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    Spain have a chance to make history at Euro 2012

    While many have branded Spain’s possession-oriented style as “boring”, the fact remains that we are witnessing one of the greatest teams in history. The reigning European and World Cup champions have a massive opportunity to further solidify...

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    Cesare Prandelli & Italy ready for Euro 2012 Final

    Cesare Prandelli, the Italy coach, said of his team: “We are physically and mentally stronger than when we faced them in our opening game. We only have one day to prepare for this game but we will...

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  • Euro 2012 Semi Final: Germany 1-2 Italy

    Italy are through to the Euro 2012 final after upsetting tournament favourites Germany 2-1 in Warsaw. This was supposed to be a tale of attack vs. defense as Italy had only conceded twice in four games with...

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    Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal can be proud of their Euro 2012 campaign

    It may have ended with a whimper, but Portugal’s success in Euro 2012 should not be forgotten. Cristiano Ronaldo and the rest of the Portuguese side had managed to navigate the Group of Death that included Germany,...

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  • Andrea Pirlo: Italy’s Maestro

    June 24th, 2012. The Olympic Stadium in Kyiv, Ukraine. After two grueling hours of football between England and Italy in the quarter final of Euro 2012, it came down to the one method of victory where both...

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    ADG – The Alternative to Penalties?

    Sunday saw England become the first victims of a penalty shootout at Euro 2012, with Italy deservedly progressing through to the semi-finals against Germany on Thursday. And whilst England in reality rarely threatened Gianluigi Buffon’s goal, the...

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    Euro 2012 Analysis: England 0-0 Italy

    Italy triumphed over England 4-2 on penalties after playing two hours of scoreless football, but it was possibly one of the most compelling matches of Euro 2012 despite the score line. From the very beginning of the...

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    Euro 2012: Spain 2-0 France

    As a commentator noted at the 55th minute:  ”France are refusing to be totally dominated” It’s true, but France offered little. Static in defence, and lacking fluidity in attack. Spain’s opening goal coming via an incisive  Jordi Alba...

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    Euro 2012: Defending the defensive mentality

    It all started in April 2012 when Chelsea invented the art of defending. In all seriousness, the suggestion of defending being “anti-football” did, indeed, heighten in April of this year. Chelsea beat Barcelona, and Bayern Munich by...

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    Shinji Kagawa joins Manchester United

    Manchester United have completed the signing of Japanese midfielder Shinji Kagawa from Borussia Dortmund. He has signed a four-year deal after passing a medical with the Old Trafford club on Friday. Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has...

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