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Archives: European Championship

Quitting the Netherlands job is the correct decision by Guus Hiddink

Posted on by David Bronstein
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So Guus Hiddink has resigned as the Netherlands coach and it should come as little shock to anyone. The former Real Madrid and Chelsea manager endured a torrid time in charge of his home nation since taking the job in … Continue reading

Wales’ victory over Belgium shows they are ready to compete on the big stage

Posted on by Robert Hay
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Three years ago, I drove across the United Kingdom just to see a soccer match.  Stupidly I had planned a vacation during an international break and the one exciting match occurring in the U.K. during that time was the Wales … Continue reading

The greatest football teams: Greece’s triumph at Euro 2004

Posted on by Saad Rashid
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Throughout the history of soccer, there have been many shocks. Despite this, no underdog side has ever pulled off such an upset at an international tournament. Greece pulled off the impossible in 2004, winning a competition in which they were … Continue reading

Euro 2016 qualifying rounds are captivating to watch

Posted on by Matt Lichtenstadter
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With the Euros expanded to 24 for the next tournament in France, this was the cue for many to call out qualifying for the tournament, with some calling it “academic” and “boring”. To the surprise of so many, not only … Continue reading

Michel Platini has tarnished the European qualifiers process

Posted on by Alex Muller
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The European Championship qualifiers are well upon us again as top domestic leagues throughout Europe shut down for a week. The excitement to go and cheer on your national team is at fever pitch as you pray for all three … Continue reading

Luka Modric To Miss Three To Four Months After Sustaining Injury On International Duty

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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According to Real Madrid’s club doctors, midfielder Luka Modric sustained a torn left proximal rectus femoris tendon (the tendon to the top of the muscle near his hip) and will be out of action for between three and four months. The … Continue reading

Manchester United Midfielder Daley Blind Ruled Out For A Month With Suspected Knee Injury

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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The hits just keep coming for Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal. Earlier this weekend it was learned that goalkeeper David De Gea had dislocated a finger while training with Spain. Now it is understood that midfielder Daley Blind has … Continue reading

ESPN Sets Its Sights On Euro 2016 After Raising Bar On World Cup Coverage

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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So much of the discussion regarding ESPN’s coverage of the 2014 FIFA World Cup has been centered around what a magnificent job the network has done, but the fear of what’s going to happen after ESPN hands over the rights … Continue reading

Why UEFA 2020 Will Be the Most Exciting Summer Tournament Ever

Posted on by Alex King
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In December 2012, UEFA announced that the 2020 European Championship will take place in “12 or 13” different European cities in as many countries, giving smaller soccer nations the chance to bring the European festival to their doorstep without having … Continue reading

Euro 2016 Qualifying Draw Revealed

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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The draw has been made for the Euro 2016 qualification process to determine which 24 teams will end up playing in the Euro 2016 tournament that will be staged in France. The qualifying matches will start in September 2014 and … Continue reading

Spain vs Italy, Under-21 European Championship Final: Open Thread

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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The final of the under-21 European Championship kicks off today with two brilliant sides facing each other in the final in Israel. Spain, who have been a joy to watch this tournament — especially Isco, who has been a revelation — faces … Continue reading

Despite Imminent Sacking, Stuart Pearce’s Entire England U-21 Tenure Wasn’t A Failure

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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Stuart Pearce’s England Under-21 side has crashed out of the European Championships with a whimper. But it would be unfair to label Pearce’s tenure a failure. Sometimes managers stay too long at the international level. It’s a four year job … Continue reading

England vs Norway, u-21 European Championship: Open Thread

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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After England’s disappointing one-nil loss against Italy in mid-week, Stuart Pearce’s under-21 team has an opportunity to pick up all the pieces and start all over again today in the team’s match against Norway, scheduled to kick off at Noon … Continue reading

England vs Italy, u-21 European Championship, Group Stage: Open Thread

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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England kick off their first match in the under-21 European Championship today at 2:30pm ET (on ESPNU, ESPN Deportes and ESPN3.com for viewers in the United States) against Italy. The Group Stage match in Group A pits an England team … Continue reading

FOX Sports Wins US Media Rights to European Qualifiers For Euro 2016 and 2018 World Cup

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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FOX Sports has acquired the US media rights to the European qualifiers for UEFA Euro 2016 and FIFA World Cup 2018. FOX will have exclusive rights in the USA to all of the qualifying matches. The qualifying matches for Euro … Continue reading