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Confederations Cup hosts Russia fail to build on Euro 2008 success as World Cup looms large

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The Confederations Cup in Russiamarks the start of the countdown to the country's World Cup in 2018. Widely seen a dress rehearsal for the real thing, allowing the host nation to fine tune its...

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Football mascots: From Naranjito to Super Victor… 11 weird and wonderful international football mascots

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With most of the world now well acquainted with Kingsley (Partick Thistle's new mascot for the three of you lucky enough to have not seen it yet), and with Euro 2016 on the horizon, wegot...

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Euro 2012

French revenge could light up the Euros

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Let us be honest, the Euros have been a bit of a damp squib this time around.
Northern Europe has had a wet and cloudy June and this seems to have been reflected on the field of France 2016. The free-flowing football of Brazil 2014 is a bit of a memory, perhaps a telling comment on the tactics-heavy European teams.

From Berlin to Balotelli through gloom and glory: The 10-year evolution of the Italy national team

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by Franco Ficetola What were you doing ten years ago today? If you're reading thisthen the chances are you probably love football. And if you love the beautiful game, it's more than...

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Xavi Retires From International Football

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Barcelona and Spain midfielder Xavi Hernandez has announced his retirement from international football.

The 34-year-old alerted the media to his decision during a press conference this morning.

"I've taken the decision to leave the national team. My time there has finished," he said.

Scotland: Starting blocks

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What is a good start to a qualifying campaign?

That's been the subject of intense debate this week as Scotland prepare for another tilt at reaching a major championship.

Maybe not much of a debate actually.

First we had Craig Levein's assistant Peter Houston suggesting that four points from six against Serbia and Macedonia would be just swell.

England’s need: The Spanish technique

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In the aftermath of Spain's memorable Euro 2012 triumph earlier this month, there have been many comparisons between the current Spanish side and England's under-achieving Three Lions.

A little over four years ago, both teams were considered to be on par: extremely talented but unable to shine at the big stage.

Las 100 victorias de Iker Casillas con la selección española

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Las 100 victorias de Iker Casillas.
- 38 en partidos amistosos
- 20 en fase de clasificación para Eurocopa
- 19 en fase de clasificación para Mundial
- 3 en Copa Confederaciones
- 9 en fase final de Eurocopa
- 11 en fase final de Mundial

PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA JUNE 25: Iker Casillas of Spain in action during the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Group H match between Chile and Spain at Loftus Versfeld Stadium on June 25, 2010 in Tshwane/Pretoria, South Africa.

Mid-Day Ticker: Forlan signs in Brazil, FIFA defends rankings & more

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Any hopes of Diego Forlan coming to MLS in the near future have been dashed.

The Golden Ball winner at the 2010 World Cup has signed with Brazilian club Internacional, the team announced. The deal will keep the 33-year-old Uruguay veteran with the club through July 2015.

The striker had played with Inter Milan since transferring from Atletico Madrid in 2011.

The Great American TV Tune-In

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Expect to see more soccer on American TV.

The trend of increasing U.S. TV soccer viewership continued with the 2012 European Championship, with Americans tuning in throughout the tournament but particularly for Spain's 4-0 mauling of 10-man Italy in the final. As such, even new viewers could probably repeat the super-over-reported stat that Spain became not only the first country to win consecutive Euros but also the first to win an unprecedented three major international tournaments in a row, factoring in the 2010 World Cup.

Andres Iniesta el jugador mas valioso de la Eurocopa 2012

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En el 2008 Austria y Suiza el mejor jugador fue Xavi Hernandez, en este 2012 su compañero Andres Iniesta el Oliver Atom de carne y hueso para Marca es el jugador mas valioso.

Andrés Iniesta, centrocampista del FC Barcelona, ha sido declarado mejor jugador de la Eurocopa de Polonia/Ucrania 2012, según informa hoy la UEFA en un comunicado.

Arbeloa brinca del autobus de la victoria de España festejo Euro 2012

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Cuando la selección española gana algún campeonato, sabemos que en los festejos habra algo divertido , al menos diferente. Aunque esta es ya su tercera copa en 4 años , en esta ocasión no hay muchas sorpresas, no hay camareros de Pepe Reina, no hay besos a Carbonero, no hay caídas de Sergio Ramos(si, ya se que fue con el Real Madrid) pero si hubo un escape y festejo temerario de Arbeloa.

Front Page Story: Spain Rule Europe Again

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Spain are the champions of Europe again after beating Italy 4-0 on Sunday. The debate will rage on over the next couple months if Spain is the greatest team ever. I will have more on that over the next couple of weeks. Here is how some papers in Spain covered their win.





La selección de España campeona de la Eurocopa 2008 , del mundo 2010 y Eurocopa 2012

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El club de los bajitos del 2008 regreso con toda la energia sin Luis Aragonés, con Vicente Del Bosque los futbolistas españoles llegaron al mundial de Sudafrica embalados para ganar un torneo que por primera vez le dio el campeonato mundial a la furia roja. Las bromas de sus constantes eliminaciones en la historia del fútbol quedaron en el olvido.

Caricaturas de futbolistas en rojo

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Si, los futbolistas ven rojo, ¿por qué? pues porque los colores de Austria y Suiza sede de la Eurocopa 2008 son rojos y porque los semifinalistas de la Euro 2012 en Polonia y Ucrania el color rojo les predomino.
Alemania,Portugal e Italia tienen rojo en su bandera y que decir de la furia roja española.

El himno (canción no oficial) de la Eurocopa 2008 y 2012

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Si vieron la Euro 2012 en Polonia y Ucrania se pudieron dar cuenta que después de cada partido los organizadores le daban play a una canción y que los aficionados en las tribunas coreaban de principio a fin , esa canción tomo fuerza en la eurocopa 2008 que se celebro en Austria, era del grupo The white stripes ¨seven nation army¨.

Euro Highland Games 2008 los juegos del hombre

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Mientras en Polonia y Ucrania se jugaba la Eurocopa también se pueden encontrar este tipo de imágenes de la euro pasada en Austri. Se celebran los juegos rudos de Highland, cortar troncos de madera, tomar cerveza y mostrar la fuerza bruta e incluso la belleza de los paisajes en Austria y figuras femeninas como en la foto , todo esto en los Euro juegos Highland, en estos juegos del hombre, uno se puede uno deleitar la pupila.

España campeona de la Eurocopa 2008 Luis Aragones y el club de los bajitos

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Publicado el 30-06-2008

Festejos y mas festejos. 44 años para que esta frase se oyera en radio televisión prensa escrita y el nuevo mundo del Internet. La selección de España es campeona de Europa, y díganlo con todas sus letras, subrayado y con mayúsculas. Este triunfo de España muestra y ha roto paradigmas o por lo menos , nos ha recordado varios temas ¿cómo cuales te preguntaras?

Fabregas recalls Spain’s turn-around moment

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Spain midfielder Cesc Fabregas has revealed that his national team's unmatched confidence on and off the pitch was not nearly as strong before Euro 2008.

Along with England, the Spaniards were considered to be an under-achieving football nation and despite a plethora of talented players in their squad, Fabregas admits that Spain's players doubting their credentials heading into that tournament four years ago.

Euro 2012: Spain confirm dominance with historic triumph

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Spain won its third UEFA European Championship with a 4-0 drubbing of Italy

The Spanish national football team did what so many people expected and won the 2012 UEFA European Championship. Spain defended their European title with a 4-0 hammering of Italy with goals from David Silva, Jordi Alba, Fernando Torres and Juan Mata and helped to create history in the process.

EURO 2012 FINAL | SPAIN 4 - ITALY 0 | SPAIN MAKES FOOTBALL HISTORY WINING EURO TITLE

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SPAIN has made Football History after defending & winning ( retaining ) the 2012 EUROPEAN NATIONS CUP 4 - 0 against ITALY in the Final.Never before has a team (nation) won the "triple crown" : Euro 2008- Fifa World Cup 2010 & now Euro 2012. The below team pictured as the starting 11 has managed to shut many mouths - happily mine as well - throwing into the rubbish bin criticisms about internal

Spain win Euro 2012, define the word ‘domination’

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Spain won Euro 2012 and, in doing so, proved that they are just too good. Winning a historic three major tournaments in a row (Euro 2008, World Cup 2010 and Euro 12) is probably enough to prove that statement alone, but the way they've done is what obliterates any stubborn arguments to the contrary.

Spain 4-0 Italy – Match Recap – Euro 2012 Final – 1 July 2012

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Spain won their third major tournament in a row with an impressive 4-0 result over Italy in the UEFA Euro 2012 final. It was a dominating performance from start to finish with Italy rarely having a realistic chance to lift the trophy.

Opposite of the Portugal match, Spain started the final very quickly and had a 1-0 lead by the 14th minute.

Spain Win Euro 2012

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There you have it. The greatest team of all time: Spain 2008-2012 edition. Euro 2008 Champions. World Cup 2010 Champions. Euro 2012 Champions. And there was massive Premier League influence in the final and it wasn't Super Mario Balotelli. ... Continue reading →

EURO 2012 FINAL | SPAIN - ITALY POSSIBLE STARTING 11 LINE-UPS

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SPAIN will attempt tonight to win back-to-back European Nations Cup titles & thus create History as the only National squad to win Euro (2008) - World Cup (2010) - Euro (2012). If they can manage to defeat the difficult & inform ITALY in tonight's FINAL this SPANISH FOOTBALL NATIONAL TEAM will certainly go down as the "Greatest Football Team in History" overtaking the unbelievable 1970 Brazil

EURO 2012 FINAL | SPAIN - ITALY POSSIBLE STARTING 11 LINE-UPS

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SPAIN will attempt tonight to win back-to-back European Nations Cup titles & thus create History as the only National squad to win Euro (2008) - World Cup (2010) - Euro (2012). If they can manage to defeat the difficult & inform ITALY in tonight's FINAL this SPANISH FOOTBALL NATIONAL TEAM will certainly go down as the "Greatest Football Team in History" overtaking the unbelievable 1970 Brazil

Flashback: Spain 0-0 Italy (4-2 pens) Quarter-Final Euro 2008

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TweetAhead of the Euro 2012 Final In The Stands looks back at Spain's Euro 2008 Quarter-Final penalty kick win over Italy. The significance of the win could be seen on the faces of the Spanish players. After decades of failing to go beyond the quarter-final stage, coupled with tournament-after-tournament of underachievement, La Roja finally got [.

Despite Being on the Verge of Greatness, Spain is Easy to Root Against

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Back in Euro 2008, the style of play Spain engineered attracted awe and acclaim from pundits and fans all over the world. Their form of free-flowing passes was beautiful to watch as they broke down overwhelmed opponents. As Spain won ...

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Newcastle United

Alan Shearer Keen To Be New England Boss

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The latest demise for England in a major Championship was last night and we shouldn't be too surprised about it, because it happens every two years like clockwork. Iceland looked a good side in Nice last night when they beat England 2-1 and they deserve every credit they were great! They are a country [.

He Is A Quality Man And A Great Coach

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With Newcastle playing at West Ham tomorrow night and Steve McClaren and Slaven Bilic being the respective coaches at the two clubs, it brings back memories of November, 2007 when they were managing England and Croatia respectively. Croatia beat England 3-2 at Wembley, and therefore England failed to qualify for Euro 2008 the next year, [.

England

Summing up the summer: Fulham

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Clint Dempsey has undoubtedly been Fulham's star player for the past couple of seasons, scoring important goals from midfield and controlling much of his team's attacking play.

Making sure he doesn't leave Craven Cottage has been boss Martin Jol's primary concern this summer and he still has about two weeks to complete his objective.

Summing up the summer: Fulham

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Clint Dempsey has undoubtedly been Fulham's star player for the past couple of seasons, scoring important goals from midfield and controlling much of his team's attacking play.

Making sure he doesn't leave Craven Cottage has been boss Martin Jol's primary concern this summer and he still has about two weeks to complete his objective.

Dan Warren’s ‘England Will Win Euro 2008′ revisited in 2012

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TweetSo to the old. Today, I have decided to revisit Dan Warren's England's Euro 2008 winning side 9 years after the piece was first written (find it here) Tactics: A 5-1-2-2 Do me a favour Warren! Goalkeeper Prediction's: "Chris Kirkland, 21 now, will be the world's finest goalkeeper by 2008″ in 2012: He's slumming it at [.

Iniesta

Los damnificados de España

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Capdevila
El último en unirse a esta lista. El lateral catalán, titularísimo en la Euro 2008 y en el Mundial 2010, decidió el pasado verano irse a ganar pasta al Benfica. La cosa empezó a torcerse cuando el 1 de septiembre el club anunció que Capdevila no formaba parte de la lista del equipo portugués para jugar la Champions League.

Spain Wins 3rd Straight Title

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After winning he 2008 European Championship, now successfully defended Sunday, brackets the squad's 2010 World Cup win for three successive crowns.

La Roja defended their European title in impressive fashion with a 4-0 victory against Italy on Sunday and have now been rewarded with yet more acclaim.

Espanha escreve página memorável

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Por muito que se diga que o futebol praticado pela Espanha não é atraente, que já cansa e que é pouco cativante, o que é certo que a selecção orientada por Vicente Del Bosque entrou ontem para os anais da história. Nunca antes, ninguém tinha alcançado um "triplete" de grandes competições de selecções.

The Rest

RIP Luis Aragones

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Luis Aragones appeared to some as an old, vulgar, dictatorial, and for some racist, old man. But it was clear that his football players loved him, perhaps seeing in him a father figure who said things directly and the job got done. Because indeed, Luis Aragones got the job done of bringing Spanish football to the top of the world after decades and decades of disappointments and underperformance.

We’re going on a wild Guus Hiddink chase

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The news Guus Hiddink has resigned his post as manager of Anzhi Makhachkala is likely to have disappointed club presidents and chairmen across Europe, as the Dutchman suddenly becomes free after the top jobs have gone. Napoli, Real Madrid, PSG and even Chelsea may well have had a punt of the successful 66-year-old, who has [.

German referee attempts to drink water on field, ends up with very wet face

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Dr. Felix Brych is smarter than the average bear — the German referee is a qualified lawyer, with a doctorate in sports law. The 37-year-old has been officiating in the Bundesliga for 8 years, and has also refereed in Euro 2008 qualifiers, the UEFA Cup, the Champions League, the South Korean K-League and the London 2012 Games.

Odonkor: do Mundial ao “lanterna vermelha” da Ucrânia passaram apenas seis anos

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O alemão de origem ganesa David Odonkor é apenas mais um de muitos casos de jogadores que dão nas vistas ainda jovens, mas que mais tarde, pelas mais diversas razões, não conseguem confirmar todas as expectativas que geraram nos primeiros anos de carreira. Formado no Borussia Dortmund, o extremo deu nas vistas pela sua velocidade e foi chamado por Jurgen Klinsmann para disputar o Mundial de 2006 que se disputou precisamente na Alemanha, tendo sido utilizado em quatro partidas.