Bologna v Inter – Tuesday 27 October Inter go into this following a 1-1 draw away at Palermo, which made it their fourth consecutive match without a win. Roberto Mancini told Premium Sport: “We were too direct, struggled in attack and suffered in defence.” The lack of goals from Icardi was also mentioned, and will be a morale blow for the player personally. The striker was joint league top scorer last season. Mancini stated: “We will keep working to find the right system, but in the meantime it’s important to […]
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Peter Schmeichel, Davor Suker, or Predrag Mijatović – among others those footballers will be ambassadors of Carlsberg Man of the Match Award given to the best player at the end of eve-ry match at European Championships. That means that they or other football legends will be present during the tournament in Wrocław for at least three times. A EURO legend, invited by the UEFA President Michel Platini, will be present at every match throughout the championships. He will decide which player will be recognized as the best footballer of the […]
Michal Bilek’s team, currently 29th in the FIFA ranking, will play for the fifth time in a row, for the title of the European Champion. The best result so far was the second place achieved in a debut performance in 1996. In the qualifying group the Czechs won only thirteen points which allowed them for finishing second behind Spain, which won all of their meetings. The Czechs played in the playoffs with Montenegro beating them twice 2-0 and 1-0. The goals scored in the qualifying games were scored by Tomas […]
The Sons of Albion will play at the European Championship for the eighth time. The biggest success was a bronze medal in 1968. In their five-team qualifying group they quite easily took the first place against Montenegro with five wins and three draws. The English like the French, lost the last few big events. The resignation of Fabio Capello from the function of a coach a few months before the start of the Euro will not be helpful for them. The Italian coach could not respect the decision of the […]
Wayne Rooney will be able to play in England’s Euro 2012 game against Ukraine after having his ban cut from three to two matches.
The 26-year-old Manchester United star was shown a red card in the qualifier against Montenegro after kicking out at Mio…
England’s star striker Wayne Rooney has admitted that he has only himself to blame for a three-match suspension which could blight his Euro 2012 campaign.
Rooney could miss all three group games unless an appeal succeeds in having the ban reduced, wi…
Wayne Rooney will return to Manchester United’s starting line-up for their Champions League clash against Romanian side Otelul Galati, a match Sir Alex Ferguson’s team are 13/2 with bookmaker to win 3-0.
Rooney was named as a substitute for Saturday’s 1…
The Euro 2012 playoff draw was held Thursday in Krakow, Poland. The winners of these four home-and-home series will get the final four berths at next summer’s tournament, joining the 12 teams that have already qualified. The entire tournament will be televised on ESPN networks. Here are notes and Soccer Power Index projections for the four matchups. Turkey vs. Croatia This is a rematch of their dramatic Euro 2008 quarterfinal, when Croatia’s Ivan Klasnic scored an apparent winner in the 119th minute. But Turkey’s Semih Senturk tied it in stoppage […]
England are now 10/1 with bookmaker to win Euro 2012 after star striker Wayne Rooney was handed a three-match suspension by UEFA.
Rooney has been punished heavily for being sent off in the 2-2 draw in Montenegro which clinched England’s place at next su…
The Republic of Ireland, 1/1 with bookmaker not to qualify for Euro 2012, have been seeded for next month’s two-legged play-offs.
UEFA will make the draw for the play-offs on Thursday when Giovanni Trapattoni’s men are 14/5 to be paired with Turkey.