Blame English Players And Things Learned From Euro 2012

Spain Lift Euro 2012 TrophyEuro 2012 concluded last night with Spain creating history by becoming the only team to retain the European Championship trophy and have now won three major competitions in a row. Italians were not able to handle Spain’s top quality passing and were never in the game. The competition provided action packed drama and produced entertaining football for three weeks. Here is list of what we have learned from this fantastic competition.

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Euro 2012 Final – Spain vs Italy – Pre Match Analysis

Casillas vs BuffonAfter 3 weeks of action packed football, Euro 2012 will be signing off in style on Sunday with a final that not many predicted at the start of the competition. The defending Europe and World Champions Spain will take on Italy.

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Germany vs Italy – 5 Key Battles

Germany vs Italy Euro 2012Germany and Italy will battle in the second semifinal tonight as Spain awaits the winner to decide Euro 2012. Germany have never beaten Azzurri in major competition. The three time World and European champions will be looking to change that with a much stronger squad this time than the one that lost in 2006 World Cup semi final against Italy. Soccerisma covers some key battles that can decide the outcome of tonight’s semifinal.

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Portugal vs Spain – Pre Match Analysis

Portugal vs SpainPortugal survived the group of death and managed to reach semi finals of Euro 2012 by edging out Czech Republic in quarter-finals with the only goal from Ronaldo in the 78th minute of the game. Spain the defending Europe and world champions topped the group with 2 wins and a draw. Spain entered the semis by beating France 2-0 in the quarter-finals as Real Madrid midfielder Xabi Alonso scored a brace.

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England vs Italy – 5 Key Battles

England vs Italy Euro 2012England and Italy collide tonight in the last quarter final of the championships. England have never beaten Italy in a major competition having lost to them in Euro 1980 and World Cup 1990. Not to forget they did not qualify for Euro 2008 and the last time they got past quarter final stage of European championships was way back in 1996.

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Zinedine Zidane – Simply the Best

Zinedine ZidaneOn Zidane’s 40th Birthday, our writer Otis writes on his prolific profile. Without a shadow of a doubt Zidane, probably the best player of his generation, is among the names that Footballing World can never forget.

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Spain vs France – 5 Key Battles

Spain vs France - 5 Key BattlesSpain and France will collide tonight’s in the third quarter final. Spain remain clear favorites to win against Les Bleus as they look to complete the mission of retaining the title. France had horrendous outings in their last two major tournaments when they were knocked out of Euro 2008 and 2010 World Cup in group stages. However France have never lost to Spain in major tournaments and were the last team to knock La Roja out as well when Zidane inspired French side won 3-1 at 2006 World Cup. Soccerisma covers some key battles that can decide the outcome of the game.

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Podolski and Giroud Signed but Will Van Persie Stay at Arsenal

Podolski and Grioud Signed but Will Van Persie Stay at ArsenalBefore the end of the season, Arsenal were put in an uncomfortable position of maybe losing their captain and star player Robin van Persie. Arsenal fans, going by previous experiences with Cesc Fabregas, perhaps thought that they might have to rely on out-of-favour players like Marouane Chamakh and Park Chu-Young for the upcoming season.

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Baros Retires – Highs and Lows of International Career

Milan Baros Retires From International FootballHaving lost to Portugal in last night’s Euro quarterfinal, Czech forward Milan Baros has opted to retire from international football. At the age of 30, the retirement can be considered premature but Baros could not live up to expectations at Euros and perhaps made the decision to see someone younger take over. He scored 48 times for his nation in 93 appearances and currently plays for Turkish club Galatasaray. Soccerisma covers the highs and lows of Milan Baros’s International career.

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Statistical Preview – Czech Republic vs Portugal

Czech Republic vs PortugalPortugal face a tricky fixture in the Quarter Finals against Czech Republic and will be hoping that captain Ronaldo comes up with another majestic performance to ensure semifinal place.

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