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Spain v France preview - Torres and Alonso on suspension tightrope; Les Bleus wait on Cabaye
23/06/2012 by Sky Sport
Vicente del Bosque: The Spain manager has decisions to make on his team selectionSpain continue the defence of their Euro 2012 crown on Saturday when they take on France in a mouth-watering quarter-final.Vicente del Bosque's La Roja have not been defeated in a competitive match since being shocked by Switzerland in the group stages on their way to winning the 2010 Worl... Full Story »
Martin makes move to Lille from Sochaux
22/06/2012 by UEFA.com
Marvin Martin has taken time out from helping France prepare for their UEFA EURO 2012 quarter-final to finalise a transfer from FC Sochaux Montbéliard to LOSC Lille Métropole.Marvin Martin (left) spoke to some of his France team-mates before switching clubsA member of the France squad preparing for Saturday's UEFA EURO 2012 quarter-final against Spain, Marvin Martin has lef... Full Story »
Italy have been better than England so far, argues Bonucci
22/06/2012 by Goal.com
In drawing with Spain and Croatia, and defeating Republic of Ireland, the Juventus defender believes the Azzurri have played better football than Roy Hodgson's menLeonardo Bonucci believes that Italy's performances in Euro 2012 so far have been superior to those of quarter-final opponents England.The Azzurri progressed to the knockout stages behind defending champions Spain i... Full Story »
Koscielny: It's difficult to defend against Spain's false nine system
22/06/2012 by Goal.com
The France defender has admitted that La Roja's innovative attacking formation is harder to defend against due to the higher levels of concentration required to combat itFrance defender Laurent Koscielny has admitted that Spain’s ‘false nine’ system is difficult to defend against.The Arsenal centre-back made his Les Bleus debut against the United States in November 2011 an... Full Story »
Spain: Campeones del Mundo
22/06/2012 by UEFA.com
A behind-the-scenes film about Spain's triumphs over the past four years has given team reporter Graham Hunter renewed respect for what Vicente del Bosque's team are doing.Every tournament win is a jigsaw of a million pieces. You see the football but not the team talks, the bandages, the pairs of boots, the mounds of strips, shorts, waterproofs, socks, the audio visual aids... Full Story »
Amaro: Spain remain favourites for Euro 2012
21/06/2012 by Goal.com
The former Real Madrid forward and European Championship winner with La Roja has dismissed criticism of Vicente del Bosque's tactics in Poland & UkraineSpain remain the favourites to win Euro 2012 with Vicente del Bosque at the helm, according to Real Madrid legend Amancio Amaro.The 61-year-old tactician has been questioned over his decision to exclude the likes of Fernand... Full Story »
Nasri: France are glad to be drawn against Spain rather than Italy
21/06/2012 by Goal.com
The attacker believes the Azzurri are harder to play against due to their more defensive nature, while pointing out that the holders often struggle against Les BleusFrance midfielder Samir Nasri has dismissed suggestions that Spain are favourites for Euro 2012, claiming he would rather play against Vicente del Bosque’s team than Italy.Following a far from convincing showing i... Full Story »
Croatia face new UEFA probe into racist chants and team discipline against Spain
21/06/2012 by Dailymail
UEFA have opened fresh disciplinary proceedings against the Croatian Football Federation (HNS) for incidents during Monday's Euro 2012 Group C game with Spain.The HNS were fined £65,000 by UEFA for 'the setting-off and throwing of fireworks and the improper conduct of supporters (racist chants, racist symbols)' at Thursday's match against Italy.UEFA have now opened a new cas... Full Story »
Blanc calls for realistic expectations ahead of Spain clash after loss to Sweden
20/06/2012 by Goal.com
Unbeaten in 23 games, Les Bleus had been confident of progressing to the last eight as winners of Group D but they had to settle for second place and a tie against the holdersLaurent Blanc has played down France's hopes of defeating Spain in the quarter-finals of Euro 2012 after watching his side stumble into the knockout stages on the back of a shock 2-0 defeat t... Full Story »
Lloris laments failure to avoid Spain after lacklustre loss
20/06/2012 by Goal.com
The goalkeeper bemoaned squandering the chance to avoid the holders in the quarter-finals after Tuesday's loss and called for his side to show fight against La RojaHugo Lloris has lamented France’s inability to avoid Spain in the quarter-finals of Euro 2012 after losing 2-0 to Sweden.Two volleys from Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Seb Larsson meant Les Bleus slipped behind England i... Full Story »