Euro 2008 Qualifier

  • Russia give England the chills in Euro qualifier October 18, 2007

    New Delhi: Russia beat England 2-1 in their Euro 2008 qualification match in Moscow on Wednesday, which now leaves England's qualification in doubt. England forward Wayne Rooney ended his international goal drought by putting the visitors ahead as England kept up the pressure, untill Russia scored in the 68th minute. The...
  • England fire blanks, lose to Croatia October 12, 2006

    London: Europe's traditional big guns came out blazing to score victories in their Euro 2008 qualifiers on Wednesday, apart from England who fired more blanks in their 2-0 defeat in Croatia. World champions Italy won 3-1 in Georgia, France bounced back from their shock defeat in Scotland on Saturday to...
  • Spain lose again, but Aragones calm October 8, 2006

    Madrid: Beleaguered Spain coach Luis Aragones retains the support of his country's federation despite his team's 2-0 defeat against Sweden in a European Championship qualifier. "We're on the side of the coach and we support all his work. He has had a splendid career. If two years ago there was unanimity...
  • Struggling England held by Macedonia October 8, 2006

    Manchester: A mis-firing England had to settle for a 0-0 draw with Macedonia on Saturday that cut short their winning run in the Euro 2008 qualifiers. England, who notched a laboured 1-0 win over Macedonia in Skopje last month after crushing Andorra 5-0, were outplayed at times by their slicker-passing...
  • Ronaldo scores twice in Portugal win October 8, 2006

    Oporto (Portugal): Winger Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice as Portugal beat Azerbaijan 3-0 in their Euro 2008 Group A qualifier on Saturday. It was Portugal's first win in two qualifiers following a 1-1 draw in Finland last month. They meet Poland away on Wednesday. Portugal coach Luiz Felipe Scolari told RTP...
  • Italy back on track, beat Ukraine 2-0 October 8, 2006

    Rome: Italy put their Euro 2008 qualifying campaign back on track by beating Ukraine 2-0 at Rome's Olympic Stadium on Saturday. The world champions, desperate for a win after picking up one point from their opening two Group B matches, went ahead with a 71st-minute penalty from Massimo Oddo after...
  • French lose to Scots in Euro qualifier October 8, 2006

    Glasgow: When a team goes from reaching the World Cup final to losing at Scotland, a manager will try to blame many things -- anything. "I was disappointed with the ball boys for slowing down the game," France manager Raymond Domenech said after Les Bleus' 1-0 loss to the Scots on...
  • Forget about Raul omission: Torres October 4, 2006

    Madrid: Spain striker Fernando Torres told his team mates on Tuesday to forget about captain Raul's omission from the squad for the Euro 2008 qualifier in Sweden on Saturday. Coach Luis Aragones left out Raul last Friday, the first time the Real Madrid forward had been dropped in 10 years...
  • Germany put 13 goals past San Marino September 7, 2006

    London: Germany recorded the biggest victory in the history of the European Championship when they crushed San Marino 13-0 in a Group D qualifier on Wednesday. Germany's huge win in Serravalle will increase the growing argument that UEFA should reorganise the competition to prevent the top nations playing one-sided matches...