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From TheJournal.ie Appeal for Irish fan missing in Poland since Saturday Missing Person

Appeal for Irish fan missing in Poland since Saturday

James Nolan was last seen at around lunchtime in the city of Bydgoszcz.

From The42 Preview: Holland cling to hope as Portugal eye last eight Euro2012

Preview: Holland cling to hope as Portugal eye last eight

No team has ever reached the knockout phase at a Euro after losing their first two matches. Can the Dutch beat the odds?

From The42 Poland fan throws TV out window after Russia score Tune Out

Poland fan throws TV out window after Russia score

Police are unsure if the man has sobered enough to realise that Poland ultimately equalised, they say.

From The42 Spain v Ireland is like 'Muhammad Ali versus a dwarf' according to one former Irish star Euro 2012

Spain v Ireland is like 'Muhammad Ali versus a dwarf' according to one former Irish star

If Spain play at 80% they will thrash Ireland, says Michael Robinson. Oh dear.

From The42 On tour: I wanna Gdansk with somebody Euro 2012

On tour: I wanna Gdansk with somebody

Missing trains, sold-out bars and watching the Russia game with thousands of Poles. It’s just another day in Paradise for our man on the ground.

From The42 VIDEO: Eamon Dunphy furious at Trap's treatment of Kevin Foley Heated This post contains videos

VIDEO: Eamon Dunphy furious at Trap's treatment of Kevin Foley

The RTÉ pundit had a bee in his bonnet about the treatment of the Wolves defender. Ray Houghton had plenty to say too.

From The42 Russia v Poland: Euro 2012 monitors report 'far-right' flag among visiting fans Euro 2012

Russia v Poland: Euro 2012 monitors report 'far-right' flag among visiting fans

A ‘Hitler Youth’ banner was unfurled in Warsaw.

From The42 Your 'Killing Time Before The Spain Game' Picture of the Day COYBIG

Your 'Killing Time Before The Spain Game' Picture of the Day

Play beach volleyball.. for the Boys in Green.

From TheJournal.ie Domestic violence help groups to monitor reports of abuse during Euro 2012 Domestic Violence

Domestic violence help groups to monitor reports of abuse during Euro 2012

Research in the UK has shown a link between sporting occasions and an increase in domestic violence.

From The42 Spain to lodge complaint over Gdansk grass ahead of Ireland clash Pitch Battle

Spain to lodge complaint over Gdansk grass ahead of Ireland clash

Giovanni Trapattoni’s side face the defending champions on the ‘disgrace’ of a pitch on Thursday.

From The42 Belgian fans 'bought' at auction - by the Dutch Euro 2012

Belgian fans 'bought' at auction - by the Dutch

‘Second hand but mint condition. Not been used since FIFA World Cup 2002.’

From The42 In pictures: Irish dancers, leprechauns and St Patrick take over Poznan On Tour This post contains images

In pictures: Irish dancers, leprechauns and St Patrick take over Poznan

With just hours to kick-off against Croatia, the Green Army have invaded the Polish town.

From The42 Preview: Germans look to get off to flier against Portugal Euro2012

Preview: Germans look to get off to flier against Portugal

“The tension is building slowly, we have been working for two years for this moment. It’s time to get going.”

From The42 In pictures: Irish fans head for Poland by plane, trains and automobile COYBIG This post contains images

In pictures: Irish fans head for Poland by plane, trains and automobile

Irish football supporters are making their way across the continent today ahead of the Group C clash with Croatia in Poznan on Sunday.

From The42 As it happened: Poland v Greece, Euro 2012 Liveblog

As it happened: Poland v Greece, Euro 2012

What’s this? Euro 2012? Oh go on, then. We’re live for the first match of the tournament as Poland meet Greece in Warsaw…

From The42 Trap says "never say never... after six games maybe the dream comes true" Euro 2012

Trap says "never say never... after six games maybe the dream comes true"

“I think, without the surprise or the injury, sure I’ve called back the same XI,” the manager said today.

From The42 Dutch squad subjected to racial abuse at training session Euro 2012

Dutch squad subjected to racial abuse at training session

Coach Van Marwijk said his squad will now be perfectly aware of what they may come across during the course of the tournament.

From The42 Legends of yore: here's our European Championships Best XI Stars This post contains videos

Legends of yore: here's our European Championships Best XI

We’ve picked what we consider to be the greatest eleven players to ever grace the tournament. Do you agree?

From The42 Testicle-biting dogs 'for England hooligans', warn Polish media Woof

Testicle-biting dogs 'for England hooligans', warn Polish media

Krakow is ready for any trouble ‘like a bag full of anvils’ they say.

From The42 And if you know your history… these are greatest European championships teams of all time Quite Continental

And if you know your history… these are greatest European championships teams of all time

We’ve crunched the numbers so you don’t have to.

From The42 Champions Spain undergo light first training run Euro 2012

Champions Spain undergo light first training run

They may be the world and European champions but only 300 fans turned out to watch Spain this morning. Ireland had around 13,000 yesterday.

From The42 The last summer of 16 should be savoured Euro 2012

The last summer of 16 should be savoured

This tournament will be the last European Championship to be tightly populated with the continent’s best. Next time out it will be bloated and asymmetrical, writes Miguel Delaney.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Planning to be an armchair supporter this summer? Here's some advice. Opinion

Column: Planning to be an armchair supporter this summer? Here's some advice.

If you’re going to watch the European Championships and the Olympics this summer then you need to prepare. Start by buying a giant couch, writes David Slattery.

From The42 Trapattoni expecting no walkovers in Poland Euro2012

Trapattoni expecting no walkovers in Poland

The Spanish may be tired and the Italians in disarray but the Ireland manager isn’t getting ahead of himself.

From The42 Caption competition: what's Robbie Keane saying to Robbie Jr? Top Top Prize

Caption competition: what's Robbie Keane saying to Robbie Jr?

Want to win one of three Irish football jerseys ahead of next week’s big kick-off? Well, we know a man that can help you out.

From The42 Did someone say Irish walkover? Prandelli says he's ready to pull Italy out of Euros Euro 2012

Did someone say Irish walkover? Prandelli says he's ready to pull Italy out of Euros

First there was the match-fixing scandal and now Gigi Buffon is caught up in a betting controversy.

From The42 The Magnificent Seven: The best young players at Euro 2012 Fledglings

The Magnificent Seven: The best young players at Euro 2012

Some obvious, some not so obvious… We look at the players looking to make their names in Poland and the Ukraine.

From The42 ‘Those kind of songs don’t come very frequently’ — Christy Moore recalls Joxer’s arrival at Euro ’88 Euro '88

‘Those kind of songs don’t come very frequently’ — Christy Moore recalls Joxer’s arrival at Euro ’88

Christy Moore spoke to Miguel Delaney about his famous song.

From The42 'Football is a cruel sport sometimes' says grateful McShane after call-up Empathy

'Football is a cruel sport sometimes' says grateful McShane after call-up

The Hull City defender was conscious that his fortune meant disappointment for his friend, Kevin Foley.

From The42 The Morning Score: Wednesday Awkward

The Morning Score: Wednesday

Five sporting stories that will thrill, enthrall, shock, excite and inform in equal measure.

From The42 Foley feels 'betrayed' after axing from Euro 2012 squad Dropped

Foley feels 'betrayed' after axing from Euro 2012 squad

The Wolves defender insists he was fit to play against Bosnia but was told to rest until he reached the training camp in Italy.

From The42 Italy's friendly with Luxembourg in Parma called off after quake Euro 2012

Italy's friendly with Luxembourg in Parma called off after quake

“Everything is fine in camp,” the FAI say after 12 people lose their lives 210km away.

From The42 Watch out England: Ribery feeling back to his best after breaking goal drought I'm Back

Watch out England: Ribery feeling back to his best after breaking goal drought

The Bayern Munich and France midfielder has set his sights on Roy Hodgson’s men after returning to goal-scoring ways.

From The42 Sunshine, a love of football and excellent facilities – some of the other reasons why Ireland went training in Italy Euro 2012

Sunshine, a love of football and excellent facilities – some of the other reasons why Ireland went training in Italy

I’ll see your Miss Italy Stefania Bivoni and I’ll raise you a John Delaney.

From The42 No strikers please, we're German: Joachim Loew names 23-man squad for Euro 2012 Sweet N' Loew

No strikers please, we're German: Joachim Loew names 23-man squad for Euro 2012

The three-time European Championship winners are short on forwards but brimming with goalscoring midfielders.

From The42 Hard to imagine Spain without David Villa, admits Silva Euro 2012

Hard to imagine Spain without David Villa, admits Silva

‘He is pure goal’ says the City playmaker. Someday someone will call us ‘pure goal’.

From The42 Italy defender Criscito ditched from squad after match-fixing implication Euro2012

Italy defender Criscito ditched from squad after match-fixing implication

Criscito has withdrawn from the Azzurri’s Euro 2012 squad following his implication in the “Calcioscommesse” match-fixing scandal.

From The42 Open thread: Aiden McGeady or James McClean at Euro 2012 - who would you pick? Wide Men

Open thread: Aiden McGeady or James McClean at Euro 2012 - who would you pick?

The Spartak Moscow winger was in electric form and may have done enough to ensure a starting role at Euro 2012.

From The42 Trapattoni left 'very, very satisfied' by Irish performance in 1-0 win. Reactions

Trapattoni left 'very, very satisfied' by Irish performance in 1-0 win.

“We wanted to get on a bit of a role before we go to Poznan,” added Irish matchwinner Shane Long.

From TheJournal.ie Give Ireland fans free texts and reduced tariffs at Euro 2012 - Senator Phone Home

Give Ireland fans free texts and reduced tariffs at Euro 2012 - Senator

Labour senator Jimmy Harte has called on mobile phone companies to help out the estimated tens of thousands of fans who will be heading to Poland next month.