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2012 UEFA Euro

2012 UEFA Euro

The 2012 UEFA European Football Championship, commonly referred to as Euro 2012, is the 14th European Championship for national football teams organised by UEFA.

 

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Germany advanced to a quarterfinal against Greece after beating Denmark 2-1 on Sunday in their last Group B match at the European Championship.

The Danes were eliminated after the two teams finished their Group B campaigns.

Lukas Podolski opened the scoring for Germany in the 19th minute and Lars Bender slotted home the winner in the 80th after Michael Krohn-Dehli had equalized for Denmark in the first half.

Article: Germany proves too much f...
Source: FOX Sports on MSN

After their impressive 4-1 victory in the opening game against the Czech Republic, Russia couldn't find an offensive rhythm in their second game against Poland and again struggled in the finale against Greece. Giorgos Karagounis scored a goal for the Greek team in injury time of the first half and despite possessing the ball for just 38 percent of the game, were able to fight off the Russian attack to earn the 1-0 victory.

Article: Czech Republic and Greece...
Source: Yahoo! Sports

After getting routed in their opening game, it was hard to think that the Czech team would come back to win the group. That is exactly what they did after winning 2-1 against Greece and 1-0 against the Polish squad to finish the group stage. Petr Jiráček scored a goal in the 72nd minute to put the team into the next round.

Article: Czech Republic and Greece...
Source: Yahoo! Sports

Cristiano Ronaldo finally found the form he was lacking at the European Championship, scoring twice Sunday to give Portugal a 2-1 win over the Netherlands and a spot in the quarterfinals.

The Real Madrid forward failed to sparkle in Portugal's two previous matches but he was devastating against the Dutch. He produced an equalizer with his first goal of the tournament in the 28th minute and scored the winner in the 74th.

Article: Ronaldo carries Portugal ...
Source: FOX Sports on MSN

Defending champion Spain beat Croatia 1-0 to reach the quarterfinals of soccer's European Championship, with Italy also advancing from Group C after a 2-0 win against Ireland.

Spain, aiming to becoming the first nation to retain the title, ensured top spot in the group when Jesus Navas scored after 88 minutes in Gdansk, Poland. Goals from Antonio Cassano and Mario Balotelli in Poznan helped Italy to its first win at this year's tournament.

Article: Spain, Italy Advance to E...
Source: Spain, Italy Advance to E...

Cassano scored the decisive goal when Italy beat Ireland 2-0 Monday to reach the European Championship quarter-finals.

Cassano headed in with his back to the goal by the near post following a corner kick in the 35th minute on a warm and muggy night at the Municipal Stadium Poznan.

Article: Euro 2012: Italy advances...
Source: thestar.com

England obtained a hard fought but still undeserved victory at the Donetsk Donbass Arena against a Ukrainian side that deserved much more in this match as they were knocked out of the group stages with Wayne Rooney scoring the only goal of the entire game. The result sees Ukraine knocked-out of Euro 2012 in the first round, sharing the same fate with co hosts Poland but they will exit lamenting the failure of the officials to award them a goal despite the ball clearly crossing the line from Marko Devic’s effort.

Article: England Vs Ukraine 1-0 ...
Source: England vs Ukraine Highli...

France was outplayed, outfought and outscored, and that was against a team with nothing to play for.
With world champion Spain now waiting in the quarterfinals of the European Championship, things better improve quickly for the French to stand a chance of going any further.

Article: France backs into Euro 20...
Source: SI.com

In the first quarterfinal at Euro 2012, Portugal beat the Czech Republic 1-0 on Thursday.

Article: EURO 2012 LIVE: Czech Rep...
Source: The Washington Post
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