EURO 2008

  • Former Spain's Euro 2008 winning coach Aragones dies at 75 February 1, 2014

    Madrid: Luis Aragones, who managed Spain to glory at Euro 2008 and sparked the country's recent golden era in international soccer, died on Saturday, the country's football association said. The 75yearold passed away at 6.15am in the Centro de Madrid clinic in the Spanish capital, said the RFEF, who expressed their...
  • Spanish football team needs fresh talent: Novy Kapadia July 2, 2013

    After a dream run that started from Euro 2008 and lasted till Euro 2012, is the Spanish armada falling apart? Does it have the next batch of players to pick up the mantle of Xavi, Iniesta and company? Football analyst Novy Kapadia joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the...
  • Malta midfielder Sammut banned for matchfixing August 20, 2012

    Malta: Malta international midfielder Kevin Sammut has been given a 10year suspension by European soccer's governing body UEFA after being found guilty of matchfixing in the Euro 2008 qualifier between Norway and Malta. The match ended in a 40 win for Norway, who scored three times in the last 18 minutes....
  • Spanish soccer team gets a hero's welcome July 2, 2008

    New Delhi: Spain's European champions returned home to a hero's welcome. And nothing less was expected. After all, this was a country starved of footballing success. But, in the space of three weeks, the fans have an unforgettable memory to cherish forever. Fittingly the plane that brought them home carried the tag...
  • In pics: Spain stun Germany, win Euro 2008 final June 30, 2008

    Torres finally lived up to his billing as one of the world's greatest strikers ...
  • Bag of beans: Life happens over coffee at Vienna June 30, 2008

    Vienna: Do you like sitting in a charming coffeehouse and chatting for hours over your cappuccino? You should thank the Viennese for that because this is where the tradition of coffeehouses really kickstarted, and then spread around the world. ...
  • A house where trees, humans live in harmony June 30, 2008

    Vienna: Vienna has been the capital of art and architecture for centuries and also a place where the classical, the strange, the modern and the futuristic found equal welcome. This is the story of a house that defies all conventional logic. ...
  • In Pics: Euro 2008 grand finale June 30, 2008

    Spain stun Germany 10, win Euro 2008. Relive the match in pics. ...
  • Euro 2008 Finale: Spain 10 at halftime | Match in pics June 30, 2008

    Vienna: A sharply taken goal from Fernando Torres gave Spain a 10 lead over Germany at halftime in the final of Euro 2008 on Sunday. The Spain striker wrestled his way past Germany left back Philipp Lahm to meet a fine through ball from Xavi and then dinked the ball...
  • Euro 2008 finale: Ballack to play | Germans sure | All the action June 30, 2008

    Vienna: Germany captain Michael Ballack was passed fit to play in Sunday's Euro 2008 final against Spain after recovering sufficiently from a calf muscle injury. The 31yearold midfielder was unable to train on Friday or Saturday because of an inflamed right calf but was named in a Germany team featuring...
  • Euro 2008 finale: Ballack injury sparks German fear | No worries: coach June 29, 2008

    Vienna: Germany captain Michael Ballack missed his team's last practice on Saturday because of a calf injury, putting him in doubt for Sunday's European Championship final against Spain. The German soccer federation said Ballack hurt his right calf on Friday and did not train that day either, adding that he was...
  • Germany win, but no heartbreak for Turkish fans June 29, 2008

    Vienna: Mozart and Beethoven walked these streets. Now it's overrun by Turkish fans. Their team may be without players but the supporters try to make up for it in numbers. ...
  • Who needs Euro tickets when there's Fanzone? June 29, 2008

    Vienna: Braving rainstorms, CNNIBN joined thousands of Spanish and Russian fans at Burgtheatre Fanzone in Vienna to witness the exciting semifinal clash. And in the midst of all that football frenzy, a phenomenon that has become a regular fixture for any major tournament the Fanzone. ...
  • Euro 2008: Germany under no pressure, says coach June 28, 2008

    Vienna: Germany are the only team to have won three European Championships and a fourth is just a match away. Call it typical German efficiency or the hunger to succeed by a new generation; the present German team has the arsenal to sink the Spanish Armada. The pictures of Germany celebrating...
  • Spanish fans party in torrential downpour June 27, 2008

    The passion of football is seen both on the pitch and off it too. The fans add a new dimension to the word footballcrazy. Spanish fans didn't stop partying despite a torrential downpour following their team's win the semifinal match over Russia. ...
  • Spain beat Russia, set up Euro final with Germany June 27, 2008

    Vienna (Austria): Spain scored three secondhalf goals on Thursday to beat Russia 30 and reach the European Championship final, giving the team a chance to shed their status as one of soccer's biggest underachievers. Xavi Hernandez, Dani Guiza and David Silva scored a goal each to give the Spaniards a shot...
  • Euro 2008: Spanish coach confident of win over Russia June 26, 2008

    Vienna: Spain coach Luis Aragones has "full confidence" that his team will overcome Russia's speed and strength for a second time to secure a spot in the European Championship final. Aragones expects more attacking football in Thursday's semifinal than in Spain's previous match against Italy, which the "Red Fury" won 42...
  • Euro 2008: Germany knock out neversaydie Turkey June 26, 2008

    Basel: Philipp Lahm ended Turkey's storybook run in the European Championship on Wednesday by scoring a 90thminute goal to give Germany a 32 semifinal victory and keep them on target for a record fourth title. With two goals in the final five minutes, the match could have gone either way, but...
  • Euro 2008: Germany in top form ahead of Turkey clash June 25, 2008

    Vienna: Germany are expected to add to their longrunning record of achievement in major tournaments by beating depleted Turkey later on Wednesday in the first of the Euro 2008 semifinals in Basel. Joachim Loew's men, who were pretournament favourites, have taken time to hit their stride and lost one of their...
  • Forget the past, work on 2010 WC: Zidane to France June 24, 2008

    New Delhi: It was eight years ago when France won the Euro Championships to add the cherry to their World Cup winning cake. So it's only natural that one of the heroes of that win; a man often described as among the greatest to have played the game is disappointed at...
  • Spain shoot out world champions Italy from Euro June 23, 2008

    Vienna: Spain must be hoping the shootout win over Italy that carried they into the European Championship semifinals is more proof that titlewinning teams pick up victories even when they don't play well. In a thrilling finale to Sunday's Euro 2008 match at Ernst Happel Stadium, Iker Casillas saved penalties from...
  • Russia enter Euro 2008 semis after beating Dutch June 22, 2008

    Basel: Russia grabbed an unexpected place in the Euro 2008 semifinals with a 31 extratime win over Netherlands on Saturday. Goals from substitute Dmitry Torbinsky and playmaker Andrei Arshavin finished off a subdued Netherlands team in the extra period after the sides were level at 11 on 90 minutes. Russia...
  • Turkey end Croatia's Euro run, enter semis | Full coverage June 21, 2008

    Vienna: Rustu Recber saved a penalty shot from Mladen Petric on Friday to send Turkey into the European Championship semifinals with a 31 shootout win over Croatia after a 11 draw after extra time. Arda Turan, Semih Senturk and Hamit Altintop scored for Turkey in the shootout. Luka Modric and Ivan...
  • In Pics: Fabulous football fans! June 20, 2008

    New Delhi: As football fever kicks off with Euro 2008, it is the fans who are having all the fun. ...
  • Euro 2008: Croatia, Turkey struggle with injuries June 20, 2008

    Vienna: Croatia will defend a 100 per cent record at Euro 2008 when they meet Turkey in the second quarterfinal of the European Championship on Friday. Coaches Slaven Bilic and Fatih Terim have both had a testing time preparing for the game in Vienna. Bilic lost Croatia defender Dario Knezevic and striker...
  • Germany deliver the knock out punch to Portugal | Full coverage June 20, 2008

    Basel: Bastian Schweinsteiger scored one goal and set up two more on Thursday to give Germany a 32 win over Portugal and a spot in the European Championship semifinals. In the battle between Manchester United's Cristiano Ronaldo and Chelsea's Michael Ballack, the German came out on top. He delivered the deciding...
  • Euro 2008: Spain defeat Greece | Russia pack off Sweden June 19, 2008

    Greece are the only team at the tournament to not earn a single point from three matches. Russia finished second behind Spain on six points in Group D. ...
  • Russia send Sweden packing, enter quarterfinals June 19, 2008

    Innsbruck: Russia scored a goal in each half on Wednesday to outclass Sweden 20 and advance to the European Championship quarterfinals ahead of their opponent. Roman Pavlyuchenko scored in the first half and Andrei Arshavin, coming off a twomatch suspension, made it 20 right after the break to set up a...
  • Spain second string complete Greek tragedy June 19, 2008

    Salzburg: Dani Guiza and Ruben de la Red scored secondhalf goals on Wednesday to rally Spain to a 21 win over defending champion Greece at the European Championship. De la Red scored with a hard shot in the 61st minute and Guiza headed in the winner in the 88th. The win...
  • Euro 2008: Italy knock out France| Dutch blank Romania June 18, 2008

    Italy came out on top in a tense threeway tussle for a place in Sunday's Euro 2008 quarterfinal against Spain as the world champions beat 10man France 20 and Romania lost by the same margin to Group C winners Netherlands. ...