Switzerland 1-2 Turkey


Ian began writing Twohundredpercent in May 2006. He lives in Brighton. He has also written for, amongst others, Pitch Invasion, FC Business Magazine, The Score, When Saturday Comes, Stand Against Modern Football and The Football Supporter. Ian was the first winner of the Socrates Award For Not Being Dead Yet at the 2010 NOPA awards for football bloggers.

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4 Responses

  1. fredorrarci says:

    According to the info here – http://www.euro2008.digsvid.com/2008/06/tie-breaker-rules/ – if the Czechs and Turks draw their last game, and Portugal don’t lose to Switzerland, second place will be determined by a penalty shoot-out. Has there ever been a shoot-out in a group stage of a major tournament, I wonder?

  2. sp3ktor says:

    I can’t think of a time this has happened before – probably in some obscure international youth tournament.

    I do remember in 1990 In England’s Group it looked like every one would have to draw lots – as going into the last game (I’m working from memory here) everyone had drawn two and scored and conceded one – though I may be confusing it with the Euros two years later.

  3. sp3ktor says:

    It was 1990 – I just checked

    Netherlands and Ireland drew their last game of the group and drew lots over who finished second and third. Netherlands finished third and ended up having to play that famous match against Germany in the next round.

  4. fredorrarci says:

    I remember it well, being Irish – you should have seen the celebrations when we ended up with Romania instead of West Germany…

    Just to correct my first comment – the result of Portugal-Switzerland is irrelevant to this scenario.

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