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# Euro 2012

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# future plans
Platini and UEFA leaning towards multi-city Euro 2020
A decision on the 2020 tournament will be taken on Thursday.
# revealing
'I don’t want James McClean getting all the attention' - Stephen Hunt
The midfielder believes Giovanni Trapattoni wants the best for Ireland but will not be expecting a warm ‘hello’ any time soon.
Column: Irish fans sing because it brings unity, and what else do we have?
The history of public singing in Ireland suggests it emerges as a response to troubled times, writes Denis Buckley.
# World Cup 2014
'There are rifts in football every week,' says Keane
The Ireland skipper added that the Irish players need to “stick together” after the recent lows.
# in bod we trust
BOD: I can’t convince Damien Duff to make an Ireland comeback
The Irish rugby captain believes the Fulham midfielder is ‘incredibly professional’ and is enjoying is football away from the shackles of the international game.
# expansion plans
Big plans: UEFA defends 24-team European Championship
It’ll be grand, said Andy Roxburgh of the tournament’s growth from 16 t0 24 teams.
# Exit strategy
Hodgson laments Terry's England exit
The England boss says he reluctantly accepts the decision of the Chelsea defender to call time on his international career.
# England
Terry retires from international football, calls position 'untenable'
The former Three Lions captain made the announcement on the eve of his FA disciplinary hearing over racism charges.
# Blow
Darron Gibson ruled out for up to three weeks
David Moyes has admitted the player will be missed in Everton’s upcoming matches.
Aston Villa clarify Dunne treatment criticism
The Premier League club now accept that Richard Dunne “received the highest standard of medical care” while with Ireland at Euro 2012.
# Interview
Shay Given: 'I don't think we'll ever get over what happened in Paris that night'
The goalkeeper also revealed that other players in his position such as Brad Friedel influenced his decision to retire.
# Anthem
On song: Khedira defends Loew and players over anthem
“To sing the anthem or not has nothing to do with the amount of effort we give on the pitch,” the Real Madrid midfielder said.
# given out
John Delaney: Shay Given was certainly one of our greatest players
The FAI chief executive said club pressures may have led the goalkeeper to announce his international retirement.
# MLS-bound
Done deal: O'Dea joins Toronto FC
The 25-year-old defender was a free agent after being released by Celtic in the summer.
# Euro 2012
Sacre bleu! Three-match France ban for Nasri
The Eastlands midfielder wasinvolved in an angry exchange with a journalist after the quarter-final defeat by Spain, during which Nasri challenged the reporter to a fight.
# Uncertain
Dunne considers international retirement
The experienced defender says calling time on his Ireland career has “crossed his mind” over the past few weeks.
# Euro 2012
Nasri and France's Euro 2012 bad boys in the dock
The Man City midfielder along with Yann Mvila, Hatem Ben Arfa and Jeremy Menez are to appear before an FFF disciplinary committee. Merde.
# conjecture
Opinion: The more things change, the more they stay the same for Ireland
Whether Trapattoni really does intend to ring the changes for the World Cup qualifiers is unclear, writes Paul Fennessy.
Update: Trap omits senior quartet for Serbia friendly
There’s no call-up for Robbie Keane, Damien Duff, Shay Given and Richard Dunne, while Kevin Foley has turned down a call-up.
# Euro 2012
Here's your 'Mayor of Poznan having a pint in Dublin' pic of the day
Ryszard Grobelny is some man for the craic, it seems…
Messi endorses team-mates for Ballon d'Or
The Argentinian attacker believes both Andres Iniesta and Xavi deserve the prestigious accolade.
# World Cup 2014
Capello appointed Russia manager
The Italian will take over from Dick Advocaat but has yet to sign a contract, the Russian Football Union said today.
# conjecture
Hollande compares footballers to French soldiers
The French President also believes money has little to do with the national team’s problems.
# Poznań
Mayor of Poznan coming to Dublin to meet with soccer fans…
… he’ll also be opening a special Euro 2012 photo exhibition, and we have a sneak peek.
VIDEO: Iain Dowie shouting repeatedly at Graham Fenton
The ex-Northern Ireland player made his presence known at the PFA Legends tournament recently.
# Poznań
Is Poznan cheating on us? Zagreb got the 'thank you' posters too
Poznan! We thought we had something special going on…
# Les Bleus
Deschamps set to be named as the new France manager
The former Marseille coach will replace Laurent Blanc, who stepped down after the end of the European Championships.
# Going Viral
YouTube Top 10: because eating 53 chicken wings in 3 minutes is feasible
Iker Casillas, Tomas O’Connor and an ex-competitive eater all feature in this week’s countdown.
# Claim
1970 Brazil team 'better' than Spain - Pele
The footballing legend also clarified recent comments he made comparing Neymar to Messi.
# Uh oh
Euro disaster sees Ireland fall to 26th in the world
Surprise surprise, Spain remain the world’s top-ranked side following their win at Euro 2012.
# TV Gold
VIDEO: The last Aprés Match of Euro 2012
Some the usual suspects are lampooned in the last skit of the tournament.
# Euro 2012
WATCH: The BBC's Thriller-themed closing Euro 2012 credit sequence
‘It’s after midnight…’
# Euro 2012
Night of history: behind the scenes on Spain's moment of crowning glory
As the sun came up over Kiev following Sunday’s Euro 2012 final, Miguel Delaney met Spain’s history boys.
# Euro 2012
'Respect for Italy': Casillas shows true class by asking officials to blow final whistle early
How can you not love this man?
Column: Yes, Ireland is special but fewer care than we think
We’ve done well for a small island nation, writes Mark Boyle from Japan, but we shouldn’t overstate our sense of exceptionalism: it doesn’t serve us well abroad.
It's official: Leon Best completes move to Blackburn
The striker leaves Newcastle United having made 42 appearances for the club.
# Euro 2012
Poll: Was Andres Iniesta the best player at Euro 2012?
Did UEFA get it right?
# Said and done
Euro 2012: The good, the bad and the frustratingly inconsistent
Miguel Delaney lists the the stand-out performers as well as the biggest flops at this summer’s finals.
# Memories
Euro 2012: the 17 iconic moments that defined an unforgettable tournament
From Pirlo’s panenka to Bendtner’s boxers, here are the moments that we’ll always associate with Euro 2012.
# Spain v Italy
Twitter reveals record number of tweets during Euro 2012 final
Juan Mata’s final goal of the tournament sparked 15,358 tweets per second. That’s a lot.