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Archives: Euro 2012

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

Germany vs Denmark and Netherlands vs Portugal, Euro 2012: Open Thread

Posted on by Alex Muller

Germany vs Denmark: 2:45pm ET Netherlands vs Portugal: 2:45pm ET TV schedule Buy Germany and Denmark shirts Buy Portugal and Netherlands shirts First of all, for those of you who fall into this category, Happy Father’s Day. No matter whether you’re a father or not, it’s going to be a … Continue reading

Euro 2012 News: England Faces Uefa Enquiry After Attempted Pitch Invasion By Fans

Posted on by Alex Muller

It’s another wonderful day of Euro 2012 soccer. The worst part is that in a couple of weeks, it’ll be over. And we’ll then have to wait six weeks before the Premier League season starts again! At least there’s the … Continue reading

Poland vs Czech Republic and Greece vs Russia, Euro 2012: Open Thread

Posted on by Alex Muller

Poland vs Czech Republic: 2:45pm ET Greece vs Russia: 2:45pm ET TV schedule Buy Czech Republic and Poland shirts Buy Russia and Greece shirts Programming alert for US viewers: ESPN will now show Poland against Czech Republic, while Russia vs Greece will be shown live on ESPN2. Today marks the … Continue reading

ESPN’s Euro 2012 TV Viewing Audience Figures Up 183 Percent Compared to Euro 2008

Posted on by Christopher Harris

European soccer’s dominance among English-language audiences on US television continues to grow by leaps and bounds. Through eight matches, ESPN’s English-language presentation of Euro 2012 is averaging 978,000 households and 1.260,000 viewers — up 172 percent and 183 percent, respectively, … Continue reading

Alexi Lalas vs Michael Ballack: The Euro 2012 Cage Match On ESPN Continues

Posted on by Christopher Harris

It’s been a strange Euro 2012 when you consider that one of England’s biggest critics in America, Alexi Lalas, has been lauding how well the England national team has been playing. When Lalas speaks on ESPN, I almost have to … Continue reading

Euro 2012 News: Shay Given Says Italy Game Will Probably Be His Last For Ireland

Posted on by Alex Muller

I don’t know about you, but I’m still a bit delirious after watching England’s triumphant come-from-behind victory against Sweden. Impressive, indeed. But I’m not ready to put my money on the team going far, quite yet. Meanwhile, here are today’s … Continue reading

Walcott Makes Case for England Start With Inspired Performance Against Sweden

Posted on by Richard Farley

While it’s a slight exaggeration to say Theo Walcott changed Friday’s game, he certainly defined it. Coming on in the 61st minute, Walcott’s third touch of the match bent the back of Andreas Isaksson’s net. Seventeen minutes later, Walcott blew … Continue reading

England vs Sweden, Euro 2012: Open Thread

Posted on by Alex Muller

England vs Sweden: 3pm ET TV schedule Buy England and Sweden shirts The kickoff between England and Sweden has been delayed 15 minutes to 3pm ET due to the temporary suspension of Ukraine-France. Hopefully the weather in Kiev will be more dry than the rain-soaked … Continue reading

Ukraine vs France, Euro 2012: Open Thread

Posted on by Alex Muller

Ukraine vs France: Noon ET TV schedule Buy Ukraine and France shirts Here we go. The final day of the second round of matches in the group stages of Euro 2012. Kicking off the first game is Ukraine against France. After Ukraine’s win against Sweden, … Continue reading

Euro 2012 News: Andy Carroll and Danny Welbeck to Start Up Front For England

Posted on by Alex Muller

England is pinning their hopes of Andy Carroll, the long-haired Liverpool striker who has been the bane of so many jokes this season. This is his perfect opportunity to prove himself to England supporters around the world. Even if he … Continue reading

Beyond Zlatan: The Swede that Can Team with Ibrahimovic to Sink England

Posted on by Richard Farley

It’s only recently that congestion in the midfield of French power Olympique Lyonnais finally cleared up, leaving Sweden international Kim Kallstrom as an unlikely last man standing. Four years ago, when free kick specialist Juninho Pernambucano was ending a You … Continue reading

Spain vs Ireland, Euro 2012: Open Thread

Posted on by Alex Muller

Spain vs Ireland: Noon ET TV schedule Buy Spain and Ireland shirts Few things would be more satisfying to see in this Euro 2012 tournament than Ireland beating Spain. While the Spaniards are current World Cup and European champions, the Irish fans and players have … Continue reading

Italy vs Croatia, Euro 2012: Open Thread

Posted on by Alex Muller

Italy vs Croatia: Noon ET TV schedule Buy Italy and Croatia shirts Kicking off the first of the two Group C games today is Italy against Croatia. The Italians are boosted after their great draw against Spain, while Croatia is flying high after defeating Ireland. … Continue reading

Why I’m Enjoying the Euros More than the World Cup

Posted on by Guy Robert

Did you ever have one of those nights where you wake up with a thought in your head that just won’t go away? Welcome to 4:00 AM: “Why am I enjoying the Euros more than the World Cup?” I think … Continue reading

Euro 2012 News: Nicklas Bendtner Could Be Punished for Dropping His Shorts

Posted on by Alex Muller

We’re now on Day 7 of Euro 2012, and the news keeps on coming thick and fast. Here are the latest Euro 2012 headlines: Nicklas Bendtner could be punished for dropping his pants — The Guardian Malafeev keen to underline … Continue reading

Older Players Still Getting It Done at Euro 2012

Posted on by Aram Gyan

More than ever, football is a young man’s game. Today’s footballer plays more competitive matches than his forebears; league seasons have stayed the same length, but tournaments have bloated in size. Consider that it took Liverpool only nine games to … Continue reading

Why I Still Believe Ireland Can Qualify for Euro 2012 Quarterfinals

Posted on by Michael Green

Certainly, Ireland’s first foray into international tournament football in over ten years did not yield the outcome many had hoped for. Nevertheless, in spite of being largely outplayed and surprisingly outfought by an athletic and silky Croatian team, Ireland’s tournament … Continue reading