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

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 take place in Shanghai on Wednesday. His comments will rile up […]

adidas – UEFA Euro 2012 Final: Spanish Champions 2012

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cxn2NNqDcuo] 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 operating high above the city make this piece stand out. […]

The Best Football Shirts of Euro 2012

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 gems which we will see again soon when World Cup […]

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

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 top goal of the tournament. Andrea Pirlo: Raging against the […]

Italy vs Spain, Euro 2012 Final: Open Thread

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 strikers have a detrimental impact on Spain since they’re not […]

Spain vs Italy Preview, Euro 2012 Final

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 earlier in the tournament, the opening fixture for both sides? […]

Watch Every Euro 2012 Goal In 3 Minutes [VIDEO]

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, while there are 12 from penalty kick shootouts. There have […]

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

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 news for Italy. Chiellini is back, and will be playing […]

Germany vs Italy Euro 2012 Semi-Final Preview

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 the Germans to face Brazil in the final. And it […]

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Audio from Man United's 1-1 Draw Against Chelsea

The EPL Talk tour of England ended tonight after Man United’s 1-1 tie against Chelsea. You can hear the Podcast recorded immediately after the match, which captures audio from before and during the game. Plus, we feature an interview with a United fan who has supported the club since the […]

Draw for the FA Cup Third Round Revealed

Here’s the draw for the 3rd round of the 2013-14 FA Cup: Ipswich Town v Preston North End; Derby County v Chelsea; AFC Bournemouth v Fleetwood or Burton Albion; Birmingham City v Bristol Rovers or Crawley Town; Grimsby Town v Huddersfield Town; Everton v QPR; Brighton & Hove Albion v […]

Mesut Özil Will Spark A New Era At Arsenal Football Club

In David Winner’s excellent book entitled Brilliant Orange, he included a quote from Dutch sculptor Jeroen Henneman: “When Bergkamp was playing with Nicolas Anelka, Anelka would be covered, like this, by two men. So Bergkamp would give a very beautiful curved pass forward and a little to the side. Anelka […]

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Virgil van Dijk has given Southampton one of the best center back pairings in England

For all his Liverpool deficiencies, Dejan Lovren is actually remembered fondly by Southampton fans as a pacy, reliable, ball-playing defender who surprisingly did very little wrong. Brought to St. Mary’s from French club Lyon for £8.5 million, Lovren’s performances were enough to convince Liverpool to part with £20 million for […]