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# Euro2012

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# surprise
Cox to start in attack with Keane - reports
Giovanni Trapattoni has demonstrated his penchant for eccentric team selections once again.
# Retrospective
Memory lane: here's what happened the last 5 times Ireland met Spain
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.
# Profile
Del Bosque, Trapattoni coaches of the old school
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
Torres, Negredo, Llorente, or no striker at all?. And you thought you had problems.
Three ways Ireland can find joy against Spain
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.
# Heartbreak
Suwon revisited: Mendieta’s penalty breaks Irish hearts
The player who sent Mick McCarthy’s team home from World Cup 2002 gives his account of the last meeting between Ireland and Spain.
# Day of Destiny
Open thread: will it be a miracle or massacre in Gdansk tonight?
This is it, folks. Join us in our open thread to discuss the Republic of Ireland’s chances against Spain tonight.
# Euro 2012
Euro 2012: Day 6 talking points
Group B manages to keep us on the edge of our seats ahead of one of the biggest night in Irish football. Like, ever.
# conjecture
Captain fantastic? Here are the pros and cons to dropping Robbie Keane
There has been much debate recently over whether the Irish skipper should be dropped.
# Ready to go
Ireland will 'fight from first moment to last,' says Alonso
The Real Madrid midfielder says he has a “special appreciation” for the Irish.
# warning
Ireland have more than just an 'aerial game' - Del Bosque
The coach has pointed to the Irish sides’ strength on the flanks as one area of concern for his side.
Netherlands v Germany, Euro 2012
We went minute-by-minute as these two old rivals did battle in Kharkiv. Would the group of death claim its first victim?
Your deification of Trap picture of the day
What do the Ireland manager, the King of Rock and Roll and Jesus have in common?
# Euro2012
Trap hints Keane's the man to lead the line alone against La Roja
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 hit the Football Union of Russia with heavy penalties following Friday’s Group A opener in Wroclaw.
# Euro 2012
Trapattoni delays naming team to face Spain
Playing 4-5-1 against the World and European Champions is still very much an option for the Republic of Ireland.
Denmark v Portugal, Euro 2012
Lviv hosted the first of two Group B games today, and the Danes were hoping to secure qualification to the quarter-finals.
# Euro 2012
Preview: Krohn-Delhi out to upset Portugal
The Brondby winger, who scored in Denmark’s win over Holland, is looking for a repeat performance in Lviv.
# Group C
Contrition: Cassano apologises for homophobic remarks
Along with a sincere apology he also intimated that he’s not that type of player.
# Euro 2012
Spain v Ireland is like 'Muhammad Ali versus a dwarf' according to one former Irish star
If Spain play at 80% they will thrash Ireland, says Michael Robinson. Oh dear.
Euro 2012, day 6
Another day, another pair of mouth-watering games to look forward to — but before that, we had all of the day’s news from Poland and Ukraine.
# Euro 2012
On tour: I wanna Gdansk with somebody
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.
# Viral
Uh oh, the Eamon Keegan photo has been discovered - by one of the Croatian ladies' employers
Jelena Miksa could be in hot water after bare-chested snaps of her with an Irish fan spread across the internet yesterday.
# Let's Gdansk
Poll: Should Trap drop Robbie Keane for the Spain game tomorrow?
Should Ireland’s record goalscorer sit this one out in order to stifle the likes of Xavi and Iniesta in midfield?
# Legend
Who wants to see Kevin Kilbane rapping 'Ice Ice Baby' in Gdansk last night?
Yeah. Yeah you do.
# Clashes
Euro 2012: 184 arrested in Warsaw violence
Authorities described last night’s Group A match between Poland and Russia as the city’s “greatest ever” security challenge.
# Early Doors
The Morning Score: Wednesday
Pour that first cup of coffee and settle down to the morning’s sports news. Here’s what you need to know.
# Euro 2012
Euro 2012: Day 5 talking points
Miguel Delaney reflects on another eventful day on the pitch and off it in Poland and Ukraine.
# Heated
VIDEO: Eamon Dunphy furious at Trap's treatment of Kevin Foley
The RTÉ pundit had a bee in his bonnet about the treatment of the Wolves defender. Ray Houghton had plenty to say too.
# bad behaviour
In pictures: Polish and Russian fans engage in violent clashes
Here’s more photographs of those disturbing incidents from earlier on today.
# Euro 2012
Russia v Poland: Euro 2012 monitors report 'far-right' flag among visiting fans
A ‘Hitler Youth’ banner was unfurled in Warsaw.
Your 'Killing Time Before The Spain Game' Picture of the Day
Play beach volleyball.. for the Boys in Green.
Poland v Russia, Euro 2012
In what was tense encounter, the co-hosts faced a crucial match to keep their hopes of staying in the tournament in their hands.
# Violence
VIDEO: Brawls erupt before Poland-Russia Euro 2012 game
The fighting arose ahead of the two sides’ crucial clash this evening.
# Controversy
Cassano under fire from activists over gay comments
The striker was responding to claims that there are two homosexuals and two metrosexuals in the Italy squad.
# Euro 2012
Top performers: Here's our team of Round One
We’ve picked out our winners after the first set of fixtures.
Greece v Czech Republic, Euro 2012
We went minute-by-minute as Greece and the Czech Republic tried to keep their quarter-final hopes alive.
# Euro 2012
Keane calls on Irish to keep the faith
The message from the Ireland skipper was clear this afternoon ahead of the daunting meeting with world champions Spain in Gdynia: believe.
# group d
On the up: England will only get better - Hodgson
The former West Brom boss bemoaned the hot conditions against France, but is looking forward to having a fitter team in game two.
# pass masters
Busquets says patience a virtue against Irish
“Clearly we are not going to change our style one little bit,” the Barcelona man insisted today.