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Russia includes Fulham’s Pogrebnyak in Euro squad

May 15, 2012 4:45:04 pm

Russia will face Greece,Czech Republic and Poland in Group A,starting from June 8.

Euro 2012: Germany looking for 1st title since ’96

May 15, 2012 3:45:49 pm

"We've been together for five years now and it's always special to play for Germany,'' Podolski said. "We have a super team.''

Euro 2012: Mario Gomez to lead attack for Germans

May 15, 2012 3:36:49 pm

Gomez chased away some demons from the past by returning to Vienna and scoring twice in Germany's 2-1 win over Austria in qualifying for this year's tournament.

Spain bids to defend European title

May 15, 2012 1:35:56 pm

Del Bosque sees World Cup finalist Netherlands and Euro 2008 runner-up Germany as Spain's toughest competition.

Euro 2012: Disarray deflates England expectations

May 15, 2012 1:28:00 pm

"We have to accept that was a disappointing tournament in South Africa,where we'd gone with high hopes,'' Hodgson said.

Hodgson prepares for Rooney-less start

May 15, 2012 1:19:30 pm

Despite reducing his striking options for the first two matches,England coach Roy Hodgson is insistent on including Rooney in his 23-man squad.

Ribery’s poor form a concern for Blanc

May 15, 2012 1:15:56 pm

Blanc had made it clear that he doesn't see Ribery as a leader in the way Zinedine Zidane was.

Euro 2012: France’s hopes rest with Karim Benzema

May 15, 2012 1:06:21 pm

France,which failed to advance from the group stage in its last two tournaments,has traditionally struggled without an inspiration leader.

Sweden coach puts wins ahead of style

May 15, 2012 12:59:02 pm

Sweden coach Erik Hamren wants his team to play an attack-minded,possession-based and eye-pleasing style of football.

Rosicky leads Czech squad at Euro 2012

May 15, 2012 12:52:59 pm

Bilek's top striker,Milan Baros of Galatasaray,has scored 40 international goals but just one in Euro 2012 qualifying.

2012 Euro: England fans to shun ‘dowdy’ Ukraine

May 11, 2012 4:10:37 pm

So,deep is the apprehension of fans that only 3000 of the 9000 tickets for Euro 2012 have been sold.

Don’t count Ukraine out,says Shevchenko

May 4, 2012 5:53:05 pm

He feels even without his inspiration,a young Ukrainian team can spring a surprise.

Cat-turned-dog Benzema finally on a glory path

May 3, 2012 3:20:12 pm

Benzema,who joined Real Madrid from Olympique Lyon in 2009,has matured into a dangerous all-round striker.

Creative duo could hold key for Greece

May 2, 2012 6:18:36 pm

Lacking a goalscorer,Greece rely heavily on goals from midfield.

Greece’s Santos undaunted by ghosts of 2004

May 2, 2012 6:16:03 pm

Greece were unbeaten in qualifying,finishing top of Group F ahead of Slaven Bilic's Croatia.

Confident Russia eager to prove critics wrong

May 2, 2012 6:09:22 pm

Despite a sluggish start to the qualifiers which included a laboured 2-0 win over tiny Andorra and a 1-0 home defeat to Slovakia.

Arshavin hoping to rediscover old form at Euro 2012

May 2, 2012 6:06:39 pm

Russia captain Andrei Arshavin is counting on a good showing at Euro 2012 to revive his sagging club career.

Unassuming Advocaat hopes to outdo Hiddink

May 2, 2012 5:59:01 pm

Unlike his charming predecessor,who was adored by n fans and media alike,Advocaat has faced severe criticism throughout the qualifying campaign.

‘President’ Blanc campaigns for new term

May 2, 2012 5:53:55 pm

Laurent Blanc will be trying to restore France's reputation at the European Championship.

Czech hopes hinge on Arsenal’s Rosicky

May 2, 2012 5:50:20 pm

A four-game unbeaten run and a resurgent Tomas Rosicky have boosted the Czechs heading into Euro 2012.

Czechs look to Little Mozart to orchestrate success

May 2, 2012 5:41:18 pm

The Czechs will face ,Poland and Greece in the group stage at the tournament being held in Poland and Ukraine.

Czech coach Bilek looks to silence critics

May 2, 2012 5:37:46 pm

The Czechs face,Poland and Greece in the group stages with all their matches in Wroclaw.

Hodgson’s appointment splits English opinion

May 2, 2012 5:19:33 pm

By his own admission Hodgson was an average player with Maidstone United.

Dutch defence a concern

May 2, 2012 5:16:19 pm

Captain Giovanni van Bronckhorst retired after that final and was replaced at left-back by Erik Pieters.

Robben retains lethal edge for Dutch

May 2, 2012 5:13:38 pm

Robben has scored 39 goals in 60 league matches.

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