Walcott delighted with impact
Saturday, 16 June 2012 02:33
Walcott delighted with impact

Theo Walcott: The second half substitute celebrates scoring after coming on

Theo Walcott admitted he was delighted with the impact he made as he came on to help England secure a dramatic 3-2 win against Sweden at the Olympic Stadium in Kiev.

The Swedes had erased a half-time deficit to take a 2-1 lead, but the Arsenal winger made it 2-2 within...
 
Sweden make three changes
Friday, 15 June 2012 13:54
Sweden make three changes

Erik Hamren has made changes following a disappointing defeat to Ukraine

Sweden have announced three changes to their team to face England in Kiev on Friday.

Erik Hamren's men know they will become the second team to be eliminated from Euro 2012 if they lose the contest.And that has seen Hamren make changes in defence, midfield and attack...
 
Hodgson rates organised approach
Friday, 15 June 2012 13:53
Hodgson rates organised approach

Roy Hodgson: England coach draws inspiration from previous unfancied winners

Roy Hodgson has revealed he was surprised to hear Scott Parker had questioned whether heart and commitment would be enough for England to succeed at Euro 2012.

The England midfielder was interviewed after their creditable 1-1 draw with France in their opening Group D...
 
England have 'platform' for success
Monday, 11 June 2012 23:27

Captain Steven Gerrard summed up the general satisfaction in the England camp when he described the opening 1-1 draw with Group D rivals France as "a platform" for Roy Hodgson's men to build on. Scott Parker repeated those words as he reflected on a third game unbeaten under new manager Hodgson, though he also promised that England would show more...

 
Czechs beset by armchair coaches
Monday, 11 June 2012 23:27

Never change a winning lineup. This piece of advice is as old as football. It's perhaps not so useful for Michal Bílek. His side suffered a 4-1 loss in the opening game against Russia. Now they must avoid defeat against Greece, otherwise they might be first team knocked out of UEFA EURO 2012.

The wave of criticism back home after the first game was...

 
Shevchenko double gives Ukraine debut victory
Monday, 11 June 2012 23:27

Ukraine made a dream start to UEFA EURO 2012 as a quickfire double from their captain, Andriy Shevchenko, earned a famous comeback victory against Sweden.

The co-hosts had had marginally the better of the first half to the audible delight of the majority of the crowd in Kyiv, only to fall behind to Zlatan Ibrahimović's close-range finish in the ...

 
Oxlade-Chamberlain 'honoured'
Monday, 11 June 2012 23:27
Oxlade-Chamberlain 'honoured'

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain: Considers it a 'massive honour' to represent his country

Teenager Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain said he was privileged to become the second-youngest player to represent England at a European Championship.

The 18-year-old was surprisingly named in the starting line-up for England's 1-1 draw with France but emerged with credit...
 
Czech game jogs Greek memories
Monday, 11 June 2012 23:27

Do not misjudge us Greeks and the smile cracking at the corner of our mouths when we put the words "football" and "Czech Republic" in the same sentence. The memories are still too strong, too vivid of that UEFA EURO 2004 semi-final in Porto, on 1 July, of the rollercoaster of emotions during 105 goalless before Traianos Dellas's silver goal,...

 
Blanc and Hodgson point to positives
Monday, 11 June 2012 23:27

France coach Laurent Blanc admitted to "mixed feelings" at the end of his side's 1-1 draw with England in their opening Group D encounter in Donetsk. "We're disappointed not to have won it but glad not to have lost," he said, before praising Samir Nasri for his equaliser. Opposite number Roy Hodgson expressed satisfaction with a hard-fought point,...

 
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