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Archives: Euro 2012

Spain did not win the World Cup; Catalonia did, says Eric Cantona

Posted on by Peter Quinn

Former Manchester United striker Eric Cantona has courted controversy by suggesting that Spain’s 2010 World Cup victory was a product of the influence of Barcelona players on the team. The legendary French footballer was speaking ahead of the Laureus Sports Awards, which … Continue reading

Xavi Retires From International Football

Posted on by Peter Quinn

Barcelona and Spain midfielder Xavi Hernandez has announced his retirement from international football. The 34-year-old alerted the media to his decision during a press conference this morning. “I’ve taken the decision to leave the national team. My time there has … Continue reading

adidas – UEFA Euro 2012 Final: Spanish Champions 2012

Posted on by Laurence McKenna

[youtube=] adiCams flew to Kiev on 1st July to create a very special film of the final day. Featuring the Spain players and fans watching the game in the spectacular Kiev Fanzone, super slow-motion cameras and cutting edge drone-mounted cameras … Continue reading

The Best Football Shirts of Euro 2012

Posted on by Aram Gyan

Spain reigned supreme on the pitch, but which nation stole the sartorial show? Euro 2012 was a tame tourney for football kits when compared to some of the shock shirts of years past, but still had its fair share of … Continue reading

ESPN’s UEFA EURO 2012 Audience up 51 Percent vs. 2008

Posted on by Christopher Harris

European soccer is growing by leaps and bounds in the United States. According to ESPN, Sunday’s Euro 2012 Final between Italy and Spain set a record as the most-watched European Football Championship game in United States history. The match was seen … Continue reading

Who Scored the Best Goal of Euro 2012? [POLL]

Posted on by Aram Gyan

Goals in football are as few and precious as the days of summer. The sizzlers of Euro 2012 rank up there with the most sumptuous scores in the grand history of this great game. Here are five worthy candidates for … Continue reading

Behind The Scenes With ESPN’s Coverage Of Euro 2012 [VIDEO]

Posted on by Christopher Harris

Now that Euro 2012 is over, many of us in the United States will miss ESPN’s excellent coverage of the tournament. Other than the opinions of the pundits who often polarize viewers (and so they should, since they have strong … Continue reading

Euro 2012 News: ESPN And BBC’s Beautiful Video Montages of Euro 2012

Posted on by Alex Muller

After Spain’s incredible and well-deserved 4-0 win against Italy yesterday, here’s the final set of Euro 2012 news headlines. I hope you’ve enjoyed the daily news updates, served up every morning since late May. I’ve enjoyed being part of your … Continue reading

Italy vs Spain, Euro 2012 Final: Open Thread

Posted on by Alex Muller

Spain vs Italy 2:45pm ET TV schedule Buy Spain and Italy shirts With the news that Vicente Del Bosque has decided to start three strikers for Spain today, it sounds like we’ll have a match in store. Will Del Bosque’s late decision to play three … Continue reading

Spain vs Italy Preview, Euro 2012 Final

Posted on by Ahmed Yussuf

With just hours to go until the Euro 2012 final begins, flashbacks to past encounters between the Azzurri and La Furia Roja are coming to mind. Classic football matches, those that have shaped both national times significantly. Do you remember … Continue reading

Euro 2012 News: Spain Will Start With 3 Strikers, Says Del Bosque

Posted on by Alex Muller

Euro 2012 has flown by so quickly, with so much quality on display except for a few quarter-finals that dragged on. Nevertheless, we’re now here at the final. And the breaking news is that Vicente Del Bosque is going to … Continue reading

Despite Being on the Verge of Greatness, Spain is Easy to Root Against

Posted on by Michael Schwartz

Back in Euro 2008, the style of play Spain engineered attracted awe and acclaim from pundits and fans all over the world. Their form of free-flowing passes was beautiful to watch as they broke down overwhelmed opponents. As Spain won … Continue reading

Euro 2012 News: Euro 2020 Could Be Staged in ’12 or 13 Countries’ Says Platini

Posted on by Alex Muller

The news from UEFA’s Michel Platini this morning is that the Euro 2020 tournament could be played across the European continent instead of within a host country. With Europe being such a relatively small continent and budget airfare being so … Continue reading

Watch Every Euro 2012 Goal In 3 Minutes [VIDEO]

Posted on by Alex Muller

During this brief respite before the final match of Euro 2012 that kicks off on Sunday, it’s perfect timing to watch all 84 goals scored so far from Euro 2012. Seventy two of them have been scored during regulation time, … Continue reading

Euro 2012 News: Mario Balotelli Dedicates Italy v Germany Goals to Mother

Posted on by Alex Muller

What a match yesterday between Italy and Germany, and what a performance by the Italian team — especially Mario Balotelli. Not surprisingly, Super Mario is the center of attention today in some of the Euro 2012 news headlines: Mario Balotelli … Continue reading

Germany vs Italy, Euro 2012 Semi-Final: Open Thread

Posted on by Alex Muller

Germany vs Italy 2:45pm ET TV schedule Buy Germany and Italy shirts Germany plays Italy today in the Euro 2012 semi-final, in a very highly anticipated game that will hopefully be much more exciting than yesterday’s snoozefest (apart from the exciting penalty kick shootout). Good … Continue reading

Germany vs Italy Euro 2012 Semi-Final Preview

Posted on by Ahmed Yussuf

It was the 1970 World Cup semi-final. Now Italian manager Cesare Prandelli recalls where he was that day. “I watched it at home on TV with my father and it was the greatest emotion I’d got from football.” They’d defeated … Continue reading

Euro 2012 News: Cristiano Ronaldo Says Coach Told Him to Take Fifth Penalty

Posted on by Alex Muller

There’s a ton of Euro 2012 news today. Each of the following news headlines could be its own story on EPL Talk, so let’s jump right into the day’s news: Cristiano Ronaldo says coach told him to take fifth penalty … Continue reading