Category Archives: Euro 2012

Euro 2012: Alonso’s double leads Spain past France

France knew the task would be a difficult one, and plotted a defense-minded approach to trying to stop Spain's relentess possession and nearly unstoppable control. Though well-intended, 'Les Blues' simply couldn't stop Spain's domination and became the latest victim to … Continue reading »

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Euro 2012 Quarterfinal: Spain vs. France (Your Running Commentary)

  Defending Champion Spain takes on France today in Donetsk, Ukraine in one of the most anticipated match-ups of the European Championship quarterfinals (2:45pm, ESPN2). The Spanish will look to improve on their form in the group stage, which saw … Continue reading »

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Euro 2012: Germany responds after equalizer to top Greece, advance to semis

By JOHN BOSCHINI In the end, Germany proved to be way too much for upstart Greece to overcome. Despite a short-lived equalizer by the Greeks in the second half, Germany steamrolled the 2004 European champions, as a 4-2 victory booked … Continue reading »

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Friday Kickoff: Boca Juniors make Copa Libertadores final, Postiga out and more

One of South America's most storied clubs is on the cusp of adding another Copa Libertadores championship to its tally. Argentine power Boca Juniors are a step away from their seventh Libertadores title after eliminating Universidad de Chile with a … Continue reading »

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Euro 2012: Ronaldo puts Portugal into semifinals with late goal

So much for Cristiano Ronaldo disappearing in big tournaments. The Real Madrid superstar scored his third goal of the tournament as Portugal booked the first place in the semifinals with a 1-0 win over the Czech Republic. Ronaldo found space … Continue reading »

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Euro 2012 Quarterfinals: Czech Republic vs. Portugal

  Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal will look to take a step closer to the European Championship Final when they take on underdog Czech Republic in the first quarterfinal of the tournament (2:45pm, ESPN). The Portuguese rallied to finish second in … Continue reading »

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Thursday Kickoff: French tensions rise at Euro, Green signs with QPR & more

By THOMAS FLOYD France at Euro 2012 has already done what the 2010 World Cup team could not — advance out of the group stage — but the inner turmoil that plagued the squad in South Africa has creeped up … Continue reading »

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Mid-Day Ticker: Van Persie to stay put, Van Bommel retires from Holland & more

If Arsene Wenger's latest comments are any indication, Robin van Persie won't be leaving Arsenal this summer. Van Persie has been widely speculated to be making a move from the Emirates, coming off a career-best season in which he won … Continue reading »

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Which goal was the best of the Euro 2012 group stage?

The Euro 2012 group stage is in the books, and Czech Republic, Greece, Germany, Portugal, Spain, Italy, England and France are the eight teams left standing prior to Thursday's opening match of the quarterfinals. Before looking ahead to the remaining … Continue reading »

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Wednesday Kickoff: Drogba heads to China, Blatter’s goal-line tweet & more

Didier Drogba's move to China is officially complete. The former Chelsea star signed a two-and-a-half-year deal with Shanghai Shenhua, where he will be reunited with former strike partner Nicolas Anelka while playing under former Argentina coach Sergio Batista. "I have … Continue reading »

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Euro 2012: England wins group despite controversy, France advances despite loss

By JOHN BOSCHINI In the face of lowered expectations, England is excelling at Euro 2012. Wayne Rooney marked his return from suspension with a goal as England, with the help of a controversial refereeing decision, weathered a relentless Ukraine attack … Continue reading »

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Euro 2012: Matchday 12 (Group D)

The Euro 2012 group stage comes to an end Tuesday, with the final two places in the quarterfinals up for grabs. Three of the four teams in action Tuesday have a chance at qualifying for the knockout round, including co-host … Continue reading »

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