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#Euro 2012

# euro-2012 - Monday 2 July, 2012

From The42 Iniesta named as Player of the Tournament at Euro 2012 Euro 2012

Iniesta named as Player of the Tournament at Euro 2012

The boy’s a genius, Bill. Meanwhile, ten Spanish players made it into the squad of the tournament.

From The42 Not a bad season after all: Torres scoops Golden Boot award El Nino

Not a bad season after all: Torres scoops Golden Boot award

The Spanish striker has pipped the four other players who scored three goals at Euro 2012.

From The42 The Morning Score: Monday Early Doors

The Morning Score: Monday

Here’s everything you need to know this morning — apart from how to compete against a tiki-taka masterclass.

# euro-2012 - Sunday 1 July, 2012

From The42 Crisis? What crisis? Spain rejoices in Euro win VIVA ESPANA

Crisis? What crisis? Spain rejoices in Euro win

They’re dancing in the fountains of Madrid tonight.

From The42 VIDEO: Alan Shearer makes an almighty Freudian slip Faux Pas This post contains videos

VIDEO: Alan Shearer makes an almighty Freudian slip

The BBC pundit made quite the blooper while analysing this evening’s Spain-Italy clash.

From The42 Euro 2012 analysis: undeniably the greatest of all time Pinnacle

Euro 2012 analysis: undeniably the greatest of all time

After so much debate, Spain ended up only dominating. In every sense. After producing the biggest final win in a major international tournament, there can be no doubt about their status, writes Miguel Delaney

From The42 VIDEO: here are our 10 favourite goals of Euro 2012 Take A Bow This post contains videos

VIDEO: here are our 10 favourite goals of Euro 2012

Mario Balotelli, Mario Gomez and Danny Welbeck all feature in the moments that lit up the tournament.

From The42 As It Happened: Spain v Italy, Euro 2012 final Liveblog This post contains videos

As It Happened: Spain v Italy, Euro 2012 final

we went minute-by-minute as Italy stood in the way of football history.

From The42 Letter from Kiev: Great expectations as city awaits climactic showdown Final Countdown

Letter from Kiev: Great expectations as city awaits climactic showdown

Miguel Delaney describes the significant sense of anticipation throughout the Ukrainian capital ahead of tonight’s big game.

From The42 Preview: Modern Italians stand in way of historic Spanish win Carpe Diem

Preview: Modern Italians stand in way of historic Spanish win

Miguel Delaney is in Kiev examining what makes the Euro 2012 finalists tick.

From The42 Open Thread: Who do you want to win tonight's Euro 2012 final? Red Or Blue

Open Thread: Who do you want to win tonight's Euro 2012 final?

We’re asking you to tell us who you’ll be shouting for as a brilliant Euro 2012 reaches its climax tonight…

From The42 Puyol and Villa fly in to support Spanish team-mates in Kiev Euro2012

Puyol and Villa fly in to support Spanish team-mates in Kiev

The injured Barcelona duo are with the Spain squad, seeking to complete an historic treble against Italy.

From The42 Gerrard: Don't blame Rooney for Euro 2012 exit Euro 2012

Gerrard: Don't blame Rooney for Euro 2012 exit

The England captain was quick to defend the Manchester United striker, who was not at his best this summer.

From The42 ‘We meet again’ –  5 previous Spain v Italy encounters History

‘We meet again’ – 5 previous Spain v Italy encounters

Two of the continent’s heavyweights will write another chapter in their football history tonight in Kiev. They have some previous.

# euro-2012 - Saturday 30 June, 2012

From The42 Après Match: Who'll get the nod for the final? The Big Gig

Après Match: Who'll get the nod for the final?

It’s the old guard v the young pretenders. The A team take on the B team. The masters face their apprentices.

From The42 'Boring? We're making history' - Xavi Conviction

'Boring? We're making history' - Xavi

The Barcelona midfielder says he has no regrets over Spain’s style of play at Euro 2012.

The Evening Fix: Saturday

Things we learned, loved and shared today.

From The42 Euro 2012: Buffon not ready to alter prediction Mind Games

Euro 2012: Buffon not ready to alter prediction

Miguel Delaney is in Kiev finding the Italian captain quite happy to let Spain carry a favourite’s burden.

Football, flats and detached retinas: The week in numbers

How many people were murdered in Ireland last year? And how much Coke would you need to get drunk?

From The42 Spain v Italy: Del Bosque remaining coy on La Roja's attacking intent Euro 2012

Spain v Italy: Del Bosque remaining coy on La Roja's attacking intent

“We will play with three attackers, that’s for sure.” He’s not a man for giving stuff away, is Vicente del Bosque.

From The42 Euro 2012: Prandelli full of respect for defending champs Final Countdown

Euro 2012: Prandelli full of respect for defending champs

The Italian boss says, ‘Spain are not boring in any shape or form.’

From The42 Blanc turns down chance to stay on as France manager Standing Down

Blanc turns down chance to stay on as France manager

L’Equipe report that the former Bordeaux boss will seek a new challenge, while Didier Deschamps could replace him.

From The42 'UEFA award will be dedicated to James Nolan,' says Delaney Tribute

'UEFA award will be dedicated to James Nolan,' says Delaney

The parents of the Ireland fan who tragically lost his life in Poland have agreed to accept it, the FAI have confirmed.

From The42 Del Bosque wary of 'peculiar' Balotelli Euro 2012

Del Bosque wary of 'peculiar' Balotelli

The Spanish boss admites he is an admirer of Italy’s in-form striker.

From The42 Ireland fans to receive 'special award' from UEFA Euro 2012

Ireland fans to receive 'special award' from UEFA

The European football governing body’s president Michel Platini plans to travel to Dublin to present the unusual accolade.

From The42 Platini: Euro 2020 could be hosted across all of Europe Continental Drift

Platini: Euro 2020 could be hosted across all of Europe

So, we might get to host a major tournament after all?

From The42 Spain v Italy: 3 key battles that will decide the championship Icons

Spain v Italy: 3 key battles that will decide the championship

Xavi, Pirlo, Iniesta, Balotelli. With this cast, there’s some pretty tasty match-ups on the cards in Kiev tomorrow night.

From The42 Prandelli: Italy not scared of champions Euro 2012

Prandelli: Italy not scared of champions

“We are not afraid of Spain,” he said. “We will try to find their weakest point and work on them.

# euro-2012 - Friday 29 June, 2012

From The42 Column: After years on the RTÉ football panel, why does Eamon Dunphy endure? Euro 2012

Column: After years on the RTÉ football panel, why does Eamon Dunphy endure?

Dunphy biographer, Jared Browne, argues that there’s more to the pundit than scathing one-liners.

From The42 Italy midfield daunts Spanish coach Del Bosque Concern

Italy midfield daunts Spanish coach Del Bosque

The veteran manager believes the team’s axis is Pirlo and Balotelli.

From The42 Done deal: Keith Andrews signs for Bolton CONFIRMED

Done deal: Keith Andrews signs for Bolton

Meanwhile, it has also been confirmed that the player will be suspended for Ireland’s opening World Cup qualifier.

From The42 Proenca gets nod for second major final Ready To Go

Proenca gets nod for second major final

The Portuguese referee also took charge of the Champions League showdown between Chelsea and Bayern Munich.

From The42 Lahm laments Germany's costly back-four lapses Euro 2012

Lahm laments Germany's costly back-four lapses

“This is very bitter. We made dumb errors and conceded our goals. It is bitter because our team have so much potential,” Lahm said.

From The42 Italy's press revels in Balotelli brilliance, Polish papers hail 'best Euro match' Review

Italy's press revels in Balotelli brilliance, Polish papers hail 'best Euro match'

La Repubblica called the match “a masterpiece”.

From The42 Brazil bound: Loew will remain German coach through to World Cup Assurances

Brazil bound: Loew will remain German coach through to World Cup

After six years within the national setup, Joachim Loew is under pressure to start delivering silverware.

From The42 The Morning Score: Friday Early Doors

The Morning Score: Friday

Let’s do this.

From The42 Don't touch that dial... here's the sport on TV this weekend Telly Box

Don't touch that dial... here's the sport on TV this weekend

If that rain doesn’t stop, let’s build a fort and watch this lot together. Deal?

From The42 German soccer player's model girlfriend was asked to not dress too sexy at the Euros Dress Code

German soccer player's model girlfriend was asked to not dress too sexy at the Euros

Sami Khedira’s team-mates weren’t happy, according to reports.

# euro-2012 - Thursday 28 June, 2012

From The42 Euro 2012 analysis: excellent Italy expose German flaws Analysis

Euro 2012 analysis: excellent Italy expose German flaws

Cesare Prandelli pulled off another tactical masterclass against a very disappointing German team

From The42 As it happened: Germany v Italy, Euro 2012 semi-final Minute-by-Minute

As it happened: Germany v Italy, Euro 2012 semi-final

Sunday dinner in Kiev with Spain was the prize for the winners of tonight’s second Euro 2012 semi-final. Here’s how it all went down on an exciting night in Warsaw.