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Teams await Euro 16 draw

Saturday, 22nd February 2014 4:13pm
The Euro 2016 qualifying draw will be held today in Nice.

For the first time the hosts are also part of the draw as this helps them with competitive matches but with points to play for.

France will host the 2016 European championships that will also see Gibraltar enter a qualifying draw for the first time.

Here are the qualifying pots for the Euro 2016 draw:

Pot 1: Spain (holders), Germany, Netherlands, Italy, England, Portugal, Greece, Russia, Bosnia-Hercegovina

Pot 2 : Ukraine, Croatia, Sweden, Denmark, Switzerland, Belgium, Czech Republic, Hungary, Republic of Ireland

Pot 3 : Serbia, Turkey, Slovenia, Israel, Norway, Slovakia, Romania, Austria, Poland

Pot 4: Montenegro, Armenia, Scotland, Finland, Latvia, Wales, Bulgaria, Estonia, Belarus

Pot 5 : Iceland, Northern Ireland, Albania, Lithuania, Moldova, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Cyprus

Pot 6 : Luxembourg, Kazakhstan, Liechtenstein, Faroe Islands, Malta, Andorra, San Marino, Gibraltar

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Spain tops scoring chart

Tuesday, 3rd July 2012 1:26pm
The Euro 2012 winners Spain scored the most goals in the tournament.

Going into the final they were two goals behind Germany but scoring four goals in the final made sure they jumped the 2008 runner-up.

In total 76 goals were scored and here is table showing the goals scored starting with the lowest:


TeamGoals
Ireland1
Ukraine2
Poland2
Netherlands2
France3
Denmark4
Czech4
Croatia4
Sweden5
Russia5
Greece5
England5
Portugal6
Italy6
Germany10
Spain12

Total Goals Scored : 76


Only Italy managed to score a goal against Spain and that was in the first group game.

Below is a table showing the number of goals conceded by each team:


TeamGoals
Spain1
Russia3
Poland3
England3
Croatia3
Ukraine4
Portugal4
Sweden5
Netherlands5
France5
Denmark5
Germany6
Czech6
Italy7
Greece7
Ireland9

Total Goals Conceded : 76

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Spain wins Euro 2012

Monday, 2nd July 2012 6:37am
Spain successfully defended its European championship title with a 4-nil win over Italy.

This is Spain's third title and they become the first team to successfully defend its title.

The champions conceded only one goal in the whole and ironically this came against Italy in the group stages.

Here is the Euro 2012 summary:

Number%
Matches played31
Home wins1341.9
Away wins1135.5
Drawn722.6
Goalless draws26.5
Goals76
Goals/game2.5
First half goals3242.1
Second half goals4457.9
Home team goals 4457.9
Away team goals3242.1


For a bit of trivia here is a league table that puts all the matches played at Euro 2012 in a single table assuming results at full time(no penalty shootout results):

TeamPlayedWonDrawLostForAgainstGDPts
Spain 6 4 20 121 1114
Germany 5 4 01 106 412
Portugal 5 3 11 64 210
Italy 6 2 31 67 -19
England 4 2 20 53 28
Czech 4 2 02 46 -26
Russia 3 1 11 53 24
Croatia 3 1 11 43 14
Greece 4 1 12 57 -24
France 4 1 12 35 -24
Sweden 3 1 02 55 03
Denmark 3 1 02 45 -13
Ukraine 3 1 02 24 -23
Poland 3 0 21 23 -12
Netherlands 3 0 03 25 -30
Ireland 3 0 03 19 -80

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Italy to meet Spain in final

Friday, 29th June 2012 6:39am
Italy will meet defending champions Spain in the final of Euro 2012.

Italy beat Euro 2008 finalists Germany 2-1 in the semis to set a date against Group C rival Portugal.

Spain beat Portugal 4-2 after a goalless 120 minutes on penalties to reach the final.

The Euro 2012 semis produced 3 goals.

2 goals were scored in the first half whilst 1 were scored after half-time.

Here is the Euro 2012 summary so far:

Number%
Matches played30
Home wins1240.0
Away wins1136.7
Drawn723.3
Goalless draws26.7
Goals72
Goals/game2.4
First half goals3041.7
Second half goals4258.3
Home team goals 4055.6
Away team goals3244.4

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Italy advances after shoot-out

Monday, 25th June 2012 7:36am
The last match of the Euro 2012 was decided on penalties after England and Italy could not find the next after 120 minutes.

Italy won the penalty shoot-out 4-2 and will now face Germany in the semis.

The result means England leave the tournament without losing in open play.

The Euro 2012 quarter-finals produced 9 goals .

2 goals were scored in the first half whilst 7 were scored after half-time.

Here is the Euro 2012 summary so far:

Number%
Matches played28
Home wins1242.9
Away wins1035.7
Drawn621.4
Goalless draws13.6
Goals69
Goals/game2.5
First half goals2840.6
Second half goals4159.4
Home team goals 3956.5
Away team goals3043.5

* Home team refers to team named first.


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Defensive show: England vs Italy

Sunday, 24th June 2012 9:38pm
England and Italy will meet in the last quarter-final after showing good defensive capabilities and avoiding defeats in their group matches.

This is the only quarter-final matches that features both who go into the match undefeated.

England finished its group with two wins over Ukraine and Sweden and a draw against France.

Italy started with a draw against Spain which was followed by another draw against Croatia before a win over Ireland.

Italy hasn't conceded more than one goal in a match but England did that against Sweden.

Here is some stats for the two teams in the group stages:

StatStat
TeamEnglandItaly
Played33
Points75
Drawn12
Won21
Lost00
Goal difference22
Clean sheets11
Failed to score00
Goals scored54
Goals conceded32
Ave. goals scored1.71.3
Ave. goals conceded1.00.7
Biggest winSweden 2 - 3 England
England 1 - 0 Ukraine
Italy 2 - 0 Ireland
Biggest lossNo lossNo loss
Scored 3 or more10
Conceded 3 or more00
Scored 5 or more00
Conceded 5 or more00

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Showdown: Spain vs France

Sunday, 24th June 2012 5:58am
Defending champions Spain meet France in a quarter-final match to decide who meets Portugal in the semis.

Spain have so far not lost a match but they only dropped points in a draw against Italy in their opening match.

France on other hand lost their last group match against Sweden but still managed to qualify second from the group after a draw against England and a win over Ukraine.

Here is some of the stats for the two teams going into this match.


CategoryStatStat
TeamSpainFrance
Played33
Points74
Drawn11
Won21
Lost01
Goal difference50
Clean sheets21
Failed to score01
Goals scored63
Goals conceded13
Ave. goals scored2.01.0
Ave. goals conceded0.31.0
Biggest winSpain 4 - 0 Ireland
Ukraine 0 - 2 France
Biggest lossNo lossSweden 2 - 0 France
Scored 3 or more10
Conceded 3 or more00
Scored 5 or more00
Conceded 5 or more00

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Crunch time: Germany vs Greece

Friday, 22nd June 2012 10:42pm
Germany will face Greece in the second quarter-final of the Euro 2012 tournament.

Germany finished the group phase with nine points and finished with four.

Greece won one, drew one and lost one and finished second because of a better head-to-head record over Russia.

Germany lost in the Euro 2008 final and will be hoping to go one step further should they navigate past Greece.

The winner in this match will meet either England or Italy.

Here is some stats for the two teams so far:


CategoryStatStat
TeamGermanyGreece
Played33
Points94
Drawn01
Won31
Lost01
Goal difference30
Clean sheets11
Failed to score00
Goals scored53
Goals conceded23
Ave. goals scored1.71.0
Ave. goals conceded0.71.0
Biggest winGermany 1 - 0 Portugal
Netherlands 1 - 2 Germany
Denmark 1 - 2 Germany
Greece 1 - 0 Russia
Biggest lossNo lossGreece 1 - 2 Czech
Scored 3 or more00
Conceded 3 or more00
Scored 5 or more00
Conceded 5 or more00

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Spain tops the scoring charts

Thursday, 21st June 2012 9:28pm
Sixty goals have been scored so far in the Euro 2012 tournament with defending champions Spain contributing a tenth of them.

The most popular number of goals scored at the group phase is five with five teams scoring five goals.

Of those five, Russia and Sweden could not qualify to the quarter-finals.

Interestingly Greece and France scored three goals only but had enough points and head to head advantage to reach the knockout stage.

Ireland could only muster one goal and below is the table showing all the goals by each team:



TeamGoals
Ireland1
Ukraine2
Poland2
Netherlands2
Greece3
France3
Italy4
Denmark4
Czech4
Croatia4
Sweden5
Russia5
Portugal5
Germany5
England5
Spain6

Total Goals Scored : 60

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Germany's perfect record

Thursday, 21st June 2012 9:22pm
At the ongoing Euro 2012 tournament, only Germany finished the group stages without dropping a point.

Spain and England each won two and drew the other one to finish with seven points.

On the other side of the table, Ireland and Netherlands finished their tournaments pointless.

Here is table that shows all the teams' points in one overall table and separates the teams using goal difference:


TeamPlayedWonDrawLostForAgainstGDPts
Germany 3 3 00 52 39
Spain 3 2 10 61 57
England 3 2 10 53 27
Portugal 3 2 01 54 16
Czech 3 2 01 45 -16
Italy 3 1 20 42 25
Russia 3 1 11 53 24
Croatia 3 1 11 43 14
France 3 1 11 33 04
Greece 3 1 11 33 04
Sweden 3 1 02 55 03
Denmark 3 1 02 45 -13
Ukraine 3 1 02 24 -23
Poland 3 0 21 23 -12
Netherlands 3 0 03 25 -30
Ireland 3 0 03 19 -80

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England and France deny co-host Ukraine

Wednesday, 20th June 2012 6:42am
The Euro 2012 round 3 produced 14 goals with both co-hosts getting knocked out.

6 goals were scored in the first half whilst 8 were scored after half-time.

Both Poland and Ukraine did not qualify for the quarter-finals despite the home support.

England won Group D after beating Ukraine 1-nil whilst Sweden got their first victory beating France 2-nil.

England will now meet Italy whilst France will meet defending champions Spain.

Here is the Euro 2012 summary so far:

Number%
Matches played24
Home wins1041.7
Away wins937.5
Drawn520.8
Goalless draws00.0
Goals60
Goals/game2.5
First half goals2643.3
Second half goals3456.7
Home team goals 3355.0
Away team goals2745.0

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Spain, Italy advance in Group C

Tuesday, 19th June 2012 1:28pm
Defending champions Spain advanced to the quarter-finals of the Euro 2012 competition after beating Croatia 1-nil.

The defending champions left it late to score the goal that meant they finished top of Group C.

Italy also advanced after overcoming Ireland 2-nil. Ireland were already out of the competition for a quarter-final place after losing the first two matches.

Spain will meet the runners from Group D whilst Italy will face the winners of that group.

Here is a table showing the number of goals conceded by each team so far:


TeamGoals
Spain1
France1
Italy2
Germany2
Ukraine3
Russia3
Poland3
Greece3
England3
Croatia3
Portugal4
Sweden5
Netherlands5
Denmark5
Czech5
Ireland9

Total Goals Conceded : 57
So Ireland has had the worst defence conceding nine goals in three matches.


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Portugal knocks out the Dutch

Monday, 18th June 2012 6:46pm
Portugal knocked out pre-tournament favourites the Netherlands after beating them 2-1.

The Netherlands needed to win by at least a two goal margin but in the end the 2010 World Cup have left the tournament winless.

The Germans top Group B and will play Greece in the quarter finals whilst the Czech Republic will play Portugal.

Here is a table showing the goal margins at full time so far:


Goal MarginFrequencyPercentage(%)
0 5 25.0
1 11 55.0
2 2 10.0
3 1 5.0
4 1 5.0


The table below shows the goal margins at half-time:


Goal MarginFrequencyPercentage(%)
0 8 40.0
1 9 45.0
2 3 15.0


So no team has led by more than two goals going into the half time break.


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Ireland, Sweden exit Euro 2012

Saturday, 16th June 2012 6:53am
The Euro 2012 round 2 produced 26 goals but Ireland and Sweden go into the last round knowing they can't reach the quarter finals.

Both Ireland and Sweden are winless in groups where the currently in second have four points.

11 goals were scored in the first half whilst 15 were scored after half-time.

Here is the Euro 2012 goals summary so far :

Number%
Matches played16
Home wins425.0
Away wins743.8
Drawn531.3
Goalless draws00.0
Goals46
Goals/game2.9
First half goals2043.5
Second half goals2656.5
Home team goals 2350.0
Away team goals2350.0

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Euro 2012 round 1 goals review

Tuesday, 12th June 2012 6:41am
The Euro 2012 round 1 produced 20 goals.

9 goals were scored in the first half whilst 11 were scored after half-time.

The first match of the second round of group games will see Greece play the Czech Republic in a match the Czech cannot afford to lose.

Here is the summary after eight matches:

Number%
Matches played8
Home wins337.5
Away wins225.0
Drawn337.5
Goalless draws00.0
Goals20
Goals/game2.5
First half goals945.0
Second half goals1155.0
Home team goals 1155.0
Away team goals945.0

Home teams refers to the first named teams.


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Euro 2012 kicks off

Friday, 8th June 2012 1:25pm
The Euro 2012 championship kicks off today with co-hosts Poland taking on former champions Greece in Group A.

The second match of the tournament will see Russia play the Czech Republic.

This is the last Euro tournament that will feature 16 teams with the next edition in France going to feature 24 teams.

The Netherlands will kick off Group B with its match against Denmark and the second match in that group will feature Germany against Portugal.

Group C will start with a blockbuster match with the last two champions clashing as Spain take on Italy.

The Republic mark their return to the tournament when they play Croatia.

In Group D, France will face England before co-hosts Ukraine meet Sweden.


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Capello resigns from England job

Thursday, 9th February 2012 6:48am
Fabio Capello has resigned from his job as England manager.

This follows the stripping of John Terry as England manager on Monday.

Capello took England to the 2010 South African World Cup and was scheduled to take England to the 2012 Euro being hosted by Poland and Ukraine.

His resignation leaves England with less than five months to pick up a new manager to take the team to the summer tournament.


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Spain grouped with Italy at Euro 2012

Saturday, 3rd December 2011 8:26am
The draw for the Euro 2012 has been made and in Group C Spain will be joined by Italy, Croatia and the Republic of Ireland.

This is one of the toughest groups in the tournament with current champions meeting the team they deposed from the throne Italy.

Ireland and Croatia both came through the qualifiers and will have nothing to lose and therefore they will cause a lot of problems for Spain and Italy.

Another tough looking group is Group B. Group B brings Holland, Portugal, Denmark and Germany together.

These tough groups will bring a lot of interest to the tournament and click here for some of the sites that will be following this tournament closely.

Here is the full draw:

Group A : Poland, Greece, Russia, Czech Republic
Group B : Netherlands, Denmark, Germany, Portugal
Group C : Spain, Italy, Ireland, Croatia
Group D : Ukraine, England, France, England

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Croatia to meet Turkey in Euro 2012 playoffs

Friday, 14th October 2011 11:10pm
Croatia were paired with Turkey in the Euro 2012 playoffs draw.

Croatia had finished second behind Greece in their group whilst Turkey finished behind Germany.

The Republic of Ireland will face off with Estonia whilst Portugal will have to navigate past Bosnia.

The fourth playoff will see the Czech Republic meet Montenegro.

The matches will be played in November.

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Germany, Italy, Spain reach Euro 2012

Wednesday, 7th September 2011 1:16pm
Germany, Italy and Spain have qualified for the Euro 2012 tournament after the latest round of qualifying matches.

Germany were the first team to qualify when they beat Austria 6-2 last Friday.

Italy and current champions Spain have now sealed their places at the tournament after wins against Slovenia and Liechtenstein respectively.

Poland and Ukraine are joint hosts of the 2012 edition of the tournament.

Just like Euro 2008, TipsChallenge will run a tipping competition for the tournament.

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