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Tuesday 28 November 2023 Dublin: 6°C

# Euro2012

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Italy midfield daunts Spanish coach Del Bosque
The veteran manager believes the team’s axis is Pirlo and Balotelli.
Done deal: Keith Andrews signs for Bolton
Meanwhile, it has also been confirmed that the player will be suspended for Ireland’s opening World Cup qualifier.
Proenca gets nod for second major final
The Portuguese referee also took charge of the Champions League showdown between Chelsea and Bayern Munich.
Italy's press revels in Balotelli brilliance, Polish papers hail 'best Euro match'
La Repubblica called the match “a masterpiece”.
Brazil bound: Loew will remain German coach through to World Cup
After six years within the national setup, Joachim Loew is under pressure to start delivering silverware.
Euro 2012 analysis: excellent Italy expose German flaws
Cesare Prandelli pulled off another tactical masterclass against a very disappointing German team
Germany v Italy, Euro 2012 semi-final
Sunday dinner in Kiev with Spain was the prize for the winners of tonight’s second Euro 2012 semi-final. Here’s how it all went down on an exciting night in Warsaw.
Preview: all you need to know ahead of the Germany v Italy game tonight
It’s the Mannschaft versus the Azzurri with a place in the decider up for grabs. Something’s got to give, writes Miguel Delaney.
Cesare Prandelli hints at return to club football
The Italy manager comes up against Germany in the Euro 2012 semi-finals tonight.
Euro victory will boost all of Spain - Del Bosque
The Spain boss said that an unprecedented third successive trophy would show that the country was going in the right direction.
Guess who's been invited to the German embassy for the game tonight
It’s not a trap.
Ramos: I planned Panenka in advance of penalty shoot-out
The defender had blazed a penalty over the bar for Real Madrid in the Champions League semi-final, so decided to take the Andrea Pirlo approach.
Germany v Italy -- the 4 key battles that will decide the second semi-final
There’s just the small matter of this heavyweight clash tonight. Here’s where it’ll be won and lost.
Germany v Italy: Five past meetings
The Azzurri have never been beaten by tonight’s opponents in a competitive fixture.
Euro 2012 analysis: Tired Spain live to fight another day
Suddenly, they’re on the verge of the greatest victory in international football history. writes Miguel Delaney in Poland.
Germany on the edge of glory, says Loew
The in-form Germans reckon they can beat Italy for the first time in a knock-out, writes Miguel Delaney in Poland.
Portugal v Spain, Euro 2012 semi-final
We went minute-by-minute Portugal and Spain pushed each other every step of the way.
Preview: all you need to know ahead of Spain's showdown with Portugal tonight
Can Ronaldo banish the criticisms for good by dominating this last-four clash in Ukraine?
The Ronaldo debate: Is he a good player or a great player?
Giles, Dunphy and Sadlier weigh in with their thoughts on Portugal’s talisman.
Gazzetta dello Sport sorry for Balotelli ‘King Kong’ cartoon
“Everything, absolutely everything, can be misunderstood,” says Italian paper following complaints.
Portugal v Spain: the key battles
It’s a mouth-watering Iberian derby in Donetsk tonight with a place in the European Championships decider up for grabs. Here’s where it’ll be won and lost.
The man behind Ronaldo: Coentrao shining in Portugal role
The left-sided player has prospered at Euro 2012 after an underwhelming season at Real Madrid
The Morning Score: Wednesday
Here’s everything you need to know this morning – apart from how to keep Cristiano Ronaldo quiet. Sorry, Vicente.
Preview: Counter-punching Portugal prepare Spain ambush
It’s not quite Ronaldo and 10 lads we collected on the way. But Spain will need to keep the Real Madrid man in check tonight in Donetsk.
Après Match: Keane talks Ireland fans and Triggs' passing
Roy doesn’t pull any punches alongside Adrian Chiles and Gareth Southgate on the ITV panel.
Spain are not boring to watch, insists Iniesta
The Spanish midfielder says he is happy with the team’s style of play.
Forward thinking: Prandelli vows to attack Germany
‘I prefer to concede on the break than sit back for 20 minutes.’ Said the Azzurri coach.
Phil Brown labels Pirlo 'homophobic' for not leaving Serie A
Somebody needs to tell the former Hull City boss the correct meaning of the word.
Stereotyping: Lazio striker Klose acting as German spy
As Miguel Delaney found out, the Germans don’t consider Italians to be lazy. Perish the thought. Very laid back, perhaps, but definitely not lazy.
Opinion: Mourning the last of the 16-team tournaments
We may look back on this summer’s European championships as the end of an era.
Euro 2012 a success, say Euro 2012 organisers
The Ukrainian tournament director has claimed a 25% increase in tourist traffic has proved doubters wrong.
UEFA fine Germany €25,000 for unruly fans
The Euro 2012 semi-finalists have been disciplined for the behaviour of their supporters during the Group B match with Denmark.
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.
Peerless Pirlo and seven other 'Panenka' penalties
Last night’s dinked spot-kick was not the Italian midfielder’s first.
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.