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By IndepthAfrica
In Cote d'Ivoire
Aug 15th, 2012
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Newly-appointed Russia coach Fabio Capello will begin his mission to lead the national side into the 2014 World Cup finals with a home friendly against the Ivory Coast on Wednesday. Capello has said his task is to rebuild confidence in a squad still reeling from their early exit from Euro 2012. ̶...
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Jul 6th, 2012
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Reports in England this morning suggest that Arsenal will try to land Borussia Dortmund striker Robert Lewnadowski in an attempt to plug in the hole about to be left by Robin Van Persie, whose refusal to sign a new deal at the Emirates ought to now pave the way for his exit. Lewandowski was top [&hel...
By IndepthAfrica
In Euro 2012
Jun 17th, 2012
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Cristiano Ronaldo finally found the form he was lacking at the European Championship, scoring twice Sunday to give Portugal a 2-1 win over the Netherlands and a spot in the quarter-finals. The Real Madrid forward failed to sparkle in Portugal’s two previous matches but he was devastating agains...
By IndepthAfrica
In Euro 2012
Jun 9th, 2012
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Follow IndepthAfrica’s live coverage of Euro 2012 as the second day of the tournament opens with Holland and Denmark clashing at Kharkiv. The Dutch are one of the pre-tournament favourites but will have their hands full against a Danish side containing the exciting Christian Eriksen. [View the ...
By IndepthAfrica
In Euro 2012
Jun 9th, 2012
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Maximising underdog spirit is second nature to Denmark, and Morten Olsen’s squad are likely to require a ship-load of Viking strength to get a result against the losing 2010 World Cup finalists. A nation with a population of under six million, who banned professionals from their national footba...
By IndepthAfrica
In Euro 2012
Jun 7th, 2012
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Euro 2012 was plunged into its first racism controversy after the black players in the Holland squad were subjected to monkey chants during an open practice session in the same city where England will also invite the public to watch them train on Friday. Several hundred people targeted players such a...
By IndepthAfrica
In Euro 2012
Jun 6th, 2012
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Team: Germany Nickname: Mannschaft Rankings: FIFA (2), Elo (4), SPI (2) Odds: 3-1 Euro History: Champions (1972, 1980, 1996), Finals (1976, 1992, 2008), Semifinals (1988), Qualified (1984, 2000, 2004) Last Five Tournaments: SF – F – SF – GS – F History: England beat Germany in the 1966 World Cup Fina...
By IndepthAfrica
In Euro 2012
Jun 6th, 2012
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Country: The Netherlands Nickname: The Clockwork Orange Rankings: FIFA (4), Elo (2), SPI (4) Odds: 7-1 Euro History: Champions (1988), Semifinal (1976, 1992, 2000, 2004), Quarterfinal (1996, 2008), Qualified (1980) Last Five Tournaments: F – QF – R16 – SF – DNQ History: The Dutch revolutionized socce...
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In Euro 2012
Jun 6th, 2012
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Country: Portugal Nickname: The Navigators Rankings: FIFA (5), Elo (8), SPI (5) Odds: 16-1 Euro History: Final (2004), Semifinals (1984, 2000), Quarterfinals (1996, 2008) Last Five Tournaments: R16 – QF – SF – F – GS History: Portugal’s history is the history of Portugal’s iconic players. 1966 was Eu...
By IndepthAfrica
In Euro 2012
Jun 4th, 2012
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Team: Russia Nickname: Sbornaya Rankings: FIFA (11), Elo (17), SPI (15) Odds: 20-1 Euro History: Champions (1960*), Finals (1964*, 1972*, 1988*), Semifinals (1968*, 2008) Qualified (1992, 1996, 2004) Last Five Tournaments:DNQ – SF – DNQ – GS – GS History: Soviet soccer’s golden age came in the 1960s,...