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Jun 19, 2012, 8:56 PM EDT
England has exceeded all expectations, while France finds itself in need of reflection as Group D’s final day closes the book on group play.
Jun 19, 2012, 8:06 PM EDT
England is through as group winners, giving us all a lesson about hatching French chickens. Now, Euro 2012 pushes on to its quarterfinals … without both of its co-hosts.
Jun 19, 2012, 5:33 PM EDT
With help from Sweden, England took first place in Group D after their … umm, patient? … performance against Ukraine, sending the co-hosts out of Euro 2012.
Jun 19, 2012, 4:57 PM EDT
Credit to Sweden, already eliminated when they walked on the field in Donetsk, Ukraine. But the Swedes reached deep, played for the flag and sent France reeling into the quarterfinals with zilch for confidence.
Jun 19, 2012, 1:56 PM EDT
As if we needed one, here’s the explanation on why a teammate gagged Mario Balotelli when the Italian bad boy smacked a beauty of a goal Monday:
Jun 19, 2012, 12:05 AM EDT
Wayne Rooney returns for England on Tuesday, with the Three Lions facing a Ukraine team that must win to advance.
Jun 18, 2012, 10:13 PM EDT
France looks to clinch first place in Group D while Sweden tried to find some pride to play for as Euro 2012′s group stage comes to a close.
Jun 18, 2012, 8:25 PM EDT
Spain’s dalliance with third place drops their group stage grade, while Italy got everything they wanted out of Group C’s mini-tournament.
Jun 18, 2012, 7:15 PM EDT
On a day that tested our attention span, Spain and Italy advanced from Group C into the Euro 2012 quarterfinals.
Jun 18, 2012, 5:22 PM EDT
Italy are through to the quarterfinals after their lackluster 2-0 victory over Ireland left the Irish matching an ignominious tournament record.
Jun 18, 2012, 5:11 PM EDT
It started slowly but drama did eventually leak into this one, as Spain needed 88 minutes to find the goal that removed the heat from Monday’s match and ensured Spanish passage to the money rounds.
Jun 18, 2012, 3:15 AM EDT
Italy needs a win over Ireland to have a chance to advance, but winless against the Irish since Giovanni Trapattoni took over, the Azzurri may not find three points so easy to come by.
Jun 18, 2012, 12:27 AM EDT
Spain picked apart a slow Ireland on Thursday. Against a Croatia central defense that has struggled all tournament, the defending champions may be in for another lopsided result.
Jun 17, 2012, 8:45 PM EDT
Germany cruised through Group B with a perfect record, but a revitalized Portugal was the story of Euro 2012′s Group of Death.
Jun 17, 2012, 7:48 PM EDT
Germany and Portugal are on to the quarterfinals, while the Netherlands are left to wonder what they’ve gained by deviating from the legacy of Total Football.
Jun 17, 2012, 5:59 PM EDT
With Cristiano Ronaldo in charge, the Portuguese are through to elimination play after exploiting all the Dutch flaws in a 2-1 win.
Jun 17, 2012, 5:15 PM EDT
A late goal from Lars Benders sends Germany through with a perfect record from Group B, earning their third straight one goal win.
Jun 17, 2012, 10:36 AM EDT
Video: Who could forget the ridiculous display six years ago as the Netherlands and Portugal met in a sorry display that became known as “The Battle in Nuremberg?”
Jun 17, 2012, 3:48 AM EDT
For better of worse, the Netherlands’ nightmare ends today, with Portugal’s best player, Nani, likely to have something to saw about it.
Jun 17, 2012, 1:55 AM EDT
Germany needs only a point to claim Group B, but after seeing what Denmark did to the Netherlands, the tournament favorites can take nothing for granted.
Jun 16, 2012, 11:24 PM EDT
Wherein we hand out our Group A grades and look into the quarterfinal future for the Czech Republic and Greece.
Jun 16, 2012, 9:44 PM EDT
Greece’s victory over Russia serve as a reminder: Tournament soccer is a very unique beast.
Jun 16, 2012, 5:35 PM EDT
Giorgos Karagounis struck just before the half as Greece, a nation with so little to cheer about these days, pulled off something special and went surprisingly through to the quarterfinals – expelling one of the better teams along the way.
Jun 16, 2012, 5:23 PM EDT
Petr Jiracek’s 72nd minute winner vaulted the Czech Republic to the top of Group A and left co-host Poland with a last place group finish for the second straight Euro.
Jun 16, 2012, 11:25 AM EDT
The racism subplot that continues to darken the edges of an otherwise fantastic, high-scoring European Championship tournament may be moving into a new phase.
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