Monthly Archives: June 2012

The Final Hurdle
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This Sunday Spain and Italy will go head-to-head in Kiev in the final of Euro 2012. For Spain it represents the chance to create history and win a third major honor in a row. For Italy it represents the chance … Continue reading

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Italy’s Mario: Super!
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Bad boy Mario Balotelli was as good as gold for Italy tonight, scoring twice to send the Azzurri on to Sundays Euro Final versus Spain. Germany were favored coming into this match, despite never having defeated Italy in a Euro … Continue reading

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Something’s Gotta Give
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Later today in Warsaw, Germany and Italy will square off in the second semi-final of Euro 2012 for a place in Sunday’s final against champions Spain. The fixture is a repeat of the 2006 World Cup semi-final, where Italy beat … Continue reading

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Spain Sneak Through On Penalties
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Spain defeated Portugal on penalty kicks and moved on to Sunday’s Euro Final, but the bigger talking point may have been that Cristiano Ronaldo never stepped up to the spot for the Portuguese. Despite reaching this semifinal Spain have yet … Continue reading

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Real Challenge For Spain
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Having beaten France in the quarter-final, Spain will once again do battle with one of their neighbors when they face up against Portugal in Donetsk for a place in Sunday’s Euro 2012 final. Their Iberian neighbors should prove a sterner … Continue reading

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Italy defeat England in Euro 2012 quarter-final clash
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The “Italian Job” could well describe the game, and the Italians so narrowly avoided being robbery victims in the Ukrainian capital of Kiev.  After dominating a lopsided quarter-final clash against England but squandering chance after chance, the Azzurri fell a … Continue reading

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The Italian Job
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In the 1969 British caper movie “The Italian Job”, Michael Caine and his gang set out to steal a consignment of gold from Italian automaker Fiat. In today’s last quarterfinal game of the round, Roy Hodgson and his gang of … Continue reading

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Spain Stay On Track
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A composed performance from the defending World and European Champions saw Spain move past France into the Euro 2012 semifinal with a 2-0 victory. French coach Laurent Blanc redesigned his team in a defensive formation in a bid to slow … Continue reading

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Neighbor Wars
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Spain and France share a border of 389 miles. These two neighbors have long been rivals, and have participated in many wars and disputes throughout their history. Thankfully, the two neighbors have not been at war with one another since … Continue reading

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Germany Wins A Strange One
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Germany made their way into the semifinals of Euro 2012 with a some-how unconvincing 4-2 win over an overmatched Greece side. Unconvincing may be an odd word to attach to  a 4-2 victory, especially when the second Greek came on … Continue reading

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The Bailout Game
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This Friday in Gdansk, Poland three-time Euro winners Germany will take on Greece, the surprise winners of 2004, in what could turn out to be a feisty affair. It is impossible to talk about this game without making references to … Continue reading

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Ronaldo powers Portugal into semi-finals
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Cristiano Ronaldo tore the Czech Republic apart in a one-man show to seal a place for Portugal in the semi-finals of Euro 2012. In a performance that showed why he is regarded by many as the best player in the … Continue reading

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It’s Business Time
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With the group stages of the Euros over we now head into the business end of the tournament, and apart from a couple of surprises it is the usual suspects who are fighting for spots in this year’s semi-finals. The … Continue reading

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England and France Through
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Wayne Rooney returned to the England lineup to nod home an opportunistic goal after Steven Gerrard’s cross escaped the Ukraine goalkeepers grasp. Rooney’s tally would be the only one in a match that saw England on the opposite side of … Continue reading

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