Thursday, 26 June 2008

Semi Final - Germany 3 Turkey 2

Germany reached the final of EURO 2008 last night with a dramatic victory over Turkey.

The comeback kings were undone by a comeback from the German's who will have to play better against Russia or Spain, one of which they will meet in the Final on Sunday.

Russia v Spain is tonight.


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Tuesday, 24 June 2008

EURO 2008 - and then there were four

Alice Jones
BellaOnline's Soccer Editor

EURO 2008 - and then there were four

The road to Vienna.

And then there were four: Germany, Russia, Spain and Turkey will compete in the Semi Finals of Euro 2008 from Wednesday as the competition enters it's final week.

A dramatic round of Quarter Finals produced some upsets as the World Champions Italy were knocked out on penalties and the highly favoured Dutch team came undone at the hands of the resurgent Russians.

Three out of four group winners had been knocked out in the first three days.

The fourth group winner, Spain had to overcome their demons, having been knocked out of three major championships on that date - June 22nd.

Read the full article - Euro 2008 Soccer

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Thursday, 19 June 2008

Riise transfers to Roma

Riise ends Liverpool stay with £4m Roma move | Football | The Guardian

John Arne Riise has ended his seven-year association with Liverpool after Roma said last night that they had signed him on a four-year contract. Riise yesterday had a medical in the Italian capital after Liverpool accepted a deal that could rise to just over £4m.

read the full article

Sunday, 8 June 2008

Czech Repuplic 1 Switzerland 0

Goal highlights from Day 1 (yesterday) at EURO 2008

0-1 Vaclav Sverkos 70′

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Portugal 2 Turkey 0

here are the goals from yesterday.

1-0 Pepe 61′

2-0 Raul Meireles 90′+3

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Euro 2008 Official Song

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Saturday, 7 June 2008

Euro 2008 Day 1 Portugal 2 Turkey 0

Portugal 2 Turkey 0

Portugal opened their Euro 2008 campaign with an emphatic performance to beat Turkey in Geneva.

Pepe scored the first goal after 61 minutes, and Portugal had dominated the match for the most part, Cristiano Ronaldo hit the post in the first half with a free-kick and in injury time went on a dazzling run, linking up well with Moutinho who set up Raul Meireles for the second goal.

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Euro 2008 Day 1 Czech Republic 1 Switzerland 0

Location of the Czech Republic within Europe and the European Union on the 1st of January 2007.Image via WikipediaGroup A Czech Republic 1 Switzerland 0

The Czech Republic beat the joint hosts Switzerland in the opening game of Euro 2008

Watch the official highlights here

Vaclav Sverkos scored the winner and gave the Czech Republic a winning start to Euro 2008 in the second half of the opening match.

more later ...
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Thursday, 5 June 2008 - Tournament - Matches

Inner view of the St. Jakob-Park (FC Basel stadium).Image via - Tournament - Matches

Go to the above site to see the fixtures for EURO 2008, which starts this weekend.

The first 2 days of matches:

Saturday 7 June 2008
1Grp ASwitzerland18:00Czech RepublicBasel - St. Jakob-Park
2Grp APortugal20:45TurkeyGeneva - Stade de Genève
Sunday 8 June 2008
3Grp BAustria18:00CroatiaVienna - Ernst Happel
4Grp BGermany20:45PolandKlagenfurt - Wörthersee
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News Round Up - Managerial

the latest managerial news from the last couple of days in the world of soccer.

Mark Hughes was confirmed as Manchester City manager and unveiled at a Press Conference yesterday.

The former Blackburn manager, who used to play for their fierce local rivals Manchester United told the World's media:

“I am absolutely delighted to be here, I have already had some great support from the fans and I’m pleased with the positive reaction to the appointment.

“They will know from my experiences as a manager that my teams work extremely hard and are committed, but I am an advocate of attacking football. "

"The players that have played for me week-in, week-out in the past are technical players that play the type of football that I want to be played. Hopefully the fans will see that very quickly in the teams that I will produce."

“It was made plain to me very, very quickly that there was a huge project here that I wanted to be part of, it was a very easy decision for me. I am at a club that matches my ambitions.”

Meanwhile, former Manchester City manager & failed England Head Coach Sven Goran Eriksson has been appointed as Head Coach of Mexico. The Swede will oversee the First Team of their highly rated International Squad.

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