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RUS 2-0 NIR: Step One Accomplished.

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Capello and his team earned a victory to start off their journey to Brazil. Russia were the clear favorites to walk away with all three points and they did so to get the job done. Northern Ireland never really looked like they were in the match or finding [read more]

LVA 1-2 GRE: Greece Rally Late Again

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Nikos Spyropoulos found himself opening the scoring account for Greece as his neatly placed volley curled inside of the post. Two years ago he scored a similar goal to level against Georgia in the opening qualifier heading to Euro 2012. Most Greek fans are probably wondering why Spyropoulos was not [read more]

2014 World Cup Qualifying kicks off, Transfer News

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There have been some serious late transfer news involving both the Portugal national team and of course the Liga ZON Sagres. I'm sure you all know by now that FC Porto sold Hulk to Zenit for something like $50 million, and the St. Petersburg club also cashed in on [read more]

Preview LVA-GRE: The Journey Begins

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Hello to all Greece fans. It's been a while since my last post covering Greece's incredible journey at Euro 2012. After a full two month summer break the Greek national team begins it's journey to Brazil. Fernando Santos has moved the team in a new direction with the introduction of [read more]

Preview RUS-NIR: Capello's Russia

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Fabio Capello will receive his first competitive test tomorrow as Russia take on Northern Ireland in Moscow to start their 2014 World Cup qualification campaign. Since taking charge, Fabio Capello has worked to patch the gaps that resulted in the Euro 2012 campaign. Criticism has been wide spread and intense, [read more]

Preview of first World Cup Qualifier with Deschamps

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Here's a preview of the first World Cup Qualifier with Deschamps in charge.

Based on Deschamps' first match, I was surprised by 4 of the projected first 11 posted by L'Equipe today. [read more]

Portugal 2 - 0 Panama

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Portugal kept their stride well after the European championships with a strong performance in a 2-0 win over Panama. It certainly wasn't the strongest competitor, but Portugal were by far the better team and completely man handled the concacaf team. We did struggle early on to find our [read more]

Who Will Be Russia's Next Manager

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Since Euro 2012 ended, the blogosphere and sports journalism world have been rife with speculation about Dick Adovcaat's successor to lead the Russian national side. Candidates have been rumored, touted, and played down, but three days ago the Russian Football Union released a list of thirteen candidates that are under [read more]

Deschamps takes over as manager - who will be his players?

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Deschamps takes over the France job.
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Final Euro 2012 Thoughts, Bright Future Ahead

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We lost to the Champions again and its safe to say we gave them their biggest fight they've had in a while in a major tournament. Sure we couldn't muster much going forward, but we didn't park the bus either and kept Spain from dominating the match. And [read more]

GER 4-2 GRE: Heads Held High

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Greece can leave Euro 2012 with their heads held high. They came into the tournament with many expecting them to be eliminated in the group stage. But with shear determination they were able to bounce back from a disappointing start to progress to the quarterfinals. With Germany being the heavy [read more]

Passion is behind players cracking under pressure

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The thesis of the new post is basically that the players wouldn't be unraveling if it weren't for their lofty aspirations of doing well for France. [read more]

Nasri's confrontation with journalist after Spain loss stakes a claim as talking point

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With all the poor play on the pitch, there should be plenty to discuss, but coverage of Nasri's confrontation with a journalist after the Spain loss is making a decent claim for attention:

Link: Nasri saga - A storm in a tea cup, but interesting reading [read more]

France Supporters Survey

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I've put together a Survey to follow-up on Euro 2012, and to get some ideas for France blogging going forward. Thank you so much to everyone following the site. Feel free to share your thoughts anonymously in the survey by clicking the link below:

France Supporters Survey [read more]

Portugal - 1 v Czech Republic - 0 Hello Semi's!

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A tough and gritty performance all around has granted Portugal a semi final berth. Nothing came easy against the Czech Republic as they were happy to sit back and counter when they could. They were very organized at the back always seemingly in the right position to clear [read more]