Category Archives: Euro 2012

Spain routs Italy to repeat as Euro champions

If there was any remaining doubt about which team is the best in the world, least of all Europe, Spain erased those by posting the most convincing victory in European Championship Final history on Sunday. First-half goals from David Silva … Continue reading »

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Euro 2012 Final: Spain vs. Italy (Your Running Commentary)

  A month's worth of outstanding soccer in Poland and Ukraine will be capped today by the European Championship final between defending champion Spain and rejuvenated Italy (2:45pm, ESPN/ESPN3.com). The two powers meet in a rematch of a group stage … Continue reading »

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Friday Kickoff: Spurs close in on Villas-Boas, Beckham’s Olympic role and more

When Tottenham comes to the United States for their preseason tour next month, they could very well be led by Andre Villas-Boas. According to reports from England, Villas-Boas could be named Spurs coach as soon as this weekend as the … Continue reading »

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Euro 2012 Semifinal: Germany vs. Italy

  The German and Italian national teams face off today for a place in Sunday's European Championship Final against Spain (2:45pm, ESPN). The Germans come in off a quarterfinal victory against Greece, and will have the advantage of having had … Continue reading »

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Euro 2012: Spain tops Portugal after Ronaldo-less PK round to return to final

Spain’s reign as European champion is still alive, and Cristiano Ronaldo only sat and watched as Portugal’s tournament run came to an end. After a scoreless 120 minutes, Spain outlasted Portugal on penalty kicks 4-2 at Donbass Stadium in Donetsk, … Continue reading »

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Which semifinalist will win Euro 2012?

Euro 2012 is down to its final four, with Spain and Portugal kicking off the semifinals in an all-Iberian Peninsula affair at Donbass Arena in Ukraine later today (2:45 p.m., ESPN/ESPN3.com).  All four remaining world powers have a reasonable claim … Continue reading »

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Wednesday Kickoff: MLS eyes Queens stadium site, Schweinsteiger fit and more

MLS is reportedly closing in on a home for its coveted second New York franchise. According to the Wall Street Journal, the league has zoned in on an area in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in Queens, where a 20,000-25,000-seat soccer-specific stadium … Continue reading »

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Tuesday Kickoff: Shevchenko weighs options, new Euro fan racism and more

After turning in some of the more memorable moments of Euro 2012, Andriy Shevchenko is a wanted man, and the 35-year-old Ukrainian forward is considering his options. Contrary to some reports that suggest a move to MLS is imminent, Shevchenko … Continue reading »

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Euro 2012: Heavyweights remain as semifinals loom

There has been plenty of quality on display throughout Euro 2012 but there also haven't been many surprises, leaving four of the continent's biggest sides still fighting for the chance to be crowned champions. Germany, Italy, Portugal and reigning champs … Continue reading »

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Mid-Day Ticker: Schweinsteiger questionable, River Plate promoted and more

By FRANCO PANIZO If Germany is to defeat Italy in the Euro 2012 semifinals and advance the the tournament finale, they might have to do it without one of their key midfielders. Bastian Schweinsteiger is questionable for Germany's semifinal bout on … Continue reading »

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EURO 2012: Italy advance to semifinals with PK win over England

  By JOHN BOSCHINI Penalty shootouts are notoriously unfair but in the end justice was served as Italy are through to the semifinals. A scoreless 120 minutes was dominated by the Italians as England's torrid time in shootouts continues and … Continue reading »

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Euro 2012 Quarterfinal: England vs. Italy (Match Day Commentary)

   The must highly-anticipated match of the Euro 2012 quarterfinals is here, as England and Italy square off in a match that should be the most exciting of the round (2:45pm, ESPN). England comes in having finished in first place … Continue reading »

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