Tag Archives: EURO 2016

EURO 2016 Preview: Portugal v Iceland


Fernando Santos warned that Iceland “are more than just physically strong” as he prepared a Cristiano Ronaldo-powered Portugal for their opening Group F game. Portugal and Iceland commence Group F bids with their third meeting Portuguese won both previous matches, in UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying Cristiano Ronaldo set to win his 127th cap, equalling Luís Figo’s Portugal record Icelanders are ...

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Impressive Italy leave Belgium floored


Italy showed they remain a force to be reckoned with after starting their UEFA EURO 2016 Group E bid with an impressive 2-0 victory against highly rated Belgium. For all their gifted individuals, the Red Devils looked a disjointed force in the opening half as both Eden Hazard and Kevin De Bruyne ran into white shirts whenever they took possession. ...

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EURO 2016: Clark own goal salvages point for Sweden

Sweden's forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic (C) celebrates a goal with Sweden's defender Andreas Granqvist (L) and Sweden's forward John Guidetti during the Euro 2016 group E football match between Ireland and Sweden at the Stade de France stadium in Saint-Denis, near Paris, on June 13, 2016. / AFP / JONATHAN NACKSTRAND        (Photo credit should read JONATHAN NACKSTRAND/AFP/Getty Images)

The Republic of Ireland were denied victory in their Group E opener after Ciaran Clark’s own goal 19 mintues from time salvaged a point for Sweden at Stade de France. Ireland had been the more purposeful team in the first half and Hoolahan’s goal just after the break gave them a deserved lead. It was wonderfully constructed and taken, Seamus Coleman’s ...

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EURO 2016: Piqué pounces for late Spain win


Spain’s bid for a third straight UEFA EURO title began with a dramatic Group D victory as Gerard Piqué’s towering 87th-minute header ensured they found a way past the Czech Republic. Andrés Iniesta’s inswinging cross was met by the head of his Barcelona colleague just when it seemed the points were to be shared. The Czech defence were missing the ...

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EURO 2016: Germany up and running with Ukraine win


Goals from Shkodran Mustafi and returning captain Bastian Schweinsteiger earned world champions Germany a win in their UEFA EURO 2016 Group C opener against Ukraine in Lille. Mustafi connected with an exquisite Toni Kroos free-kick to head his first international goal and give Joachim Löw’s side a 19th-minute lead, but Ukraine fought back with a flurry of chances in a ...

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Euro 2016: England and Russia given disqualification warning

A number of Russia fans rushed towards England fans at the end of the match (Image credit: PA)

Uefa has threatened to disqualify England and Russia from Euro 2016 if there is any further violence by fans. It has begun disciplinary proceedings against Russia – but not England – after “totally unacceptable” scenes at Saturday’s England-Russia game. Footage appeared to show Russia fans rush at England supporters after the Euro 2016 1-1 draw in Marseille. Charges against Russia ...

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EURO 2016: Poland defeat Northern Irish for first EURO win

Poland's forward Arkadiusz Milik (R) celebrates his goal with Poland's defender Artur Jedrzejczyk during the Euro 2016 group C football match between Poland and Northern Ireland at the Allianz Riviera stadium in Nice on June 12, 2016. / AFP / Valery HACHE        (Photo credit should read VALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images)

Arkadiusz Milik broke the resistance of Northern Ireland and earned Poland their first UEFA European Championship finals win at the seventh time of asking. If Poland were irked at not having led at the break after a one-sided first half then that annoyance will have dissipated with the Ajax forward’s 11th international goal, a low shot beyond Michael McGovern from just ...

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Wales beat Slovakia to cap dream EURO debut


Substitute Hal Robson-Kanu applied the finishing touch after an Aaron Ramsey assist to give Wales victory against Slovakia on their UEFA EURO finals debut on Saturday. Wales had been grateful to Ben Davies for his crucial early goalline clearance after Marek Hamšík’s superb solo run. And not long afterwards Jonathan Williams, preferred up front to Robson-Kanu, was fouled on the edge ...

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EURO 2016: Last-gasp Berezutski header denies England victory


Vasili Berezutski headed in a 92nd-minute equaliser in Marseille, restoring parity after Eric Dier had put England ahead in the Group B contest. Berezutski struck in added time as Russia, second best for long periods, rescued a draw from their UEFA EURO 2016 opener against England. The Russia captain outjumped Danny Rose inside the penalty area, looping a header over Joe ...

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UERO 2016 Preview: England v Russia


Roy Hodgson is “pleased” with the selection headaches he has before England’s Group B curtain-raiser against a Russia side missing two first-choice midfielders. England and Russia begin their Group B campaigns at the impressive Stade Vélodrome Russia helped to eliminate England in qualifying for UEFA EURO 2008 Roy Hodgson’s England won all ten matches en route to UEFA EURO 2016 ...

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