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#Euro2012

# euro2012 - Friday 8 June, 2012

In pictures: Irish fans head for Poland by plane, trains and automobile
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In pictures: Irish fans head for Poland by plane, trains and automobile

Jun 8th 2012, 4:37 PM 10,121 Views 13 Comments

Irish football supporters are making their way across the continent today ahead of the Group C clash with Croatia in Poznan on Sunday.

As it happened: Poland v Greece, Euro 2012 From The42
Live Jun 8th 2012, 4:16 PM

As it happened: Poland v Greece, Euro 2012

LIVEBLOG: Euro 2012, day 1 From The42
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LIVEBLOG: Euro 2012, day 1

Poland boss: Lewandowski will join Manchester United after Euros
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Poland boss: Lewandowski will join Manchester United after Euros

Jun 8th 2012, 2:22 PM 849 Views 2 Comments

The Borussia Dortmund is striker is looking for a new club after talks with the German giants broke down.

Happy ending: Irish fan’s forgotten tickets will make it to Poland after all
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Happy ending: Irish fan’s forgotten tickets will make it to Poland after all

Jun 8th 2012, 2:19 PM 11,219 Views 23 Comments

Damian Coughlan left his tickets behind in Dublin Airport earlier – but a friend heading for Poland tonight has saved the day.

Trap says "never say never... after six games maybe the dream comes true"
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Trap says "never say never... after six games maybe the dream comes true"

Jun 8th 2012, 1:26 PM 2,650 Views 6 Comments

“I think, without the surprise or the injury, sure I’ve called back the same XI,” the manager said today.

Croatia's Corluka targets quarter-final spot
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Croatia's Corluka targets quarter-final spot

Jun 8th 2012, 12:10 PM 195 Views 1 Comment

Croatia provide Giovanni Trapattoni with yet another article he can pin to the dressing room wall.

UEFA aware of racist incidents, no Dutch complaint
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UEFA aware of racist incidents, no Dutch complaint

Jun 8th 2012, 12:03 PM 2,540 Views 28 Comments

“We all heard the monkey chants,” Dutch skipper Mark van Bommel said. “We can’t accept that. We reacted well and the situation was sorted.”

Euro 2012: Meet the gaffers
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Euro 2012: Meet the gaffers

Jun 8th 2012, 12:00 PM 307 Views 1 Comment

We’ll have a wide array of characters on sideline display over the next month. Do you know who they remind us of?

Preview: Russia look to mount strong defence against Czechs
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Preview: Russia look to mount strong defence against Czechs

Jun 8th 2012, 10:58 AM 121 Views 0 Comments

Dick Advocaat is cautiously optimistic that his Russian side can start well against the Czechs tonight.

Maradona: Ireland will need 'luck' to emerge from Euro 2012 group
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Maradona: Ireland will need 'luck' to emerge from Euro 2012 group

Jun 8th 2012, 10:55 AM 348 Views 0 Comments

El Diego also believes Germany are favourites to win because of Spain’s injury concerns.

Flying the flag: 12 Irish banners we hope to see in Poland this summer
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# Euro 2012

Flying the flag: 12 Irish banners we hope to see in Poland this summer

Jun 8th 2012, 10:26 AM 1,371 Views 2 Comments

Nothing says game-time like defacing your national flag by scrawling the name of your local pub onto it.

On a wing and a prayer: what each team hopes, expects and faces in Poland and Ukraine
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# Euro 2012

On a wing and a prayer: what each team hopes, expects and faces in Poland and Ukraine

Jun 8th 2012, 10:19 AM 2,615 Views 3 Comments

Miguel Delaney breaks down what fans throughout the continent can hope for this month at the Euros.

The Magnificent Seven: Aprés Match skits
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# Satire

The Magnificent Seven: Aprés Match skits

Jun 8th 2012, 10:00 AM 1,973 Views 0 Comments

With the popular RTÉ clip show returning for the Euros, we thought we’d revisit some of our favourite clips.

Dutch squad subjected to racial abuse at training session
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Dutch squad subjected to racial abuse at training session

Jun 8th 2012, 9:47 AM 228 Views 0 Comments

Coach Van Marwijk said his squad will now be perfectly aware of what they may come across during the course of the tournament.

Our 'sounder temperament' can take us past Croatia, says Dunphy
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Our 'sounder temperament' can take us past Croatia, says Dunphy

Jun 8th 2012, 8:57 AM 1,978 Views 13 Comments

The RTE analyst is upbeat about Ireland’s prospects in Poznan on Sunday.

Keane ready to take backward step to aid Irish cause
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Keane ready to take backward step to aid Irish cause

Jun 8th 2012, 6:44 AM 248 Views 0 Comments

The skipper is happy to do whatever manager Giovanni Trapattoni believes will get three points against Croatia on Sunday night.

# euro2012 - Thursday 7 June, 2012

UK ministers to shun Euro 2012 group matches
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# Protest

UK ministers to shun Euro 2012 group matches

Jun 7th 2012, 9:39 PM 4,680 Views 9 Comments

Meanwhile, the UK government say they “fully support” England’s participation in the tournament.

VIDEO: Keane hopeful of emulating past glories
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# Euro 2012

VIDEO: Keane hopeful of emulating past glories

Jun 7th 2012, 9:05 PM 168 Views 0 Comments

The Ireland captain has fond childhood memories of Euro ’88 and Italia ’90.

'An 80% Shay Given is still better than most'
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# Euro 2012

'An 80% Shay Given is still better than most'

Jun 7th 2012, 8:00 PM 419 Views 0 Comments

Ireland international goalkeeper Emma Byrne on how having the regular No1 between the sticks breathes confidence through a team.

England can win the Euros, says Rooney
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England can win the Euros, says Rooney

Jun 7th 2012, 6:39 PM 285 Views 3 Comments

The striker believes his country have got “the players and the quality”.

Do any Croatians want to face Richard Dunne? Another blow as Ilicevic ruled out
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# Third Man Out

Do any Croatians want to face Richard Dunne? Another blow as Ilicevic ruled out

Jun 7th 2012, 5:25 PM 659 Views 2 Comments

Dinamo Zagreb’s Sime Vrsaljko is set to join the squad as a replacement for the Hamburg winger.

Drinking the Euros: Our guide to the continent's best beer
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Drinking the Euros: Our guide to the continent's best beer

Jun 7th 2012, 4:43 PM 1,697 Views 11 Comments

16 teams, 16 beers. One winner.

Who'd play who in Euro 2012: The Movie?
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# Reel Deal

Who'd play who in Euro 2012: The Movie?

Jun 7th 2012, 4:00 PM 1,076 Views 3 Comments

Check out the footballers who we believe deserve a shot at silver-screen glory.

Dark horses: Four outsiders who could be worth taking a punt on
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Dark horses: Four outsiders who could be worth taking a punt on

Jun 7th 2012, 3:04 PM 781 Views 2 Comments

Looking beyond Spain, Germany and Holland, where is a winner likely to come from?

VIDEO: Robbie Keane and Glenn Whelan play Gaelic football in Poland...
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# Code Breakers

VIDEO: Robbie Keane and Glenn Whelan play Gaelic football in Poland...

Jun 7th 2012, 2:37 PM 1,565 Views 6 Comments

This is one way to counteract the Spaniards’ tiki-taka.

Relaxed skipper Robbie Keane ready to get going at last
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# Euro 2012

Relaxed skipper Robbie Keane ready to get going at last

Jun 7th 2012, 2:22 PM 1,799 Views 1 Comment

“We had a spa day yesterday, massages and stuff like that. It was a good relaxing day and you could see that. It was back again to sharpness on the pitch today.”

Caption time: what was going on in Gdynia earlier?
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# Heads!

Caption time: what was going on in Gdynia earlier?

Jun 7th 2012, 2:21 PM 476 Views 5 Comments

Ireland defender Paul McShane seemed to keep his head as all about him lost theirs.

Top, top television: here's how they'll line out in the studios this summer
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Top, top television: here's how they'll line out in the studios this summer

Jun 7th 2012, 2:10 PM 701 Views 3 Comments

Stuck at home and torn between the “expert analysis” of RTÉ, BBC and ITV? Let us help you to decide.

Spotting the trends — these are the team most likely to…
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Spotting the trends — these are the team most likely to…

Jun 7th 2012, 2:00 PM 266 Views 1 Comment

Who’ll pull a Milan Baros, a Greece or a in Poland this month? Well seeing as you asked nicely, it’s this lot.

Given will be fine for Croatia showdown, insists Tardelli again
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Given will be fine for Croatia showdown, insists Tardelli again

Jun 7th 2012, 12:43 PM 1,501 Views 16 Comments

“Today, he rested but I think he is ready to play. Yes, he is 100% fit. Everything is good,” the Italian said today.

In the shop window: here’s the best case scenarios for Ireland’s Euro squad…
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In the shop window: here’s the best case scenarios for Ireland’s Euro squad…

Jun 7th 2012, 12:33 PM 4,044 Views 21 Comments

A transfer to a big club? A goal to cement a reputation? A few minutes on the pitch? Here’s what’s on offer.

Move over, Paul: Polish victory trumpeted by Citta the elephant
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Move over, Paul: Polish victory trumpeted by Citta the elephant

Jun 7th 2012, 11:23 AM 1,129 Views 1 Comment

The Krakow-based mammal has predicted a home win in the opening game of Euro 2012.

Legends of yore: here's our European Championships Best XI
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Legends of yore: here's our European Championships Best XI

Jun 7th 2012, 11:02 AM 560 Views 2 Comments

We’ve picked what we consider to be the greatest eleven players to ever grace the tournament. Do you agree?

Defoe leaves England squad following father's death
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Defoe leaves England squad following father's death

Jun 7th 2012, 10:53 AM 352 Views 0 Comments

The Spurs striker will rejoin the team “in due course”, according to the FA.

Testicle-biting dogs 'for England hooligans', warn Polish media
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Testicle-biting dogs 'for England hooligans', warn Polish media

Jun 7th 2012, 10:02 AM 5,893 Views 30 Comments

Krakow is ready for any trouble ‘like a bag full of anvils’ they say.

And if you know your history… these are greatest European championships teams of all time
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And if you know your history… these are greatest European championships teams of all time

Jun 7th 2012, 9:39 AM 610 Views 0 Comments

We’ve crunched the numbers so you don’t have to.

Irish fans, Paul’s your man in Poznań
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Irish fans, Paul’s your man in Poznań

Jun 7th 2012, 8:32 AM 605 Views 1 Comment

Ireland’s cultural representative in the Polish city, Paul McKeown, has been tasked with aiding supporters with travel arrangements, accommodation, and other activities.

The Morning Score: Thursday
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The Morning Score: Thursday

Jun 7th 2012, 8:27 AM 294 Views 0 Comments

Here’s everything you need to know this morning… apart from where the sun went.

# euro2012 - Wednesday 6 June, 2012

Amen! Polish churches go multilingual for Euro 2012
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Amen! Polish churches go multilingual for Euro 2012

Jun 6th 2012, 8:10 PM 2,818 Views 6 Comments

Don’t worry, Irish fans. You’ll be able to get in an English-language mass before the Spain game.