Category Archives: Euro 2012

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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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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