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# Euro2012

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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.
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.
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.
Spain v France, Euro 2012 quarter-final
La Roja v Les Bleus… who prevailed?
Euro 2012: Spain meet bête noir on road to history
There is no reason Spain should lose to France this evening, except history, writes Miguel Delaney
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.
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.
Portugal's Helder Postiga ruled out of semi-finals
Paulo Bento is likely to replace the former Spurs player with Hugo Almeida or Nelson Oliveira.
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?
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.
Löw Blow! German newspaper wastes no time in having a bailout dig at Greece
You know how those Germans can be with their funny, funny jokes about the Eurozone collapsing…
Euro 2012: Germany hoping patience pays against Greece
Jogi Loew’s men are feeling the pressure ahead of tonight’s quarter-final against an unfancied Greek side.
Portugal manager Paulo Bento downplays Ronaldo, praises (his own) approach
While the Portuguese manager sought to lessen the hype around his megastar, Czech manager Michal Bilek was gushing about the man that sent his team crashing out of Euro 2012
King of the world: Ronaldo rises to the occasion... again
Miguel Delaney was in Warsaw to watch Cristiano Ronaldo further banish all the old claims of his career… and send Portugal through to the semi-finals
Hungarian ref admits Ukraine goal blunder
The official said that after the game he “realised straight away that we made a mistake”.
Czech Republic v Portugal, Euro 2012 quarter final
We went minute-by-minute as Ronaldo and Portugal tried to overcome the sturdy resistance of the Czech Republic.
Protest at pen of Kiev's prognosticating porker
Funtik the pig is one of a number of apparently “psychic” animals vying to assume the mantle of Paul the Octopus, who correctly predicted the results of the German team in the last World Cup.
'Gerrard has always been my idol' - De Rossi swoons
The Azzuri midfielder also say that England play the Italian way.
Portugal v Czech Republic: the take from our man in Warsaw
Cristiano Ronaldo is right where he likes it: centrestage, according to Miguel Delaney in Poland.
Smells like team spirit says happy Hodgson
The England boss insists he believes a clarity of purpose has helped forge a tighter group.
Preview: Czechs look to stop Ronaldo revival in its tracks
There’s a place in the last-four up for grabs when the sides meet tonight in Warsaw.
Body identified as missing James Nolan
The body recovered from a Polish canal yesterday has been identified as missing 21-year-old James Nolan, from Co Wicklow.
Get your dinner jacket on! It's TheScore's alternative Euro 2012 awards, part I
Will Cristiano Ronaldo take home one of the group stage’s top honours? Nope.
Leeds United get their man - and that man is Paul Green
“Paul is another player I’ve been after for a long time,” said Neil Warnock after signing the Ireland midfielder to a two-year deal.
On Tour: Back to reality and Roy Keane on Sky+
“We weren’t happy about or accepting the desperately poor showings on the pitch, we were just trying to represent our little country in our own little way.”
VIDEO: 'An bhfuil cead agam dul go dtí an leithreas,' chant Irish fans in Gdansk
Good effort, lads.
Turning the air Bleus: France coach Blanc admits to dressing-room row
“When you’ve lost, you’re more hot-blooded. It got heated, but we all coolled down after a good shower.
Ukraine shot was a goal, admits referee's chief Collina
“The ball crossed the line. That was unfortunate,” the former whistler said in the wake of the game’s latest goal-line controversy.