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#Euro2012

# euro2012 - Wednesday 20 June, 2012

With Euro 2012's first round done, here's what we now know
# Euro 2012
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# Euro 2012

With Euro 2012's first round done, here's what we now know

Jun 20th 2012, 1:22 PM 831 Views 4 Comments

Miguel Delaney identifies the themes of the tournament, selects his XI of the past fortnight and picks his finalists.

As it happened: Euro 2012, day 13 From The42
Live Jun 20th 2012, 12:55 PM

As it happened: Euro 2012, day 13

Euro 2012 has drawn attention to political system in Ukraine - Klitschko
# Tymoschenko
From The42
# Tymoschenko

Euro 2012 has drawn attention to political system in Ukraine - Klitschko

Jun 20th 2012, 12:50 PM 419 Views 0 Comments

“If there had been no Euros there would be just a few articles published about this violation of human rights,” said the heavyweight champ.

Mole to blame for Netherlands exit - Sneijder
# Espionage
From The42
# Espionage

Mole to blame for Netherlands exit - Sneijder

Jun 20th 2012, 10:23 AM 1,075 Views 2 Comments

The Inter Milan midfielder claims that tactics were leaked to the press before games.

Watch every goal from the Euro 2012 group stages in less than two minutes
# Memories
From The42
# Memories

Watch every goal from the Euro 2012 group stages in less than two minutes

Jun 20th 2012, 10:20 AM 1,854 Views 0 Comments

Featuring Sean St Ledger and 59 other, far less important goals.

Sheva bows out: Ukraine’s favourite son calls time on international career
# Legend
From The42
# Legend

Sheva bows out: Ukraine’s favourite son calls time on international career

Jun 20th 2012, 9:20 AM 248 Views 0 Comments

“What are my plans now? I simply want to go home and put my arms around my kids and kiss my wife.”

Out of 10? Here's the Irish squad's tournament ratings
# Euro 2012
From The42
# Euro 2012

Out of 10? Here's the Irish squad's tournament ratings

Jun 20th 2012, 7:39 AM 7,223 Views 31 Comments

As the dust settles on Ireland’s Euro 2012 campaign, Miguel Delaney runs the rule over each squad member.

Poll: Who would you like to see win Euro 2012 now?
# Divided Loyalties
From The42
# Divided Loyalties

Poll: Who would you like to see win Euro 2012 now?

Jun 20th 2012, 6:45 AM 4,876 Views 48 Comments

As we get ready for some tasty quarter-finals, we want to know who you’ll be cheering on now that Ireland are on their way home.

# euro2012 - Tuesday 19 June, 2012

This Zlatan Ibrahimovic scissor-kick might be the goal of Euro 2012
# Woof
From The42
# Woof

This Zlatan Ibrahimovic scissor-kick might be the goal of Euro 2012

Jun 19th 2012, 9:25 PM 3,054 Views 6 Comments

Zlatan talks the talk, so it’s just as well that he can walk the walk.

'We can try a new system in August' - Trap says he's willing to experiment
# COYBIG
From The42
# COYBIG

'We can try a new system in August' - Trap says he's willing to experiment

Jun 19th 2012, 8:02 PM 5,752 Views 42 Comments

Encouragingly, the Italian also talked about blooding young players later this year.

Euro 2012 as it happened: Ukraine v England, France v Sweden From The42
Live Jun 19th 2012, 7:10 PM

Euro 2012 as it happened: Ukraine v England, France v Sweden

VIDEO: Eamon Dunphy in a clown suit on Grafton Street
# Forfeit
From The42
# Forfeit

VIDEO: Eamon Dunphy in a clown suit on Grafton Street

Jun 19th 2012, 6:59 PM 1,900 Views 0 Comments

The renowned football pundit was finally rendered speechless earlier today.

Ratings success: Over 2 million tune in to each of Ireland's Euro 2012 games
# Happy Days
From The42
# Happy Days

Ratings success: Over 2 million tune in to each of Ireland's Euro 2012 games

Jun 19th 2012, 6:37 PM 566 Views 0 Comments

RTE have expressed their satisfaction at the viewing figures for the Irish team’s matches.

Photo: Irish supporter clashes with Polish riot police
# Euro 2012
From The42
# Euro 2012

Photo: Irish supporter clashes with Polish riot police

Jun 19th 2012, 5:01 PM 2,280 Views 0 Comments

Ugly scenes in Poznan, via Who Ate All The Pies, as the defeated Green Army tool up.

Ashley Young remains in England team at Walcott's expense
# Euro 2012
From The42
# Euro 2012

Ashley Young remains in England team at Walcott's expense

Jun 19th 2012, 4:27 PM 445 Views 0 Comments

Andy Carroll also drops out as Wayne Rooney comes back in to partner Manchester United team-mate Danny Welbeck.

Croatia fined €80,000 by UEFA for racist abuse
# Euro 2012
From The42
# Euro 2012

Croatia fined €80,000 by UEFA for racist abuse

Jun 19th 2012, 4:04 PM 380 Views 1 Comment

…which, if we’ve done our maths right, is €20,000 less than Nicklas Bendtner got for his underpants stunt.

I wasn't too loyal to old guard, insists Trapattoni
# Euro 2012
From The42
# Euro 2012

I wasn't too loyal to old guard, insists Trapattoni

Jun 19th 2012, 4:02 PM 4,783 Views 17 Comments

“In your job, when you get old, if they gave you a pension and say. ‘Go’ without respect, what would you think?” asked the Italian today.

Wow, Poznan is really sorry to see all those Irish fans leave
# Long Goodbye
From The42
# Long Goodbye

Wow, Poznan is really sorry to see all those Irish fans leave

Jun 19th 2012, 3:31 PM 7,106 Views 1 Comment

All of this fan-love is going to stop soon, right?

Paddy Power to cover Bendtner's underpants fine
# Pants
From The42
# Pants

Paddy Power to cover Bendtner's underpants fine

Jun 19th 2012, 3:05 PM 9,114 Views 30 Comments

The Denmark striker picked up a €100k fine for flashing his branded underwear during the Group B game with Portugal.

Après Match: 'We've learnt nothing, Bill'
# Euro 2012
From The42
# Euro 2012

Après Match: 'We've learnt nothing, Bill'

Jun 19th 2012, 2:58 PM 1,759 Views 1 Comment

The panel analyze Ireland’s failed Euro 2012 campaign.

That Eamon Dunphy is some clown, isn't he?
# Nice Threads
From The42
# Nice Threads

That Eamon Dunphy is some clown, isn't he?

Jun 19th 2012, 2:51 PM 11,565 Views 24 Comments

Shoppers and passers-by were greeted by quite a surreal sight on Dublin’s Grafton Street on Tuesday morning.

Ireland set for wooden spoon... but we're not worst ever
# Whitewashes
From The42
# Whitewashes

Ireland set for wooden spoon... but we're not worst ever

Jun 19th 2012, 1:46 PM 4,084 Views 8 Comments

France would have to beat Sweden by seven goals in order to prevent Giovanni Trapattoni’s men from finishing as the tournament’s bottom-placed side.

On Tour: An emotional farewell to Poznan, and some stellar chants
# Last Hurrah
From The42
# Last Hurrah

On Tour: An emotional farewell to Poznan, and some stellar chants

Jun 19th 2012, 1:35 PM 1,405 Views 3 Comments

They’ll sing when they want, apparently.

Newcastle have bid for Debuchy rejected
# Wanted
From The42
# Wanted

Newcastle have bid for Debuchy rejected

Jun 19th 2012, 12:59 PM 376 Views 2 Comments

The Magpies will need to offer more than €5m for the French full-back, according to the Lille boss.

LIVE: Euro 2012, day 12 From The42
Live Jun 19th 2012, 11:33 AM

LIVE: Euro 2012, day 12

Prandelli thanks Michel Platini for Italy's first goal against Ireland
# Cheers
From The42
# Cheers

Prandelli thanks Michel Platini for Italy's first goal against Ireland

Jun 19th 2012, 9:40 AM 735 Views 0 Comments

The Italy coach says Antonio Cassano’s opener may not have been awarded without a fifth official.

Analysis: Improved performance restores a little pride
# Euro 2012
From The42
# Euro 2012

Analysis: Improved performance restores a little pride

Jun 19th 2012, 9:35 AM 2,307 Views 30 Comments

Miguel Delaney takes a look back at Ireland’s final involvement at Euro 2012.

Open thread: What would be your Ireland XI for the first World Cup qualifier in September?
# Have Your Say
From The42
# Have Your Say

Open thread: What would be your Ireland XI for the first World Cup qualifier in September?

Jun 19th 2012, 8:16 AM 3,740 Views 74 Comments

Should Trapattoni ring the changes?

Euro 2012 Group D preview: Sweden v France
# Top Chiens
From The42
# Top Chiens

Euro 2012 Group D preview: Sweden v France

Jun 19th 2012, 8:00 AM 456 Views 0 Comments

Laurent Blanc doesn’t care who scores for Les Bleus, as long as they top the group with a win over Sweden.

James Nolan: Parents of Irish student missing in Poland make appeal
# Missing
# Missing

James Nolan: Parents of Irish student missing in Poland make appeal

Jun 19th 2012, 7:44 AM 11,379 Views 14 Comments

The parents of 21-year-old Irish student James Nolan, who went missing in Poland on Saturday, have made an appeal for help in locating him.

# euro2012 - Monday 18 June, 2012

Euro 2012: Ireland's Odyssey is at an end
# Game Over
From The42
# Game Over

Euro 2012: Ireland's Odyssey is at an end

Jun 18th 2012, 11:09 PM 3,936 Views 13 Comments

Sheer effort brought us to the edge of something special, but change is needed to take us over the the line.

Robbie: We were beaten by better teams
# Disappointment
From The42
# Disappointment

Robbie: We were beaten by better teams

Jun 18th 2012, 11:03 PM 6,208 Views 44 Comments

Keane remained tight-lipped on his international future as Ireland bowed out of Euro 2012.

In pictures: Ireland end Euro 2012 on a low
# Hard To Watch
From The42
# Hard To Watch

In pictures: Ireland end Euro 2012 on a low

Jun 18th 2012, 10:41 PM 6,047 Views 18 Comments

The Boys in Green fell to a third consecutive defeat in the European Championships, here’s how it looked.

Match report: Jesus Navas rescues Spain, Croatia bow out
# Review
From The42
# Review

Match report: Jesus Navas rescues Spain, Croatia bow out

Jun 18th 2012, 10:40 PM 337 Views 0 Comments

Vicente del Bosque’s substitution paid off as the striker hit a late winner.

Sloppiness at set-pieces cost us, says Trap
# Reaction
From The42
# Reaction

Sloppiness at set-pieces cost us, says Trap

Jun 18th 2012, 10:28 PM 3,444 Views 24 Comments

The Republic of Ireland manager defended Shay Given after tonight’s 2-0 defeat, saying that responsibility for both goals rests with the defence.

Post-match reaction: How Twitter saw Ireland v Italy
# Twittersphere
From The42
# Twittersphere

Post-match reaction: How Twitter saw Ireland v Italy

Jun 18th 2012, 10:10 PM 1,545 Views 0 Comments

The great and the good analyse Ireland’s final Euro 2012 game as it happened.

Match report: Italy down Ireland to reach quarter-finals
# It's So Lonely...
From The42
# It's So Lonely...

Match report: Italy down Ireland to reach quarter-finals

Jun 18th 2012, 10:01 PM 3,773 Views 15 Comments

Goals from Antonio Cassano and Mario Balotelli sent Giovanni Trapattoni’s Ireland packing from Euro 2012 with a third successive defeat.

Player ratings: here’s how we scored the Boys in Green tonight
# Marks Out Of 10
From The42
# Marks Out Of 10

Player ratings: here’s how we scored the Boys in Green tonight

Jun 18th 2012, 9:52 PM 7,143 Views 36 Comments

Ireland gave something of a mixed bag in Poznan, here’s how we rated them.

Platini furious over Croatia racism charge
# Kick It Out
From The42
# Kick It Out

Platini furious over Croatia racism charge

Jun 18th 2012, 7:23 PM 1,077 Views 0 Comments

Meanwhile, Slaven Bilic has called for lifetime bans for those found guilty of racist chanting.

As it happened: Ireland v Italy, Euro 2012 From The42
Live Jun 18th 2012, 7:17 PM

As it happened: Ireland v Italy, Euro 2012