June 23, 2016

Euro 2016 Pick 'Em: Round of 16: The Euro 2016 round of 16 begins Saturday at 9 a.m. EDT when Switzerland faces Poland. After the group stage, the top 3 are Yerfatma, Flannelenigma and Holden. For this round, pick the winner of each game, the score of each game and one goal scorer per game.

posted by rcade to soccer at 01:59 PM - 14 comments

(the previous day had my Copa America picks)

My Euro picks:

Switzerland 2, Poland 0 (Mehmedi)
Portugal 3, Croatia 2 (Ronaldo)
Wales 2, Northern Ireland 1 (Bale)

France 4, Ireland 0 (Payet)
Germany 3, Slovakia 0 (Muller)
Belgium 1, Hungary 0 (Benteke)

Italy 2 (win on penalty kicks), Spain 2 (Eder)
England 3, Iceland 1 (Rooney)

posted by grum@work at 08:30 PM on June 22, 2016



1st: Points for picking group winners (10 points each)

1st/2nd: Points for picking first- or second-place teams (20 points each)

3rd: Points for picking third-place teams (15 points each)

Goals: Goals scored by your players (1 point each)


Teams that advanced (in order of finish)

Group A: France, Switzerland

Group B: Wales, England, Slovakia

Group C: Germany, Poland, Northern Ireland

Group D: Croatia, Spain

Group E: Italy, Belgium, Republic of Ireland

Group F: Hungary, Iceland, Portugal

Goal scorers picked by players: 3: Bale, Morata; 2: Lukaku, Ronaldo; 1: Giroud, Vardy, Nolito, Eder, Griezman, Kalinic, Rakitic, Pelle

Check your entry for the group round to ensure your score is correct.


Pick the winner of each game: 30 points

Pick the score: 5 points for winner's total, 5 points for loser's total, 5 points for both being right

Pick one player per game: 2 points per goal


SaturdayJune 259 a.m. EDTSwitzerland vs. Poland
SaturdayJune 2512 p.m. EDTWales vs. Northern Ireland
SaturdayJune 253 p.m. EDTCroatia vs. Portugal
SundayJune 269 a.m. EDTFrance vs. Republic of Ireland
SundayJune 2612 p.m. EDTGermany vs. Slovakia
SundayJune 263 p.m. EDTHungary vs. Belgium
MondayJune 2712 p.m. EDTItaly vs. Spain
MondayJune 273 p.m. EDTEngland vs. Iceland

posted by rcade at 02:00 PM on June 23, 2016

Every player picked two group winners successfully.

France/Germany for all of us but one. Germany/Croatia for Bender.

The math on this drove me mad. I had to create the standings table just to make sure scores were correct.

posted by rcade at 02:06 PM on June 23, 2016

Switzerland 0 vs. Poland 1 - Milik
Wales 2 vs. Northern Ireland 0 - Bale
Croatia 2 vs. Portugal 2 - Perisic
France 2 vs. Republic of Ireland 1 - Payet
Germany 3 vs. Slovakia 1 - Muller
Hungary 1 vs. Belgium 2 - Lukaku
Italy 0 vs. Spain 2 - Morata
England 3 vs. Iceland 1 - Vardy

posted by tron7 at 03:30 PM on June 23, 2016

Switzerland 0 vs. Poland 2 - Lewandowski
Wales 2 vs. Northern Ireland 0 - Bale
Croatia 2 vs. Portugal 0 - Modric
France 3 vs. Republic of Ireland 0 - Giroud
Germany 1 vs. Slovakia 0 - Muller
Hungary 3 vs. Belgium 2 - Hazard
Italy 1 vs. Spain 0 - Pele
England 2 vs. Iceland 1 - Sturridge

posted by yerfatma at 04:36 PM on June 23, 2016

In a game nobody can be bothered with, Poland edge Switzerland 2-1. Robbie Lewandowski gets one.

Wales beat Norn Iron with an Ashley Williams header in the 88th minute. 1-0.

Croatia and Portugal play out a spiteful 0-0 draw, with Portugal winning on penalties. Cristiano Ronaldo continues to endear himself to no-one.

France comfortably beat Ireland 2-0. Pogba gets one after coming on as a sub. There are calls for Didi Deschamps to start him in the quarters.

Germany beat Slovakia 4-0 and start looking the goods. Muller gets a brace.

Belgium beat Hungary 1-0 with an extra time winner from Rommy Lukaku, who does nothing else all game and was about to be subbed off.

Spain can't score, so Italy take them to extra time, when Graziano Pelle scuffs a shot in from 3 yards out, off his shin.

Oh for fuck's sake, England are outplayed for much of the game but Wayne Rooney scores from a free kick with 5 minutes left. This only happens so they can lose on penalties in the quarters. As fate demands.

posted by owlhouse at 11:21 PM on June 23, 2016

Switzerland 0-2 Poland (Lewandowski finally breaks his duck. Incidentally, how does a duck get broken? Is it a broken beak or a broken leg or wing?)

Wales 2-0 N. Ireland (Ramsey. Apparently a peroxide job does wonders for the chance to transfer to Man U, if you believe the Guardian's rumor mill.)

Croatia 3-1 Portugal (Mandzukic finally comes good. As an aside, Peresic. Dude looks like he's 50, but he's only 27.)

France 2-0 Ireland (Payet again. Thanks god for colonialism, say the former colonizers of the isle of Reunion.)

Germany 3-1 Slovakia (Muller looks like he's due for one, despite the fact that his Euro record is a stark contrast to his WC exploits.)

Hungary 1-2 Belgium (Lukakakakakuuuuu.....)

Italy 1-2 Spain (David Silva with that silky-smooth-let-me-seduce-your-wife-while-I-make-this-defense-splitting-pass-insouciance.)

Engerland 3-1 Iceland (Vardy Party in Your Mama's Pants.)

posted by holden at 12:44 AM on June 24, 2016

Incidentally, how does a duck get broken? Is it a broken beak or a broken leg or wing?

"From cricket, where duck means a score of zero."

Well, ok, but . . . ?

"Duck is short for duck's egg, which is the shape of a 0."

posted by yerfatma at 09:21 AM on June 24, 2016

Switzerland 1 vs. Poland 2 - Lewandowski (ducks, breaks, eh)
Wales 2 vs. Northern Ireland 0 - Bale (but again JoePirlo Allen is Man of the Match)
Croatia 1 vs. Portugal 0 - Modric (the ref's final whistle blows and Ronaldo's head explodes)
France 3 vs. Republic of Ireland 0 - Payet (RoI fans serenade their players off the field)
Germany 3 vs. Slovakia 0 - Gomez (Ruthlessness returns)
Hungary 0 vs. Belgium 2 - Hazard (Sadly)
Italy 1 vs. Spain 2 - Morata (Spain remember, oh yes)
England 2 vs. Iceland 1 - Sturridge (I just wanna see him dance)

posted by billsaysthis at 10:33 AM on June 24, 2016

Switzerland 0 - 1 Poland - Milik
Wales 3 - 0 Northern Ireland - Bale
Croatia 1 - 0 Portugal - Peresic
France 3 - 0 Republic of Ireland - Payet
Germany 4 - 0 Slovakia - Muller
Hungary 1 - 3 Belgium - Lukaku
Italy 0 - 3 Spain - Morata
England 3 - 0 Iceland - Sturridge

posted by Ricardo at 03:11 PM on June 24, 2016

Poland 1, Switzerland 0 (Błaszczykowski)

Wales 3, Northern Ireland 1 (Bale)

Croatia 2, Portugal 1 (Modric)

France 3, Republic of Ireland 0 (Payet)

Germany 2, Slovakia 0 (Gomez)

Hungary 2, Belgium 1 (Hazard)

Spain 1, Italy 1 (Morata)

England 2, Iceland 1 (Kane)

I feel like I'm not picking enough upsets. There has got to be one more big name ready to shame a nation.

posted by rcade at 04:29 PM on June 24, 2016

Switzerland 0 vs. Poland 2 - Liewandoski

Wales 3 vs. Northern Ireland 1 - Bale

Croatia 3 vs. Portugal 2 - Ronaldo

France 4 vs. Republic of Ireland 0 - Giroud

Germany 3 vs. Slovakia 0 - Gomez

Hungary 1 vs. Belgium 3 - Lukaku

Italy 3 vs. Spain 1 - Pelle

England 1 vs. Iceland 0 - Rooney

posted by rumple at 07:13 PM on June 24, 2016

Switzerland 0-1 Poland, Lewandowski
Wales 2-0 Northern Ireland, Bale
Croatia 1-2 Portugal (A.E.T.), Ronaldo
France 2-1 Republic of Ireland, Payet
Germany 3-0 Slovakia, Muller
Hungary 0-2 Belgium, Hazard
Italy 1-1 Spain (Italy wins shootout), Giovinco
England 2-1 Iceland (A.E.T.), Vardy

posted by bender at 11:56 PM on June 24, 2016

How did no one pick McAuley (og) for the Wales-NI match???

posted by billsaysthis at 06:50 PM on June 25, 2016

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