Euro2012

  • With their third successive major trophy, is the current Spanish team the best ever to have played the game?

    Having already won Euro 2008 and World Cup 2010, Spain on Sunday added Euro 2012 to their elaborated cabinet. ...
  • Has the 2012 Euro been the best in the history of European Championships?

    Some new stars are born while some unexpected results thrown up at this European Championships. ...
  • Will the Azzurri' give their fans something to cheer or will La Roja complete a historic treble in the Euro 2012 final?

    Cesare Prandelli's men would like to forget the recent controversies in the Italian football, while Spain eye adding another trophy to their already elaborated cabinet....
  • Rising stars who can be hot properties after Euro 2012

    Unplugged |  Abhishek Nandwani
    With Euro 2012 around the corner and international squads being announced, managers around the world and scouts from top clubs will be on the lookout...

  • Can England finally shed their under-achievers' tag and win Euro 2012?

    England don't have a great track record at the European Football Championship. ...
  • Will David Villa's absence hurt Spain's chances to defend their European Champions crown?

    David Villa will not be going to Euro 2012 with Spain after losing his battle for fitness following a broken leg. ...
  • Torres' Euro 2012 place in danger: Del Bosque 01-01-2012 01:39 PM

    Madrid: Chelsea striker Fernando Torres' lack of playing time could cost him a spot in Spain's squad when the European champions defend their title in June, according to coach Vicente del Bosque. Torres has found himself relegated to Chelsea's substitutes bench, with Del Bosque calling the 27-year-old situation's "worrying." "There...
  • 2011: International Football Review 31-12-2011 03:29 PM

    It was a year of drama in both Indian and International football; unfortunately, far too much of it took place off the pitch rather than on it. The affairs of the sports governing body drew more attention than should be necessary, with charges of wrongdoing, corruption and politicking carrying into...
  • David Villa breaks leg, out for five months 16-12-2011 08:49 AM

    Yokohama: Four years after his goals helped turn Spain from perennial underachievers into European champions, star striker David Villa could end up watching the 2012 European Championships from home after breaking his left leg on Thursday. Villa will be sidelined for up to five months, dealing Barcelona a major blow...
  • Rooney Euro 2012 ban cut by one game 08-12-2011 04:16 PM

    Manchester: Wayne Rooney could feature in England's final Euro 2012 group stage game against Ukraine after seeing his three-match international suspension reduced to two matches by UEFA. The Manchester United striker was appealing against a ban that would have seen him miss the entirety of the first phase of the...
  • Spain to face Italy, Croatia, Ireland in Euro 2012 02-12-2011 11:32 PM

    Kiev, Ukraine: Defending champions Spain will play Italy, Croatia and Ireland in the group stages at next year's European Championship. The 16-nation draw conducted by UEFA on Friday created a number of intriguing match-ups, with perhaps the toughest group pitting World Cup runners-up the Netherlands against traditional rivals Germany, together...
  • Rooney's hearing on three-match ban on Dec 8 18-11-2011 03:52 PM

    London: England striker Wayne Rooney's appeal against his three-match ban from the European Championship will be heard by UEFA on December 8, the FA has said. Rooney, 26, was sent off during the 2-2 draw against Montenegro for kicking Miodrag Dzudovovic last month and then received a ban for three...
  • Hiddink contract ended after Turkey Euro exit 16-11-2011 07:24 PM

    Istanbul: Guus Hiddink's contract as Turkey coach has been terminated by mutual consent following the team's failure to reach the Euro 2012 finals, the Turkish Football Federation said on Wednesday, ending a disappointing spell in charge for the Dutchman. The federation said it had decided to part ways with the...
  • Portugal thrash Bosnia to qualify for Euro 2012 16-11-2011 08:49 AM

    Portugal: Portugal sealed their passage into the Euro 2012 finals in Poland and Ukraine after thrashing Bosnia & Herzegovina 6-2 at the Estadio da Luz on Tuesday. The hosts looked lively from the first whistle and took an early lead, with goals from Cristiano Ronaldo and Nani in the first...
  • Ireland qualify for Euro 2012 in style 16-11-2011 08:37 AM

    Ireland: Republic of Ireland booked their place at Euro 2012 despite drawing 1-1 with Estonia in the second leg of the qualifying play-off in Dublin on Tuesday. Although Konstantin Vassiljev cancelled out Stephen Ward's first-half opener, there was never any danger of a comeback as the hosts secured a comfortable...
  • UEFA to hear Rooney appeal on December 9 16-11-2011 04:14 AM

    Nyon: England forward Wayne Rooney's appeal against his three-match international ban will be on December 9. Rooney is trying to reduce his suspension which currently rules him out of the entire group stages at the 2012 European Championships in Poland and Ukraine. England will already know their opponents and schedule...
  • Portugal, Bosnia match ends in a stalemate 12-11-2011 09:09 AM

    Bosnia: Bosnia & Herzegovina and Portugal played out a goalless draw in the first leg of their Euro 2012 play-off in an uninspiring affair at Bilino Polje. There were plenty of chances throughout the match, but both teams were guilty of missing some glorious opportunities as the affair ended 0-0....
  • Ireland on brink of Euro qualification 12-11-2011 08:53 AM

    Ireland: Republic of Ireland secured a resounding 4-0 away win over nine-man Estonia in the first leg of the Euro 2012 play-off in Tallinn on Friday. Keith Andrews, Jon Walters and Robbie Keane, who bagged a brace, all scored to take advantage of Andrei Stepanov and Raio Piiroja's red cards...
  • English FA appeals against Rooney Euro 2012 ban 05-11-2011 11:49 AM

    London: The English Football Association is appealing against the three-match ban that is set to rule Wayne Rooney out of the group stage of next year's European Championship. The striker was sent off in England's last Euro 2012 qualifier against Montenegro for kicking a player in a petulant incident which...
  • Serbian Vidic quits international football 25-10-2011 03:30 AM

    Belgrade: Nemanja Vidic has quit the Serbian national team after their failure to qualify for the Euro 2012 finals in Poland and Ukraine, the Serbian Football Association (FSS) said on Monday. The FSS published a statement by the Manchester United defender, who said media and fan criticism over his recent...
  • Capello hints at Rooney inclusion in Euro squad 20-10-2011 08:33 PM

    London: England boss Fabio Capello has given his strongest hint yet that Wayne Rooney will be in his Euro 2012 squad. The Italian was talking for the first time about the Manchester United striker since his one-match ban after his red card in Montenegro was extended to three games, ruling...
  • Rooney banned for three Euro 2012 matches 13-10-2011 10:41 PM

    Nyon, Switzerland: Wayne Rooney will miss the entire group stage of the 2012 European Championships after being given a three-match ban by UEFA on Thursday for kicking a player in England's final qualifier. UEFA's disciplinary panel announced the verdict after examining the England striker's kick at Montenegro defender Miodrag Dzudovic...
  • Portugal to face Bosnia in Euro 2012 play-offs 13-10-2011 05:37 PM

    Krakow, Poland: Portugal must beat Bosnia-Herzegovina to reach the 2012 European Championships after UEFA conducted the play-offs draw on Thursday. Cristiano Ronaldo and his teammates will travel to Bosnia for the first leg next month in what is a re-match of the countries' 2010 World Cup play-off, which Portugal won...
  • Serbians Vidic, Stankovic to quit internationals 12-10-2011 08:23 PM

    Belgrade: Serbia defender Nemanja Vidic and midfielder Dejan Stankovic indicated on Wednesday that they will retire from the national team after its failure to qualify for the European Championships. Vidic missed a penalty in a 1-0 loss to Slovenia on Tuesday which cost Serbia a place in the play-offs for...
  • Russia make Euro 2012, Croatia in play-offs 12-10-2011 07:21 PM

    London: Russia routed minnows Andorra 6-0 on Tuesday to qualify for next year's European Championships as Group B winners. Needing just a draw to win the group, Russia dominated as expected at the Luzhniki Stadium, with Alan Dzagoev putting the hosts ahead in the fifth minute. Teammate Sergei Ignashevich made...
  • Classy Spain end Scotland's Euro dreams 12-10-2011 08:46 AM

    Madrid: A pair of first half goals from Manchester City's David Silva and another in the second half from David Villa put Vicente Del Bosque's side through top of Group I with a perfect record and left Scottish hopes of reaching Poland and Ukraine in tatters. A penalty from David...
  • Portugal dumped into Euro play-offs after loss 12-10-2011 08:36 AM

    Portugal: Denmark recorded a comfortable 2-1 home win over Portugal in their final qualifying game to seal top spot in Group H and force the visitors into the Euro 2012 play-offs. Michael Krohn-Dehli and Nicklas Bendtner struck the decisive goals for the hosts, who earn automatic entry into the tournament...
  • Nasri earns nervy France Euro 2012 berth 12-10-2011 08:25 AM

    Paris: Samir Nasri's second-half penalty sent a nervy France into the Euro 2012 finals after a 1-1 home draw against Bosnia who had to settle for a playoff place following their Group D decider on Tuesday. The hosts trailed to Edin Dzeko's strike five minutes before halftime and needed a...
  • England not good enough to win Euro: Neville 10-10-2011 04:36 PM

    London: England are not good enough to win Euro 2012 because the players have "no mobility and can't keep the ball" according to former England defender Gary Neville. Neville, the former Manchester United and England right-back who won 85 England caps and retired earlier this year, also said Wayne Rooney's...
  • Ferguson blocks Welbeck England U-21 call-up 10-10-2011 04:22 PM

    London: Stuart Pearce has been unable to add Danny Welbeck to his England Under-21 squad to face Norway after Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson voiced concerns over the player's involvement. Welbeck was a second-half substitute on Friday night as the senior side qualified for Euro 2012, despite surrendering a two-goal...