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Which Arsenal players can we expect to see at the Euros?

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Which Arsenal players can we expect to see at the Euros? By AH As we approach the final week of this seasons Barclays Premier League, Arsenal fans must certainly disappointed with how things panned out. Although it could have been so much better for the Gunners, with the rest of the usual top four blowing [.

Euro 2016: Most likely upsets

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Euro2016 is ahead of us, and, as always people keep talking about the favorites, about the best players. You will hear a lot of people claiming that it is obvious that the Germans will win the competition, or that England, Germany, Spain, France, Belgium and Italy will make it to the semi-finals. In this article we will take a look at the teams that might cause and upset and surprise everyone.

Euro 2016: Most likely upsets

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Euro2016 is ahead of us, and, as always people keep talking about the favorites, about the best players. You will hear a lot of people claiming that it is obvious that the Germans will win the competition, or that England, Germany, Spain, France, Belgium and Italy will make it to the semi-finals. In this article we will take a look at the teams that might cause and upset and surprise everyone.

England given Wales showdown at Euro 2016

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England and Wales will meet at Euro 2016 after Saturday's draw in Paris for next year's 24-team finals paired them together in Group B, while world champions Germany can look forward to meeting neighbors Poland.

The British rivals were drawn alongside Fabio Capello's former team Russia and tournament debutants Slovakia, and will meet each other in their second match in the northern city of Lens on June 16.

England given Wales showdown at Euro 2016

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England and Wales will meet at Euro 2016 after Saturday's draw in Paris for next year's 24-team finals paired them together in Group B, while world champions Germany can look forward to meeting neighbors Poland.

The British rivals were drawn alongside Fabio Capello's former team Russia and tournament debutants Slovakia, and will meet each other in their second match in the northern city of Lens on June 16.

Where to find the Euro 2016 draw live on US TV and streaming at Noon ET

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The draw for Euro 2016 is upon us, featuring the most number of teams competing in the tournament (24) compared to the previous 16 from 1996 onwards.

If you live in the United States and you want to watch the draw live, you can via TV and/or streaming. Here are all of the details you need:

What: Draw for the UEFA Euro 2016 tournament (to be held in France next summer)
When: Coverage of the draw begins at Noon ET / 9am PT, Saturday, December 12
Where: Live on ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes
Streaming: Live on ESPN3.

Where to find the Euro 2016 draw live on US TV and streaming at Noon ET

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The draw for Euro 2016 is upon us, featuring the most number of teams competing in the tournament (24) compared to the previous 16 from 1996 onwards.

If you live in the United States and you want to watch the draw live, you can via TV and/or streaming. Here are all of the details you need:

What: Draw for the UEFA Euro 2016 tournament (to be held in France next summer)
When: Coverage of the draw begins at Noon ET / 9am PT, Saturday, December 12
Where: Live on ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes
Streaming: Live on ESPN3.

Should the European Championship go ahead?

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Horrible terrorist attacks create fear, and the recent attack in Paris has swept fear over Europe, and not least over football, as the Stade de France was also targeted in the last attack. Tonight, Germany-Netherlands was cancelled in Hannover due to a credible terrorist threat. Can France really hold a European Championship where they guarantee security?

US TV and streaming schedule for games played during international break

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Sixty-seven international games will beshownlive across televisions and the Internet to viewers across the United Statesin the next week featuring must-see games including the CONCACAF Cup (USA-Mexico), Round 1 of World Cup qualifiers from South America, and the final two matches in Euro 2016 qualifying as several nations are on the precipice of qualifying for the tournament to be played next summer.

US TV and streaming schedule for games played during international break

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Sixty-seven international games will beshownlive across televisions and the Internet to viewers across the United Statesin the next week featuring must-see games including the CONCACAF Cup (USA-Mexico), Round 1 of World Cup qualifiers from South America, and the final two matches in Euro 2016 qualifying as several nations are on the precipice of qualifying for the tournament to be played next summer.

Quitting the Netherlands job is the correct decision by Guus Hiddink

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So Guus Hiddink has resigned as the Netherlands coach and it should come as little shock to anyone. The former Real Madrid and Chelsea manager endured a torrid time in charge of his home nation since taking the job in July 2014.

In his first match back in the hot seat he saw his side lose 2-0 to Italy in a friendly, but it is the Netherlands devastatingly poor form in the Euro 2016 qualifiers which would ultimately force Hiddink's hand.

Quitting the Netherlands job is the correct decision by Guus Hiddink

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So Guus Hiddink has resigned as the Netherlands coach and it should come as little shock to anyone. The former Real Madrid and Chelsea manager endured a torrid time in charge of his home nation since taking the job in July 2014.

In his first match back in the hot seat he saw his side lose 2-0 to Italy in a friendly, but it is the Netherlands devastatingly poor form in the Euro 2016 qualifiers which would ultimately force Hiddink's hand.

Wales’ victory over Belgium shows they are ready to compete on the big stage

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Three years ago, I drove across the United Kingdom just to see a soccer match. Stupidly I had planned a vacation during an international break and the one exciting match occurring in the U.K. during that time was the Wales versus Scotland World Cup qualifier. Both countries were languishing near the bottom of their group, but inspired by the intersectional rivalry, I joined the Wales FA and purchased a ticket to sit across from the Wales bench, next to the supporters' group.

Wales’ victory over Belgium shows they are ready to compete on the big stage

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Three years ago, I drove across the United Kingdom just to see a soccer match. Stupidly I had planned a vacation during an international break and the one exciting match occurring in the U.K. during that time was the Wales versus Scotland World Cup qualifier. Both countries were languishing near the bottom of their group, but inspired by the intersectional rivalry, I joined the Wales FA and purchased a ticket to sit across from the Wales bench, next to the supporters' group.

Euro 2016 qualifying rounds are captivating to watch

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With the Euros expanded to 24 for the next tournament in France, this was the cue for many to call out qualifying for the tournament, with some calling it "academic" and "boring". To the surprise of so many, not only has it not been boring, it's been intensely captivating. The stories emerging as Europe's middle class gets its long due chance at making it to a tournament they'd otherwise have little hope of getting too has created some fascinating storylines.

Euro 2016 qualifying rounds are captivating to watch

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With the Euros expanded to 24 for the next tournament in France, this was the cue for many to call out qualifying for the tournament, with some calling it "academic" and "boring". To the surprise of so many, not only has it not been boring, it's been intensely captivating. The stories emerging as Europe's middle class gets its long due chance at making it to a tournament they'd otherwise have little hope of getting too has created some fascinating storylines.

Luka Modric To Miss Three To Four Months After Sustaining Injury On International Duty

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According to Real Madrid's club doctors, midfielder Luka Modric sustained a torn left proximal rectus femoris tendon (thetendon to the top of the muscle near his hip) and will be out of action for between three and four months.

The setback occurred during Croatia'sEuro 2016 qualifier against Italy yesterday.

Manchester United Midfielder Daley Blind Ruled Out For A Month With Suspected Knee Injury

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The hits just keep coming for Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal.

Earlier this weekend it was learned that goalkeeper David De Gea had dislocated a finger while training with Spain. Now it is understood that midfielder Daley Blind has been sidelined for between four to six weeks with suspected knee ligament damage.

ESPN Sets Its Sights On Euro 2016 After Raising Bar On World Cup Coverage

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So much of the discussion regarding ESPN's coverage of the 2014 FIFA World Cup has been centered around what a magnificent job the network has done, but the fear of what's going to happen after ESPN hands over the rights to FOX Sports, which effectively happens after the World Cup coverage ends on Sunday night.

Spain

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SPANISH FOOTBALL SPORTS FLASHBACK | MARCELINO LEGEND

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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.

Was Iker Casillas Dropped For Being A Peacemaker?

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Explosive comments by Spain coach Vicente del Bosque that Iker Casillas was dropped by Jose Mourinho last season because he attempted to ease tensions between the Spain internationals that play for Real Madrid and Barcelona.

As games between Real and Barcelona intensified in bitterness, there were concerns in Spain that the relationship between Real's Spain internationals, including Casillas, Alvaro Arbeloa, Sergio Ramos and Xabi Alonso would be frayed beyond repair with Barca stars such as Xavi, Iniesta, David Villa and Carles Puyol.

Spain vs Italy, Under-21 European Championship Final: Open Thread

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The final of the under-21 European Championship kicks off today with two brilliant sides facing each other in the final in Israel.

Spain, who have been a joy to watch this tournament —especially Isco, who has been a revelation —faces an Italy team who will be confident after defeating the Netherlands in the semi-final.

England

The Euro Qualified nations

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20 out of 24 nations are ready for the 2016 European Championship in France. Despite the fact that I am those who think that a European Championship of 24 teams is way too much, I cannot help but notice some notable newcomers among the 20 nations, some of which would even have qualified with 16 nations, showing what is perhaps a power shift going on in European football: Group A: The Czech

England in danger of heavy criticism against San Marino, says Graham Taylor

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England are in danger of heavy criticism when they face minnows San Marino tonight in the European Championship qualifier. Roy Hodgson's side...

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Euro 2016 Qualifying Draw Revealed

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The draw has been made for the Euro 2016 qualification process to determine which 24 teams will end up playing in the Euro 2016 tournament that will be staged in France.

The qualifying matches will start in September 2014 and proceed until its conclusion in late 2015. Current champions Spain will participate as will Gibraltar, who are playing in a major international competition for the first time.

Ireland-England, 1988

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A couple of years ago I did a series of posts on this blog about the Greatest World Cup matches of all time. Truth is that I have been working on the greatest European Championship matches of all time, and just this week I was looking at a match that had its 25-year anniversary this week, namely Ireland-England in 1988.

Coady Confident Of Squad Focus

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England Under-20s captain Conor Coady has emphasized the squad are heading into their World Cup campaign "focused" and eager to do their best.
The group of 21 players, overseen by Peter Taylor, travel to Turkey on Wednesday for the tournament, in which they will play Group E fixtures against Iraq on June 23, Chile on June 26 and Egypt on June 29.

Greece

The greatest teams: Greece’s triumph at Euro 2004

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Throughout the history of soccer, there have been many shocks. Despite this, no underdog side has ever pulled off such an upset at an international tournament. Greece pulled off the impossible in 2004, winning a competition in which they were completely unfancied, with all odds up against them. Over a decade later, they are still well-remembered.

The greatest teams: Greece’s triumph at Euro 2004

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Throughout the history of soccer, there have been many shocks. Despite this, no underdog side has ever pulled off such an upset at an international tournament. Greece pulled off the impossible in 2004, winning a competition in which they were completely unfancied, with all odds up against them. Over a decade later, they are still well-remembered.

The Rest

D.C. United's Alvaro Saborio and Markus Halsti called up for national team duty

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The veteran duo won't miss any United games while away with Costa Rica and Finland, respectively.

A pair of D.C. United veterans will leave the club after tomorrow's game against the New York Red Bulls for international duty. Alvaro Saborio has been called up by Costa Rica, while Markus Halsti will join the Finnish national team for European Championship qualifying.

Chelsea’s Diego Costa named in Spain squad despite Jose Mourinho concerns

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Chelsea striker Diego Costa has been named in the Spain squad for the upcoming European Championship qualifiers despite Jose Mourinho's claims...

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Why UEFA 2020 Will Be the Most Exciting Summer Tournament Ever

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In December 2012, UEFA announced that the 2020 European Championship will take place in "12 or 13" different European cities in as many countries, giving smaller soccer nations the chance to bring the European festival to their doorstep without having to shoulder the financial and logistical burdens of acting as sole or co-hosts.

Manchester United's Champions League Draw Looks Tough

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Yesterday, the Champions League draw took place in Monaco and it hasn't been kinder to the British clubs - except Chelsea! Manchester United will have to face some tough teams to qualify for the knock out stages. United have been drawn in Group A along with Shakhtar Donetsk, Bayer Leverkusen and Real Sociedad.

Gareth Southgate Named England Under-21 Boss to Replace Stuart Pearce

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Former Middlesbrough manager and England centre back Gareth Southgate has been handed the tempting but challenging role of putting faith back into the England youth set-up as Under-21 coach.

The FA confirmed Southgate will take over from Stuart Pearce immediately following a disappointing European Championship campaign for the Under-21 squad.

Barcelona vs Levante: Players to Watch

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Sunday will mark the start of the 2013/2014 La Liga campaign for Barcelona. They will be home at Camp Nou against Levante. The Catalans won the league last season, dominating their opponents on all aspects of the ball, and will look to defend their title again this season. With new manager Gerardo Martino and the major signing of Neymar in the off season, there are expectations from many for Barcelona to win the league once more and also another European Championship.

Euro 2013: German Women Make It Six Euro Titles In A Row, Losers Norway Rue Penalty Misses (Video)

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By Alan Duffy

Germany retained the European Championship trophy in Stockholm on Sunday afternoon, deservedly beating underdogs Norway 1-0.

The Germans started slowly but would ultimately break the deadlock in the second half, courtesy of sub Anja Mittag who scored after a superb passing move from the holders.

Marcos Senna Signing Shows That New York Cosmos Mean Business

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The revived New York Cosmos announced the signing of Villarreal legend and European Champion Marcos Senna on Thursday. Senna's signing is further indication that the revived Cosmos, now in the second-tier of football in America, the North American Soccer League (NASL) are serious about building a high-level side despite the restriction of not being in the American top-flight league.