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Forums - Sports Discussion - UEFA Under-21 Championship Israel 2013 SPA-RUS 1-0 HOL-GER 3-2

 

Who will win the title?

Spain 1 7.14%
 
Russia 0 0%
 
England 0 0%
 
Italy 1 7.14%
 
Holland 6 42.86%
 
Germany 3 21.43%
 
Israel 0 0%
 
Norway 2 14.29%
 
I don't give a damn about soccer. 1 7.14%
 
All should be winners. 0 0%
 
Total:14
weaveworld said:
DirtyP2002 said:


No, they are actually beyond the U21 level, they are playing for the A-team.
You can't play on a higher level than the Champions League final, so U21 would be a step backwards.

It is just that the meaning of the U21 championship is not as important as it would be.
You can't say that team X has a better generation coming up than team Y for example.


Excuse me? Winning a European Championship albeit the u-21 is a title that I personally would like to add to my trophy list. I can understand them not playing because their season has lasted so long but otherwise... There's a reason these u-21 aren't yearly anymore.

Oh well, i'm Dutch, I'll be happy with just this title and luckily so are some of the Dutch A-team players ;p

Well it's hard to take it serious when there is so much fluctuation going on. On the other hand it's probably the only Under-Anything tournament that could be taken serious as this is the last year the rookies can play in such a national team.
There are constantly new, better players coming up from the U20, U19 etc. and others are leaving either to the A-team or simply because they are getting old.
Teams have barely any regular starters, so they don't know each other too well and that's certainly harming their playstyle.

Also DirtyP forgot Toni Kroos who is currently injured.



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weaveworld said:
DirtyP2002 said:
weaveworld said:
DirtyP2002 said:
weaveworld said:
 


The bolded one played the Champions League final and the underlined one played this nonsense-friendly games with the A-team.

If you put it like that it's a shame both teams made the finals... My guess is they would have been available otherwise?


No, they are actually beyond the U21 level, they are playing for the A-team.
You can't play on a higher level than the Champions League final, so U21 would be a step backwards.

It is just that the meaning of the U21 championship is not as important as it would be.
You can't say that team X has a better generation coming up than team Y for example.


Excuse me? Winning a European Championship albeit the u-21 is a title that I personally would like to add to my trophy list. I can understand them not playing because their season has lasted so long but otherwise... There's a reason these u-21 aren't yearly anymore.

Oh well, i'm Dutch, I'll be happy with just this title and luckily so are some of the Dutch A-team players ;p


not really. even Löw said about gündogan for example that he should only play for the A team now.

2009 Germany had a brilliant young team with Khedira, Özil, Hummels, Boateng, Höwedes and Neuer.



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