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#Euro2012

# euro2012 - Sunday 24 June, 2012

Non, je ne regrette rien: Blanc defends negative tactics
# Euro 2012
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# Euro 2012

Non, je ne regrette rien: Blanc defends negative tactics

Jun 24th 2012, 5:47 PM 470 Views 0 Comments

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
# Super Mario
From The42
# Super Mario

Here's your 'Mario Balotelli tribute in a crop circle' pic of the day

Jun 24th 2012, 5:33 PM 1,071 Views 0 Comments

An Italian artist has honoured the Manchester City striker in a field in Verona.

Preview: Azzurri should prevail in close contest
# Euro 2012
From The42
# Euro 2012

Preview: Azzurri should prevail in close contest

Jun 24th 2012, 4:25 PM 2,689 Views 29 Comments

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
# Euro 2012
From The42
# Euro 2012

Memory lane: Five past meetings between England and Italy

Jun 24th 2012, 2:49 PM 534 Views 1 Comment

Check out classic goals from Kevin Keegan, Roberto Baggio and a young Paul Scholes.

Opinion: does a manager’s nationality matter in international football?
# Conjecture
From The42
# Conjecture

Opinion: does a manager’s nationality matter in international football?

Jun 24th 2012, 11:40 AM 1,520 Views 1 Comment

Based on statistics from Euro 2000 onwards, we assess this much-debated topic.

Podolski: England? Italy? It really doesn't matter
# Euro 2012
From The42
# Euro 2012

Podolski: England? Italy? It really doesn't matter

Jun 24th 2012, 11:00 AM 551 Views 0 Comments

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
# Tribute
From The42
# Tribute

VIDEO: Robbie Keane pays tribute to James Nolan during LA Galaxy match

Jun 24th 2012, 10:08 AM 20,457 Views 34 Comments

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
# Preview
From The42
# Preview

England and Italy trading stereotypes before quarter final clash

Jun 24th 2012, 10:00 AM 440 Views 0 Comments

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
# Temper Temper
From The42
# Temper Temper

Samir Nasri launches foul mouthed tirade at journalist

Jun 24th 2012, 9:50 AM 1,657 Views 0 Comments

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’
# History
From The42
# History

Kiev and the shadow of ‘The Death Match’

Jun 24th 2012, 9:34 AM 4,118 Views 2 Comments

Sorting fact from fiction in the legend surrounding the notorious series of football games during World War II.

# euro2012 - Saturday 23 June, 2012

Analysis: Unambitious French allow Spain to cruise into semi-finals
# Post-Match
From The42
# Post-Match

Analysis: Unambitious French allow Spain to cruise into semi-finals

Jun 23rd 2012, 10:29 PM 5,740 Views 31 Comments

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'
# Euro 2012
From The42
# Euro 2012

Balotelli: 'I'm more man than a Peter Pan'

Jun 23rd 2012, 8:44 PM 912 Views 1 Comment

The Italy forward has hit back at claims that he needs to grow up.

As it happened: Spain v France, Euro 2012 quarter-final From The42
Live Jun 23rd 2012, 7:05 PM

As it happened: Spain v France, Euro 2012 quarter-final

Euro 2012: Spain meet bête noir on road to history
# Old Rivalry
From The42
# Old Rivalry

Euro 2012: Spain meet bête noir on road to history

Jun 23rd 2012, 5:15 PM 2,554 Views 0 Comments

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
# Euro 2012
From The42
# Euro 2012

Happy 40th Zizou and three past meetings between France and Spain

Jun 23rd 2012, 4:43 PM 920 Views 0 Comments

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
# Pumped Up
From The42
# Pumped Up

Happy camp?: Portugal play down training ground spat

Jun 23rd 2012, 3:10 PM 958 Views 0 Comments

Ricardo Quaresma was reported to have kicked out at Miguel Lopes prompting team mates to step in.

# euro2012 - Friday 22 June, 2012

Euro 2012 analysis: Loew's gamble pays off as youth has its day
# Euro 2012
From The42
# Euro 2012

Euro 2012 analysis: Loew's gamble pays off as youth has its day

Jun 22nd 2012, 10:23 PM 5,462 Views 8 Comments

The only numbers that mattered were on the scoreboard, writes Miguel Delaney in Gdansk.

As it happened: Germany v Greece, Euro 2012 quarter-finals From The42
Live Jun 22nd 2012, 7:06 PM

As it happened: Germany v Greece, Euro 2012 quarter-finals

Portugal's Helder Postiga ruled out of semi-finals
# Crocked
From The42
# Crocked

Portugal's Helder Postiga ruled out of semi-finals

Jun 22nd 2012, 3:16 PM 284 Views 0 Comments

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
# Omen
From The42
# Omen

This freak goal might give Greek fans some hope for tonight's Euro 2012 quarter-final

Jun 22nd 2012, 12:59 PM 679 Views 0 Comments

If Manuel Neuer can be beaten once by a Greek strike from 73 yards, surely it can happen again.

As it happened: Euro 2012, day 15 From The42
Live Jun 22nd 2012, 12:19 PM

As it happened: Euro 2012, day 15

Magnificent Seven: reasons why goal-line technology should be introduced
# Gaffes
From The42
# Gaffes

Magnificent Seven: reasons why goal-line technology should be introduced

Jun 22nd 2012, 11:01 AM 847 Views 2 Comments

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
# Bailout
From The42
# Bailout

Löw Blow! German newspaper wastes no time in having a bailout dig at Greece

Jun 22nd 2012, 10:58 AM 8,260 Views 45 Comments

You know how those Germans can be with their funny, funny jokes about the Eurozone collapsing…

Euro 2012: Germany hoping patience pays against Greece
# Preview
From The42
# Preview

Euro 2012: Germany hoping patience pays against Greece

Jun 22nd 2012, 10:34 AM 240 Views 0 Comments

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
# Reaction
From The42
# Reaction

Portugal manager Paulo Bento downplays Ronaldo, praises (his own) approach

Jun 22nd 2012, 12:37 AM 4,413 Views 12 Comments

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

# euro2012 - Thursday 21 June, 2012

King of the world: Ronaldo rises to the occasion... again
# Viva
From The42
# Viva

King of the world: Ronaldo rises to the occasion... again

Jun 21st 2012, 11:57 PM 4,984 Views 13 Comments

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
# Error
From The42
# Error

Hungarian ref admits Ukraine goal blunder

Jun 21st 2012, 10:02 PM 844 Views 1 Comment

The official said that after the game he “realised straight away that we made a mistake”.

As it happened: Czech Republic v Portugal, Euro 2012 quarter final From The42
Live Jun 21st 2012, 7:20 PM

As it happened: Czech Republic v Portugal, Euro 2012 quarter final

Protest at pen of Kiev's prognosticating porker
# Euro 2012
From The42
# Euro 2012

Protest at pen of Kiev's prognosticating porker

Jun 21st 2012, 7:18 PM 6,256 Views 12 Comments

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
# Mind Games
From The42
# Mind Games

'Gerrard has always been my idol' - De Rossi swoons

Jun 21st 2012, 5:01 PM 584 Views 0 Comments

The Azzuri midfielder also say that England play the Italian way.

Portugal v Czech Republic: the take from our man in Warsaw
# Euro 2012
From The42
# Euro 2012

Portugal v Czech Republic: the take from our man in Warsaw

Jun 21st 2012, 2:53 PM 2,547 Views 0 Comments

Cristiano Ronaldo is right where he likes it: centrestage, according to Miguel Delaney in Poland.

Smells like team spirit says happy Hodgson
# England Expects
From The42
# England Expects

Smells like team spirit says happy Hodgson

Jun 21st 2012, 9:26 AM 253 Views 0 Comments

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
# Euro 2012
From The42
# Euro 2012

Preview: Czechs look to stop Ronaldo revival in its tracks

Jun 21st 2012, 9:10 AM 1,395 Views 2 Comments

There’s a place in the last-four up for grabs when the sides meet tonight in Warsaw.

Body identified as missing James Nolan
# James Nolan
# James Nolan

Body identified as missing James Nolan

Jun 21st 2012, 7:29 AM 12,800 Views 46 Comments

The body recovered from a Polish canal yesterday has been identified as missing 21-year-old James Nolan, from Co Wicklow.

# euro2012 - Wednesday 20 June, 2012

Get your dinner jacket on! It's TheScore's alternative Euro 2012 awards, part I
# Red Carpet
From The42
# Red Carpet

Get your dinner jacket on! It's TheScore's alternative Euro 2012 awards, part I

Jun 20th 2012, 7:13 PM 2,148 Views 0 Comments

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
# Big Move
From The42
# Big Move

Leeds United get their man - and that man is Paul Green

Jun 20th 2012, 5:32 PM 1,265 Views 2 Comments

“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+
# Parked
From The42
# Parked

On Tour: Back to reality and Roy Keane on Sky+

Jun 20th 2012, 5:29 PM 8,974 Views 18 Comments

“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
# On Song
From The42
# On Song

VIDEO: 'An bhfuil cead agam dul go dtí an leithreas,' chant Irish fans in Gdansk

Jun 20th 2012, 4:10 PM 4,669 Views 2 Comments

Good effort, lads.

Turning the air Bleus: France coach Blanc admits to dressing-room row
# Changing Rooms
From The42
# Changing Rooms

Turning the air Bleus: France coach Blanc admits to dressing-room row

Jun 20th 2012, 3:52 PM 832 Views 0 Comments

“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
# Euro 2012
From The42
# Euro 2012

Ukraine shot was a goal, admits referee's chief Collina

Jun 20th 2012, 1:39 PM 767 Views 2 Comments

“The ball crossed the line. That was unfortunate,” the former whistler said in the wake of the game’s latest goal-line controversy.