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Euro 2016: Round of 16

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The group stage is over and some teams, including Sweden, have been eliminated from the European Football Championship. The tournament goes on however, and the play offs are starting this weekend. In this post are dates and schedule/fixtures for the Round of 16. The two branches of the play off tree is interesting to watch, with teams like Spain, Germany and Italy on the right. The left branch is considered a more easier journey to…
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Euro 2016: Results from the group stage, round 1

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The UEFA European Football Championships are running and the first round of the group stage is finished. We have enjoyed some great football for a week and this post summarizes some of the highlights. France 2-1 Romania Comment: The opening match was a tight history. Olivier Giroud gave France the lead in the 57th minute just to see it be tied after a penalty shot 10 minutes later. However, Dimitri Payet blessed the host nation…
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Pittsburgh Penguins won the 2016 Stanley Cup

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Some people complain that the IIHF World Championships are played in May, which is incomprehensible because it hardly requires snow and ice out there to enjoy some good hockey. We who are following the finals of the Stanley Cup are accustomed to a hockey season that continues well into June! This year the final series was played between the Pittsburgh Penguins and San Jose Sharks. Penguins have had a hard time repeating their success from 2009 and…
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Real Madrid won Champions League 2016

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Sometimes sport is wonderful. Other times it is cruel. Often it depends on which side you stand on when the fat lady sings. Odds are based on trends and that history repeats itself. We never know when a miracle will happen, dynasties broken and giants fall. The final of the Champions League in 2016 was a prime example of how small the margins between winning and losing are. A goalpost would prove to decide whether…
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What team will win Euro 2016?

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Who will win the 2016 UEFA European Championships? In this post we check out groups, schedule, outright winner odds and predictions. As we can see in the odds section to the right, the host nation France is favourites to winning the tournament, before Germany. Traditionally, the host nation usually go far in football/soccer tournaments. However, we think there are a number of nations that have more talented squads than France right now. FIFA World Cup…
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Stanley Cup 2016: Sharks vs Penguins

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After some great action in the semifinals, we can now look forward to an exciting final series in the 2016 Stanley Cup. The two teams that are contesting for the cup are Pittsburgh Penguins and San Jose Sharks. Penguins has won Stanley Cup three times; during the dynasty years 1991 and 1992, and in 2009 when captain Sidney Crosby and his young Russian partner Evgeni Malkin led their team to victory. Sharks was founded in 1991…
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Canada won the 2016 Ice Hockey World Championship

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In the final of the 2016 Ice Hockey World Championships in Moscow, Russia, two of the favourites fought for the tournament victory: Canada and Finland. After 60 minutes of play, Team Canada was defending champions. Canada 2-0 Finland The final was a pretty one-sided event even if it didn’t contain much scoring. Connor McDavid gave Canada the early lead and Finland played a tight point defensive game. That is a style of play we’ve seen…
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IIHF World Championship 2016: semifinals

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Eight teams have been reduced to four after the quarterfinals in the IIHF World Ice Hockey World Championship 2016. In this post we write about the semifinals and the results from the quarterfinals. Semifinals in the 2016 IIHF World Championship USA – Canada Comment: A classic all-North American showdown. Canada has the most talented team when comparing player by player, but team USA has a strong collective and are known to be able to execute…
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IIHF World Championship 2016: quarterfinals

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The preliminary round of The 2016 Ice Hockey World Championship is finished and so is the schedule for the quarterfinals. Team – Points Group A: Czech Republic 18p Russia 18p Sweden 13p Denmark 11p — Norway 8p Switzerland 8p Latvia 6p Kazakstan 2p Comment: Czech Republic has done a great preliminary round with victories against the toughest opponents, Sweden and Russia. The host nation, Russia, defeated Sweden in the last round and thereby does not…
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Winners of the European domestic football leagues 2016

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Chicken Swedes have followed Europe’s biggest domestic football leagues during the season 2015-16: in the summer of 2015 when we studied the odds and gave you some predictions. After that we have made a post every now and then with some status updates. I this post we present the winners of Premier League, La Liga, Ligue 1, Bundesliga and Serie A. Premier League We, and most of the predictors and book makers were wrong about this…
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