The squad of Sweden consisting of 23 footballers nominated by the head coach Erik Hamren to participate in European football championships in Poland and Ukraine includes also the striker Johan Elmander, who plays for the Turkish club Galatasaray and was injured during a league match. The footballer got a right foot injury while playing on Saturday in the Turkish premier league against Fenerbahce Istanbul (0:0). An x-ray examination carried out immediately after the accident showed that the 30-year old Elmander fractured a metatarsal. Detailed medical examination was conducted after footballer’s […]
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The Swedes, bronze medallists of Euro 1992 will play for the fifth time at the European Championship. They came out very well in the eliminations taking the second place. As the Swedes turned out to be the best team among those that finished second in their qualifying groups, they were promoted directly to the main event. It was hard to win in the group having the Dutch team as the biggest rivals. It is the fact that the Swedes defeated the Oranje but it was the last qualifying match and […]
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 […]
Goalkeeper Joe Hart will need to be at his best if England are to progress at Euro 2012, according to manager Roy Hodgson, with the Three Lions 9/4 with bookmaker to reach the semi-finals.
Expectations of a lengthy run in the tournament are more lowly t…
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…
Gary Neville will be a key figure if England are to impress at Euro 2012, with Roy Hodgson’s men 10/1 with bookmaker to claim the title in Poland and Ukraine.
The former Manchester United defender will be a member of Hodgson’s backroom staff for the tou…
Rio Ferdinand, former England’s national team captain, defender of Manchester United, wasn’t nominated to the European football championships in Poland and Ukraine roster. On Wednesday, the head coach Roy Hodgson announced the names of 23 squad players. According to British Isles media speculations, Hodgson should have selected for Euro 2012 roster only one player from the pair John Terry (Chelsea London) – Rio Ferdinand (Manchester United). The reason should have been a conflict between both players, an aftermath of events from October 23, 2011. During a league match, defender of […]
The European Championship tournament co-hosts in football will be debutants in this great event. The only tournament in which Ukraine participated as an independent state was the World Cup in Germany in 2006. There, after two wins in the group stage the team was promoted to 1/8 of the finals by beating the Swiss on penalties and then to the quarter-finals where the team managed to cope with the later winner, Italy. Due to the fact that the Yellow-Blues are guaranteed to start in the main event, they played friendly […]
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 […]
The team led by Laurent Blanc will start in the European Championship for the eighth time. The best results were two victories in this event in 1984 and 2000. Les Bleus will face in their group with the teams of England, Sweden, and Ukraine, the tournament co-host. France can certainly be regarded as the favourites, not only of this group but also of the entire Championship especially since Les Bleus will want revenge for the last two major tournaments in which they had to say goodbye already in the group […]