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Adios amigos: Trap turns on players, blaming 'fear and tension' for Spain humiliation
15/06/2012 by Dailymail
Giovanni Trapattoni turned on his Republic of Ireland players after their Euro 2012 dream turned into a nightmare. The Boys in Green already know they are coming home after their final game against Trapattoni’s native Italy on Monday having suffered their heaviest competitive defeat for 41 years against world and European champions Spain. But rather than show sympathy for hi... Full Story »
Ireland 0 Spain 4: Trap's men sent packing by Torres as striker rediscovers goal touch
15/06/2012 by Dailymail
A torrid night in torrential rain and Fernando Torres arrived at Euro 2012 to send the Republic of Ireland home.Giovanni Trapattoni’s team became the first to crash out of the European Championships after world champions Spain crushed them and led them a merry dance in Gdansk.Once Torres had fired the Spaniards into a fourth-minute lead, Vicente del Bosque’s side were on thei... Full Story »
Torres repays faith as Spain send Irish home
15/06/2012 by YAHOO Sport
Two goals from the recalled Fernando Torres and one apiece from David Silva and Cesc Fabregas saw defending champions Spain thrash Ireland 4-0 in their Euro 2012 Group C match Thursday.The defeat means Ireland are the first team knocked out of the tournament, though, they can salvage some honour in their final game against Italy.Coach Vicente Del Bosque brought Torres in fo... Full Story »
David Silva: I don't mind where I play for Spain
14/06/2012 by Goal.com
The Manchester City midfielder defended his national team's performance in the 1-1 draw with Italy, and stated that he has no preference as to where he plays on the pitchDavid Silva admits that he does not mind if he plays in midfield or up front for Spain at Euro 2012.Coach Vicente del Bosque received some criticism for starting the draw against Italy without a recognise... Full Story »
Republic of Ireland can do more than just defend, insists Del Bosque
14/06/2012 by Goal.com
The Boys in Green are well known as difficult to break down but the Spain coach had pointed out that Giovanni Trapattoni has plenty of attacking talent at his disposalSpain coach Vicente del Bosque has dismissed the suggestion that the Republic of Ireland are incapable of hurting his side in an attacking capacity in Thursday's Group C clash in Gdansk.Many pundits believe tha... Full Story »
Irish are in Fer it
12/06/2012 by The Sun
WE'LL BOUNCE BACK ... Torres says Spain will get betterFERNANDO TORRES has cranked up the heat on the Republic of Ireland ahead of Thursday’s big clash.The Chelsea hitman insists Spain can win ALL their remaining Euro games to retain their crown.The Spaniards could manage only a disappointing 1-1 draw in their opener against Italy on Sunday, while Ireland crashed 3-1 t... Full Story »
Balotelli agent blasts UEFA president Platini for being weak on racism
12/06/2012 by Dailymail
Mario Balotelli’s agent accused UEFA president Michel Platini of being weak on racism the day after the Manchester City striker was abused by Spain fans during Italy’s opening game of Euro 2012.Balotelli himself has not responded after a minority of Spanish supporters were heard making racist chants during the teams’ 1-1 draw on Sunday.But his representative, Mino Raiola, hi... Full Story »
Spain to lodge complaint over Gdansk grass
12/06/2012 by YAHOO Sport
The Spanish football federation is to lodge a complaint with UEFA about the state of the pitch at the Gdansk Arena, after the European champions' opening 1-1 draw with Italy on Sunday.A source close to the federation told AFP that they would be complaining to European football's governing body after a number of players, including Xavi Hernandez and Cesc Fabregas, complaine... Full Story »
Torres: Spain can afford no more slip-ups
11/06/2012 by Goal.com
Chelsea striker Fernando Torres has admitted the pressure is now on Spain to win their remaining Euro 2012 group matches following their 1-1 draw with Italy.Cesc Fabregas salvaged a point for the reigning European champions after Antonio Di Natale gave the Italians the lead but Torres insists the result won’t hinder his side’s hopes in the competition.“We could have won o... Full Story »
Thanks for saving our bacon, Cesc
11/06/2012 by The Sun
SUC-CESC ... Spanish midfielder Fabregas celebrates his equaliserANDRES INIESTA told Cesc Fabregas: Thanks for saving our bacon.Fabregas equalised on 64 minutes, just four minutes after sub Antonio Di Natale had given the Italians the lead in Gdansk.Iniesta said: “We had to get an equaliser quickly, so they couldn’t settle down in the game and camp inside their own half.“Thi... Full Story »