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Varela wary of 'wounded' Dutch
16/06/2012 by YAHOO Sport
Portuguese winger Silvestre Varela, scorer of the winning goal in his country's thrilling 3-2 win over Denmark on Friday warned final Euro 2012 Group B opponents Holland were dangerous as they are 'wounded' after two losses."We all know the Dutch have excellent players with a lot of quality," the Portuguese Federation reported Varela as saying."We will have to play our gam... Full Story »
Germany fined $12,550 for fans paper missiles
15/06/2012 by YAHOO Sport
WARSAW, Poland (AP) UEFA has fined the German soccer association $12,550 because fans threw paper missiles at Portugal players during a European Championship match.Portugal players were pelted with dozens of grapefruit-sized paper balls during the first half of Germany's 1-0 win last Saturday in Lviv, Ukraine.UEFA rules make national associations responsible for their fans... Full Story »
Dutch morale broken beyond repair as Van Marwijk's errors are punished
14/06/2012 by Goal.com
Judging by the comments from the Dutch players ahead of Wednesday's game against Germany, there could only be one outcome in Kharkiv; a comfortable win for Oranje.  Mark van Bommel, Rafael van der Vaart, Arjen Robben and Wesley Sneijder were all in agreement that Netherlands possessed more quality than their arch-rivals, and that they would prove this on the pitch in thei... Full Story »
Lahm hails 'world class' Gomez as Germany edge closer to qualification
14/06/2012 by Goal.com
The full-back praised his country's two-goal hero after the Bayern Munich striker inspired his side to a win over the Netherlands that put them on the verge of progressionPhilipp Lahm has hailed Mario Gomez as "world class" after the striker hit a double against the Netherlands to put Germany on the brink of qualification for the Euro 2012 knockout stages.Two first-half goal... Full Story »
Low: Schweinsteiger's influence is growing
14/06/2012 by Goal.com
The Germany coach believes that the midfielder is "getting better with every game" after the 2008 finalists beat the Netherlands to take another step towards the quarter-finalsGermany coach Joachim Low has acclaimed the growing influence of midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger after his side's 2-1 win over the Netherlands.Schweinsteiger was the creator of both of Mario Gomez'... Full Story »
Holland 1 Germany 2: Classy Gomez makes Dutch sweat on Euro future
14/06/2012 by Dailymail
This game may well be billed as a tale of two centre forwards. In truth, however, the difference between these teams was more profound than that.Certainly Germany’s hulking striker Mario Gomez was as spectacularly efficient as Holland’s Robin van Persie was cowed, nervous and wasteful. Gomez’s two goals at the Metalist Stadium were memorable while Van Persie once agai... Full Story »
Gomez double puts Germany on brink
14/06/2012 by ESPNSTAR.com
Mario Gomez's first-half double sent Germany to the brink of the knockout stages with a 2-1 win over Holland, whose own hopes of advancing now hang by a thread.Gomez, who had scored the winner in Germany's opening win over Portugal, opened the scoring in the 24th minute and added his second in the 38th before Robin van Persie reduced the deficit 17 minutes from time.The resul... Full Story »
Germans in a tizzy as Merkel wears Orange
14/06/2012 by YAHOO Sport
BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel donned a pale orange blazer to work on Wednesday to Dutch delight and German disbelief, as both countries braced for their Euro 2012 soccer match in Kharkiv, Ukraine."Today of all days!", exclaimed German newspaper Bild on its website. "How could you?"Dutch media reveled in Merkel's choice of their national color. "Is Merkel ... Full Story »
Germany's Hummels calls for improvement in attack
11/06/2012 by Goal.com
Germany defender Mats Hummels believes his side need to improve their attacking edge when they face the Netherlands in their next Euro 2012 match on Wednesday.Saturday’s 1-0 victory over Portugal sent Germany to joint top of Group B alongside Denmark but Hummels criticised his team’s ability in the final third."We want to create more chances in the next game.  Against Portuga... Full Story »
German, Portuguese charged by UEFA
11/06/2012 by YAHOO Sport
UEFA on Sunday announced that it would take action against the German and Portuguese football associations after their Euro 2012 opening match in Lviv, Ukraine."The German Football Association (DFB) is charged with the throwing of missiles by their supporters, while the Portuguese Football Federation (FPF) faces proceedings for a delayed kick-off to the second half," Europea... Full Story »