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Sergio Ramos – La Furia Roja's New General
21:49 Thursday 5th July 2012

Spain's historic treble - completed with their 4-0 thrashing of Italy - was rounded off by Monday's announcement of Andres Iniesta as player of the tournament. As much as the jewel in the Spanish footballing crown more than merits such an accolade,…

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The Positives Of England's Euro 2012 Campaign
21:22 Thursday 5th July 2012

At Euro 2012 England's nemesis came back to haunt them once again in a major tournament as they were knocked out at the quarter-final stage from a penalty shoot-out against Italy. So on paper it seemed another case of 'same old England.'To…

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England at the Euros: A Post Mortem
23:30 Tuesday 3rd July 2012

Sunday night saw the termination of England's participation in Euro 2012.  Another major tournament has come and passed and England once again stumbled at the quarter-final stage.  And once again they were eliminated on penalties.  The general…

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The understated and underappreciated...Xavi, Pirlo and Scholes
21:44 Tuesday 3rd July 2012

 It was the infamous Daily Mail and Matt Lawton headline that read: “The best players of the world (and Xavi)”.Now, don't get me wrong, I understand this is an old headline, but I felt obliged to write an article on the “(and Xavi)” part, more…

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Germany Cruise Past Greece To The Semi-Finals
21:54 Tuesday 26th June 2012

Germany secured their semi-final berth at Euro 2012 with a more than comfortable win over deprived Greece in Gdansk. The Germans had countless amounts of chances prior to captain Phillip Lahm's spectacular effort putting his side ahead before…

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Euro 2012: On the Box And On The Pitch
21:37 Tuesday 26th June 2012

The 2012 UEFA European Championships for the most part have produced entertaining free-flowing football, something that unfortunately couldn't be said for the majority of the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Even the less glamorous ties from the group…

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Things the Fifth Officials Could do
19:07 Wednesday 20th June 2012

Now, the European championships are well underway and, despite the possibility of World Cup runners-up The Netherlands going out in the group stage, the main talking point is, of course, the fifth officials. You may not have noticed them very…

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Why Germany Will End Their 16 Year Wait For a Trophy.
12:46 Sunday 17th June 2012

Why Germany Will End Their 16 Year Wait For a Trophy. Composed, Calm and Clinical:  Three features that are needed to win any major international tournament. Germany have displayed all three so far two games into Euro 2012 and look like they…

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Greece 1-2 Czech Republic
00:01 Friday 15th June 2012

Two goals in the opening six minutes from Wolfsburg duo Petr Jiracek and Vaclav Pilar ensured the Czech Republic picked up their first win of Euro 2012, despite a second half howler from Chelsea keeper Petr Cech.The 2004 champions were made…

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Euro 2012 Match Report: Republic of Ireland 0-4 Spain
23:31 Thursday 14th June 2012
By Rob

Republic of Ireland crashed out of Euro 2012 without a sniff of a whimper as they were dominated by a rampant Spain, who strolled to a 4-0 win to top Group C.The Spaniards backed out of their ridiculous 'no striker' tactic and brought Fernando…

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Euro 2012 Match Report: Italy 1-1 Spain
20:46 Sunday 10th June 2012
By Rob

The first clash between two of Europe's footballing heavyweights at Euro 2012 ended all square, as Italy and reigning champions Spain played out a 1-1 draw.Spain made the odd decision to start the match without a recognised striker, with Cesc…

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Match Report: Poland 1-1 Greece
01:23 Saturday 9th June 2012

Host nation Poland were held to a 1-1 draw by Greece, as Euro 2012 got underway in Warsaw. A second half Dimitris Salpingidis goal cancelled out Robert Lewandowski's opener as both sides finished with ten men in an entertaining opening fixture.After…

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Euro 2012: Final Prediction
19:12 Monday 4th June 2012

It's hard to believe that Euro 2012 is only a week away. The usual headlines of ‘This-is-our-year' and the detailed analysis of ‘How England will rule Europe' is nowhere to be seen.And due to the news of violence and racism in Ukraine/Poland,…

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England's Euro squad will be solid but unspectacular
11:58 Tuesday 15th May 2012

As Roy Hodgson's decision day looms large the speculation surrounding who will be part of his first England squad is building. New England managers in the past have tended to use their first squad to mark their identity on the team through…

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England's 23 Man Squad for the Euro's. Who Should Go?
00:34 Monday 14th May 2012

England. Never boring is it? With Rooney's suspension, the manager fiasco ending up with the surprising, but solid choice of Roy Hodgson has meant that while other nations have announced preliminary squads, England won't for a while. So who…