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# Euro2012

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# Euro 2012
'We gave away sloppy goals' - St Ledger rues mistakes
The Leicester City player admitted that Ireland’s defending was poor at times in Poznan tonight.
# Second best
Match Report: Mandzukic on the double for Croatia
Two goals from the Wolfsburg striker resigned Ireland to defeat in their first Euro 2012 fixture.
# feeling green
In pictures: Ireland humbled by Croatia in Poznan
Ireland were out-classed by Croatia in their Group C opener in Poland tonight. Here’s how it happened.
# Euro 2012
Ireland v Croatia: Player ratings
How did the boys fare in Poznan tonight?
# Draw
Report: Fabregas earns holders Spain a point from Italy
Ireland’s two other Group C opponents played out a thrilling 1-1 draw in Gdansk.
AS IT HAPPENED
Ireland v Croatia, Euro 2012
Could Giovanni Trapattoni’s men get off to a winning start against Croatia this evening? Let’s find out.
# On Tour
In pictures: Irish dancers, leprechauns and St Patrick take over Poznan
With just hours to kick-off against Croatia, the Green Army have invaded the Polish town.
AS IT HAPPENED
Spain v Italy, Euro 2012
Before Ireland take to the field, their other Group C opponents faced off in Gdansk. Read how it went down.
# Group C
What can Ireland learn from Croatia's Euro 2012 qualifiers?
Finding success from crosses could be a real possibility against today’s opponents.
# belief
Lampard hopes England can emulate Chelsea
The injured midfielder has urged his international colleagues to take inspiration from the Blues.
# President in Poznan
Slideshow: Michael D. Higgins travels to Poland with Irish fans
President arrives in Poznan ahead of crunch Euro 2012 game.
# Euro 2012
Behind Enemy Lines: What the Croatians are saying
We speak to Zagreb-based football writer Aleksandar Holiga about how our opponents see this evening’s Group C clash going.
# Not Scared
Roy Hodgson: France hold no fear for us
The England manager was in bullish form ahead of his side’s Euro 2012 opener on Monday evening.
# Violence
Polish media report 14 arrests in Poznan ahead of Ireland game
Gazeta Wyborcza say 14 arrests were made, including three Irish people.
# Countdown
Poll: Where are you watching the match tonight?
We want to know where you’ll be when Robbie sticks the ball in the Croatia net?
AS IT HAPPENED
LIVEBLOG: Euro 2012, day 3
Is it time yet? Is it time yet? Is it time yet?
# Confident
Fabregas confident of historic Spain treble
Barcelona midfielder is confident his team can become the first to win three successive international tournaments.
# Twittersphere
S'up Bernard? It's the sporting tweets of the week
This week, Bernard Dunne discusses Mick Wallace, Fergus McFadden plays Jenga and Bernard Brogan hangs with Jedward.
# Super Mario
"First goal, first win, first hero." The Germans pay tribute to Gomez
The Bayern Munich striker’s late header gave Joachim Loew’s side a 1-0 win over Portugal on Saturday night.
# Euro 2012
'This has been a long time coming for the whole country' - Robbie Keane
The Ireland captain knows from experience these opportunities don’t come along very often and says the players are desperate to get their Euro 2012 campaign going now.
# cool customer
Ancient history: Byron Moreno and Trap's record at major tournaments
Ask Trap about the Ecuadorian and he could rattle on for hours in any language, but does that paper over the cracks a little?
# Improper Conduct
UEFA to take action against Russian fans
The football governing body will hold a disciplinary hearing with the country’s football federation after a number of incidents during yesterday’s win over the Czech Republic.
# Upset
Euro 2012 talking points: day 2
Miguel Delaney looks back at the opening set of Group B matches.
AS IT HAPPENED
Germany v Portugal, Euro 2012
All eyes were on Lviv for the second of the Group B clashes today. We were doing minute-by-minute updates.
# COYBIG
Here we go: Trap aims to give Ireland 'what it has asked for'
On the eve of a tournament defining fixture, the Ireland boss is calling on the wisdom of Gianni Agnelli.
# Relief
Given starts, as Trap confirms Ireland XI to play Croatia
The veteran manager has fulfilled his promise to name the same side that started against Hungary.
AS IT HAPPENED
Holland v Denmark, Euro 2012
The Dutch were in town and began their quest for European glory against ’92 winners Denmark in Kharkiv. Find out how it unfolded.
# Euro 2012
On Tour: Fans in Poznan dreaming of that one big day
Cian O’Callaghan has joined the green hordes in Poznan and he’s already in festive spirit.
# distressing scenes
VIDEO: Russian hooligans attack Wroclaw stadium stewards
A statement from Wroclaw police confirmed four people had been hospitalised by the violence.
# contentious
Barton - I would be in England squad if I behaved
The QPR midfielder has criticised Roy Hodgson for selecting six Liverpool players.
AS IT HAPPENED
LIVEBLOG: Euro 2012, day 2
The one-stop-shop for the build-up to this evening’s big games in the Ukraine.
# available
Defoe returns to England squad following father's death
Meanwhile, Rio Ferdinand fears he may never play for his country again.
# unnerving
VIDEO: Aprés Match do Crystal Swing
The boys are back in major tournament business with this huckle-bucking take on a Euro song.
# Ready to go
Trap and Modric urge caution, Andrews says Ireland 'vying for second spot'
The Croatia midfielder has described Sunday’s game as “our most important match”.
# Euro2012
Preview: Germans look to get off to flier against Portugal
“The tension is building slowly, we have been working for two years for this moment. It’s time to get going.”
# Talking Points
Euro 2012 talking points: day 1
From a pleasing pattern being set to whether Greece’s performance was a positive for Ireland, Miguel Delaney picks out the key themes of the opening day
# Confidence
Euro 2012 reaction: Smuda upbeat, Santos disappointed
The manager was in bullish form after watching his side draw 1-1 with Greece.
# COYBIG
Irish fan was in Poland before he realised he had lost Euro 2012 tickets
Damian Coughlan is being reunited with his three tickets for Ireland’s Euro 2012 games in Poland tonight after helpful staff at Dublin Airport saved the day.
AS IT HAPPENED
Russia v Czech Republic, Euro 2012
A grudge match between former Eastern Bloc “allies”, the second encounter of the opening night had the potential to get messy. Good thing Howard Webb was on hand…
# Racism
Dutch master Gullit hopes racism doesn't ruin Euro 2012
Former Holland star Gullit wants UEFA to take a sensible approach to any offences.