The great College World Series / Euro 2008 chat thread
by Bob Timmermann
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The College World Series resumes at 11 am PT with an elimination game between Rice and LSU.
In yesterday's action, Miami eliminated Florida State 7-5 and Georgia took control of its bracket with a 4-3 win over Stanford. Miami will play Stanford Tuesday in an elimination game and the winner of that game would have to beat Georgia twice.
At 11:45 am, the final two matches of Euro 2008's Group C, aka "The Group of Death", will be played. Netherlands has already won the group and may be sending out the second string in its match against Romania in Berne. Italy will play France in Zurich.
Romania advances with a win. If Romania loses, the winner of France-Italy advances. If both matches end in ties, Romania advances. If France and Italy play a draw that is at least 1-1 and Romania loses, Italy advances. If France and Italy play a scoreless draw, Romania will advance as long as it loses by one or two goal or by a three goal margin in which they score at least one goal. If Romania loses 3-0 and the Italians and French play a scoreless draw, then Italy advances.
And my personal favorite, if Romania earns at least a draw and France and Italy draw also, the French and Italians have to play a penalty kick tiebreaker to decide who finishes third. Even though if you finish in third, you don't advance. (UEFA has put the kibosh on this idea. Jerks.)
This will all be on the final. The sum of this is that France is in big trouble
Oh, and at 4 pm PT, #2 North Carolina will play Fresno State. The Bulldogs will try to join the other Bulldogs as the only 2-0 teams in the CWS.