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Archives: Euro 2012

Euro 2012 News: Joe Hart Volunteers To Take Penalties for England, If Needed

Posted on by Alex Muller

Plenty of Euro 2012 news headlines today! Here goes: Joe Hart throws hat in ring for England penalty duty — The Guardian Italy’s Mario Balotelli told to keep his cool against England — The Guardian Greece’s Katsouranis believes in miracles … Continue reading

Who Will Win Euro 2012? [POLL]

Posted on by Christopher Harris

Only eight teams remain in the Euro 2012 tournament, and we’re edging closer and closer to finding out who will be the champion of Europe. But now that the group phase is out of the way, who do you think … Continue reading

ESPN’s Euro 2012 Viewer Numbers Up 82 Percent Compared to Euro 2008

Posted on by Christopher Harris

ESPN’s Euro 2012 coverage continues to hit record-breaking numbers in the United States. Through the 24 matches in the group stage of Euro 2012, ESPN’s live English-language presentation is averaging 784,000 households and 1,002,000 viewers — up 79 percent and … Continue reading

The Joy Of Watching Euro 2012 On TV, Alone

Posted on by Aram Gyan

We American soccer fans know all about watching matches alone. On the west coast, we stumble through the cold pre-dawn darkness to our couches, desperate for coffee, slightly delirious, and droopy-eyed, just to catch the first broadcast match each Saturday. … Continue reading

England Faces an Identity Crisis at Home and Abroad During Euro 2012

Posted on by Christopher Harris

  Everybody hates us, but we don’t care should be the new motto for the England national team. It’s an apt one given the ridicule England has received from soccer snobs worldwide, particularly in England and the United States. Their … Continue reading

Euro 2012 Prediction Results After End of Group Stage: How Are You Doing So Far?

Posted on by Christopher Harris

The group stage of Euro 2012 is over, and it’s time to take a pause to see how everyone is doing on the pre-Euro 2012 predictions. If you remember, we asked you — the readers — to make your predictions … Continue reading

Euro 2012 News: Steven Gerrard Warns Against Italy Complacency

Posted on by Alex Muller

We finally have a breather from the daily dose of football we’ve been enjoying since Euro 2012 kicked off. But the news doesn’t stop, so here are the latest Euro 2012 news headlines from the past 24 hours: Steven Gerrard … Continue reading

Taking A Closer Look at Steven Gerrard’s Performance For England Against Ukraine

Posted on by James Pennington

In the world of tweets and Facebook commentary, opinion and debate is not hard to come by in modern football. Throw a #hashtag on your thoughts, and they’re there for the world to see. After England scraped through against Ukraine … Continue reading

Quarterfinal Run Shows England Can Transcend Hodgson’s Flawed Approach

Posted on by Richard Farley

Nothing ruins joyous occasion like dour tactics. They can’t overshadow another call for goal line technology, but they obscure Wayne Rooney’s return. They can also put a rousing performance from John Terry on the backburner. Regressing to the approach he … Continue reading

Ukraine’s Shot Against England That Crossed The Line But Didn’t Count [VIDEO]

Posted on by Alex Muller

Ukraine scored against England on Tuesday evening, but the goal didn’t count because the officials ruled that the ball didn’t cross the line. Except that it did. Slow-motion replays (and photographs) reveal that Ukraine’s shot, which hit England goalkeeper Joe … Continue reading

England vs Ukraine, Euro 2012: Open Thread

Posted on by Alex Muller

England vs Ukraine: 2:45pm ET Sweden vs France: 2:45pm ET TV schedule Buy England and Ukraine shirts Buy Sweden and France shirts This is it. The match that almost all of us have been waiting to watch — England against Ukraine. The atmosphere will feel like a Premier League ground … Continue reading

Euro 2012 News: Milner Starts Instead Of Walcott; Rooney In For Carroll

Posted on by Alex Muller

Today’s the final day of the opening group matches, so there’s a ton of news about today’s matches as well as the teams going home. Let’s hope England continues their Euro 2012 tour for a few more days, at least. … Continue reading

Where Will Wayne Rooney Play for England Against Ukraine?

Posted on by Richard Farley

Even if Wayne Rooney was available, England would have been happy with four points from their first two group games. And given their inexplicable reverence for a France (as if France weren’t a team that flamed out of the last … Continue reading

Ireland Needs to Look On Its Own Doorstep To Improve Its International Soccer Aspirations

Posted on by Eamonn Rushe

Had anyone chosen to watch the Ireland-Croatia game in a pub, there was hardly enough time for someone to wet their lips before the first goal was scored. Sean St. Ledger offered a brief moment of hope that was soon … Continue reading

Spain vs Croatia and Italy vs Ireland, Euro 2012: Open Thread

Posted on by Alex Muller

Spain vs Croatia: 2:45pm ET Italy vs Ireland: 2:45pm ET TV schedule Get our your calculators. You may need them later to figure out who will advance from this group. The easy path will be for Spain and Italy to win, sending … Continue reading

The Problems In Irish Football

Posted on by Eamonn Rushe

I overheard a conversation between two football fans today; the gist of it was that Roy Keane had forgotten that the fans paid his wages as a player. They concluded that Roy was an idiot for suggesting that Irish fans … Continue reading

Euro 2012 News: Theo Walcott A Doubt for Ukraine Match After Injury Setback

Posted on by Alex Muller

The suspense is building for tomorrow’s England match against Ukraine, but there’s still two high-quality games on television today — Spain against Croatia, and Ireland versus Italy. Here are the latest Euro 2012 news headlines for today: Theo Walcott makes … Continue reading

Swedish Newspapers’ Hubris in Predicting Big Swedish Win Over England

Posted on by Aram Gyan

How boring would sports be without hubris and schadenfreude? In advance of Friday’s match with England, Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet gazed deep into its crystal ball and predicted England’s riotous tabloids, including the Sun, the Daily Mirror, and the Daily Mail, … Continue reading