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#Euro2012

# euro2012 - Thursday 14 June, 2012

Cox to start in attack with Keane - reports
# Surprise
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# Surprise

Cox to start in attack with Keane - reports

Jun 14th 2012, 12:46 PM 4,021 Views 52 Comments

Giovanni Trapattoni has demonstrated his penchant for eccentric team selections once again.

Memory lane: here's what happened the last 5 times Ireland met Spain
# Retrospective
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# Retrospective

Memory lane: here's what happened the last 5 times Ireland met Spain

Jun 14th 2012, 10:45 AM 4,154 Views 7 Comments

It’s 23 years since Ireland last beat Spain. Relive that Dublin afternoon and some other recent encounters between the two countries in our video retrospective.

Del Bosque, Trapattoni coaches of the old school
# Profile
From The42
# Profile

Del Bosque, Trapattoni coaches of the old school

Jun 14th 2012, 10:00 AM 250 Views 0 Comments

They’re tams may be in different classes but the respective Spain and Ireland bosses have a lot in common.

Pokerface: Del Bosque giving no clues about team selection
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# COYBIG

Pokerface: Del Bosque giving no clues about team selection

Jun 14th 2012, 9:30 AM 158 Views 0 Comments

Torres, Negredo, Llorente, or no striker at all?. And you thought you had problems.

Three ways Ireland can find joy against Spain
# COYBIG
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# COYBIG

Three ways Ireland can find joy against Spain

Jun 14th 2012, 9:25 AM 2,900 Views 28 Comments

It’s not going to be pretty, but we do have a chance of coming away with something other than a defeat against the current champions tonight.

Suwon revisited: Mendieta’s penalty breaks Irish hearts
# Heartbreak
From The42
# Heartbreak

Suwon revisited: Mendieta’s penalty breaks Irish hearts

Jun 14th 2012, 8:35 AM 1,914 Views 2 Comments

The player who sent Mick McCarthy’s team home from World Cup 2002 gives his account of the last meeting between Ireland and Spain.

Open thread: will it be a miracle or massacre in Gdansk tonight?
# Day Of Destiny
From The42
# Day Of Destiny

Open thread: will it be a miracle or massacre in Gdansk tonight?

Jun 14th 2012, 7:20 AM 3,417 Views 56 Comments

This is it, folks. Join us in our open thread to discuss the Republic of Ireland’s chances against Spain tonight.

Euro 2012: Day 6 talking points
# Euro 2012
From The42
# Euro 2012

Euro 2012: Day 6 talking points

Jun 14th 2012, 12:56 AM 5,625 Views 12 Comments

Group B manages to keep us on the edge of our seats ahead of one of the biggest night in Irish football. Like, ever.

# euro2012 - Wednesday 13 June, 2012

Captain fantastic? Here are the pros and cons to dropping Robbie Keane
# Conjecture
From The42
# Conjecture

Captain fantastic? Here are the pros and cons to dropping Robbie Keane

Jun 13th 2012, 10:13 PM 5,920 Views 25 Comments

There has been much debate recently over whether the Irish skipper should be dropped.

Ireland will 'fight from first moment to last,' says Alonso
# Ready To Go
From The42
# Ready To Go

Ireland will 'fight from first moment to last,' says Alonso

Jun 13th 2012, 9:33 PM 5,488 Views 13 Comments

The Real Madrid midfielder says he has a “special appreciation” for the Irish.

Ireland have more than just an 'aerial game' - Del Bosque
# Warning
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# Warning

Ireland have more than just an 'aerial game' - Del Bosque

Jun 13th 2012, 8:32 PM 3,058 Views 6 Comments

The coach has pointed to the Irish sides’ strength on the flanks as one area of concern for his side.

As it happened: Netherlands v Germany, Euro 2012 From The42
Live Jun 13th 2012, 7:16 PM

As it happened: Netherlands v Germany, Euro 2012

Your deification of Trap picture of the day
# COYBIG
From The42
# COYBIG

Your deification of Trap picture of the day

Jun 13th 2012, 7:09 PM 982 Views 5 Comments

What do the Ireland manager, the King of Rock and Roll and Jesus have in common?

Trap hints Keane's the man to lead the line alone against La Roja
# Euro2012
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# Euro2012

Trap hints Keane's the man to lead the line alone against La Roja

Jun 13th 2012, 5:54 PM 3,120 Views 12 Comments

It’s clear Ireland will go with the skipper as a lone striker against Spain, Miguel Delaney writes from Gdynia.

Euro 2012: Russia hit with fine, suspended points deduction for fan behaviour
# UEFA
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# UEFA

Euro 2012: Russia hit with fine, suspended points deduction for fan behaviour

Jun 13th 2012, 4:59 PM 5,508 Views 20 Comments

UEFA hit the Football Union of Russia with heavy penalties following Friday’s Group A opener in Wroclaw.

Trapattoni delays naming team to face Spain
# Euro 2012
From The42
# Euro 2012

Trapattoni delays naming team to face Spain

Jun 13th 2012, 4:38 PM 2,148 Views 5 Comments

Playing 4-5-1 against the World and European Champions is still very much an option for the Republic of Ireland.

As it happened: Denmark v Portugal, Euro 2012 From The42
Live Jun 13th 2012, 4:27 PM

As it happened: Denmark v Portugal, Euro 2012

Preview: Krohn-Delhi out to upset Portugal
# Euro 2012
From The42
# Euro 2012

Preview: Krohn-Delhi out to upset Portugal

Jun 13th 2012, 2:33 PM 183 Views 0 Comments

The Brondby winger, who scored in Denmark’s win over Holland, is looking for a repeat performance in Lviv.

Contrition: Cassano apologises for homophobic remarks
# Group C
From The42
# Group C

Contrition: Cassano apologises for homophobic remarks

Jun 13th 2012, 2:31 PM 504 Views 0 Comments

Along with a sincere apology he also intimated that he’s not that type of player.

Spain v Ireland is like 'Muhammad Ali versus a dwarf' according to one former Irish star
# Euro 2012
From The42
# Euro 2012

Spain v Ireland is like 'Muhammad Ali versus a dwarf' according to one former Irish star

Jun 13th 2012, 2:24 PM 5,146 Views 42 Comments

If Spain play at 80% they will thrash Ireland, says Michael Robinson. Oh dear.

As it happened: Euro 2012, day 6 From The42
Live Jun 13th 2012, 1:27 PM

As it happened: Euro 2012, day 6

On tour: I wanna Gdansk with somebody
# Euro 2012
From The42
# Euro 2012

On tour: I wanna Gdansk with somebody

Jun 13th 2012, 12:59 PM 1,176 Views 0 Comments

Missing trains, sold-out bars and watching the Russia game with thousands of Poles. It’s just another day in Paradise for our man on the ground.

Uh oh, the Eamon Keegan photo has been discovered - by one of the Croatian ladies' employers
# Viral
From The42
# Viral

Uh oh, the Eamon Keegan photo has been discovered - by one of the Croatian ladies' employers

Jun 13th 2012, 12:46 PM 46,938 Views 31 Comments

Jelena Miksa could be in hot water after bare-chested snaps of her with an Irish fan spread across the internet yesterday.

Poll: Should Trap drop Robbie Keane for the Spain game tomorrow?
# Let's Gdansk
From The42
# Let's Gdansk

Poll: Should Trap drop Robbie Keane for the Spain game tomorrow?

Jun 13th 2012, 11:25 AM 4,564 Views 52 Comments

Should Ireland’s record goalscorer sit this one out in order to stifle the likes of Xavi and Iniesta in midfield?

Who wants to see Kevin Kilbane rapping 'Ice Ice Baby' in Gdansk last night?
# Legend
From The42
# Legend

Who wants to see Kevin Kilbane rapping 'Ice Ice Baby' in Gdansk last night?

Jun 13th 2012, 11:17 AM 2,679 Views 3 Comments

Yeah. Yeah you do.

Euro 2012: 184 arrested in Warsaw violence
# Clashes
From The42
# Clashes

Euro 2012: 184 arrested in Warsaw violence

Jun 13th 2012, 9:40 AM 3,193 Views 25 Comments

Authorities described last night’s Group A match between Poland and Russia as the city’s “greatest ever” security challenge.

The Morning Score: Wednesday
# Early Doors
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# Early Doors

The Morning Score: Wednesday

Jun 13th 2012, 8:59 AM 216 Views 0 Comments

Pour that first cup of coffee and settle down to the morning’s sports news. Here’s what you need to know.

Euro 2012: Day 5 talking points
# Euro 2012
From The42
# Euro 2012

Euro 2012: Day 5 talking points

Jun 13th 2012, 1:29 AM 2,298 Views 0 Comments

Miguel Delaney reflects on another eventful day on the pitch and off it in Poland and Ukraine.

# euro2012 - Tuesday 12 June, 2012

VIDEO: Eamon Dunphy furious at Trap's treatment of Kevin Foley
# Heated
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# Heated

VIDEO: Eamon Dunphy furious at Trap's treatment of Kevin Foley

Jun 12th 2012, 10:30 PM 1,081 Views 2 Comments

The RTÉ pundit had a bee in his bonnet about the treatment of the Wolves defender. Ray Houghton had plenty to say too.

In pictures: Polish and Russian fans engage in violent clashes
# Bad Behaviour
From The42
# Bad Behaviour

In pictures: Polish and Russian fans engage in violent clashes

Jun 12th 2012, 10:19 PM 17,538 Views 34 Comments

Here’s more photographs of those disturbing incidents from earlier on today.

Russia v Poland: Euro 2012 monitors report 'far-right' flag among visiting fans
# Euro 2012
From The42
# Euro 2012

Russia v Poland: Euro 2012 monitors report 'far-right' flag among visiting fans

Jun 12th 2012, 9:53 PM 12,360 Views 56 Comments

A ‘Hitler Youth’ banner was unfurled in Warsaw.

Your 'Killing Time Before The Spain Game' Picture of the Day
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# COYBIG

Your 'Killing Time Before The Spain Game' Picture of the Day

Jun 12th 2012, 9:16 PM 7,839 Views 7 Comments

Play beach volleyball.. for the Boys in Green.

As it happened: Poland v Russia, Euro 2012 From The42
Live Jun 12th 2012, 7:31 PM

As it happened: Poland v Russia, Euro 2012

VIDEO: Brawls erupt before Poland-Russia Euro 2012 game
# Violence
From The42
# Violence

VIDEO: Brawls erupt before Poland-Russia Euro 2012 game

Jun 12th 2012, 7:16 PM 10,916 Views 34 Comments

The fighting arose ahead of the two sides’ crucial clash this evening.

Cassano under fire from activists over gay comments
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

Cassano under fire from activists over gay comments

Jun 12th 2012, 6:48 PM 9,429 Views 23 Comments

The striker was responding to claims that there are two homosexuals and two metrosexuals in the Italy squad.

Top performers: Here's our team of Round One
# Euro 2012
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# Euro 2012

Top performers: Here's our team of Round One

Jun 12th 2012, 5:15 PM 1,190 Views 10 Comments

We’ve picked out our winners after the first set of fixtures.

As it happened: Greece v Czech Republic, Euro 2012 From The42
Live Jun 12th 2012, 4:44 PM

As it happened: Greece v Czech Republic, Euro 2012

Keane calls on Irish to keep the faith
# Euro 2012
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# Euro 2012

Keane calls on Irish to keep the faith

Jun 12th 2012, 4:35 PM 3,686 Views 25 Comments

The message from the Ireland skipper was clear this afternoon ahead of the daunting meeting with world champions Spain in Gdynia: believe.

On the up: England will only get better - Hodgson
# Group D
From The42
# Group D

On the up: England will only get better - Hodgson

Jun 12th 2012, 4:25 PM 126 Views 1 Comment

The former West Brom boss bemoaned the hot conditions against France, but is looking forward to having a fitter team in game two.

Busquets says patience a virtue against Irish
# Pass Masters
From The42
# Pass Masters

Busquets says patience a virtue against Irish

Jun 12th 2012, 3:21 PM 3,105 Views 7 Comments

“Clearly we are not going to change our style one little bit,” the Barcelona man insisted today.