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#Euro 2012

# euro-2012 - Monday 25 June, 2012

Paying the penalty: Rooney 'gutted' after shoot-out loss
# Homeward
# Homeward

Paying the penalty: Rooney 'gutted' after shoot-out loss

Jun 25th 2012, 3:21 PM 441 Views 0 Comments

“We can hold our heads up high, there are a lot of young players in the squad and that will help them in the next tournament,” the Man Utd striker said.

Peerless Pirlo and seven other 'Panenka' penalties
# Calm
# Calm

Peerless Pirlo and seven other 'Panenka' penalties

Jun 25th 2012, 3:10 PM 1,727 Views 1 Comment

Last night’s dinked spot-kick was not the Italian midfielder’s first.

Gerrard vows to continue as England captain
# Euro 2012
# Euro 2012

Gerrard vows to continue as England captain

Jun 25th 2012, 1:47 PM 511 Views 1 Comment

The Liverpool midfielder says he and manager Roy Hodgson have already discussed Gerrard’s future with England.

Hundreds attend funeral of James Nolan in Blessington
# Tragedy
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# Tragedy

Hundreds attend funeral of James Nolan in Blessington

Jun 25th 2012, 1:32 PM 11,434 Views 23 Comments

The 21-year-old was buried in his hometown this morning.

No use practising penalties, insists Germany goalkeeping chief Koepke
# Euro 2012
# Euro 2012

No use practising penalties, insists Germany goalkeeping chief Koepke

Jun 25th 2012, 12:58 PM 743 Views 1 Comment

Miguel Delaney tried to get a few questions past on of the heroes of ’96 at Germany’s press conference this afternoon.

The Morning Score: Monday
# Early Doors
# Early Doors

The Morning Score: Monday

Jun 25th 2012, 9:03 AM 374 Views 0 Comments

Here’s everything you need to know this morning – apart from how to take a penalty like Andrea Pirlo.

Nick Leeson: On Mick Wallace and his 'false economy'
# Opinion
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# Opinion

Nick Leeson: On Mick Wallace and his 'false economy'

Jun 25th 2012, 7:00 AM 30 Views 36 Comments

The Wexford TD is symptomatic of the move from delayed gratification to credit consumerism which we are still struggling to shake off, writes Nick Leeson.

# euro-2012 - Sunday 24 June, 2012

VIDEO: England go out on penalties again
# Going Home
# Going Home

VIDEO: England go out on penalties again

Jun 24th 2012, 11:17 PM 776 Views 1 Comment

Ashleys, Young and Cole, missed from the spot as Italy advanced to the semi-finals.

Analysis: Same old story in Kiev
# Post-mortem
# Post-mortem

Analysis: Same old story in Kiev

Jun 24th 2012, 11:10 PM 8,770 Views 44 Comments

England going out on penalties, Andrea Pirlo’s brilliance… we saw nothing new tonight, writes Miguel Delaney.

As it happened: England v Italy, Euro 2012 quarter-final
# Minute-by-Minute
# Minute-by-Minute

As it happened: England v Italy, Euro 2012 quarter-final

Jun 24th 2012, 7:14 PM 13,341 Views 98 Comments

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.

Non, je ne regrette rien: Blanc defends negative tactics
# Euro 2012
# Euro 2012

Non, je ne regrette rien: Blanc defends negative tactics

Jun 24th 2012, 5:47 PM 470 Views 0 Comments

The French boss also rued Xabi Alonso’s early goal in Donetsk last night.

Here's your 'Mario Balotelli tribute in a crop circle' pic of the day
# Super Mario
# Super Mario

Here's your 'Mario Balotelli tribute in a crop circle' pic of the day

Jun 24th 2012, 5:33 PM 1,067 Views 0 Comments

An Italian artist has honoured the Manchester City striker in a field in Verona.

Preview: Azzurri should prevail in close contest
# Euro 2012
# Euro 2012

Preview: Azzurri should prevail in close contest

Jun 24th 2012, 4:25 PM 2,685 Views 29 Comments

England and Italy are likely to serve up the most engaging of the four quarter-finals, writes Miguel Delaney.

Memory lane: Five past meetings between England and Italy
# Euro 2012
# Euro 2012

Memory lane: Five past meetings between England and Italy

Jun 24th 2012, 2:49 PM 532 Views 1 Comment

Check out classic goals from Kevin Keegan, Roberto Baggio and a young Paul Scholes.

Opinion: does a manager’s nationality matter in international football?
# Conjecture
# Conjecture

Opinion: does a manager’s nationality matter in international football?

Jun 24th 2012, 11:40 AM 1,352 Views 1 Comment

Based on statistics from Euro 2000 onwards, we assess this much-debated topic.

Podolski: England? Italy? It really doesn't matter
# Euro 2012
# Euro 2012

Podolski: England? Italy? It really doesn't matter

Jun 24th 2012, 11:00 AM 550 Views 0 Comments

There’s a not-so-quiet confidence about this German side ahead of their Euro 2012 semi-final.

It's Sunday so here's 11 of our favourite pictures from the past 7 days
# Snap Happy
# Snap Happy

It's Sunday so here's 11 of our favourite pictures from the past 7 days

Jun 24th 2012, 10:52 AM 1,877 Views 0 Comments

Check this lot out…

VIDEO: Robbie Keane pays tribute to James Nolan during LA Galaxy match
# Tribute
# Tribute

VIDEO: Robbie Keane pays tribute to James Nolan during LA Galaxy match

Jun 24th 2012, 10:08 AM 20,445 Views 34 Comments

The Ireland captain held aloft a jersey with ‘RIP James Nolan’ on the back, and spoke with the 21-year-old’s father.

England and Italy trading stereotypes before quarter final clash
# Preview
# Preview

England and Italy trading stereotypes before quarter final clash

Jun 24th 2012, 10:00 AM 440 Views 0 Comments

Roy Hodgson’s side are slowly building on a defensive ethic, while Italy have flattered themselves with stylish football.

Samir Nasri launches foul mouthed tirade at journalist
# Temper Temper
# Temper Temper

Samir Nasri launches foul mouthed tirade at journalist

Jun 24th 2012, 9:50 AM 1,655 Views 0 Comments

The incident marked the end of a poor tournament for the Manchester City midfielder, who caused upset with his celebration after scoring against England.

Kiev and the shadow of ‘The Death Match’
# History
# History

Kiev and the shadow of ‘The Death Match’

Jun 24th 2012, 9:34 AM 4,114 Views 2 Comments

Sorting fact from fiction in the legend surrounding the notorious series of football games during World War II.

The Sunday Papers: some of the week's best sportswriting
# Well Read
# Well Read

The Sunday Papers: some of the week's best sportswriting

Jun 24th 2012, 8:13 AM 1,316 Views 1 Comment

Turn the phone on silent and the the kettle on. Here’s some of our favourite pieces from the past seven days.

# euro-2012 - Saturday 23 June, 2012

Analysis: Unambitious French allow Spain to cruise into semi-finals
# Post-Match
# Post-Match

Analysis: Unambitious French allow Spain to cruise into semi-finals

Jun 23rd 2012, 10:29 PM 5,740 Views 31 Comments

Laurent Blanc’s side lacked the precision and penetration to test the reigning world champions in Donetsk tonight, writes Miguel Delaney.

Balotelli: 'I'm more man than a Peter Pan'
# Euro 2012
# Euro 2012

Balotelli: 'I'm more man than a Peter Pan'

Jun 23rd 2012, 8:44 PM 909 Views 1 Comment

The Italy forward has hit back at claims that he needs to grow up.

The Daily Fix: Saturday
# Daily Fix
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# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Saturday

Jun 23rd 2012, 7:52 PM 9,483 Views 0 Comments

All the main news from today, plus a few bits and pieces you may have missed along the way…

TV, air travel and underpants: the week in numbers
# Prime Numbers
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# Prime Numbers

TV, air travel and underpants: the week in numbers

Jun 23rd 2012, 7:30 PM 5,373 Views 3 Comments

Plus – how TDs are fast becoming an endangered species, and how much Hollywood’s leading ladies can command per film.

As it happened: Spain v France, Euro 2012 quarter-final
# Minute-by-Minute
# Minute-by-Minute

As it happened: Spain v France, Euro 2012 quarter-final

Jun 23rd 2012, 7:05 PM 7,197 Views 37 Comments

La Roja v Les Bleus… who prevailed?

Happy 40th Zizou and three past meetings between France and Spain
# Euro 2012
# Euro 2012

Happy 40th Zizou and three past meetings between France and Spain

Jun 23rd 2012, 4:43 PM 920 Views 0 Comments

The French playmaker, who is 40 today, had a major hand in the Les Bleus wins over La Roja in 2000 and 2006.

Happy camp?: Portugal play down training ground spat
# Pumped Up
# Pumped Up

Happy camp?: Portugal play down training ground spat

Jun 23rd 2012, 3:10 PM 957 Views 0 Comments

Ricardo Quaresma was reported to have kicked out at Miguel Lopes prompting team mates to step in.

Funeral of James Nolan to be held on Monday morning
# Tragedy
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# Tragedy

Funeral of James Nolan to be held on Monday morning

Jun 23rd 2012, 12:36 PM 4,689 Views 6 Comments

The 21-year-old will be buried in his hometown of Blessington in Wicklow.

England coach Neville wary of Balotelli threat
# Blue Moon
# Blue Moon

England coach Neville wary of Balotelli threat

Jun 23rd 2012, 8:18 AM 592 Views 0 Comments

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.

# euro-2012 - Friday 22 June, 2012

Euro 2012 analysis: Loew's gamble pays off as youth has its day
# Euro 2012
# Euro 2012

Euro 2012 analysis: Loew's gamble pays off as youth has its day

Jun 22nd 2012, 10:23 PM 5,462 Views 8 Comments

The only numbers that mattered were on the scoreboard, writes Miguel Delaney in Gdansk.

As it happened: Germany v Greece, Euro 2012 quarter-finals
# Euro 2012
# Euro 2012

As it happened: Germany v Greece, Euro 2012 quarter-finals

Jun 22nd 2012, 7:06 PM 6,147 Views 27 Comments

Insert bailout joke here… it was continental powerhouses Germany and the poor man of Europe, Greece. Let’s see what happened on the pitch.

Flying the flag: Angela Merkel banner raises over €20k for charities
# Euro 2012
# Euro 2012

Flying the flag: Angela Merkel banner raises over €20k for charities

Jun 22nd 2012, 5:40 PM 12,729 Views 18 Comments

Two charities will split the money raised in an auction for the now-famous Euro 2012 tricolour today.

Germany v Greece: money talks but actions will speak loudest on the pitch
# Political Football
# Political Football

Germany v Greece: money talks but actions will speak loudest on the pitch

Jun 22nd 2012, 4:48 PM 2,536 Views 17 Comments

Miguel Delaney has landed in Gdansk ahead of tonight’s politically-charged Euro 2012 quarter-final. This could be epic.

This freak goal might give Greek fans some hope for tonight's Euro 2012 quarter-final
# Omen
# Omen

This freak goal might give Greek fans some hope for tonight's Euro 2012 quarter-final

Jun 22nd 2012, 12:59 PM 679 Views 0 Comments

If Manuel Neuer can be beaten once by a Greek strike from 73 yards, surely it can happen again.

As it happened: Euro 2012, day 15
# Liveblog
# Liveblog

As it happened: Euro 2012, day 15

Jun 22nd 2012, 12:19 PM 1,517 Views 1 Comment

Are the Germans looking a little too laid-back going into their quarter-final with Greece tonight?

Airtricity League: Will we ever learn the lessons of Gdansk and Gortakeegan?
# Column
# Column

Airtricity League: Will we ever learn the lessons of Gdansk and Gortakeegan?

Jun 22nd 2012, 11:45 AM 1,090 Views 3 Comments

“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.

Magnificent Seven: reasons why goal-line technology should be introduced
# Gaffes
# Gaffes

Magnificent Seven: reasons why goal-line technology should be introduced

Jun 22nd 2012, 11:01 AM 838 Views 2 Comments

Following Ukraine’s goal that never was, we highlight a few other similar incidents in which officials guessed incorrectly.

Löw Blow! German newspaper wastes no time in having a bailout dig at Greece
# Bailout
# Bailout

Löw Blow! German newspaper wastes no time in having a bailout dig at Greece

Jun 22nd 2012, 10:58 AM 8,254 Views 45 Comments

You know how those Germans can be with their funny, funny jokes about the Eurozone collapsing…