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We must do more than defend
26/06/2012 by The Sun
PAINFUL EXIT ... England defender JohnsonGLEN JOHNSON admits England will never be top contenders at major tournaments until they learn to keep the ball.As the inquests into Sunday’s shootout defeat by Italy got under way, the Liverpool full-back delivered a searinglyhonest assessment of the team’s Euro 2012 campaign.While Roy Hodgson’s men get an A for effort and commitment... Full Story »
Worth a try! Cheeky England fan used his last-ditch tackle to put off Diamanti
26/06/2012 by Dailymail
England players had practiced, Joe Hart had researched the history of those expected to take penalties for Italy, and the rest of the nation watched and hoped for the bit of luck that's needed i these situations.  And then a fan went one step further in his bid to give England the edge in their shootout with the Azzurri, dropping his pants in a desperate attempt to put of... Full Story »
FA race rage: Police probe Twitter abuse aimed at England fall-guys
26/06/2012 by Dailymail
The FA stood up for England’s two shootout flops on Monday night by branding racist Twitter attacks on them as ‘appalling and unacceptable’.Police have started an investigation into offensive abuse aimed at Ashley Young and Ashley Cole shortly after they failed to score from the spot in the Euro 2012 quarter-final against Italy.The FA, in backing both players as Roy Hodgson’... Full Story »
Give us a Cris!
26/06/2012 by The Sun
PORT TONIC ... Cristiano Ronaldo is tipped to stun Spain for Portugal in semi-finalsCRISTIANO RONALDO has vowed to lead Portugal to victory over Spain — and to their second Euro final in eight years.The Real Madrid superstar also taunted the reigning champions after Spain complained Portugal have had two more days rest ahead of tomorrow’s semi-final.Ron snapped: “Three days... Full Story »
You've got to change, Roy... two years to rebuild England team for Brazil 2014 test
26/06/2012 by Dailymail
With his tie pulled down and his top button undone, Roy Hodgson had the look of a man who had endured a rough night.But in his final press conference before returning home with an England side chastened by their European Championship defeat by Italy, Hodgson at least acknowledged that a period of radical change now had to follow.He spoke of a ‘revolution’, of a younger... Full Story »
Rooney wasn't good enough! Hodgson admits suspended striker did not live up to expectations
26/06/2012 by Dailymail
Roy Hodgson admits Wayne Rooney failed to live up to expectations as England crashed out of Euro 2012 but insists the fitness of the striker was not an issue.Head coach Hodgson was aware of the pressure on Rooney to perform at his best after returning from a two-match ban for his sending off against Montenegro in a qualifying game last October.But, after scoring the winne... Full Story »
Spain out to neutralise Ronaldo again
26/06/2012 by YAHOO Sport
Spain are going to pay special attention to Portugal's star player and captain Cristiano Ronaldo as they look to neutralise Wednesday's Euro 2012 semi-final opponents' chief threat."We will be taking special care of Cristiano Ronaldo," said coach Vicente del Bosque, noting that the Spanish had managed to do just that in their round of 16 success over their Iberian neighbour... Full Story »
Germany "need" Schweinsteiger to face Italy: Ozil
26/06/2012 by YAHOO Sport
Germany star Bastian Schweinsteiger looks set to be given the all-clear for Thursday's Euro 2012 semi-final against Italy with midfield partner Mesut Ozil insisting the Germans "need him".The 27-year-old Schweinsteiger has been struggling to recover from an ankle injury and was below-par in Friday's 4-2 win over Greece, but as the Germans' chief playmaker, he is a key part o... Full Story »
Germany's line-up mole is "a disgrace", says Lahm
25/06/2012 by YAHOO Sport
Germany captain Philipp Lahm has branded the mole who has been leaking team line-ups to the media as a "disgrace" and admits the spy could be damaging their chances of winning the Euro 2012 title.Germany will play their Euro 2012 semi-final in Warsaw on Thursday with Joachim Loew's team aiming to lift their fourth European crown but first since 1996.The Germans have bee... Full Story »
Familiar foe Ronaldo awaiting Spain in last four
25/06/2012 by YAHOO Sport
GNIEWINO, Poland (Reuters) - Spain's Euro 2012 semi-final against Portugal will almost certainly hinge on how effectively the holders manage to shackle a familiar foe.Portuguese captain Cristiano Ronaldo is a Real Madrid team mate of Spain players like Iker Casillas, Xabi Alonso and Sergio Ramos and a bitter La Liga rival of their Barcelona contingent including Xavi, Andre... Full Story »
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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