Poland coach Franciszek Smuda produced no surprises when he named his 23-man squad for Euro 2012 on Sunday. It was largely expected that Smuda would drop midfielder Tomasz Jodlowiec and striker Michal Kucharczyk, who had fared poorly in a friendly win against Latvia, as well as defender Kamil Glik from his provisional group of 26. “I would like to thank them because they gave it their best, they worked at full capacity and I hope they stay in contention for squads in the future,” Smuda told a news conference. On […]
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Paolo Bento announced on Monday evening during a press conference in Obidos Portugal’s European football championships roster consisting of 23 players. The lineup does not significantly differ from that nominated by the coach to take part at the match with Poland in February. Just as before the match in the National Stadium in Warsaw, the team lacks the injured striker Danny and the defenders Ricardo Carvalho and Bosingwa, who were excluded from the team last year after a conflict with the coach. The footballers nominated by Bento are mostly foreign […]
вик услугиSource: UEFA Euro 2020 via Facebook Last summer, Portugal shocked the world in the European Championship final as Eder, a relatively unknown quantity on the international stage, scored an injury-time winner to shock host nation France. If truth be told, it wasn’t a memorable tournament – it certainly wasn’t as exciting or entertaining as Euro 2012, held across both Ukraine and Poland. Spain were the dominant force in international football back then, having won both Euro 2008 and a first World Cup crown in 2010. Therefore, it wasn’t exactly […]
Republic of Ireland v Bosnia – Monday 16th November Bosnia rescued a draw with a late equaliser on Friday night after Edin Dzeko cancelled out Robbie Brady’s 82 minute opener in thick fog. Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill suggested that they are not going to play for an edgy 0-0 to capitalise on the away goal. He said: “We have to try and win the game. If we set out with any other sort of mindset, we could be in trouble. The ultimate goal does not change and is […]
Euro 2016 football championships will be held in France. The event has been already announced as the greatest endeavor in the history of that tournament. How are the French going to surprise us? 24 teams and over 2.5 million viewers – those are the most important numbers of the Euro 2016 tournament that should take place in France. Not only the number of teams struggling to win the title of the best Old Continent squad will increase, but also the way of tournament management will be changed. Just two years […]
Not less interesting and who knows if not the most interesting in the second round will be the match between the Dutch and Germans. In their first match at Euro 2012 the Dutch have shown a very weak shape and were defeated by Danish team scoring 0-1. As you can see, the names don’t play and such stars as Robben or Van Persi weren’t able to cope with Danish squad, whose ranking standing is much lower. The Germans are traditionally in a good shape while playing in top rank tournaments. […]
Hardly anybody had expected that after the first match against Holland the Danes would have 3 points on their account. But they managed it! In duel with Oranje, the Olsen team’s defense played like during a concert; in consequence, they were rewarded by acquisition of complete set of points and their prospects to advance from their group are favorable. But can they really be sure of this? Let’s consider the next rival of Danish team, i.e. the squad of Portugal. They lost in turn their first match at Euro 2012 […]
The Czech Republic and Greece on Sunday became the first teams competing in Euro 2012 to arrive in Poland, a UEFA official said, with the opening matches in the tournament less than a week away. Both teams have been drawn with tournament co-hosts Poland and Russia in Group A, with the first matches on Friday. Poland take on Euro 2004 champions Greece in the opener in the capital Warsaw, while Russia play the Czech Republic in the southwestern city of Wroclaw. A UEFA of ficial told AFP that the Czech […]
England boss Roy Hodgson has confirmed his 23-man squad for Euro 2012, with the Three Lions 10/1 with bookmaker to be crowned champions for the first time.
Birmingham City youngster Jack Butland is the third goalkeeper included in the party, acting as b…
The first duel within Group C will be the encounter of the current European and World Champions with the team of Italy. The Spaniards started their last great tournament with defeat 0:1 against Switzerland in the first match in their group. During the tournament they mostly did not charm their fans with their play, but they managed to win the Champion’s title. Although the Spaniards are expected to repeat their success from four years ago, many football experts think that the best times of that team are already over. An […]