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# Euro 2012

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Spain won't be giving Ronaldo any special attention
Xabi Alonso insists the world champions will play their normal game when they come up against Portugal and his Real Madrid team-mate.
Paying the penalty: Rooney 'gutted' after shoot-out loss
“We can hold our heads up high, there are a lot of young players in the squad and that will help them in the next tournament,” the Man Utd striker said.
Peerless Pirlo and seven other 'Panenka' penalties
Last night’s dinked spot-kick was not the Italian midfielder’s first.
Gerrard vows to continue as England captain
The Liverpool midfielder says he and manager Roy Hodgson have already discussed Gerrard’s future with England.
Hundreds attend funeral of James Nolan in Blessington
The 21-year-old was buried in his hometown this morning.
No use practising penalties, insists Germany goalkeeping chief Koepke
Miguel Delaney tried to get a few questions past on of the heroes of ’96 at Germany’s press conference this afternoon.
The Morning Score: Monday
Here’s everything you need to know this morning – apart from how to take a penalty like Andrea Pirlo.
Nick Leeson: On Mick Wallace and his 'false economy'
The Wexford TD is symptomatic of the move from delayed gratification to credit consumerism which we are still struggling to shake off, writes Nick Leeson.
VIDEO: England go out on penalties again
Ashleys, Young and Cole, missed from the spot as Italy advanced to the semi-finals.
Analysis: Same old story in Kiev
England going out on penalties, Andrea Pirlo’s brilliance… we saw nothing new tonight, writes Miguel Delaney.
England v Italy, Euro 2012 quarter-final
There was just one spot left in the last four and we were in Kiev to find out who would fill it. Catch up on how it went.
Non, je ne regrette rien: Blanc defends negative tactics
The French boss also rued Xabi Alonso’s early goal in Donetsk last night.
Here's your 'Mario Balotelli tribute in a crop circle' pic of the day
An Italian artist has honoured the Manchester City striker in a field in Verona.
Preview: Azzurri should prevail in close contest
England and Italy are likely to serve up the most engaging of the four quarter-finals, writes Miguel Delaney.
Memory lane: Five past meetings between England and Italy
Check out classic goals from Kevin Keegan, Roberto Baggio and a young Paul Scholes.
Opinion: does a manager’s nationality matter in international football?
Based on statistics from Euro 2000 onwards, we assess this much-debated topic.
Podolski: England? Italy? It really doesn't matter
There’s a not-so-quiet confidence about this German side ahead of their Euro 2012 semi-final.
It's Sunday so here's 11 of our favourite pictures from the past 7 days
Check this lot out…
VIDEO: Robbie Keane pays tribute to James Nolan during LA Galaxy match
The Ireland captain held aloft a jersey with ‘RIP James Nolan’ on the back, and spoke with the 21-year-old’s father.
England and Italy trading stereotypes before quarter final clash
Roy Hodgson’s side are slowly building on a defensive ethic, while Italy have flattered themselves with stylish football.
Samir Nasri launches foul mouthed tirade at journalist
The incident marked the end of a poor tournament for the Manchester City midfielder, who caused upset with his celebration after scoring against England.
Kiev and the shadow of ‘The Death Match’
Sorting fact from fiction in the legend surrounding the notorious series of football games during World War II.
The Sunday Papers: some of the week's best sportswriting
Turn the phone on silent and the the kettle on. Here’s some of our favourite pieces from the past seven days.
Analysis: Unambitious French allow Spain to cruise into semi-finals
Laurent Blanc’s side lacked the precision and penetration to test the reigning world champions in Donetsk tonight, writes Miguel Delaney.
Balotelli: 'I'm more man than a Peter Pan'
The Italy forward has hit back at claims that he needs to grow up.
The Daily Fix: Saturday
All the main news from today, plus a few bits and pieces you may have missed along the way…
TV, air travel and underpants: the week in numbers
Plus – how TDs are fast becoming an endangered species, and how much Hollywood’s leading ladies can command per film.
Spain v France, Euro 2012 quarter-final
La Roja v Les Bleus… who prevailed?
Happy 40th Zizou and three past meetings between France and Spain
The French playmaker, who is 40 today, had a major hand in the Les Bleus wins over La Roja in 2000 and 2006.
Happy camp?: Portugal play down training ground spat
Ricardo Quaresma was reported to have kicked out at Miguel Lopes prompting team mates to step in.
Funeral of James Nolan to be held on Monday morning
The 21-year-old will be buried in his hometown of Blessington in Wicklow.
England coach Neville wary of Balotelli threat
England take on Italy tomorrow night in the last of the Euro 2012 quarter-finals. And Man City’s Joleon Lescott may face a familiar centre forward.
Euro 2012 analysis: Loew's gamble pays off as youth has its day
The only numbers that mattered were on the scoreboard, writes Miguel Delaney in Gdansk.
Germany v Greece, Euro 2012 quarter-finals
Insert bailout joke here… it was continental powerhouses Germany and the poor man of Europe, Greece. Let’s see what happened on the pitch.
Flying the flag: Angela Merkel banner raises over €20k for charities
Two charities will split the money raised in an auction for the now-famous Euro 2012 tricolour today.
Germany v Greece: money talks but actions will speak loudest on the pitch
Miguel Delaney has landed in Gdansk ahead of tonight’s politically-charged Euro 2012 quarter-final. This could be epic.
This freak goal might give Greek fans some hope for tonight's Euro 2012 quarter-final
If Manuel Neuer can be beaten once by a Greek strike from 73 yards, surely it can happen again.
Euro 2012, day 15
Are the Germans looking a little too laid-back going into their quarter-final with Greece tonight?
Airtricity League: Will we ever learn the lessons of Gdansk and Gortakeegan?
“If we ever want to win more than the party, we have to truly value what’s on our doorstep,” writes Niall Kelly in this week’s Airtricity League column.
Magnificent Seven: reasons why goal-line technology should be introduced
Following Ukraine’s goal that never was, we highlight a few other similar incidents in which officials guessed incorrectly.