Euro 2024 Group A: Germany - Scotland - Hungary - Switzerland

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Interesting considerations for Switzerland here. A draw is as good as a win for them. Because going on to Germany, 6pts shouldn't get them over Germany's GD so they'd still have to beat them. If they lose, Hungary can't beat their 4pts and Scotland probably can't beat them if they beat Hungary because of what Germany did to their GD.
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Gunn having a much better game than against Germany, two big saves. More like what I expected, I was surprised by his struggles vs Germany.
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Huge blow for Scotland losing Tierney, looks like his tournament is over watching the replay back.

Scotland's defence now out with Robertson is championship level at best
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You can tell by his reaction and that the stretcher was needed. You never know, but I'd be surprised if his tournament isn't over.
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Scotland very unlucky not to go 2-1 up, had a bit of pressure before a soft free kick was awarded.

I understand 4 PTS might be enough and the Swiss have slightly better players but 6pts guarantees it so I'd rather go for a win than settle
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Funnily, even with a defeat Switzerland can win the group with a simple 1-0 win over Germany, because it's UEFA so H2H count and not goal difference.
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BurningStorm wrote: Wed Jun 19, 2024 22:35 Funnily, even with a defeat Switzerland can win the group win a simple 1-0 win over Germany, because it's UEFA so H2H count and not goal difference.
Na GD is the trump card in this tournament
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Switzerland look pretty happy with the 1-1. But I think they look a bit complacent too.
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Switzerland were lucky to take a 1-1, Scotland were hugely improved and have a chance of going through now on Sunday. Hungary looked a lot better too though against Germany so it will be difficult.

Switzerlands only chance was the mistake by Ralston and even then you wouldn't consider it a "chance" considering where he scored from
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1-1 excellent result for Switzerland, bad for Scotland.
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1-1 FT. Switzerland should be locked in for 2nd with a shot at 1st. Must win game for Scotland and Hungary with Scotland having a much higher chance of advancement if they win.
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Tazmania wrote: Wed Jun 19, 2024 22:53 1-1 excellent result for Switzerland, bad for Scotland.
How is it bad for Scotland? If they beat Hungary they are probably through. It's ok for Scotland, bad would have been a defeat
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I thought the negative GD would count against Scotland in the ranking of third place teams.
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Tazmania wrote: Wed Jun 19, 2024 22:57 I thought the negative GD would count against Scotland in the ranking of third place teams.
A win would give the 4pts which (hopefully) would negate the GD. 4pts isn't a guarantee to go through but it is very likely based on previous tournaments. A loss probably meant Scotland would be out considering the GD
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Ah okay, cheers!
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