Bonus: Euro 2016 Semi-finals Preview & Predictions, England Fallout

The semi-finals are upon us. England are home safe and sound already, yet play at the Euros will go on apparently. Go figure.

We break down both semi-finals and give our predictions. Plus: Some England and United talk at the end.

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Here’s the minutes:

  • 0:00:00 Intro, predictions re-cap, England-talk sneaks in
  • 0:04:30 Portugal vs Wales; Welsh teamwork vs Portugese defending?
  • 0:13:30 Who wins the midfield battle? Ronaldo vs Bale
  • 0:24:15 Predictions; bit of history ’68 & ’76
  • 0:29:30 Germany vs France; Germany’s tactics and personnel problems
  • 0:37:45 How good are France really? Do they have a plan B?
  • 0:48:10 Predictions
  • 0:53:15 Lessons from England’s exit
  • 1:01:00 Time for Rooney to step down? Next manager?
  • 1:09:30 Mourinho starts at United

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Figo has the predictions for you:

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About Sebastian

Sebastian writes and talks about football of all eras in German and English. His series of Retro Match Reports focus on British, German and Italian football history. For YYFP he is currently working his way through the late '70s and early '80s. Follow Sebastian on Twitter: @maltacalcio.

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