Euro 2008: RUS vs ESP

Use this forum topic for discussing Spain Spain vs. Russia Russia

Date Thu 26 June Kick-off 20:45 CET Venue Ernst-Happel-Stadion, Vienna


Possible Lineups

Spain Spain: Iker Casillas – Sergio Ramos, Carles Puyol(c), Carlos Marchena, Joan Capdevila – Marcos Senna – Xavi Hernandez, David Silva, Andres Iniesta – Fernando Torres, David Villa

Russia Russia: Igor Akinfeev – Aleksandr Anyukov, Sergei Ignashevich, Denis Kolodin. Roman Shirokov – Diniyar Bilyaletdinov, Igor Semshov(c), Konstantin Zyryanov, Ivan Saenko – Andrei Ashavin, Roman Pavlyuchenko


Referee Belgium Frank de Bleeckere

Quote by bbc.co.uk

Spain's Cesc Fabregas has warned his team-mates not to expect a repeat of their 4-1 thrashing of Russia when they meet in the Euro 2008 semi-finals.

Spain beat Russia in their opening game and they meet on Thursday in Vienna.

But Fabregas, who scored the winning shoot-out penalty against Italy on Sunday, said: "If we think it will be the same, we will be very mistaken."

Luis Aragones, meanwhile, says he still plans to quit as coach after Euro 2008 despite Spain's impressive form so far.

The 69-year-old said: "I would like to thank everyone for the compliments they have paid us.

"But the Federation and all of you know that my time as coach will come to an end whatever happens at this tournament.


Spain came through a difficult contest with the Italians in Vienna on Sunday, being held to a 0-0 draw after extra time and eventually coming through 4-2 on penalties after two brilliant saves from goalkeeper Iker Casillas.

Fabregas came off the bench in the second half and the Arsenal star says he does not care how big a part he plays as long as Spain continue to be successful.

He added: "I just want to help the team and if that means coming on in the last half hour that is fine. I don't want the glory just for myself, I want it for Spain.

"The boss came on to the pitch after extra time and gave the names out.

"I've always felt that he has faith in me, and he showed that by naming me number five which is normally the crucial penalty.

"It has been difficult for some people to have confidence in me when I play for Spain, but I know that life sometimes give you the chance to prove yourself.

"However, we need to keep our feet on the ground if we are to win this tournament
Comments
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1st,
STOP PUSHING MY TOPIC DOWN.
stop pushing freeze topic down
Russia 1-2 They owned the dutch so they have to win this championship
holland played a total crapgame ..
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sure, well. They still were just better.
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thought the same after russian's great performance and win over holland.
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easy bash
Pavlyuchenko :>
Arse-Shavin' will steam through the Spanish defence like a T34 on its way to the Reichstag in Berlin.
its 25 not 26, ger is 26 ^^
and pavlychenko wont be playing, and i think kolodin too, not sure who is the 2nd one
kolodin and zhirkov are out I guess
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Dima Bilan will take it again !!!
Our Football players are real men
& we are proud of them

& dima steblan is filthy passive gay , disgrace for Russia
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ty toje poklonnik etogo pidara ?
sorry if I hurt your feelings with that
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back off , gays lover
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hope Russia will take this one, after winning vs NL they deserve to win this EC.

GL Russia show those spaintardz that it can be 4-1 for Russia also :D
Quotehope Russia will take this one, after winning vs NL they deserve to win this EC.
now every dutch is saying that lol
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Russia Igor Akinfejew
Russia Alexander Anjukow
Russia Sergei Ignaschewitsch
Russia Denis Kolodin
Russia Roman Schirokow
Russia Dinijar Biljaletdinow
Russia Wladimir Bystrow
Russia Konstantin Syrjanow
Russia Iwan Sajenko
Russia Andrei Arschawin
Russia Roman Pawljutschenko

my spelling :D
crybaby, its not easy to write these damn names^^
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dont ever forget these names because they will win against germany in the finals!
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You sir, haz not right !
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don't forget Netherlands Guus Hiddink. Without him Russia wouldn't even qualify.
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hes the trainer so he wont play xD
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we can't forget him , dude

after folding of USSR ,( last 20 years ) we didn't have such coaches as Gus.
he is genious.
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Kolodin not allowed to play (2 yellow cards)
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correct, noticed that too :(((((((((((((((((((((((((((

We wont see any more panzerfausts from half the pitch :(((((
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Igor Akinfe-jew ? :)
is it German pronunciation ?

it's Akinfeyev

same with other surnames
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das ist deutsch
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You are a Russian or an immigrant? what's hard with spelling when you are Russian.
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pavliutschenko sounds more ukrainian :P
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2:0 RUSSIA
russia will take it imo

they played rly well against netherlanskis
The Final will be Russia vs Germany

Kursk-1943 Berlin-1945 Wien-2008 so izi 4 us;]
it will be a good match! not sure for score, but Russia will tak it!good luck!
russia deserves to win :) zenith st pettersbourg!
Spain will take it!
Referee : Belgium Frank De Bleeckere
Russia 3-0 izi bash
ez 4 villa
mather rusia go for it !
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5-1 Russia!
that's not Albania ,dude

1-0 or 2-1 looks more realistic )
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Kolodin has 2 yellow cards so he isnt allowed to play? Or cards are reset?
isn't allowed to play.
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izi bash for russia
spanish team is worst team of 4 semi finalists
Spain I hope ;X!
Arschawin, rly nice player
He will make the difference ;)
I really hope Spain will take this 2-1 but I think those pesky Russias may own them. :(
in every match when russia plays you hope for opposite(?) team


fag :D
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easy bash for russia <3
Spain will win this, holland played shit.. russia isnt that good
i hope spain will win :>
oh nice boobies :>
great shape and size and not flat :p
They're clearly fake.
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i dont see any scars :<
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Is Zhirkov allowed to play ?
He's not suspended.
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I hope 2-1 Spain.
does jew teachers teach you that?
v uho trahal! neuzheli emu nastolko vse obrezali
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go russia!
Spain 3 - 1 Russia
Spain F. Torres will score at least once.
Textbox:

<3 10 Zlatan Ibrahimovic
<3 9 Fernando Torres
<3 7 Cristiano Ronaldo

hehe, 2 of them have failed already
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trve :<
tho Zlatan is excused due to his injury!
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You said that about last Sunday, too...
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Because that's what I want to happen!
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Right, and that's why you use "will"...
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It's a literary method to explain you are convinced that it will happen!
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go Belgium Frank De Bleeckere!
SA RASIJU !!!!!
omg pulza omg
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russia wins
No Zhirkov :<
No victory :<

Edit: Where is Zhirkov in that line-up? He's not suspended, so I wud be rly surprised if he isn't going to play
didn't zhirkov get 2nd yellow card in match vs nl?
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No. Only his first.
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he will be playing fo sho, one of the best players even though he is playing not on his favourite position, but a bit closer to the defence
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Russia will take it!
Spain 2 - 1 Russia
Shes not Russian?:P I think thats Nina Moric (Croatian), but i might be mistaken.
That's one of the worst referees I've ever seen. I've seen him make absolute bullshit decisions. I wonder what he did to get this far :/
roflmao, that guy is a retarded pretender :/.
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he looks so ugly :S
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many great players look ugly :D
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but why am i so sexi then ?
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np 4 ashavin!
Russia - Spain - 2 - 1
Germany - Turkey - 2 - 0

Russia - Germany - 3 - 2
I'd like Spain to win but Russia probably will.
Spain 2 : 1 Russia
russia has better chances to win, gl espanol though :(.
ohhmy <3<3<3<3<3<3 now I cant thinking anything else
ahah nice 8>
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:DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD
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Like they are going to fly back if it were true :/
This mad "bull" nation are selling Vodou with Russian national team, and on live tv their commentator's pierced it with needle xDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD
What the stupid idiot's they are?! ^^
Russia "follen" this "maricones" in all holes without any magic)

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It's a JOKE.
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NO ITS SERIOUS 100000%
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FUCK YOU GUYS WHY DO YOU HURT RUSSIAN PLAYERS EVEN BEFORE THE GAME? EVER HEARD OF SPORTSMANSHIP?
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Actually i will laugh in case russia take it, let's see what they do with that crappy vodou thing.
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NO ITS SERIOUS CASE. STOP DOING IT!
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You have to understand spanish people, not really used to win or get far in any football competition, Madrid went crazy when we won against italy, in fact some people should take it easy.
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its called aquarius.
Russia vs Germany , ;P
Hopefully Spaintards
GO SPAIN GO!!!!!!!!!!!!
SPAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
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haha are you retarded :D the ref made a good decision, rules are their to bypass ((c) pansemuckl)
Expecting a nice match, I'm with Russia now though I like Spain too :P
Winner Russia-Spain will win EURO
Germany show bad game against Turkey
havent you noticed that germany got to the final eventhough they played badly in the whole tournament? how can you say then, that germany is going to lose? score is unpredictable. ofc you can think that one team will win and the other will lose, but you cant rly back up your statement by any argument...
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The referee sucks donkey balls!
whats wrong with him?
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He's famous for his yellow and red cards
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for example?
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match AUT vs. GER. a lot yellow cards and 1x red
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He didn't referee this match.
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gl Spain SPAIN!
Whoever wins this game will win the final, too!
nice hating russia :[
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I was actually pretty impressed by the performance of your team and I'd be rooting for them if they were playing against any other team, I'm a fan of Spanish football though and I want Spain to win the cup!
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go go Spain !
I believe in Arshevin the great football player in this tournament.
Easy for Russia !!!!

GL
4-1 for Spain , Sergio Ramos scores 3
russia will take it.
ESPANAAAAA
ugly silicons :P~~
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LOL WHERE TO GET PICZ LIKE THAT?
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I hope spain, but russia will win it. :(
seriously, anyone who can say he knows who is gonna win is stupid, not even god knows who is gonna win. Its all lotto from now on. but i hope hiddink will take it, i respect him and i wish him all the best.
word ,dude
Gus is awesome coach
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2-1 for Russians
Hopefully Spain's going to win this, both teams are able to beat Germany though!
GO SPAIN GO


podemos!
the only good spanish player is......................................SpainWinghaven so this will be easy 4 Russia
Izy 4 ESP
VILLLAAAA VILLAA VILLLLAAAAAAAAA VILLLAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA NEGATIIIF
first half too slow
every game without Germany seems to be boring, even from an objective point of view!
they're slowplaying the aces ( i hope)
ZOMGH 1:0 for spain >.<
VIVAAAAAA SPAIN
1-0 spain :D:D:D:D:D:D
Hijo de la chingada!
D: Gelderland HIDDINK D:
tralalalalala espana <3
if u compare this russia to the russia who played against holland u can obviously see that they used dope
OLEEEEEEE OLEEEEEEE VIVIIVIVIAIVAIVAI EPSANJAAA
GUUS GAAT NAAR HUUS
SCHADE RUSSLAND ALLES IST VORBEI ALLES IST VORBEI ALLES IST VORBEI SCHADE RUSSLAND ALLES IST VORBEI

SCHADE RUSSLAND ALLES IST VORBEI ALLES IST VORBEI ALLES IST VORBEI SCHADE RUSSLAND ALLES IST VORBEI
RYSSÄT ON LYÖTY VIVA EPSNAJAOA OLELELELOELOELOEOEOELELELE
BB rusia noobs
fucking izi bash.

Silva and fabregas are fucking IMMENSE
russia pwned
Painukaa helvettii vitun ryssä paskat saatana, espana forever <3
haha, loling at all peoples who thought spain can be defeated ;ddd
Exactly. retard russian fags are not in same league with royal espana
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FUCKING NICE PROFILE PIC , MEIGHT
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:sarcasm detector here:
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spain NEVER[/i][/u] achieved something
not only the russian people said that russia is going to win
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what did russia achieve, lol?
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uefa, eurovision and hockey in the year 2008 :D dont want to mention the other years
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lol :x
eurovision: who the fuck cares, the biggest fag won imo
hockey: same as above, who the fuck cares about hockey?:o
get football/handball skills imo =P
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arrogant boy
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what was arrogant?
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your comment i guess
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sensitive :DDD
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cheer up, worldcup is in 2 years, rus still got a chance to win something
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israel also (:D)
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israel's team is fail, but spain > rus anytime!!!11
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russia won against brasil in the finals years ago ...
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o0 when and in what cup?
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who cares? gold is gold
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since you dont give any proofs it just a predication...
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http://www.90min.ch/history/em-archiv/
3 times in finals and they won once
they didnt play against brasil :| my mistake
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you spoke about brasil lol
there's a difference between playing against brasil and playing against yugoslavia :P
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3:0 to Spain <3 GG Russian was just too bad today
thanks a lot spain <3
Dima Bilan failed :(
OLEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
OLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!
OLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!

2 Hiddink:
"AY AY AY AY, CANTAAA Y NO LLOOORES,
PORQUE CANTANDO SE ALEGRAN,
CIELITO LINDO,
LOS CORAZONES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

XDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD
Y una polla
Que te follen
great game, go spain!
ORANGE TRÄGT NUR DIE MÜLLABFUHR
ORANGE AUF IHRER MORGENTOUR


<3
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yeye, you're happy now, but after getting raged by spain you'll cry like a baby ;D
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fabregas pwns, why is he a sub anyways ?
cuz xavi is still better, but is quite old now, and gets tired too soon :P
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gg 2 both.

GL in the finals espaniolas!
nice getting bashed :>

podemos Y DE SOBRA
wow -_-
Where the fuck was Arshavin...
same question here. This game was a fucking disappointment, no normal attacks at all. And if by some luck someone attacks, then there are only 1-2 (with rare occurrences of 3) people in penalty area. Felt like it was a different team.
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your comments are funny :DDDDDDDDD
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Spanish players were always placed in order to prevent passes coming to arshavin in the goal way. And when he had the ball he was either facing his own goal and had to come back or stopped. (imo)
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I know, but a really good player would've found at least some possible other actions.
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lol all of you are crying "arshavin failed! blablabla"... pls,
after he had played fucking well vs sweden and NL he attracted a lot of attention and when such a team as team-spain is focused on neutralising him ofc he doesnt have any chance. Watch the game again - spanish players didnt allow him to show himself and that's absolutely normal - there are no ideal players who cant be neutralised + he had to play more in defence than in offense coz of pressure. At least he got more experience now if he's going to play in Europe, and im fucking sure that he will. That was a really great game from spain, every player played well there, imo they will win the tournament.
Anyway thx guus for this chance, first in 20 years :P im not sad at all
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arshavind should've been substituted..
and he should have said it by himself he wanted to substitute, then he would be a better *star* :)
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Deutschland did the same to Ronaldo. He couldn't do much.
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Ronaldo gave an assist and did some nice moves tho.
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Never expected spain could play like this, just fucking awesome.
well played spain!
arshavin sucked
poor arshavin will stay in Russia :(
im so disapointed , it seems like someone changed the whole Russian Team ,, noone run , no real attaks , no shots nothing , well Spain deserved to Finals .
Atleast it was a great Tournament by Russia 3/4 Place in Europe is nice ;)
I guess they starting to think and were nervous a bit and afraid to lose.
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russia would have won if villa had stayed on the field.
but russia kicked him off?
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Only me or it really looks like Arse shavin' :D
BB russia
EAT THIS :DDDDDDDDDDDD
ESTONIA IN EC FINALS

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NEVER :XDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD
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who the fuck cares :DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD
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WHO THE FUCK CARES TOO :DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD
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i won 10 000 HUF
its like ~50-60 euro :<
too bad :(((((((((((
gl Russia in 2010
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