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Robben and I are not the best of friends, admits Ribery
08/06/2012 by Goal.com
Franck Ribery has admitted that he is not the best of friends with his Bayern Munich team-mate Arjen Robben.The France international and his Dutch counterpart had to be pulled apart after an angry exchange of words at half-time during the Bavarians' Champions League semi-final first-leg clash with Real Madrid in April, and the former Galatasaray winger was reportedly fine... Full Story »
The Chelsea left-back missed training in Poland yesterday and remained in the team hotel last night while the rest of the squad attended a Krakow civic function.
08/06/2012 by The Sun
ILL ... England star Ashley ColeENGLAND suffered another scare on the eve of Euro 2012 as Ashley Cole picked up a stomach bug.The Chelsea left-back missed training in Poland yesterday and remained in the team hotel last night while the rest of the squad attended a Krakow civic function.England’s medical staff will assess Cole, 31, before deciding whether he is able to trai... Full Story »
Wenger believes it's all over for England if they lose to France
08/06/2012 by Dailymail
Arsene Wenger thinks England's European Championship campaign will effectively be over if they lose to France in their opening game next Monday.The Arsenal manager, who believes his native France could win Euro 2012, also described Roy Hodgson's appointment as a 'quick fix' and claims the Three Lions will struggle in Poland and Ukraine due to Wayne Rooney's suspension for th... Full Story »
Defoe flies home from Euro 2012 after England striker's father tragically passes away
07/06/2012 by Dailymail
Jermain Defoe has flown home to London after the striker was rocked by the news that his father Jimmy has died.The Tottenham star could now miss the opening game against France on Monday due to the bereavement with the 29-year-old granted permission to leave England's base in Poland to be with his family.Defoe was part of manager Roy Hodgson's 23-man party who arrived i... Full Story »
'They can make sparks fly' - Zidane pins France hopes on Ribery and Benzema
07/06/2012 by Goal.com
The Bleus legend is confident the pair of attackers can deliver on their pre-tournament promise in Poland and Ukraine, while calling for focus against England on MondayZinedine Zidane believes Karim Benzema and Franck Ribery are crucial to France's hopes of winning Euro 2012, claiming the duo can "make sparks fly" during their conquest for glory.The Bayern Munich winger ha... Full Story »
All aboard for the Euro stars
07/06/2012 by The Sun
SPAIN STAKING CLAIM ... Fernando Torres (right) celebrates with goalscorer David Villa in Euro 2008MANY superstars have graced European Championships — but few have gone on to dominate them quite like these men.As the tournament in Poland and the Ukraine draws near, we take a trip down memory lane to pick out seven stars who have lit up previous Euros.  Here’s hoping that com... Full Story »
It’s great you axed Rio
07/06/2012 by The Sun
CENTRE OF ATTENTION ... defender FerdyPATRICE EVRA reckons Roy Hodgson boosted France by dumping Rio Ferdinand for Euro 2012.Ferdinand’s Manchester United pal Evra said: “I am really surprised Rio isn’t playing. He’s a big, strong player and I just don’t know what is happening.“Maybe Rio has every reason to feel disappointed. Whatever though, it’s great for us.“I will text hi... Full Story »
Holders Spain get down to business at Euro 2012
06/06/2012 by YAHOO Sport
Spain on Wednesday began fine-tuning their bid to retain the European title they won four years ago, as the last teams for Euro 2012 were expected to arrive in Poland and Ukraine.Vicente Del Bosque's side were put through their paces at their secluded training camp in Gniewino, near the Baltic port city of Gdansk in northern Poland, cheered on by some 300 Polish fans and abou... Full Story »
Benzema scores two in easy French win
06/06/2012 by ESPNSTAR.com
Karim Benzema scored twice as France completed their preparations for Euro 2012 with a convincing 4-0 win over Estonia.Les Bleus took the lead through Franck Ribery before Benzema struck either side of half-time to put them firmly in the driving seat.Substitute Jeremy Menez then wrapped up the victory in stoppage time to cap a commanding performance in Le Mans.France will fl... Full Story »
Benzema calls for France to continue recent form
06/06/2012 by Goal.com
Karim Benzema wants France to maintain their recent good form into Euro 2012.Laurent Blanc's side are unbeaten in their last 21 fixtures and comfortably beat Estonia 4-0 on Tuesday night, with the Real Madrid man netting a stunning first-half effort.Following the match, Benzema told reporters: "The most important thing is to have won. "I was feeling fit and fresh, like th... Full Story »