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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 »
Joe reveals Euro Hart-break
25/06/2012 by Sky Sport
Keeper thought it was going to be England's nightJoe Hart: Goalkeeper thought it was going to be England's night against ItalyJoe Hart admits he thought it was going to be England's night against Italy after expressing his disappointment at the team's elimination from Euro 2012.England had ridden their luck at times in the group phase, but won two of their three games t... Full Story »
Prandelli - Let's celebrate win
25/06/2012 by Sky Sport
Italy coach feels quarter-final success over England was deservedCesare Prandelli: Italy coach wants to celebrate the win over England before focusing on GermanyCesare Prandelli admits Germany are 'favourites' to win the Euro 2012 semi-final after praising Italy's 'deserved' win over England.Italy set up a last-four showdown with Germany on Thursday after beating England 4-... Full Story »
Pirlo - England are predictable
25/06/2012 by Sky Sport
Azzurri midfielder in confident mood ahead of quarter-final clashAndrea Pirlo: Confident Italy can see off England and reach the semi-finals of Euro 2012Andrea Pirlo has labelled England 'very predictable' ahead of Italy's Euro 2012 quarter-final showdown with the Three Lions.Sunday's encounter at Kiev's Olympic Stadium is expected to be a tight affair, with both sides havin... Full Story »
Mario put a shift in! Prandelli praises Balotelli's work-rate in win over England
25/06/2012 by Dailymail
Cesare Prandelli heaped praise on striker Mario Balotelli's work rate and character in their nail-biting quarter-final victory over England on Sunday.'All the forwards did a very good job tonight. It was difficult to create chances but we put our heart in it,' the coach said after Italy secured a last four clash against Germany with a 4-2 win on spot-kicks following a 0-0 dra... Full Story »
England 0 Italy 0 (2-4 on pens): Cole and Young miss as Three Lions crash out on penalties AGAIN
25/06/2012 by Dailymail
Only the nasty statistic survives. Only that and the nagging sense of disappointment that follows whenever England lose in this manner to opposition of the quality of Italy.Going out on penalties is always painful and for Ashley Young and Ashley Cole, the two England players who missed on this occasion, the European Championship ends in crushing circumstances. It also onc... Full Story »
Italy hand England penalty heartbreak
25/06/2012 by espnstar
Italy eliminated England in the first penalty shootout of Euro 2012 after a 0-0 draw in regulation and extra time.After Mario Balotelli's talk of Peter Pan, the semi-finals of a major tournament are becoming the equivalent of Never Never Land for the Three Lions.Six times now they have lost in such fashion, the last four at this stage of the competition.It was the turn o... Full Story »
England v Italy preview
24/06/2012 by Australian Four Four Two
England and Italy will contest their first competitive fixture for 15 years in the last quarter-final of Euro 2012 on Sunday.Roy Hodgson's England defied gloomy pre-tournament predictions to top Group D and avoid an early meeting with holders Spain in the last eight.They kicked off their campaign in Poland and Ukraine with a somewhat fortunate 1-1 draw against France.That wa... Full Story »
Prandelli selects Pirlo, Balotelli, De Rossi, Thiago Motta and Di Natale to take Italy's penalties
24/06/2012 by Goal.com
Italy boss Cesare Prandelli has already selected the five players who will take penalties against England if required, according to Gazzetta dello Sport.The Azzurri lock horns with the Three Lions in the Euro 2012 quarter-finals on Sunday, and it is believed that their coach has already earmarked who will take the spot-kicks if necessary.Andrea Pirlo, Mario Balotelli, Daniel... Full Story »
Mario more man than Peter Pan - Striker wants to get the better of his Manchester City team-mates
24/06/2012 by Sky Sport
Mario Balotelli: The forward is in contention to start against EnglandOne of football's most enigmatic figures Mario Balotelli has claimed he is 'more of a man than Peter Pan' ahead of Sunday's Euro 2012 showdown against England.The Manchester City forward is in contention to start against Roy Hodgson's side after coming off the bench to score against the Republic of Irelan... Full Story »