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Jul 2nd, 2012
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England captain Steven Gerrard has been named in UEFA’s team of the tournament from Euro 2012. The Liverpool midfielder is the only Englishman to be included in the 23-man team alongside 10 members of the Spain squad, who retained their crown with an impressive 4-0 victory over Italy in the fin...
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Jul 1st, 2012
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World champions Spain took their place among the game’s greats when they thrashed Italy 4-0 to become the first team to win successive European Championship titles on Sunday. Goals from David Silva, Jordi Alba, Fernando Torres and Juan Mata gave the world champions an easy victory over an Itali...
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Jul 1st, 2012
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Euro 2012 top scorers after the final on Sunday: Player Team Goals Minutes Fernando Torres Spain 3 189 Mario Gomez Germany 3 282 Alan Dzagoev Russia 3 253 Mario Mandzukic Croatia 3 270 Mario Balotelli Italy 3 421 Cristiano Ronaldo Portugal 3 480 Alan Dzagoev came in third position having played the l...
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Jul 1st, 2012
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KIEV — It’s the final day of Euro 2012, with Italy and Spain going head to head for the cup. Follow the best of the action, photos and pre-match buildup here. Want to have your say? Contact (at)phillipsian and (at)simonhaydon via Twitter. All times are Ukrainian. ___ 2055: Cesc Fabregas will le...
By IndepthAfrica
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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 ...
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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
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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...
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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...
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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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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...