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Poll: Where are you watching the match tonight?
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Poll: Where are you watching the match tonight?

Jun 10th 2012, 11:28 AM 853 Views 8 Comments

We want to know where you’ll be when Robbie sticks the ball in the Croatia net?

1 day to Euro 2012: 'We’re gonna have a party'
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1 day to Euro 2012: 'We’re gonna have a party'

Jun 7th 2012, 9:03 AM 213 Views 0 Comments

It’s not long now.

2 days to Euro 2012: How well do you know Giovanni Trapattoni?
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2 days to Euro 2012: How well do you know Giovanni Trapattoni?

Jun 6th 2012, 8:55 AM 237 Views 1 Comment

Watch a fascinating documentary on how the youngest manager in Serie A history became one of the most decorated.

3 days to Euro 2012: Faces in the crowd
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3 days to Euro 2012: Faces in the crowd

Jun 5th 2012, 3:08 PM 517 Views 0 Comments

Were you in Stuttgart wearing a flat cap in June, 1988?

4 days to Euro 2012: Imagine if we had actually won something!
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4 days to Euro 2012: Imagine if we had actually won something!

Jun 4th 2012, 2:23 PM 394 Views 0 Comments

Ireland were given a hero’s welcome when they returned from Germany in ’88.

6 days to Euro 2012: Ronnie Whelan's 'shinner'
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6 days to Euro 2012: Ronnie Whelan's 'shinner'

Jun 2nd 2012, 9:25 AM 568 Views 2 Comments

The ex-Liverpool midfielder’s volley against the Soviet Union remains one of the most memorable goals in the country’s history.

7 days to Euro 2012: Spain are perennial underachievers no more
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7 days to Euro 2012: Spain are perennial underachievers no more

Jun 1st 2012, 10:45 AM 203 Views 0 Comments

After a quarter century of early exits, tiki-taka brought Spain their first European title in 44 years.

8 days to Euro 2012: Who stuck the ball in the English net?
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8 days to Euro 2012: Who stuck the ball in the English net?

May 31st 2012, 10:38 AM 431 Views 2 Comments

Ireland’s last appearance at the Euros encompassed one very special day in Stuttgart.

9 days to Euro 2012: If Greece can do it...
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9 days to Euro 2012: If Greece can do it...

May 30th 2012, 6:35 PM 301 Views 0 Comments

In a series of events that shocked the world of football, Otto Rehhagel’s side secured victory at Euro 2004.

10 days to Euro 2012: Shane MacGowan’s Rockier Road to Poland
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10 days to Euro 2012: Shane MacGowan’s Rockier Road to Poland

May 29th 2012, 9:59 AM 647 Views 1 Comment

The Pogues front man has given his support to the Boys in Green the only way he knows how.

11 days to Euro 2012: Spain's great escape in Bruges
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11 days to Euro 2012: Spain's great escape in Bruges

May 28th 2012, 1:25 PM 302 Views 0 Comments

The Iberians needed two goals in injury time to rescue a 4-3 win against Yugoslavia and qualify for the knockout stages of Euro 2000.

12 days to Euro 2012: The singalong with Gaybo
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12 days to Euro 2012: The singalong with Gaybo

May 27th 2012, 8:00 PM 557 Views 0 Comments

Before Jack’s Army departed for Germany in ’88, they made a special appearance on The Late Late Show.

13 days to Euro 2012: Ireland denied a clear penalty in Russia draw
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13 days to Euro 2012: Ireland denied a clear penalty in Russia draw

May 26th 2012, 2:43 PM 679 Views 0 Comments

Tony Galvin was “decapitated by the goalkeeper” but the Irish were not awarded a penalty that may have taken them to the semi-finals.

14 days to Euro 2012: The man behind the flag
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14 days to Euro 2012: The man behind the flag

May 25th 2012, 10:35 AM 418 Views 0 Comments

Think you’re a hardcore fan? You haven’t met Davy Keogh.

15 days to Euro 2012: First-timers Latvia upset the Germans
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15 days to Euro 2012: First-timers Latvia upset the Germans

May 24th 2012, 8:30 AM 369 Views 0 Comments

The Baltic nation were expected to roll over for Rudi Voller’s side. That didn’t happen.

16 days to Euro 2012: The road to Germany ’88
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16 days to Euro 2012: The road to Germany ’88

May 23rd 2012, 11:25 AM 546 Views 2 Comments

Thank you, Gary Mackay.

17 days to Euro 2012: Manuel Amoros' moment of madness
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17 days to Euro 2012: Manuel Amoros' moment of madness

May 22nd 2012, 8:50 AM 520 Views 0 Comments

Long before Zidane v Materazzi, Denmark’s Jesper Olsen learned the hard way about getting on the wrong side of a Frenchman.

18 days to Euro 2012: England's penalty woes
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18 days to Euro 2012: England's penalty woes

May 21st 2012, 2:40 PM 371 Views 0 Comments

What is it about them and shootouts?

19 days to Euro 2012: We miss you, Zizou
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19 days to Euro 2012: We miss you, Zizou

May 20th 2012, 1:00 PM 490 Views 1 Comment

The French playmaker was undoubtedly one of the greatest of his generation.

20 days to Euro 2012: Are you ready?
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20 days to Euro 2012: Are you ready?

May 19th 2012, 11:00 AM 242 Views 0 Comments

It’s nearly time to get the tricolour bunting down out of the attic.

Letter from Munich: darkness on the edge of town as 'real final' in city's beerhalls
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Letter from Munich: darkness on the edge of town as 'real final' in city's beerhalls

May 18th 2012, 6:53 PM 3,476 Views 7 Comments

Miguel Delaney spent the day at the magnificent Allianz Arena… far from the madding crowd.

21 days to Euro 2012: Italy come good the second time of asking
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21 days to Euro 2012: Italy come good the second time of asking

May 18th 2012, 9:00 AM 165 Views 0 Comments

The 1968 European Championships was decided by a replay after Yugoslavia held the hosts to a 1-1 draw in Rome.

22 days to Euro 2012: Trigger's Giants Stadium yarn
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22 days to Euro 2012: Trigger's Giants Stadium yarn

May 17th 2012, 9:39 AM 644 Views 1 Comment

It’s got something to do with a Viking, we think…

23 days to Euro 2012: Joxer gets a makeover
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23 days to Euro 2012: Joxer gets a makeover

May 16th 2012, 8:10 AM 551 Views 1 Comment

“All agreed that Keane and Walters were the best choice in attack. With Dunne, St Ledger, John O’Shea and Kelly at the back.”

24 days to Euro 2012: A chip off the old block
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24 days to Euro 2012: A chip off the old block

May 15th 2012, 8:00 AM 302 Views 0 Comments

Czech Republic defender Michal Kadlec would love to emulate the exploits of the team his father played in at Euro ’96 this summer.

25 days to Euro 2012: Don’t worry Ireland fans, Davor Suker retired long ago
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25 days to Euro 2012: Don’t worry Ireland fans, Davor Suker retired long ago

May 14th 2012, 8:10 AM 382 Views 1 Comment

The legendary Croatian striker’s lob over the head of Peter Schmeichel in ’96 was a bit special.

26 Days to Euro 2012: How did John Aldridge miss this?
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26 Days to Euro 2012: How did John Aldridge miss this?

May 13th 2012, 9:25 AM 459 Views 0 Comments

Most of us can remember that Paul McGrath hit the post with a header but can you recall Aldo’s fresh air follow-up?

27 days to Euro 2012: A special night at Anfield… spoiled by Kluivert and Co
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27 days to Euro 2012: A special night at Anfield… spoiled by Kluivert and Co

May 12th 2012, 9:25 AM 411 Views 1 Comment

In what proved to be Jack Charlton’s last game in charge, Ireland were given the run-around by the Dutch in a Euro ’96 play-off.

28 days to Euro 2012: Listen to the official poptastic song
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28 days to Euro 2012: Listen to the official poptastic song

May 11th 2012, 8:50 AM 147 Views 0 Comments

As you might expect, this annoyingly catchy number would be better suited to Eurovision than the European Championships.

29 days to Euro 2012: David Villa and Spain hit Russia for four
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29 days to Euro 2012: David Villa and Spain hit Russia for four

May 10th 2012, 8:30 AM 182 Views 1 Comment

In their opening game of Euro 2008, the Valencia hitman came up trumps by bagging himself a hat-trick.

30 days to Euro 2012: Der Bomber strikes in Brussels
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30 days to Euro 2012: Der Bomber strikes in Brussels

May 9th 2012, 8:00 AM 179 Views 0 Comments

Gerd Muller scored two goals in the semi-finals and two more at Heysel Stadium against the Soviet Union to hand West Germany Euro ’72.

31 days to Euro 2012: Poborsky’s stunning lob sinks Portugal
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31 days to Euro 2012: Poborsky’s stunning lob sinks Portugal

May 8th 2012, 8:40 AM 751 Views 0 Comments

It was a piece of individual brilliance that led Manchester United to fork out £3.5m for the Czech midfielder.

32 days to Euro 2012: Take a bow, Zlatan Ibrahimovic
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32 days to Euro 2012: Take a bow, Zlatan Ibrahimovic

May 7th 2012, 8:30 AM 469 Views 1 Comment

The enigmatic Sweden striker hit one of the goals of the 2008 finals against Greece in Salzburg.

33 days to Euro 2012: Jack’s Army depart for Germany
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33 days to Euro 2012: Jack’s Army depart for Germany

May 6th 2012, 10:00 AM 403 Views 1 Comment

Suited and booted, the Irish team stopped for a photo before boarding their Aer Lingus flight back in June ’88.

34 days to Euro 2012: The Great Dane of Gothenburg
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34 days to Euro 2012: The Great Dane of Gothenburg

May 5th 2012, 8:30 AM 468 Views 2 Comments

Peter Schmeichel was one of the stars of the Denmark team who shocked Europe 20 years ago.

35 days to Euro 2012: How do Slavek and Slavko compare to past mascots?
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35 days to Euro 2012: How do Slavek and Slavko compare to past mascots?

May 4th 2012, 8:30 AM 789 Views 0 Comments

Give Pinocchio a comeback, we say.

36 days to Euro 2012: Panenka's cheeky penalty makes it Czech-mate
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36 days to Euro 2012: Panenka's cheeky penalty makes it Czech-mate

May 3rd 2012, 8:00 AM 256 Views 0 Comments

Holders Germany are undone by one of the most beautiful spot-kicks of its day back in 1976.

37 days to Euro 2012: Gazza's back in the dentist's chair
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37 days to Euro 2012: Gazza's back in the dentist's chair

May 2nd 2012, 8:30 AM 853 Views 0 Comments

Relive one of the most iconic goals (and celebrations) of the ’96 tournament.

39 days to Euro 2012: Russia burn oh so brightly before fading out
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39 days to Euro 2012: Russia burn oh so brightly before fading out

Apr 30th 2012, 10:00 AM 404 Views 0 Comments

Andrey Arshavin and Roman Pavlyuchenko arrived like two beach balls on the radar after stunning the Dutch 3-1.

42 days to Euro 2012: Charlie O'Leary and the lads are fitted for their suits
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42 days to Euro 2012: Charlie O'Leary and the lads are fitted for their suits

Apr 27th 2012, 12:24 PM 645 Views 1 Comment

It’s not all about the action on the pitch, you know…