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Friday 2 June 2023 Dublin: 11°C

# Euro2012

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In pictures: Irish fans head for Poland by plane, trains and automobile
Irish football supporters are making their way across the continent today ahead of the Group C clash with Croatia in Poznan on Sunday.
Poland v Greece, Euro 2012
What’s this? Euro 2012? Oh go on, then. We’re live for the first match of the tournament as Poland meet Greece in Warsaw…
LIVEBLOG: Euro 2012, day 1
We whiled away the hours before kick-off collecting tweets, following stories and giggling excitedly. Review the day’s action here.
# Euro 2012
Poland boss: Lewandowski will join Manchester United after Euros
The Borussia Dortmund is striker is looking for a new club after talks with the German giants broke down.
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Happy ending: Irish fan’s forgotten tickets will make it to Poland after all
Damian Coughlan left his tickets behind in Dublin Airport earlier – but a friend heading for Poland tonight has saved the day.
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Trap says "never say never... after six games maybe the dream comes true"
“I think, without the surprise or the injury, sure I’ve called back the same XI,” the manager said today.
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Croatia's Corluka targets quarter-final spot
Croatia provide Giovanni Trapattoni with yet another article he can pin to the dressing room wall.
# Euro 2012
UEFA aware of racist incidents, no Dutch complaint
“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.”
# the loew-down
Euro 2012: Meet the gaffers
We’ll have a wide array of characters on sideline display over the next month. Do you know who they remind us of?
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Preview: Russia look to mount strong defence against Czechs
Dick Advocaat is cautiously optimistic that his Russian side can start well against the Czechs tonight.
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Maradona: Ireland will need 'luck' to emerge from Euro 2012 group
El Diego also believes Germany are favourites to win because of Spain’s injury concerns.
# Euro 2012
Flying the flag: 12 Irish banners we hope to see in Poland this summer
Nothing says game-time like defacing your national flag by scrawling the name of your local pub onto it.
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On a wing and a prayer: what each team hopes, expects and faces in Poland and Ukraine
Miguel Delaney breaks down what fans throughout the continent can hope for this month at the Euros.
# Satire
The Magnificent Seven: Aprés Match skits
With the popular RTÉ clip show returning for the Euros, we thought we’d revisit some of our favourite clips.
# Euro 2012
Dutch squad subjected to racial abuse at training session
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
The RTE analyst is upbeat about Ireland’s prospects in Poznan on Sunday.
# Euro 2012
Keane ready to take backward step to aid Irish cause
The skipper is happy to do whatever manager Giovanni Trapattoni believes will get three points against Croatia on Sunday night.
# Protest
UK ministers to shun Euro 2012 group matches
Meanwhile, the UK government say they “fully support” England’s participation in the tournament.
# Euro 2012
VIDEO: Keane hopeful of emulating past glories
The Ireland captain has fond childhood memories of Euro ’88 and Italia ’90.
# Euro 2012
'An 80% Shay Given is still better than most'
Ireland international goalkeeper Emma Byrne on how having the regular No1 between the sticks breathes confidence through a team.
# belief
England can win the Euros, says Rooney
The striker believes his country have got “the players and the quality”.
# Third Man Out
Do any Croatians want to face Richard Dunne? Another blow as Ilicevic ruled out
Dinamo Zagreb’s Sime Vrsaljko is set to join the squad as a replacement for the Hamburg winger.
# beer me
Drinking the Euros: Our guide to the continent's best beer
16 teams, 16 beers. One winner.
# Reel deal
Who'd play who in Euro 2012: The Movie?
Check out the footballers who we believe deserve a shot at silver-screen glory.
# Euro 2012
Dark horses: Four outsiders who could be worth taking a punt on
Looking beyond Spain, Germany and Holland, where is a winner likely to come from?
# code breakers
VIDEO: Robbie Keane and Glenn Whelan play Gaelic football in Poland...
This is one way to counteract the Spaniards’ tiki-taka.
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Relaxed skipper Robbie Keane ready to get going at last
“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.”
# heads!
Caption time: what was going on in Gdynia earlier?
Ireland defender Paul McShane seemed to keep his head as all about him lost theirs.
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Top, top television: here's how they'll line out in the studios this summer
Stuck at home and torn between the “expert analysis” of RTÉ, BBC and ITV? Let us help you to decide.
# Euro 2012
Spotting the trends — these are the team most likely to…
Who’ll pull a Milan Baros, a Greece or a in Poland this month? Well seeing as you asked nicely, it’s this lot.
# Euro 2012
Given will be fine for Croatia showdown, insists Tardelli again
“Today, he rested but I think he is ready to play. Yes, he is 100% fit. Everything is good,” the Italian said today.
# Euro 2012
In the shop window: here’s the best case scenarios for Ireland’s Euro squad…
A transfer to a big club? A goal to cement a reputation? A few minutes on the pitch? Here’s what’s on offer.
# Psychic powers?
Move over, Paul: Polish victory trumpeted by Citta the elephant
The Krakow-based mammal has predicted a home win in the opening game of Euro 2012.
# Stars
Legends of yore: here's our European Championships Best XI
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
The Spurs striker will rejoin the team “in due course”, according to the FA.
# Woof
Testicle-biting dogs 'for England hooligans', warn Polish media
Krakow is ready for any trouble ‘like a bag full of anvils’ they say.
# Quite continental
And if you know your history… these are greatest European championships teams of all time
We’ve crunched the numbers so you don’t have to.
Irish fans, Paul’s your man in Poznań
Ireland’s cultural representative in the Polish city, Paul McKeown, has been tasked with aiding supporters with travel arrangements, accommodation, and other activities.
# Early Doors
The Morning Score: Thursday
Here’s everything you need to know this morning… apart from where the sun went.
# well holy god
Amen! Polish churches go multilingual for Euro 2012
Don’t worry, Irish fans. You’ll be able to get in an English-language mass before the Spain game.