Euro 2020 Day 6 Game Thread: Second Round Begins

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Close friends Finland and Russia face off at 9, Wales and Turkey with a big game at 12:00, and the Swiss try to slow the Italians down at 3:00
 

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Finland probably will get beaten by Belgium, but if they can get a point off the Russians they will probably advance to the KO stage. That is a great accomplishment for a team making its first major tournament appearance, and also for a nation of 5 million people where soccer isn't the most popular sport.
 

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One of the fun parts of modern international soccer is wondering, "how is that guy eligible for that country" and looking it up. Today's entry: Glen Kamara. Who knew he was born in Finland?
 

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One of the fun parts of modern international soccer is wondering, "how is that guy eligible for that country" and looking it up. Today's entry: Glen Kamara. Who knew he was born in Finland?
You wonder how Mario Fernandes is Russian? (He is a naturalized citizen from playing professionally in Russia for a while).
 

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You wonder how Mario Fernandes is Russian? (He is a naturalized citizen from playing professionally in Russia for a while).
I also like that the Finns are starting Daniel O'Shaugnessy (born in Finland to an Irish father and Finnish mother).
 

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Wales bossing Turkey without actually scoring. It's actually making Italy's performance against Turkey a little less impressive in retrospect.
 

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It occurs to me that whales vs turkey might provide a valuable clue about the outcome of shark vs bear.
 

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The whole point of the stutter-step runup is to wait until the keeper moves and then tuck it the other way. Stutter-stepping into a drive at the top corner is nuts.
 

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Why was Turkey allowing those baseline runs from the corner? Wales got several close-range crossing shots at goal, and that last one paid off. Seemed like the runs were way too easy.
 

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In case you missed it yesterday...
View: https://twitter.com/CBSNews/status/1405231107868614664

Soccer superstar Cristiano Ronaldo snubbed Coca-Cola. Then their market value sank $4 billion.
During a Euro 2020 press conference on Monday, soccer superstar Cristiano Ronaldo irritably moved two bottles of Coca-Cola, one of the official sponsors of the event, and then picked up a bottle of water.


"Água!" he exclaimed in Portuguese, setting the bottle down in the center of his desk.

By the end of the press conference for the European Championship, Coca-Cola's shares had dropped 1.6%, to $55.22 from $56.17. That lopped $4 billion off the beverage behemoth's market value, with the shares sinking another 0.6% on Tuesday to $55.08.
 

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Please welcome to the international stage, Manuel Locatelli! Dude has 6 goals in ~10,000 minutes in Serie A and now 2 goals in under 200 minutes at the Euros!
 

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#ITA vs. #SUI: Chiellini off injured
#Italy captain Giorgio Chiellini had a goal ruled out for handball and then minutes later the veteran had to leave the pitch after suffering flexor problem in left thigh.