Well, the 3rd place match on Euro was removed because people didn't come to watch the match. I see the last time was in Italy 1980 and the winner was Czechoslovakia against the host Italy. No wonder. People in Italy in the last 15 years rather like to stay at home and watch games on TV than on stadiums.
On the last 2 Euros people have ask themselves what's going on with the match for the 3rd place.
Van Gaal is wrong. What would we do with Olympics, handball, basketball, waterpolo, etc. etc.? Should we remove the 3rd place from these places, as well?
In the last 6-7 years Croatian wanted so badly to win Handball gold in both Euro and World championship. Every time has come a large disappointment from the fans, media, all people who watched the tournaments and expected gold. But we almost every time no matter how fúcked up played and almost every time took that bronze medal no matter what. It's still success!
We are not talking about Wengi and his "The fourth place is a trophy!", are we?