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Counter-punching Portugal prepare Spain ambush
27/06/2012 by YAHOO Sport
Having swept past France to reach the Euro 2012 semi-finals, Spain can expect a more exacting ordeal on Wednesday when they face a Portugal team who beat them 4-0 in their last meeting.Spain have largely held the upper hand against their Iberian rivals, losing just nine times in 37 encounters, and they edged Portugal 1-0 in the last 16 en route to their triumph at the 201... Full Story »
Ozil: Spain are Euro 2012 favourites
26/06/2012 by Goal.com
The Mannschaft playmaker has stated that most people are expecting La Roja to win the tournament, but Joachim Low's side are only focusing on their semi-final against ItalyGermany playmaker Mesut Ozil has stated that Spain are the favourites to win Euro 2012, but for now his side are focusing on the semi-final against Italy.Die Mannschaft stormed into the last four... Full Story »
Spain kitted out for success
26/06/2012 by UEFA.com
It requires a team effort to succeed at a major international tournament. Not just within the squad of 23 players and their coaching staff – a whole backroom team is also needed to keep a campaign on track.One such integral member of the entourage is the kit man. Antonio Guerra fulfils this role for Spain, and he told UEFA.com about the intricacies that his essential jo... Full Story »
Busquets: Triumph at Euro 2012 will be dedicated to Miki Roque
26/06/2012 by Goal.com
The Spanish defensive midfielder has vowed to help La Roja to Euro 2012 triumph and to dedicate their success to his former team-mate, who passed away on SundaySpain midfielder Sergio Busquets hopes that La Roja will emerge victorious at Euro 2012 and dedicate the victory to former team-mate Miki Roque.The Real Betis defender died at the age of 23 on June 24 following ... Full Story »
Pique: I have a good rapport with Cristiano Ronaldo
26/06/2012 by Goal.com
Spain defender Gerard Pique has revealed that he has a good relationship with Portugal star Cristiano Ronaldo as the duo prepare to face off in Wednesday's Euro 2012 semi-final clash.The 27-year-old attacker is regarded as the biggest threat to Iker Casillas' goal as the Seleccao look to reach their second final at a European Championship in eight years.Tension has run high i... Full Story »
Casillas plays down Puyol absence: Pique has always done well against Cristiano Ronaldo
26/06/2012 by Goal.com
The Real Madrid shot-stopper declared that quality is not an issue in La Roja's back line and warned his team against underestimating the threat posed by PortugalIker Casillas is confident that Spain will be able to cope with Portugal and Cristiano Ronaldo without the absent Carles Puyol at the heart of the defence in Wednesday's Euro 2012 semi-final encounter.The European an... Full Story »
Give us a Cris!
26/06/2012 by The Sun
PORT TONIC ... Cristiano Ronaldo is tipped to stun Spain for Portugal in semi-finalsCRISTIANO RONALDO has vowed to lead Portugal to victory over Spain — and to their second Euro final in eight years.The Real Madrid superstar also taunted the reigning champions after Spain complained Portugal have had two more days rest ahead of tomorrow’s semi-final.Ron snapped: “Three days... Full Story »
Spain out to neutralise Ronaldo again
26/06/2012 by YAHOO Sport
Spain are going to pay special attention to Portugal's star player and captain Cristiano Ronaldo as they look to neutralise Wednesday's Euro 2012 semi-final opponents' chief threat."We will be taking special care of Cristiano Ronaldo," said coach Vicente del Bosque, noting that the Spanish had managed to do just that in their round of 16 success over their Iberian neighbour... Full Story »
She's no WAG! Shakira films new video in Barcelona as boyfriend Gerard Pique heads to Euro 2012 semi-final after Spain victory
25/06/2012 by Dailymail
She was there to cheer on her footballer beau as he and his Spanish teammates romped to victory over Croatia and the Republic of Ireland.But Shakira is not a woman to drop her life for her man and it was back to business for the singer today - even though it meant missing Gerard Pique's Euro 2012 quarter-final.The Colombian pop star was snapped in Barcelona in Spain yesterda... Full Story »
El Clasico! Cesc: This will be as spicy as the Barca-Real dust-up
25/06/2012 by The Sun
FAB THREE ... Barca star Cesc Fabregas is chasing a third major tournament triumphCESC FABREGAS dubbed Spain’s semi-final with neighbours Portugal as the El Clasico of Euro 2012.The ex-Arsenal star believes that Portugal’s style mirrors Real Madrid’s counter-attacking style — using the explosive pace of Cristiano Ronaldo and Nani.Champions Spain use Barcelona’s passin... Full Story »