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My history boys! This time we'll knock out one of the big guns, says England boss Hodgson
23/06/2012 by Dailymail
Roy Hodgson wants to make history and guide England to their first tournament knockout-stage victory over a major footballing nation away from Wembley.The England manager sees Sunday night's European Championship quarter-final against Italy as a chance to kill ‘a nasty statistic’.One statistic dismissed by Hodgson was that  the UEFA prize-money for winning the  tournamen... Full Story »
Boom or bust? England take aim at "big gun" curse
22/06/2012 by YAHOO Sport
Ask most England fans what links Paraguay, Belgium, Cameroon, Denmark, Ecuador and Spain and they would struggle for an answer, though the keenest would recognize their joint significance in the team's tournament history. Apart from the 1966 World Cup, which England won on home soil, those are the only countries they have managed to beat in a knockout match at a majo... Full Story »
Italy have been better than England so far, argues Bonucci
22/06/2012 by Goal.com
In drawing with Spain and Croatia, and defeating Republic of Ireland, the Juventus defender believes the Azzurri have played better football than Roy Hodgson's menLeonardo Bonucci believes that Italy's performances in Euro 2012 so far have been superior to those of quarter-final opponents England.The Azzurri progressed to the knockout stages behind defending champions Spain i... Full Story »
Roo’s Italian job
22/06/2012 by The Sun
READY TO ROOL ... Wayne is eyeing semi-final spotWAYNE ROONEY is convinced England can carry off their own Italian Job on Sunday.The Manchester United striker is on a high after scoring the winner against Ukraine.Now he wants to steer England to the Euro 2012 semis and then final glory.He said: “It’s important that we believe in ourselves. We’ve a great group of players an... Full Story »
Long to Wayne over us
22/06/2012 by The Sun
Hodgson orders Roo & Co: Sing anthem before gamesEuro vision ... both England's Wayne Rooney and John Terry belt out the wordsBOSS Roy Hodgson has ordered Wayne Rooney and the rest of his England aces to sing the national anthem before all Euro 2012 games.Hodgson, 64, urged them to belt out God Save the Queen to show the country that they are proudly flying the flag.H... Full Story »
I can't control my emotions... Neville struggling to adapt to life on England bench
22/06/2012 by Dailymail
Gary Neville has admitted he struggles to keep his emotions in check in his new role as a coach with England. The former Manchester United full-back is working alongside manager Roy Hodgson at Euro 2012. 'I was quite passionate on the pitch, but on the bench, I can't control myself,' Neville, who won 85 caps for England, told FATV.Pure delight: Neville admits he has bee... Full Story »
Roy-al command! It was Hodgson who told England stars: Sing the anthem
22/06/2012 by Dailymail
Roy Hodgson asked England's players to sing the National Anthem in unison in one of his first initiatives as manager. Sportsmail understands the issue had been raised by the managing director of Club England, Adrian Bevington.Brothers in arms: England's Wayne Rooney and John Terry sing national anthem before match against Ukraine But it was Hodgson who called his player... Full Story »
Stop being a pain, Mario! Balotelli lying low in training, but Mancini wants to see striker start for Italy to sink England
22/06/2012 by Dailymail
Mario Balotelli's efforts to lie low appear to have failed as he continues to dominate the Italian angle of the showdown with England. Balotelli was subdued as the Azzurri trained in Krakow on Thursday, but everyone was talking about the Manchester City striker and whether he should be recalled to Cesare Prandelli's team. City boss Roberto Mancini is keen to see hi... Full Story »
Family of Oxlade-Chamberlain ready for U-turn on Euro boycott
22/06/2012 by Dailymail
The family of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will end their Euro 2012 boycott and attend England's quarter-final against Italy on Sunday. The Chamberlains - including father, former England winger Mark - decided to stay at home during the tournament due to the threat of racism.Family support: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will be cheered on in Kiev But Sportsmail has learned the teenager'... Full Story »
All hail our Hart stopper: How Joe became the rock of England
22/06/2012 by Dailymail
According to his goalkeeping coaches at Manchester City, it is his reactions that set Joe Hart apart. Sounds obvious, but there is science in there, too.Under pressure, it takes him less time than his contemporaries to get his arms up to save a shot. An example of it in this tournament would be his save from Alou Diarra’s header against France. Had Hart been in goal for th... Full Story »