Posts Tagged ‘euro 2012’

  1. Sweden 2 England 3- match report


    June 17, 2012 by Adam Gray

    In a roller-coaster encounter in Kiev, England managed to battle back from 2-1 down to win 3-2 and in doing so, knocking Erik Hamren’s side out with their first ever competitive defeat of Sweden. England now just need a point from Tuesday’s game with co-hosts Ukraine to progress from Group D after a battling comeback led by the irrepressible Theo Walcott.

  2. Ukraine vs France Match Report


    June 16, 2012 by Saikat Chatterjee

    Final Score: Ukraine 0-2 France (Menez 53’ , Cabaye 56’)

    Ukraine (4-4-2): Pyatov; Husyev, Khacheridi, Mykhalik, Selin; Timoschchuk, Nazarenko, Konoplyanka, Yarmolenko; Shevchenko, Voronin.

    France (4-2-3-1): Lloris; Debuchy, Rami, Mexes, Clichy; Cabaye, Diarra; Ribery, Nasri, Menez; Benzema.

    Laurent Blanc’s men had a satisfactory performance against England in their opening game of the group stages. Although the Les Bleus failed to register a victory, without doubt they were the superior team.

    Going into the second game against the co-hosts Ukraine, Blanc made a couple of changes to the side that came away with a draw against England. Florent Malouda and Patrice Evra were the players dropped with the Manchester City fullback Gael Clichy and PSG attacking midfielder Jeremy Menez coming into the team.

  3. Ukraine vs France Match Preview


    June 15, 2012 by Saikat Chatterjee

    Venue: Donbass Arena, Donetsk

    Kick-off: 17:00 BST.

    Probable teams

    Ukraine (4-4-1-1): Pyatov, Gusiev, Khacheridi, Rakitskiy, Selin, Konoplyanka, Tymoshchuk, Nazarenko, Yarmolenko, Voronin, Shevchenko

    France (4-1-4-1) Benzema, Ribery, Malouda, Cabaye, Nasri, M’Vila, Evra, Mexes, Rami, Debuchy, Lloris


    Group D leaders, Ukraine will be looking to get something out of the game when they come face to face with France in their second game of the group stages. Having started the tournament in brilliant fashion, the co-hosts will want to progress beyond the group stages of the competition.

  4. EURO 2012 Preview England vs Sweden


    June 15, 2012 by Adam Gray

    Group D in Euro 2012

    Both teams go into their second game of Euro 2012 needing a win after dropping points in their opening matches and the pressure is on to deliver the win that will be vital in progressing from what is shaping up to be a very tight group. With both teams coming off different results, the Swedes unexpected loss to Ukraine whilst England got a largely unexpected point from a hugely disciplined performance against France, it is difficult to predict how they will differ in preparations to a game that could, in the case of Sweden especially, see them eliminated.

  5. Euro 2012: Spain – Republic of Ireland Preview


    June 14, 2012 by Sean Charles

    This game will kick off on Thursday 14th June at 19:45 GMT.

    Team News and Line-Ups

    Predicted Formation and Line-Ups:

    Spain-Ireland Preview Formation Euro 2012 

    Del Bosque has taken some stick in Spain for utilising the strikerless formation. A lot of the substance behind the criticism is pointed at the improvement in Spain’s attacking play once a natural striker had been introduced in the second half. For these reasons it looks very likely that Torres will start against the Irish with Fabregas being the player most likely to be dropped to accommodate him. No other changes are expected in the Spanish starting eleven.

  6. Match Report: France 1 – 1 England


    June 13, 2012 by Adam Gray

    England did enough to stifle a gifted French team to ensure a stalemate in the opening match of Group D, with a point a fair reflection for a match that was tightly contested and saw impasse for long periods. Joleon Lescott headed England in front on the half-hour mark only to see Samir Nasri slip the ball through a ruck of bodies in the English box 9 minutes later. Both teams seemed happier to draw the game as the second half wore on and both camps will be happy with a point.

    Actual line-ups

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