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Pereira - Final within reach
25/06/2012 by Sky Sport
Portugal defender in confident mood ahead of Spain clashJoao Pereira: Believes Portugal are capable of toppling SpainJoao Pereira claims Portugal have no reason to feel inferior to Spain ahead of their Euro 2012 semi-final, with both sides capable of going all the way.Two sides loaded with potential match-winners will go head-to-head on Wednesday in a contest which promises t... Full Story »
Soldado signs new Valencia deal
24/06/2012 by Supersport.com
Valencia have agreed a three-year contract extension with Spain striker Roberto Soldado that will keep him at the club until 2017.The 27-year-old club captain has scored 35 league goals since joining from Getafe two seasons ago. He just missed out on a place in the Euro 2012 squad."His contribution has been fantastic, everyone has seen it," said Valencia president Manue... Full Story »
Alonso - A 'phenomenal' night - Centurion excels as Spain cruise into Euro 2012 semi-finals
24/06/2012 by Sky Sport
Xabi Alonso: Kept his nerve from the spot having earlier given Spain the leadXabi Alonso described his team's 2-0 win over France as "phenomenal" after scoring both Spain goals in his 100th appearance for his country.Alonso converted Jordi Alba's first-half cross before sealing the victory with an injury-time penalty after Pedro was felled by Anthony Reveillere.Considerin... Full Story »
We're preparing to meet Spain in final, says Italy keeper Buffon
24/06/2012 by Dailymail
Gianluigi Buffon believes Italy are good enough to beat England on Sunday night and be crowned champions - but says they might need to study law to do it! The Italians arrived with a match-fixing and betting scandal in full swing back home. Confident: Gianluigi Buffon thinks Italy will go throughPolice even turned up at their training base in Italy demanding to speak t... Full Story »
Furious Nasri swears at journalist following France's Euro 2012 exit
24/06/2012 by Dailymail
France midfielder Samir Nasri was involved in a row with a French reporter after his team were knocked out of Euro 2012 in the quarter-finals 2-0 by Spain.Nasri, who came in as a second-half substitute, went through the mixed zone without a word for text reporters after the match.Asked by a reporter for a quote, he answered: 'You are looking for s***, you are looking fo... Full Story »
Spain 2 France 0: Alonso double fires champions into semi-final showdown with Portugal as ranting Nasri sums up terrible night for the French
24/06/2012 by Dailymail
France departed the European Championship finals with a whimper on the pitch and a foul-mouthed blast from Samir Nasri after a game in which they rarely challenged the might of Spain.Xabi Alonso celebrated his 100th cap with both goals to keep La Roja on course for footballing immortality — and it was all too much for Nasri, Manchester City’s title-winning midfielder who cam... Full Story »
Spain go through with easy France win
24/06/2012 by ESPNSTAR.com
Xabi Alonso celebrated his 100th international cap with both goals as Spain saw off France 2-0 to set up an Iberian derby against Portugal in the semi-finals of Euro 2012.Alonso's rare headed goal put Spain in control after 19 minutes and the former Liverpool midfielder wrapped up the victory with a last-minute penalty.France were distinctly off colour all night and barel... Full Story »
M'Vila bullish ahead of Spain clash
23/06/2012 by Goal.com
The French enforcer has said that his side are ready to beat the world and European champions but need to improve on their performances so far after losing to SwedenFrance midfielder Yann M'Vila has come out fighting ahead of their quarter-final clash again Spain on Saturday.Despite acknowledging that the reigning world and European Champions were favourites, the 21-year-ol... Full Story »
Iker Casillas backs Spain to end 28-year jinx against France
23/06/2012 by The Sun
WE'LL FLOOR 'EM ... Iker Casillas insists Spain will not be grounded by France tonightIKER CASILLAS insists Spain are ready to end a 28-year hoodoo and beat France for the FIRST time in a competitive match tonight.Amazingly, the world and European champions have only beaten Les Bleus in friendlies — always losing when it really mattered.They have suffered heartache five times... Full Story »
Expanding the Euros to 24 teams WON'T weaken the tournament, insists 2012 chief
23/06/2012 by Dailymail
Expanding the European Championship to 24 teams won't spoil the tournament or dilute its quality but it will allow more major nations to take part, insists Euro 2012 director Martin Kallen.After a group stage that went down to the wire in Poland and Ukraine, with favourites Spain and Germany only squeezing through at the last minute, the worry is the expanded version in Franc... Full Story »