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# Euro2012

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# Euro 2012
We haven't watched Swiss defeat of Spain yet, admits O'Shea
“We’ll have to be on our game but we’re confident we can cause them some problems too,” said the Sunderland man today.
# Euro 2012
Ahead of Ireland's Spain clash, Gdansk official thanks 'civilised white people'
The deputy mayor of the town quickly apologised for the remarks today.
# Preview
More than a game: Poland out to upset Russia, take control of group A
Russia can become the first team to book a quarter final place with victory over an old foe tonight.
# Euro 2012
Tardelli upbeat as Ireland's 'Cinderella' story continues
“The players want to do something very important for the country. We believe. We will go out on to the pitch to win the match.”
# Euro2012
Any chance of a walkover, lads? Croatia in dock for flares, smoke bombs‎
Croatia are facing a financial penalty after their fans lit flares and smoke bombs during Sunday’s win against Ireland.
# departure lounge
Group A preview: Czechs refusing to be counted out before Greek battle
‘A 4-1 defeat doesn’t look the best but it’s basically the same as 1-0′, says goalkeeper Petr Cech.
# that's entertainment
Poll: What was your favourite game of the Euros so far?
Now that we have seen all 16 teams in action at the European Championship, who have you enjoyed watching?
AS IT HAPPENED
Euro 2012, day 5
Before Group A gets back underway this evening, join us for all of the news from Poland and Ukraine.
# Euro 2012
'Holland will not make the same mistakes again' - Loew fearful of Oranje backlash
The German manager believes the Netherlands’ defeat to Denmark was an aberration.
# Early Doors
The Morning Score: Tuesday
Monday’s misery is that little bit further away now. Here’s all the sports news you need to know this fine morning.
# Pitch battle
Spain to lodge complaint over Gdansk grass ahead of Ireland clash
Giovanni Trapattoni’s side face the defending champions on the ‘disgrace’ of a pitch on Thursday.
# Euro 2012
We can shock Spain, says defiant Trapattoni
The 73-year-old Italian coach said he has to rebuild some dented Irish confidence before taking on Vicente del Bosque’s Spain.
# Euro 2012
Euro 2012: Day 4's talking points
Ukraine the perfect hosts, England go back to basics and more headers. Miguel Delaney breaks it down.
# Wet wet wet
WATCH: Irish fans grow bored of match, decide to go for a swim
Some supporters chose a unique alternative to watching the game last night.
# Read all about it
Here's what the rest of the world thought of Ireland's loss yesterday
The Irish papers weren’t too optimistic today, but what did the rest of the world make of last night’s game?
AS IT HAPPENED
Ukraine v Sweden, Euro 2012
Liverpool fans: It’s time to reacquaint yourself with the golden tressed wonder that is Andriy Voronin (haircut or not). We’re live for host nation Ukraine v Sweden…
# COYBIG
FYI: Can Ireland still qualify with four points and other Group C permutations
We’ve done the calculations so you don’t have to, looking at the various potential Euro 2012 outcomes.
# Euro 2012
Trap staying positive ahead of Spanish inquisition but holds back on McClean
“This morning, I watched our game with more calmness and came to the conclusion that we played good,” the Ireland boss said today.
# Sidelined
Ireland defender Richard Dunne takes no part in training in Gdynia
Those infernal blisters again.
# Tuning in
Croatia match attracted highest RTE audience since 1994 World Cup
Over two million people tuned in to see Ireland lose their opening Group C match to Slaven Bilic’s side on Sunday night.
AS IT HAPPENED
France v England, Euro 2012
England’s Group B curtain-raiser pitted Roy’s men (and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain) against a resurgent France. Could they take the old(er) enemy?
# Euro 2012
5 reasons to be cheerful ahead of Ireland's showdown with Spain
All is not lost, Ireland fans. No seriously… it’s not.
# Bromance
Loew defends goal-scorer Gomez
Germany coach Joachim Loew has touted the credentials of his first-choice striker, Mario Gomez, following public criticism of the 26-year-old’s work ethic.
# Euro 2012
Belgian fans 'bought' at auction - by the Dutch
‘Second hand but mint condition. Not been used since FIFA World Cup 2002.’
# Euro 2012
The Euro 2012 Fan Who Went Too Far Pic of the Day
No comment.
# Team news
Oxlade-Chamberlain set to start for England against France
The Arsenal winger has been chosen ahead of Stewart Downing, with James Milner preferred to Theo Walcott.
# Fan's view
On Tour: The morning after the night before for Trap's Army in Poznan
Cian O’Callaghan woke up with a thumping headache, a sore jaw and a magical day’s worth of memories.
# Euro 2012
UEFA calls on hosts to prevent racist abuse
The governing body has written to the mayors of host cities requesting that extra measures be put in place.
AS IT HAPPENED
Euro 2012, day 4
We know what you’re thinking, but no: it’s not even close to being over yet.
# debutants
Group D preview: Shevchenko promises Ukraine improvement
The co-hosts are making their European Championship debut against Sweden in tonight’s late game.
# Electricity
Electricity demand shaped by Ireland's first Euro 2012 match
EirGrid says Sunday evening demand for electricity was influenced by people sitting down together to watch the match – and make tea at half-time.
# Preview
Old enemies: France expect physical test from England
As Group D nears its kick-off, England are being written off and France counted as potential tournament winners.
# go east
Murph's sideline cut: home thoughts from abroad as Galway result filters through
Ciarán Murphy sends this piece from his flat in Poland on a tear-drenched laptop computer.
# pointing the way
Open road: Croatia will not fear anyone now, says Bilic
While he admitted Ireland were the better team ‘in some moments’ the coach is confident of making the knock-out stages.
# obla dee obla da...
Here's your 'life goes on' pic of the day
‘You’ve jumped over the fence there, baby!’
# Your Say
Poll: Is there still hope for Ireland at Euro 2012?
Should we call everyone back from Poland now, or keep our spirits high and shock Spain?
# Early Doors
The Morning Score: Monday
Everything you need to know by 9am, except how to act like you haven’t been crying.
# What now?
Euro 2012 analysis: Reality bites as Ireland exposed on the world stage
If you’re going to sit back and invite teams onto you, the most important objective is not to commit the kind of errors that sabotage that, writes Miguel Delaney in Poznan.
# Euro2012
Trapattoni rues 'offside' decision against Irish
“Maybe Shay didn’t see the ball, because he had three or four players in front of him,” Trapattoni said of the early Croatian goal.
# Reaction
'Why not?' -- Trap insists mission is still possible despite set-back
The Italian said Ireland will now aim for six points against Spain and Italy over the course of the next week.