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Euro 2012

  1. Paul Pogba says he was disrespected at Manchester United

    May 3, 2014, 6:57 AM EDT

    Paul Pogba isn't likely to leave coach Antonio Conte to return to Manchester United.

    Sorry, United fans – the supremely talented French International doesn’t sound like he’d be willing to make a return to his former club.

  2. Video: Spain ‘keeper Iker Casillas, magnanimous in victory

    Jul 3, 2012, 8:34 AM EDT

    Iker Casillas, King Juan Carlos, Vicente del Bosque

    Spanish goalkeeper Iker Casillas is gaining internet praise today for his call to end the opposition suffering in the final seconds of Sunday’s 4-0 win over Spain.

  3. It’s Iniesta! UEFA picks player, team of the tournament

    Jul 2, 2012, 3:37 PM EDT

    Spain v Italy - UEFA EURO 2012 Final

    UEFA’s technical committee has named Spanish midfielder Andres Iniesta its player of the tournament. UEFA’s Team of the Tournament also revealed here

  4. Top man at Euro 2012, Pirlo or Iniesta? Opinions differ

    Jul 2, 2012, 1:05 PM EDT

    UEFA president Michel Platini gives a si

    Andrea Pirlo or Andres Iniesta as the European Championship top man? Here are a few opinions from writers here and abroad.

  5. Lunchtime distraction: fans in full bloom at Euro 2012

    Jul 2, 2012, 12:01 PM EDT

    Fans of Spain wave Spanish flags as they celebrate in their vehicles after Spain's victory over Italy in their Euro 2012 final soccer match held in Kiev, along a street in Malaga

    Video: the crew from Kick TV shows you the best and most outrageous fans they encountered during their time in Poland and Ukraine:

  6. UEFA’s TV scandal: some tournament images cooked up

    Jul 2, 2012, 10:16 AM EDT

    Czech Republic v Portugal - Quarter Final: UEFA EURO 2012

    Some of the swell TV pictures we saw from Poland and Ukraine over three-plus weeks were cooked up a bit, displayed well out of context in ways that distorted their true meaning.

  7. ProSoccerTalk staff memories of Euro 2012:

    Jul 2, 2012, 8:25 AM EDT

    Soccer Euro 2012 England Ukraine

    The ProSoccerTalk staff quickly reflects on what they will best or most fondly remember when they think back on Euro 2012 from Poland and Ukraine:

  8. Shipped from Abroad, Euro 2012: Memories, Crystal Balls, and Awards

    Jul 1, 2012, 11:10 PM EDT

    Spain v Italy - UEFA EURO 2012 Final

    PST’s Team of Euro 2012, Player of the Tournament, memories of the final, and a look into the crystal ball to see what’s ahead for Spain and Italy.

  9. Spain’s three-week master class in prudent, patient application of effort (a.k.a., playing Spanish possum)

    Jul 1, 2012, 5:45 PM EDT

    Spain v Italy - UEFA EURO 2012 Final

    Claiming a major tournament on a thoughtful platform of efficiency and “prudent conservation” isn’t all that sexy, perhaps. But playing a little Spanish possum here and there paid handsomely; Spain just beautifully managed a grueling tournament.

  10. Offshore drilling, Euro 2012: Spain 4, Italy 0

    Jul 1, 2012, 5:03 PM EDT

    Spain's Alba and Hernandez celebrate goal against Italy during Euro 2012 final soccer match in Kiev

    Spain silenced all complaints, giving a resounding performance en route to their third-straight major competition title, routing Italy in Kiev to claim Euro 2012.

  11. Tension between Alexi Lalas and Michael Ballack? Nah

    Jul 1, 2012, 9:38 AM EDT

    1. FC Nuernberg v Bayer 04 Leverkusen  - Bundesliga

    Former German captain Michael Ballack and former U.S. international Alexi Lalas have practically been house guests for the American soccer family over the past month. Listen to them playfully poke at one another here:

  12. Andrea Pirlo, false nines, and Spain-Italy: Sunday’s Euro 2012 final playlist

    Jul 1, 2012, 4:48 AM EDT

    Spanish midfielder Andres Iniesta contro

    Spain was picked to be in Sunday’s final, but although Italy has made a surprise run to Kiev, the Azzurri could prove the defending champions’ most difficult obstacle to three consecutive major titles.

  13. Shipped from Abroad, Euro 2012: Three lessons to take home from the semifinals

    Jul 1, 2012, 1:30 AM EDT

    Soccer Euro 2012 Spain Portugal

    Italy’s run to Sunday’s final had shown winning isn’t everything, while Germany’s fall forces us to consider our own mistakes.

  14. Shipped from Abroad, Euro 2012: How We’ll Remember the Semifinals

    Jun 30, 2012, 8:02 PM EDT

    Post-Match Press Conferences - Germany v Portugal, Group B: UEFA EURO 2012

    The winners will have another day in the spotlight. Reflecting back on the semifinals is all about the losers’ what ifs.

  15. What oddsmakers say about Sunday’s Euro 2012 final

    Jun 30, 2012, 2:18 PM EDT

    Italy Training and Press Conference - UEFA EURO Final 2012

    The most prominent numbers from oddsmakers on Sunday’s Spain-Italy European Championship final from Kiev.

  16. Der Kaiser has his say; Franz Beckenbauer on German ouster

    Jun 29, 2012, 12:54 PM EDT

    German National Team Arrival

    What does German legend Franz Beckenbauer say about his country’s exit Thursday from the European Championship?

  17. Offshore Drilling, Euro 2012: Italy 2, Germany 1

    Jun 28, 2012, 5:18 PM EDT

    Soccer Euro 2012 Germany Italy

    Italy knocked out on of the pre-tournament favorites with a masterful display in Warsaw, again sending Germany home from a major international competition.

  18. On Spain, Portugal, and the appearance of boredom

    Jun 28, 2012, 1:40 PM EDT

    Fans react as they watch on a giant scre

    A brief discussion of when the beautiful game turns ugly and what it all means.

  19. Andrea Pirlo, changing perfection, and Germany-Italy: Thursday’s Euro 2012 playlist

    Jun 27, 2012, 9:48 PM EDT

    Soccer Euro 2012 Training Italy

    Germany hopes for a long-awaited major competition victory over Italy, who’ll need only one German error to derail the promising young squad’s world soccer ascension.

  20. Offshore drilling, Euro 2012: Spain 0 (4-2 on kicks), Portugal 0

    Jun 27, 2012, 6:14 PM EDT

    Spanish midfielder Cesc Fabregas (L)  sc

    The defending champions are through after a scoreless game was settled by penalties, Cesc Fabregas sending Spain into Sunday’s Euro 2012 final.

  21. Current England boss hits back at former England boss

    Jun 27, 2012, 1:12 PM EDT

    Britain Britain Soccer England Hodgson

    I know I should be above this – but what can I say? Like last night’s over-helping of sea salt caramel gelato, it’s just too delicious to resist! I’m speaking of the ongoing verbal fisticuffs over England and where the blame lies for the latest bit of un-greatness. I spoke of this earlier. Here’s the…

  22. The back-and-forth between Wayne Rooney, Fabio Capello

    Jun 27, 2012, 8:50 AM EDT

    England's Rooney reacts during the Euro 2012 quarter-final soccer match against Italy at the Olympic Stadium in Kiev

    All this back-and-forth sniping from England striker Wayne Rooney and former Three Lions manager Fabio Capello really is unbecoming. And they are both wrong.

  23. ProSoccerTalk’s daily soccer re-set

    Jun 27, 2012, 7:30 AM EDT

    A fan embraces a wax replica of the Port

    What we’re thinking, what we’re watching, what’s coming on the blog today and the RASNoD (Random American Soccer Name of the Day). Setting up your day in soccer:

  24. Cristiano Ronaldo, memories of 2010, and Spain-Portugal: Wedneday’s Euro 2012 playlist

    Jun 27, 2012, 4:42 AM EDT

    Spain's national soccer player Hernandez attends a training session at the team's training center in Kirscha in Donetsk

    Portugal routed Spain when the teams met in November, but the last time the result counted, Portugal was just a small stepping stone for Spain on their way to the World Cup.

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