Monthly Archives: June 2012

Euro 2012: Quarterfinals 2 and 3

June 22 Quarterfinal 2 Germany 4 – 2 Greece Lahm 39, Khedira 61, Klose 68, Reus 74 – Samaras 55, Salpingidis 89 pen No surprises in this one, except for the Germany’s starting lineup. Normally on this tournament the German … Continue reading

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Euro 2012: Czech Rep 0 – 1 Portugal

June 21 Quarterfinal 1 Czech Republic 0 – 1 Portugal Cristiano Ronaldo 79 Portugal have chosen their typical cautious approach to the game, minimizing the chances of conceding a goal. It did eventually work, but the match was not very … Continue reading

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Euro 2012: Quarterfinals Schedule

Thursday, June 21: Czech Republic – Portugal Czechs did beat Portugal in the Euro Quarterfinals once already, in 1996. Back then they had stars like Nedved and Poborski on the team though. They will be taking their chances now, despite … Continue reading

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Euro 2012 Update: June 20

June 19: Group D England 1 – 0 Ukraine Rooney 48 Ukraine had a goal wrongly disallowed in the second half when the ball was judged to not have crossed the line. Sweden 2 – 0 France Ibrahimovic 54, Larsson … Continue reading

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Euro 2012 Update: June 19

June 16: Group A Czech Republic 1 – 0 Poland Jiracek 72 Czech were the better side throughout the game and eventually took the lead on a counter attack about 20 minutes from time. Hardly anyone expected them to qualify … Continue reading

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Euro 2012 Update: June 16

Group A June 12: Greece 1 – 2 Czech Republic Gekas 53 – Jiracek 3, Pilar 6 Poland 1 – 1 Russia Blaszczykowski 57 – Dzagoev 37 Group A P Pts W D L F-A Russia 2 4 1 1 … Continue reading

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Zenit News

June 6: Zenit apparently plans to sign 17-year old Montenegrin striker Luka Djordjevic. The young player will train with the team starting June 15. There was no news of the actual signing yet, however. June 5: The club announced that … Continue reading

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Euro 2012 Update

June 8, 2012 Poland 1 – 1 Greece Lewandowski 17 – Salpingidis 51 Poland took a deserved lead in the 17th minute when Lewandowski headed the ball in after Kuba delivered a good cross from the right. Half-time substitute Salpingidis … Continue reading

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Serie A: 10 Interesting Players

I wanted to mention a few Serie A players who impressed me in the 2011-12 season. I’m not including well known stars here, like Ibrahimovic or Klose whose great performance was expected. Mentioned below are only nice surprises. Some of … Continue reading

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Zeman’s Press Conference At Roma

The newly appointed old Roma coach Zdenek Zeman gave his first press conference after his return to the club. A couple of quotes which I found interesting: “Francesco Totti? He is a Roma player and I deal with him the … Continue reading

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