is usually a powerhouse and Bulgaria has its moment. Do the Danes have a chance of advancing?

My knowledge of the international scene has gone to shit over the last several years - so please, help me out. thanks
all I could tell you is that this group is a total killer. Everyone was saying that the Dutch/German group is the most balanced one....well, in my opinion this is the ONE. Just about anyone could advance to the next level. VERY, VERY difficult to say who's the leader here....and Italy is most definitely not a powerhouse in teh company of these teams!!

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England have a chance. But they have a ton of injury problems on that squad. Plus Rio being out for ... well... being a complete moron.

I at least like England coming out of that group. France isn't nearly the team they were in winning WC 1998 and Euro 2000.
England still doesn't have anyone to play the left midfielder spot. Also, Terry is not there yet and Southgate is not that convincing. With Rio out, I say that the best they could do is the second round.
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Old 05-07-04, 07:36 AM
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Setanta Sport presents
Euro 2004
June 12 - July 4
LIVE on DirecTV, DISH Network, and iNDemand PPV
$179 for all matches
$19.95 for each group match
$24.95 for each quarterfinal, semifinal, and final match
LIVE on closed-circuit TV at selected pubs and restaurants: $20 each day.

Euro 2004

April 29. 2004

Setanta Sport will offer Euro 2004 via pay-per-view and closed-circuit TV in the US. The residential rate is $179 for all matches. Individual first-round matches will cost $19.95 and each match from the quarterfinal through the final will cost $24.95. DirecTV, DISH Network, and iNDemand have signed to carry residential pay-per-view. Setanta Sport will also offer the telecasts at selected pubs for $20 per person per day.

The Sports Network (TSN), Le Reseau de Sports (RDS), and TeleLatino Network (TLN) will offer coverage in Canada.
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Originally posted by hoyalawya
England still doesn't have anyone to play the left midfielder spot. Also, Terry is not there yet and Southgate is not that convincing. With Rio out, I say that the best they could do is the second round.
Well, assuming that France win the group and England are second... they'd get Portugal in round 2. And nobody could like those chances.
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Originally posted by pro-bassoonist
This has got to be te WORST NEWS....are you telling me that none of the ESPNs or Fox networks will carry these games.....????

Wow....someone please elaborate on the coverage.....

Fox Sports World will air matches via a 48 hr-72 hr tape delay.

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Re: Euro 2004 European Cup - Portugal

Group draw, updated with current FIFA world rankings:

GROUP A
(3) SPAIN
(17) PORTUGAL
(29) RUSSIA
(33) GREECE

GROUP B
(2) FRANCE
(10) ENGLAND
(24) CROATIA
(47) SWITZERLAND

GROUP C
(11) ITALY
(14) DENMARK
(21) SWEDEN
(38) BULGARIA

GROUP D
(5) NETHERLANDS
(7) GERMANY
(9) CZECH REPUBLIC
(52) LATVIA -- pity the poor Latvians

If the higher-ranked team wins every game:

Quarterfinal Draw:
(3) Spain vs (10) England
(11) Italy vs (7) Germany
(17) Portugal vs (2) France
(14) Denmark vs (5) Netherlands

Semi-Finals
(3) Spain vs (7) Germany
(2) France vs (5) Netherlands

Finals
(3) Spain vs (2) France

Of course, upsets will happen. They always do.
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5 Days till the 1st game, I am looking forward to this tournament, would have liked it better had Ireland Qualified.
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Fox Sports World will be showing 5 games live, because UEFA required Setanta to offer 5 games live via a non-pay-per-view outlet. The following 5 games will air live on Fox Sports World US and Fox Sports en Espanol US:

Denmark-Italy
Croatia-France
Italy-Sweden
Switzerland-France
Denmark-Sweden

All 4 quarterfinals and both semifinals will be aired via 5 day delay. The final will be aired via 3 day delay.

It's better than nothing. We get to see some pretty good matchups.

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The Danes getting some TV time.
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France all the way.

And let's hope Becks gets transferred to Chelsea before they play here (Pittsburgh) vs Roma on July 29
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Originally posted by lordzeppelin

And let's hope Becks gets transferred to Chelsea before they play here (Pittsburgh) vs Roma on July 29
I thought the Becks transfer talks have died down, and that Becks is going to stay in Spain for 1 more year? Anyway, I guess if Roman wants him bad enough, he'll get him.
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Originally posted by Sebring98
I thought the Becks transfer talks have died down, and that Becks is going to stay in Spain for 1 more year? Anyway, I guess if Roman wants him bad enough, he'll get him.
The last rumor I heard was that Roman was hanging $99 million in front of Madrid for both Ronaldo and Becks. Other estimates had it at $150. either way...wow.

If it happens or not, I will be happy as hell to see some real soccer in the Pittsburgh, let alone the US, this July 29th. I'm 13 rows off the field at about the 35 yard line at Heinz Field. It's going to be beautiful...
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All those rumours from Chelsea all come from Journalist Harry Harris, who used to write for the mirror and now writes for the express.

And what else is mr harris doing for money, oh that's right he's ghost writing Abramovich's book on his 1st year in the premier league.

Hence the stories of chelsea buying beckham and to some extent steven gerrard.
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anybody in West LA?

I'm thinking about ordering it. I live close to West LA (zip code 90034). So far, I've only got one other person interested. I'd be charging a small cover (maybe around $5/person), just to recoup the cost. I have no interest in making a profit whatsoever.
My setup: 1 bedroom apt. 42" Rear projection TV. TiVo. Full surround sound system.
I work M-F, around 10am-4pm .. but my hours are somewhat flexible.
If people are looking for a good pub to watch the games and don't mind paying the $20 cover, I highly recommend the Cock N' Bull in Venice. 2947 lincoln blvd. 310-399-9696. England games are especially festive there.
If anyone knows of someone ordering the games, with a small cover charge, please let me know. Otherwise, email me at [email protected] if you're interested.

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Since it is such a hassle for the poor man to watch this games does anyone know if they will be broadcasted on the radio on any national station?
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