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Euro 2012 Team of the Tournament named

Euro 2012 Team of the Tournament named

Jul. 2 | Goalkeepers; Gianluigi Buffon (Italy), Iker Casillas (Spain), Manuel Neuer (Germany) Defenders: Gerard Pique (Spain), Fabio Coentrao (Portugal), Philipp Lahm (Germany), Pepe (Portugal), Sergio Ramos (Spain), Jordi Alba (Spain) Midfielders: Daniele De...

Spain are crowned Euro 2012 champions

Spain are crowned Euro 2012 champions

Jul. 2 | This was so much more than a stunning scoreline conjured up by one of the most magical collection of footballers in history. This was a statement by Spain, a thrilling 90-minute advertisement to the world over how the game should be played, with skill,...

Euro 2012 SF Preview: Germany vs Italy

Euro 2012 SF Preview: Germany vs Italy

Jun. 28 | Germany midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger has confirmed he will be fit to play. Schweinsteiger complained of a sore ankle after the last-eight win over Greece on Friday. However, the Bayern Munich man has shrugged off the problem and will take his place...

Euro 2012 SF Preview: Spain vs Portugal

Euro 2012 SF Preview: Spain vs Portugal

Jun. 27 | Portugal will be without frontman Helder Postiga when they face Spain in Wednesday’s first Euro 2012 semi-final. Real Zaragoza frontman Postiga has been ruled out with a thigh injury, meaning coach Paulo Bento will be unable to field the same starting...

Euro 2012 QF Preview: Germany vs Greece

Euro 2012 QF Preview: Germany vs Greece

Jun. 22 | Germany boss Joachim Low has played down comparisons between Greece and Chelsea – and has backed his team to win their Euro 2012 quarter-final. It has been suggested by the German media that Greece will provide a test similar to the one Bayern Munich...

Euro 2012 QF: Czech Republic 0 Portugal 1

Euro 2012 QF: Czech Republic 0 Portugal 1

Jun. 22 | He might be viewed as Barcelona’s 12th best player but Cristiano Ronaldo will take being damned as faint praise if his personal crusade to become a king of Europe proves successful in Kiev on July 1. Euro 2012’s star turn secured another man-of-the-match...

Euro 2012 QF Preview: Czech Rep vs Portugal

Euro 2012 QF Preview: Czech Rep vs Portugal

Jun. 21 | Czech Republic coach Michal Bilek firmly believes his side can beat Portugal in Thursday’s opening Euro 2012 quarter-final in Warsaw. The Czechs go into the encounter as underdogs but boosted by the news that Arsenal midfielder Tomas Rosicky will...

Euro 2012 Preview: Russia vs Czech Republic

Euro 2012 Preview: Russia vs Czech Republic

Jun. 8 | Russia head into their opener with coach Dick Advocaat warning their rivals they are “a dangerous team”. Russia are the favourites to top the group and completed their preparations for the tournament with an impressive 3-0 victory over Italy. Having...

Euro 2012 Preview: Poland vs Greece

Euro 2012 Preview: Poland vs Greece

Jun. 8 | Poland captain Jakub Blaszczykowski and his team-mates will realise a dream when the co-hosts kick off Euro 2012. The Group A opener at the National Stadium will finally bring to an end the long wait Franciszek Smuda’s side have had to endure before...

Euro 2012: Group-by-group guide and fixtures

Euro 2012: Group-by-group guide and fixtures

Jun. 8 | Group A: Poland, Greece, Czech Republic, Russia Perhaps the biggest battle facing Russia and Poland will be dealing with the expectation from fans and media. The experience of the Russian squad, along with Dick Advocaat’s astute management, means...