uefa euro 2012 qualifying

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Rennes midfielder Tongo Doumbia has emerged as a possible to target for Arsenal as an alternative to Yann M’Vila and the Malian has confirmed that talks have begun with a Premier League club about a possible transfer. Doumbia, who stands at 6ft 3in, told Le 10 Sport: “There are discussions. My agent ...
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Jul 9th, 2012
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Former Real Madrid and Croatia defender Robert Jarni believes Luka Modric can help Los Blancos become European champions. Tottenham midfielder Modric is expected to sign for the Spanish champions this week in a deal worth around £35m (Dh157.9m), providing coach Jose Mourinho can trim his squad. Mouri...
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Jul 9th, 2012
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Roberto Mancini has ended speculation linking him with the vacant Russia national team position by agreeing a new five-year deal with Manchester City. Mancini had been heavily linked with a move to Russia with reports emerging today claiming the Italian had “secretly signed” a contract with the Russi...
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Jun 28th, 2012
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Short of climbing in a fountain or disappearing off on the back of a Vespa, Mario Balotelli could not have conjured up La Dolce Vita more for Italy on Thursday night. Balotelli lit up the National Stadium with two magical goals and a rare smile to send Italy through to Sunday’s final of Euro 2012, [&...
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Jun 28th, 2012
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Cristiano Ronaldo insists he can return home with his head held high after Portugal were knocked out of Euro 2012 by Spain on penalties, despite saving himself for the ‘glory’ spot-kick and not having the chance to take it. After a goalless 120 minutes, Spain clinched their place in the f...
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Jun 27th, 2012
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Spain beats Portugal on penalties at Euro 2012. More to come…. SPAIN BEAT PORTUGAL 4-2 ON PENALTIES – A penalty shootout began Spain‘s era and a penalty shootout kept it going. The dream of a unique treble is still alive. A 0-0 draw and penalties with Italy in the quarter-final of t...
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Jun 27th, 2012
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It’s a great line-up for the semi-finals and this to me is what makes the European Championship the best international tournament, above the World Cup. You have four top-quality sides and games that could go either way. But I went with a Germany-Spain final at the start and I’m sticking with that. On...
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Jun 27th, 2012
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Spain defender Alvaro Arbeloa says he is psyching himself up “mentally and physically” to face Real Madrid team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo in the Euro 2012 semi-final against Portugal on Wednesday night. With three goals in his last two matches, Ronaldo has emerged as one of the stand-out players at the ...
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Jun 27th, 2012
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Spain defender Alvaro Arbeloa has warned his team-mates Cristiano Ronaldo is not the only threat Portugal pose to their hopes of progressing to the Euro 2012 final. Ronaldo has carried his stunning form with Real Madrid last season into the tournament and heads into tomorrow’s semi-final against Spai...
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Jun 26th, 2012
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Headlines can be deceiving, especially those involving Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal. Ronaldo’s goals have won consecutive matches at the European Championship, sending Portugal into Wednesday’s semifinals against Spain. So readers would be forgiven for thinking there was only one player...