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Portugal 'can pose problems' for Spain, insists Bento
27/06/2012 by Dailymail
Portugal coach Paulo Bento insists his side will not fall into the same trap as France by retreating into their shells when they face reigning champions Spain in their Euro 2012 semi-final on Wednesday.Les Bleus boss Laurent Blanc made radical changes to his starting line-up ahead of last week’s quarter-final in an attempt to upset Spain’s rhythm and knock them out of thei... Full Story »
Phil Brown calls Pirlo 'homophobic' in radio gaffe
27/06/2012 by Goal.com
Phil Brown has been the subject of online ridicule after he mistakenly called Italy midfielder Andrea Pirlo ‘homophobic’.The former Hull City manager made the erroneous comment during an interview with BBC Radio 5 live when discussing the Juventus star’s reasons for never leaving his homeland to play for a foreign club. It is widely believed that Brown had intended to sa... Full Story »
Hoddle: England need a change of shape
27/06/2012 by Goal.com
Former England manager Glenn Hoddle has insisted that if the Three Lions are to find any kind of success, they need to come up with a more modern shape than the 4-4-2 formation.England looked defensively solid in Euro 2012, but their midfield appeared uncomfortable in possession and the strikers generally fed off scraps as build-up play lacked cutting edge.Despite thes... Full Story »
Pirlo says Germany fear Italy
27/06/2012 by UEFA.com
Andrea Pirlo cut a cool figure during Tuesday's conferenceAndrea Pirlo is anticipating a "beautiful", open semi-final on Thursday and believes that, with recent history on their side, Italy have nothing to fear from Joachim Löw's men. Indeed, if anything it is the other way around. "Germany are afraid of Italy," he told today's press conference.Pirlo has epitomised Italy'... Full Story »
Why did Roy give up on the Baresi of England? Revolution means Jones
27/06/2012 by 7msport.com
Get to a certain age in this game and you write the same story, just with different names. England go to a tournament, England get outplayed by every good team they meet, England dig in and lose on penalties, and now it’s all about youth.I can’t wait for Friends tonight. I wonder if Ross and Rachel get back together. And what about that new rapper Eminem? Sounds really... Full Story »
Balotelli fury at King Kong cartoon slur in Italian newspaper
27/06/2012 by Dailymail
Mario Balotelli has found himself at the centre of a new race row, this time sparked by a deeply offensive cartoon depicting him as King Kong in a leading Italian newspaper.On the morning of Italy’s European Championship encounter with  England, Gazzetta dello Sport  published a drawing of a giant Balotelli atop Big Ben swatting away footballs in the same way King Kong di... Full Story »
Just stop this man: Spain sense glory if they can close out Ronaldo threat
27/06/2012 by Dailymail
The first semi-final of Euro 2012 is being billed as the best team in the world versus the best player in the tournament. But can Cristiano Ronaldo really beat Vicente del Bosque’s gifted Spain team all on his own? Del Bosque did little to play down the threat.‘We need to deactivate Ronaldo,’ said the coach. ‘This is going to be one of the most important matches of our lives... Full Story »
Roo only play for Fergie! Capello takes swipe at England flop Wayne
27/06/2012 by Dailymail
Fabio Capello has delivered a  withering assessment of Wayne Rooney’s England career, claiming 'he only plays well in Manchester'.Last week the former England manager publicly clashed with his one-time star player, responding angrily to Rooney’s claim that life is better under Roy Hodgson because he can at least speak English. Capello said Rooney did not understan... Full Story »
France consider banning Nasri for two years as they get tough with angry midfielder
27/06/2012 by Dailymail
France star Samir Nasri could be banned from international football for two years following his attack on a journalist at Euro 2012.Midfielder Nasri was involved in a row with a French reporter after his team were knocked out in the quarter-finals 2-0 by Spain.Nasri, who came in as a second-half substitute, went through the mixed zone without a word for text reporters afte... Full Story »
Painting the town red, Kyiv style
26/06/2012 by UEFA.com
A Ukraine supporter takes on a new lookAway from the on-field action at UEFA EURO 2012 there is another competition taking place – among supporters.It is impossible to convey in words the incredible variety of costumes and accessories fans wear in order to stand out from their contemporaries at a celebration of football such as this. While some play safe and don the shirt o... Full Story »
    Rank Team W/D/L Pts

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    The Top 3 Teams of Previous Tournaments

    Year Winners Runner-up Third place
    2008SpainGermanyRussia / Turkey
    2004GreecePortugalNetherlands / Czech Republic
    2000FranceItalyNetherlands / Portugal
    1996GermanyCzech RepublicFrance / England
    1992DenmarkGermanyNetherlands / Sweden
    1988NetherlandsSoviet UnionItaly / West Germany
    1984FranceSpainDenmark / Portugal
    1980West GermanyBelgiumCzechoslovakia
    1976CzechoslovakiaWest GermanyNetherlands
    1972West GermanySoviet UnionBelgium
    1964SpainSoviet UnionHungary
    1960Soviet UnionYugoslaviaCzechoslovakia