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  1. England vs Italy Match Preview

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    June 24, 2012 by Saikat Chatterjee

     

    Venue – NSC Olimpiyskiy, Kiev

    Kick off – 19:45 BST

    Possible Line-ups

    England (4-4-1-1): Hart, Johnson, Terry, Lescott, Cole, Milner, Gerrard, Parker, Young, Rooney, Carroll.

     

    Italy (4-1-3-2): Buffon, Abate, Bonucci, Barzagli, Balzaretti, Marchisio, Pirlo, De Rossi, Motta, Cassano, Balotelli. 

    The three lions come face to face with the Azzurris in a thrilling quarter final clash in Kiev tonight. Roy Hodgson’s England will looking to put an end to their quarterfinal jinx as the Italians will hoping to put their poor track record in major tournaments off late behind them.


  2. Euro 2012 Preview: Russia – Czech Republic

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    June 7, 2012 by Sean Charles

    The second game of the Euro 2012 Championship will kick off at 19:45 GMT.

    Team news
    Predicted Russia Line-up:

    Russia Lineup

    For the Russians the only major injury scare is goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev. His tournament has been put into doubt through a knee injury. There is a more than adequate replacement available though in the form of Zenit’s Malafeev. Given Malafeev’s form this season for Zenit, some would even go as far to say that he is deserving of first spot for the national side. The other major talking point of Advocaat’s Russia is who he will pick as the lone striker. In the qualifying rounds he opted for one of Pogrebnyak or Pavlyuchenko. Both strikers however enter the tournament wildly out of form and in Kerzhakov they have a striker who has been banging them in this season, finishing second top of the scorers charts of the Russian Premier League. Kerzhakov’s form going into this tournament may mean Advocaat has to go with him as his first choice centre-forward.


  3. Coppa Italia Final Preview

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    May 1, 2012 by Peter Galindo

    As April turns to May, a mammoth showdown in Rome is set. On May 20th, it’ll be Juventus facing off against Napoli at the Stadio Olimpico in what should be a compelling match. The Bianconeri had to go to extra time with AC Milan at the Juventus Stadium but advanced 4-3 on aggregate, while Siena fought hard in both legs, but fell to Napoli 3-2 over both games.


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