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#Euro2012

Italy midfield daunts Spanish coach Del Bosque
# Concern
From The42
# Concern

Italy midfield daunts Spanish coach Del Bosque

Jun 29th 2012, 6:04 PM 489 Views 0 Comments

The veteran manager believes the team’s axis is Pirlo and Balotelli.

Done deal: Keith Andrews signs for Bolton
# CONFIRMED
From The42
# CONFIRMED

Done deal: Keith Andrews signs for Bolton

Jun 29th 2012, 4:59 PM 5,159 Views 10 Comments

Meanwhile, it has also been confirmed that the player will be suspended for Ireland’s opening World Cup qualifier.

Proenca gets nod for second major final
# Ready To Go
From The42
# Ready To Go

Proenca gets nod for second major final

Jun 29th 2012, 3:29 PM 448 Views 0 Comments

The Portuguese referee also took charge of the Champions League showdown between Chelsea and Bayern Munich.

Italy's press revels in Balotelli brilliance, Polish papers hail 'best Euro match'
# Review
From The42
# Review

Italy's press revels in Balotelli brilliance, Polish papers hail 'best Euro match'

Jun 29th 2012, 11:13 AM 1,532 Views 1 Comment

La Repubblica called the match “a masterpiece”.

Brazil bound: Loew will remain German coach through to World Cup
# Assurances
From The42
# Assurances

Brazil bound: Loew will remain German coach through to World Cup

Jun 29th 2012, 9:43 AM 388 Views 0 Comments

After six years within the national setup, Joachim Loew is under pressure to start delivering silverware.

Euro 2012 analysis: excellent Italy expose German flaws
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

Euro 2012 analysis: excellent Italy expose German flaws

Jun 28th 2012, 11:42 PM 4,360 Views 19 Comments

Cesare Prandelli pulled off another tactical masterclass against a very disappointing German team

As it happened: Germany v Italy, Euro 2012 semi-final From The42
Live Jun 28th 2012, 7:29 PM

As it happened: Germany v Italy, Euro 2012 semi-final

Preview: all you need to know ahead of the Germany v Italy game tonight
# Euro 2012
From The42
# Euro 2012

Preview: all you need to know ahead of the Germany v Italy game tonight

Jun 28th 2012, 6:41 PM 2,122 Views 5 Comments

It’s the Mannschaft versus the Azzurri with a place in the decider up for grabs. Something’s got to give, writes Miguel Delaney.

Cesare Prandelli hints at return to club football
# Euro 2012
From The42
# Euro 2012

Cesare Prandelli hints at return to club football

Jun 28th 2012, 5:06 PM 465 Views 0 Comments

The Italy manager comes up against Germany in the Euro 2012 semi-finals tonight.

Euro victory will boost all of Spain - Del Bosque
# Euro 2012
From The42
# Euro 2012

Euro victory will boost all of Spain - Del Bosque

Jun 28th 2012, 3:59 PM 318 Views 0 Comments

The Spain boss said that an unprecedented third successive trophy would show that the country was going in the right direction.

Guess who's been invited to the German embassy for the game tonight
# You're Spoiling Us
From The42
# You're Spoiling Us

Guess who's been invited to the German embassy for the game tonight

Jun 28th 2012, 3:11 PM 12,285 Views 37 Comments

It’s not a trap.

Ramos: I planned Panenka in advance of penalty shoot-out
# Euro 2012
From The42
# Euro 2012

Ramos: I planned Panenka in advance of penalty shoot-out

Jun 28th 2012, 9:34 AM 884 Views 0 Comments

The defender had blazed a penalty over the bar for Real Madrid in the Champions League semi-final, so decided to take the Andrea Pirlo approach.

Germany v Italy -- the 4 key battles that will decide the second semi-final
# Match-ups
From The42
# Match-ups

Germany v Italy -- the 4 key battles that will decide the second semi-final

Jun 28th 2012, 9:18 AM 2,364 Views 3 Comments

There’s just the small matter of this heavyweight clash tonight. Here’s where it’ll be won and lost.

Germany v Italy: Five past meetings
# History
From The42
# History

Germany v Italy: Five past meetings

Jun 28th 2012, 8:51 AM 730 Views 0 Comments

The Azzurri have never been beaten by tonight’s opponents in a competitive fixture.

Euro 2012 analysis: Tired Spain live to fight another day
# Euro 2012
From The42
# Euro 2012

Euro 2012 analysis: Tired Spain live to fight another day

Jun 28th 2012, 12:02 AM 3,734 Views 15 Comments

Suddenly, they’re on the verge of the greatest victory in international football history. writes Miguel Delaney in Poland.

Germany on the edge of glory, says Loew
# Euro 2012
From The42
# Euro 2012

Germany on the edge of glory, says Loew

Jun 27th 2012, 7:48 PM 3,543 Views 10 Comments

The in-form Germans reckon they can beat Italy for the first time in a knock-out, writes Miguel Delaney in Poland.

As it happened: Portugal v Spain, Euro 2012 semi-final From The42
Live Jun 27th 2012, 7:23 PM

As it happened: Portugal v Spain, Euro 2012 semi-final

Preview: all you need to know ahead of Spain's showdown with Portugal tonight
# Crunch
From The42
# Crunch

Preview: all you need to know ahead of Spain's showdown with Portugal tonight

Jun 27th 2012, 4:00 PM 2,878 Views 9 Comments

Can Ronaldo banish the criticisms for good by dominating this last-four clash in Ukraine?

The Ronaldo debate: Is he a good player or a great player?
# Euro 2012
From The42
# Euro 2012

The Ronaldo debate: Is he a good player or a great player?

Jun 27th 2012, 2:06 PM 1,114 Views 5 Comments

Giles, Dunphy and Sadlier weigh in with their thoughts on Portugal’s talisman.

Gazzetta dello Sport sorry for Balotelli ‘King Kong’ cartoon
# Euro 2012
From The42
# Euro 2012

Gazzetta dello Sport sorry for Balotelli ‘King Kong’ cartoon

Jun 27th 2012, 11:14 AM 5,213 Views 14 Comments

“Everything, absolutely everything, can be misunderstood,” says Italian paper following complaints.

Portugal v Spain: the key battles
# Olé
From The42
# Olé

Portugal v Spain: the key battles

Jun 27th 2012, 10:00 AM 1,860 Views 7 Comments

It’s a mouth-watering Iberian derby in Donetsk tonight with a place in the European Championships decider up for grabs. Here’s where it’ll be won and lost.

The man behind Ronaldo: Coentrao shining in Portugal role
# Euro 2012
From The42
# Euro 2012

The man behind Ronaldo: Coentrao shining in Portugal role

Jun 27th 2012, 9:02 AM 1,235 Views 0 Comments

The left-sided player has prospered at Euro 2012 after an underwhelming season at Real Madrid

The Morning Score: Wednesday
# Early Doors
From The42
# Early Doors

The Morning Score: Wednesday

Jun 27th 2012, 8:57 AM 288 Views 0 Comments

Here’s everything you need to know this morning – apart from how to keep Cristiano Ronaldo quiet. Sorry, Vicente.

Preview: Counter-punching Portugal prepare Spain ambush
# Euro2012
From The42
# Euro2012

Preview: Counter-punching Portugal prepare Spain ambush

Jun 27th 2012, 7:23 AM 377 Views 0 Comments

It’s not quite Ronaldo and 10 lads we collected on the way. But Spain will need to keep the Real Madrid man in check tonight in Donetsk.

Après Match: Keane talks Ireland fans and Triggs' passing
# Comedy
From The42
# Comedy

Après Match: Keane talks Ireland fans and Triggs' passing

Jun 26th 2012, 9:30 PM 2,238 Views 0 Comments

Roy doesn’t pull any punches alongside Adrian Chiles and Gareth Southgate on the ITV panel.

Spain are not boring to watch, insists Iniesta
# RETORT
From The42
# RETORT

Spain are not boring to watch, insists Iniesta

Jun 26th 2012, 6:44 PM 574 Views 3 Comments

The Spanish midfielder says he is happy with the team’s style of play.

Forward thinking: Prandelli vows to attack Germany
# Semi-final
From The42
# Semi-final

Forward thinking: Prandelli vows to attack Germany

Jun 26th 2012, 2:53 PM 276 Views 0 Comments

‘I prefer to concede on the break than sit back for 20 minutes.’ Said the Azzurri coach.

Phil Brown labels Pirlo 'homophobic' for not leaving Serie A
# Facepalm
From The42
# Facepalm

Phil Brown labels Pirlo 'homophobic' for not leaving Serie A

Jun 26th 2012, 1:43 PM 8,839 Views 17 Comments

Somebody needs to tell the former Hull City boss the correct meaning of the word.

Stereotyping: Lazio striker Klose acting as German spy
# Bring On Italy
From The42
# Bring On Italy

Stereotyping: Lazio striker Klose acting as German spy

Jun 26th 2012, 1:19 PM 802 Views 0 Comments

As Miguel Delaney found out, the Germans don’t consider Italians to be lazy. Perish the thought. Very laid back, perhaps, but definitely not lazy.

Opinion: Mourning the last of the 16-team tournaments
# Euro 2012
From The42
# Euro 2012

Opinion: Mourning the last of the 16-team tournaments

Jun 26th 2012, 1:06 PM 735 Views 0 Comments

We may look back on this summer’s European championships as the end of an era.

Euro 2012 a success, say Euro 2012 organisers
# Self Declared
From The42
# Self Declared

Euro 2012 a success, say Euro 2012 organisers

Jun 26th 2012, 9:50 AM 398 Views 0 Comments

The Ukrainian tournament director has claimed a 25% increase in tourist traffic has proved doubters wrong.

UEFA fine Germany €25,000 for unruly fans
# Pay Up
From The42
# Pay Up

UEFA fine Germany €25,000 for unruly fans

Jun 25th 2012, 5:45 PM 826 Views 1 Comment

The Euro 2012 semi-finalists have been disciplined for the behaviour of their supporters during the Group B match with Denmark.

Spain won't be giving Ronaldo any special attention
# Euro 2012
From The42
# Euro 2012

Spain won't be giving Ronaldo any special attention

Jun 25th 2012, 4:49 PM 506 Views 0 Comments

Xabi Alonso insists the world champions will play their normal game when they come up against Portugal and his Real Madrid team-mate.

Peerless Pirlo and seven other 'Panenka' penalties
# Calm
From The42
# Calm

Peerless Pirlo and seven other 'Panenka' penalties

Jun 25th 2012, 3:10 PM 1,735 Views 1 Comment

Last night’s dinked spot-kick was not the Italian midfielder’s first.

No use practising penalties, insists Germany goalkeeping chief Koepke
# Euro 2012
From The42
# Euro 2012

No use practising penalties, insists Germany goalkeeping chief Koepke

Jun 25th 2012, 12:58 PM 743 Views 1 Comment

Miguel Delaney tried to get a few questions past on of the heroes of ’96 at Germany’s press conference this afternoon.

The Morning Score: Monday
# Early Doors
From The42
# Early Doors

The Morning Score: Monday

Jun 25th 2012, 9:03 AM 374 Views 0 Comments

Here’s everything you need to know this morning – apart from how to take a penalty like Andrea Pirlo.

Nick Leeson: On Mick Wallace and his 'false economy'
# Opinion
From TheJournal.ie
# Opinion

Nick Leeson: On Mick Wallace and his 'false economy'

Jun 25th 2012, 7:00 AM 31 Views 36 Comments

The Wexford TD is symptomatic of the move from delayed gratification to credit consumerism which we are still struggling to shake off, writes Nick Leeson.

VIDEO: England go out on penalties again
# Going Home
From The42
# Going Home

VIDEO: England go out on penalties again

Jun 24th 2012, 11:17 PM 777 Views 1 Comment

Ashleys, Young and Cole, missed from the spot as Italy advanced to the semi-finals.

Analysis: Same old story in Kiev
# Post-mortem
From The42
# Post-mortem

Analysis: Same old story in Kiev

Jun 24th 2012, 11:10 PM 8,770 Views 44 Comments

England going out on penalties, Andrea Pirlo’s brilliance… we saw nothing new tonight, writes Miguel Delaney.

As it happened: England v Italy, Euro 2012 quarter-final From The42
Live Jun 24th 2012, 7:14 PM

As it happened: England v Italy, Euro 2012 quarter-final