Sunday 24 June, 2012
There was just one spot left in the last four and we were in Kiev to find out who would fill it. Catch up on how it went.
The French boss also rued Xabi Alonso’s early goal in Donetsk last night.
An Italian artist has honoured the Manchester City striker in a field in Verona.
England and Italy are likely to serve up the most engaging of the four quarter-finals, writes Miguel Delaney.
Check out classic goals from Kevin Keegan, Roberto Baggio and a young Paul Scholes.
Based on statistics from Euro 2000 onwards, we assess this much-debated topic.
There’s a not-so-quiet confidence about this German side ahead of their Euro 2012 semi-final.
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The Ireland captain held aloft a jersey with ‘RIP James Nolan’ on the back, and spoke with the 21-year-old’s father.
Roy Hodgson’s side are slowly building on a defensive ethic, while Italy have flattered themselves with stylish football.
The incident marked the end of a poor tournament for the Manchester City midfielder, who caused upset with his celebration after scoring against England.
Sorting fact from fiction in the legend surrounding the notorious series of football games during World War II.
Turn the phone on silent and the the kettle on. Here’s some of our favourite pieces from the past seven days.
Saturday 23 June, 2012
Laurent Blanc’s side lacked the precision and penetration to test the reigning world champions in Donetsk tonight, writes Miguel Delaney.
The Italy forward has hit back at claims that he needs to grow up.
All the main news from today, plus a few bits and pieces you may have missed along the way…
Plus – how TDs are fast becoming an endangered species, and how much Hollywood’s leading ladies can command per film.
La Roja v Les Bleus… who prevailed?
The French playmaker, who is 40 today, had a major hand in the Les Bleus wins over La Roja in 2000 and 2006.
Ricardo Quaresma was reported to have kicked out at Miguel Lopes prompting team mates to step in.
The 21-year-old will be buried in his hometown of Blessington in Wicklow.
England take on Italy tomorrow night in the last of the Euro 2012 quarter-finals. And Man City’s Joleon Lescott may face a familiar centre forward.
Friday 22 June, 2012
The only numbers that mattered were on the scoreboard, writes Miguel Delaney in Gdansk.
Insert bailout joke here… it was continental powerhouses Germany and the poor man of Europe, Greece. Let’s see what happened on the pitch.
Miguel Delaney has landed in Gdansk ahead of tonight’s politically-charged Euro 2012 quarter-final. This could be epic.
If Manuel Neuer can be beaten once by a Greek strike from 73 yards, surely it can happen again.
Are the Germans looking a little too laid-back going into their quarter-final with Greece tonight?
“If we ever want to win more than the party, we have to truly value what’s on our doorstep,” writes Niall Kelly in this week’s Airtricity League column.
Following Ukraine’s goal that never was, we highlight a few other similar incidents in which officials guessed incorrectly.
You know how those Germans can be with their funny, funny jokes about the Eurozone collapsing…
Jogi Loew’s men are feeling the pressure ahead of tonight’s quarter-final against an unfancied Greek side.
Here’s everything you need to know this morning – apart from the cost of a week away in the sun.
Prosecutors in Poland say the results of an autopsy suggests the soccer fan’s drowning was a tragic accident.
While the Portuguese manager sought to lessen the hype around his megastar, Czech manager Michal Bilek was gushing about the man that sent his team crashing out of Euro 2012
Thursday 21 June, 2012
Miguel Delaney was in Warsaw to watch Cristiano Ronaldo further banish all the old claims of his career… and send Portugal through to the semi-finals
The official said that after the game he “realised straight away that we made a mistake”.
We went minute-by-minute as Ronaldo and Portugal tried to overcome the sturdy resistance of the Czech Republic.
Funtik the pig is one of a number of apparently “psychic” animals vying to assume the mantle of Paul the Octopus, who correctly predicted the results of the German team in the last World Cup.
The Azzuri midfielder also say that England play the Italian way.