The Italian national team for Euro 2012 was hit this morning with a dawn police raid regarding allegations of more match-fixing scandals in Serie A. The dawn raid could be a massive distraction to Team Italia especially if players have court cases on their mind. This will definitely be one developing story to watch.
Program note: If you haven’t done so already, be sure to listen to the inaugural episode of the EPL Talk Podcast (renamed Euro Talk for now through early July), which begins its daily coverage for Euro 2012 with a preview of Group A.
On a busy Euro 2012 news day, here are all of the Euro 2012 stories we’ve been following:
- Italy’s Euro 2012 camp hit by dawn police raid — The Guardian
- Roy Hodgson refuses to gamble on Gareth Barry’s fitness for Euro 2012 — The Independent
- Given ready for Ireland return after playing down Euro 2012 fears — Aston Villa FC
- Roy Hodgson claims he will favour a two-pronged attack at this summer’s European Championship — Sky Sports
- Phil Jagielka ready to step up for England if Gareth Barry is ruled out — The Guardian
- France came from behind as they warmed up with a 3-2 victory over Iceland — Sky Sports
- Eire winger Aiden McGeady shrugs off jibe by commentator Roy Keane following defeat of Bosnia — The Telegraph
- Czech Republic coach Michal Bilek has extended his contract until next summer — Sky Sports
- Holland fans cheer up Arjen Robben with ovation during Bulgaria friendly — 101 Great Goals
- Dortmund’s Lewandowski, Blaszczykowski and Piszczek included in Poland’s 23-man squad — BBC Sport