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Euro: France's latest golden generation coming of age
17/06/2012 by YAHOO Sport
KIEV (Reuters) - France have given up hope of finding the new Zinedine Zidane but they can now rely on another golden generation as they try to win their first major title in 12 years at Euro 2012. Neither Yoann Gourcuff, Samir Nasri or anyone else for that matter has managed to step into Zizou's golden boots since the maestro retired after their 2006 World Cup fina... Full Story »
Blanc buoyant after ending France's barren spell
16/06/2012 by UEFA.com
Laurent Blanc is delighted to have ended France's long wait for a win in a major tournament after beating Ukraine, while his counterpart Oleh Blokhin noted: "We still have one game left."Laurent Blanc is savouring France's first win in nine major international tournament  matches after his side beat co-hosts Ukraine 2-0  in Group D. Jérémy Ménez and Yohan Cabaye got the goal... Full Story »
Ukraine 0 France 2: Les Bleus strike twice after lightning and thunderstorms halt clash
16/06/2012 by Dailymail
An impressive victory for France on Friday night and a game and an occasion that will live long in the memory of all those who were here.At 7.30pm local time, with the sky a murderous black and the rain cascading down, there seemed no chance of getting a football match on at all.Delight: Jeremy Menez is mobbed after opening the scoring for FranceUEFA's Euro 2012 plannin... Full Story »
Clinical France see off Ukraine challenge
16/06/2012 by ESPNSTAR.com
A sharper second-half performance saw France cruise to a 2-0 victory over Ukraine and assume top spot in Euro 2012 Group D in a rain-delayed encounter in Donetsk.Jeremy Menez and Yohan Cabaye, with his first international goal, finally put an end to the co-hosts' resistance after almost an hour of dominance but no breakthrough.A torrential downpour just five minutes into th... Full Story »
Ukraine vs France preview - Co-hosts stand on brink of qualification
15/06/2012 by Sky Sport
Laurent Blanc: Admits it will be a tough match against a jubilant Ukraine in DonetskA victory for Ukraine against France in Donetsk on Friday will secure the co-hosts a surprise place in the Euro 2012 quarter-finals.Euphoria was the word on everyone's lips in Ukraine on Monday when Andriy Shevchenko - the golden boy of Ukrainian football - scored two goals against Sweden i... Full Story »
A good side would have punished us... Blanc takes swipe at England after stalemate
15/06/2012 by Dailymail
Laurent Blanc hit out at England by suggesting a 'really good side' would have punished their under-performance in Monday's 1-1 draw. Roy Hodgson's men enjoyed the better of the early exchanges in the first half and took the lead through Joleon Lescott's 30th-minute header.Making his point: Blanc says a good side would have punished France However, France came back into th... Full Story »
Hodgson calls for ruthless England
15/06/2012 by YAHOO Sport
Roy Hodgson urged England to show a ruthless attacking streak here Thursday as they prepared for their Group D meeting with perennial bogey team Sweden.England have never beaten Sweden in a competitive fixture but head into Friday's Euro 2012 game at the Olympic Stadium as favourites to take all three points following a 1-1 draw with France.But while England's defensiv... Full Story »
We showed a lot of heart, but that won't be enough to win this tournament, says Parker
13/06/2012 by Dailymail
Scott Parker praised England's big hearts and commitment after they held France to a 1-1 draw in their opening Euro 2012 clash. But the Tottenham midfielder is unsure whether such qualities alone will be sufficient to win tournaments. Midfielder Parker played a key part in helping to stifle the threat of France who dominated possession and were the better side during th... Full Story »
Sleeping mustachioed French fan was too tired for Euro 2012 opener
12/06/2012 by YAHOO Sport
After scoring in the 30th minute with a Joleon Lescott header off an excellent Steven Gerrard free kick, England managed to hold on for a 1-1 draw. France dominated possession in the second half and seemed almost a lock to score a winner until frustration set in and complacency took over near the end, but that tension was lost on one French fan who decided the 59th minute wa... Full Story »
'It's complicated when teams sit so deep' - Benzema sympathises with Spain as England frustrate France
12/06/2012 by Goal.com
France forward Karim Benzema has admitted that England made it difficult for Les Bleus to play attractive football in the style of Spain in Donetsk on Monday.Roy Hodgson's team held France to a 1-1 draw in the opening game of Euro 2012's Group D and while Benzema could not hide his disappointment at failing to secure victory, he also emphasised the positive of taking ... Full Story »