Cesare Prandelli: ‘Italy Deserved To Beat England’

Italy boss Cesare Prandelli believes his side were worthy winners in their Euro 2012 quarter-final clash Italy progressed to the semi-finals of Euro 2012 after a 4-2 penalty shootout victory over an overly defensive England side. Having seen his team dominate possession and create more of the best chances, Azzurri boss Cesare Prandelli expressed his relief at navigating their way out of a tough group, past England and now into the last four with a blockbuster clash with Germany on the horizon. “We ... Continue Reading →

‘Go Fuck Your Mother!’ Nasri Tells French Journalist

Samir Nasri was involved in a foul mouthed outburst aimed at a French journalist after France were dumped out of Euro 2012 by Spain The Manchester City star was dropped for the quarter-final tie and looked decidedly glum during the national anthem as he watched on from the bench. Having eventually come on as a second half sub, the midfielder was powerless to prevent Spain netting a comfortable 2-0 win as Les Bleus were sent packing. After the match a French journalist who has been particularly critical ... Continue Reading →

Euro 2012 Exit To Spain Proves That Young France Are Still Not Ready

Spain brushed France aside 2-0 to send Les Bleus crashing out of Euro 2012 leaving In The Stands’ Rolly Pelovangu to question whether this youthfully French side are ready to win big things. In the end it wasn’t even close. Two goals by Xabi Alonso – the second from the spot – gave holdes Spain a comfortable 2-0 win over Laurent Blanc’s men who exit the tournament with their tails between their legs. Putting the petty squad problems aside, the reality is this France ... Continue Reading →

Marko Devic Disallowed Goal England vs Ukraine

Ukraine were left seething after Marko Devic’s goal was incorrectly ruled out with television replays clearing showing that the ball crossed the line. With England leading by Wayne Rooney’s solitary goal, Marko Devic managed to nip past the England defence before getting off his shot which looped beyond Hart before being hacked away by John Terry. http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xrncd0 The problem was that television replays showed that the ball had clearly crossed the line and a statuesque ... Continue Reading →

VIDEO: Zlatan Ibrahimovic Goal Sweden vs France

Zlatan Ibrahimovic ensured that his country will go home with their heads held high after netting a stunning volley during Sweden’s 2-0 win over France. http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xrmrm9 It was a sizzler of a strike; fully worthy to contend the ‘Goal of The Tournament’ award. And in truth Zlatan has been brilliant for the Swedes this tournament. Just a pity the big AC Milan forward will be on the first plane home. Tweet Continue Reading →

VIDEO: Mario Balotelli Celebration Goal vs Ireland Muzzled by Bonucci!

Mario Balotelli scored a wonderful overhead kick to seal a 2-0 win for Italy over the Republic of Ireland but then saw his celebration muted by Leonardo Bonucci! http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xrm5tg After sealing a 2-0 win with a fabulous overhead kick, Balotelli turned to the Italian bench and appeared to suggest to coach Cesare Prandelli that he should have come on earlier (having started the match as a substitue) in an open show of petulance. An ever alert Bonucci sensing trouble quickly moved ... Continue Reading →

VIDEO: Hot Dutch Girls Gutted After Ronaldo Goal Sends Holland Out

Two very disappointed Dutch women became a picturesque perfect snap of the feeling of haplessness Netherlands fans felt about their team. http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xrl7r2 So Cristiano Ronaldo receives a pinpoint pass from Nani down the wing, wrong-foots a flying Gregory Van der Wiel with a neat cut inside, fakes to shoot before smashing home a rasping drive beyond Maarten Stekelenburg and into the Dutch net to put Bert Van Marwijk’s men out of their misery. Cue mass delirium in the Portuguese ... Continue Reading →

Euro 2012 Daily Round-Up: C Ronaldo Shines; Netherlands Crash Out

Cristiano Ronaldo put in an inspired performance as Portugal dumped the Netherlands out of Euro 2012 bringing an end to a disastrous campaign for the Dutch. Played three, lost three; nill points. That is the sorry verdict for the Dutch who were incidentally, third favourites pre-tournament. Needing to win by two clear goals, the 2010 World Cup finalists got off to a flying start after Rafael Van der Vaart curled home a stunning curling effort early in the first half. And then Portugal – in ... Continue Reading →

Pictures: Nicklas Bendtner Paddy Power Pants Down

Danish striker Nicklas Bendtner is in trouble with UEFA after pulling down his shorts to reveal a Paddy Power logo in a blatant contravention of advertising rules. The incident occurred after Bendtner headed home Denmark’s second equalising goal ten minutes from time during their 3-2 Group B defeat to Portugal on Wednesday and as he wheeled away in celebration, the Arsenal forward pulled down his shorts to reveal ‘Paddy Power’ boxer shorts. UEFA are very strict on such open advertising ... Continue Reading →

Cristiano Ronaldo Slams Lionel Messi After Denmark Taunts!

Cristiano Ronaldo launched a stinging attack on Lionel Messi after being jeered by Danish fans during Portugal’s 3-2 win over Denmark. Ronaldo was subjected to merciless taunts as Danish fans chanted Lionel Messi’s name whenever the Portuguese captain touched the ball. It appeared to work magic as well as Ronaldo contrived to miss two one-on-one’s, both with the goal gaping as the world’s most expensive player put in another average performance for La Selecção. Asked about ... Continue Reading →

Euro 2012 Daily Round-Up: Netherlands On The Brink After Germany Loss

The Netherlands crashed to a 2-1 defeat to Germany leaving them perilously close to an early exit from the dreaded ‘Group of Death’. Has the Euros claimed its very first major victim already? It certainly looks like it after the Netherlands lost their ‘must-win’ match against eternal rivals Germany on Wednesday night. Two first half goals by Mario Gomez did it for the Dutch who, nevertheless, rallied themselves after the break to reduce the arrears thanks to Robin Van Persie. The ... Continue Reading →

VIDEO: Sweden Players In Training ‘Bum’ Scandal

The Swedish media are in uproar after Swedish players were caught with their pants down in a scandal brandished ‘bumgate’. “People who have responsibilities should be aware of that and they should act accordingly”, bemoaned Swedish Prime Minister, Fredrik Reinfeldt in the wake of ‘bumgate’. So how did it start? Well after a game of piggy-in-the-middle the players decided to take shots at reserve goalkeeper Johan Wiland – sparking mass uproar back in Stockholm ... Continue Reading →