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Euro 2012

12 yards, a million possibilities

22 Jun 2012

Some relish it, some dread it. It is that cruellest and most unpredictable way of deciding games when two hours simply isn’t enough. The penalty shootout. As Euro 2012 reaches the quarter-finals, all eight managers may have at...
 

Euro 2012: Substance triumphs over style

21 Jun 2012

Some see winning as the ultimate objective. Others claim you have to be graceful in winning, with beauty and style as the imperative. Until recently all teams and managers worldwide attempted to emulate the ‘Barcelona way’,...
 

Euro 2012 daily digest: Hero of Ukraine announces international retirement

21 Jun 2012

Andriy Shevchenko has announced his retirement from international football following his nation's elimination from the European Championship. The 35-year-old did not start against England on Tuesday due to a knee injury, however,...
 

Czech Republic v Portugal: Key men

21 Jun 2012

The quarter-finals begin in the National Stadium in Warsaw as Group A winners Czech Republic take on the runners-up from Group B, Portugal. Two efficient victories were enough for the Czechs to win Group A whilst Portugal...
 

Czech Republic v Portugal preview

21 Jun 2012

Thursday 21st June – Quarter-final Kick-off 19:45 BST The knockout stages of Euro 2012 begin today with arguably the least glamorous tie of the round. Neither side has really lit up the tournament so far, though Portugal,...
 

Euro 2012 – The top 5 highlights so far

21 Jun 2012

With the group stages done and dusted, we take some time to look back on some of the best (and worst) moments of Euro 2012 - a tournament that has impressed us all with the quality of football on display and the fact that the biggest moment of...
 

Who will win Euro 2012?

20 Jun 2012

As the referee blew the full-time whistle on Tuesday night, England knew they had achieved something which most observers thought would be extremely tricky: reaching the quarter-finals. If that wasn’t enough, a shock 2-0 defeat...
 

Euro 2012 quarter-finals: The key men

20 Jun 2012

On Wednesday, Euro 2012 had a day off as the last eight teams prepare for their quarter-finals. Below are the players who could make the difference for their nations.Czech Republic key man: Tomas Rosicky ...
 

Final round of the group stages: Top five blunders

20 Jun 2012

Total Football’s George Milburn reviews the top five blunders following the final round of group games at Euro 2012. Robert Lewandowski: Poland v Czech Republic Polish golden boy Robert Lewandowski missed...
 

Ronaldo the top man after group stage

20 Jun 2012

A brace of goals in Portugal’s final group game against the Netherlands earned Cristiano Ronaldo (pictured) the honour of best player of the group stages. That's according to climb to player rating system the Castrol Edge Index....
 

The final eight prepare for knockout football

20 Jun 2012

24 matches down, seven to go and this European Championship has been memorable with lots of spectacular action, great goals, surprising shocks and incredibly, not a single goalless draw in the group stages. Wednesday is a...
 

Final round of the group stages: Five of the best

20 Jun 2012

Total Football’s George Milburn assesses five of the best following the final round of group games at Euro 2012. Best team Greece Greece rekindled the team spirit of 2004 on...
 

Euro 2012: How they fared

20 Jun 2012

So here you have it, the tables are in and England are officially (cough) the third best team in Europe; a whole point better than Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal, no less. In all seriousness, it’s a highly commendable feat. Only...
 

Euro 2012 daily digest: UEFA under fire

20 Jun 2012

UEFA has come under fire from fans on social networking site Twitter after the severe fine that Nicklas Bendtner (pictured) has been handed following his underwear stunt compared with the minimal action taken towards instances of racism at the...
 

Euro 2012 so far - Who's out, who's still in

19 Jun 2012

We now know the full line-up for the quarter-finals. After two games each, only Republic and Ireland and Sweden had been eliminated, but Russia, Poland, The Netherlands and Croatia followed them through the exit door as they lost...
 

Sweden shock French after moment of class from Ibrahimovic

19 Jun 2012

Sweden 2-0 France A stunning goal from Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Sebastian Larsson's late strike saw Sweden exit Euro 2012 with their heads held high. France had much of the possession, but Ibrahimovic showed why he is rated so...
 

Group D explained: What happens next?

19 Jun 2012

The two final places in the quarter-finals of Euro 2012 are up for grabs tonight as France, England and Ukraine all stand a chance of progressing to the next phase of the tournament. They will be looking to join already qualified Czech Republic,...
 

Euro 2012 daily digest: Ireland exit with their heads bowed

19 Jun 2012

Ireland played Italy in their final Group C fixture on Monday, slumping to their third loss in three games at this year’s championships. Criticism of the Irish side and particularly manager Giovanni Trapattoni’s squad selection...
 

England v Ukraine preview

19 Jun 2012

Tuesday 19th June – Group D Kick-off 19:45 BST England will begin their final group game of Euro 2012 knowing that a draw will guarentee their progression to the quarter-finals of the competition. They could even sneak through...
 

Sweden v France: Key men

19 Jun 2012

Sweden and France do battle in the other Group D match in Kiev, with one side playing just for pride and the other competing for top spot in the group. The Swedes were eliminated after successive defeats to Ukraine and...