Vicente Del Bosque is a man who doesn’t mix his words. He sits proudly, almost aggressively as the coach, the leader, the boss of Spain – the European and World Champions.
They face France later, for a place in the last four of Euro 2012. It’s a crunch clash, but despite the heat and exhaustion of [...]
It’s pathetic of me, I know, but as someone with deep-rooted authority issues, I’d miss the chance to rant at useless, jumped-up, self-important, jobsworth match officials.
With England navigating their way past tricky opposition and to the top of Group D, their chances of success in Poland and Ukraine have increased significantly.
Angela Merkel has often made a point of accentuating her love for the beautiful game.
Every time Poland qualified, Poles would get carried away and start talking about the possibility of a “medal”, much like people do with England. Then 2012 came along.
The beauty of football – unlike any other sport – is it’s accessibility for all. One only needs a ball and one can play football. Jumpers for goal posts as they say.
England striker Wayne Rooney has revealed his pre-match playlist. The most bizarre inclusion of all must be Eric Clapton’s Tears In Heaven.
Instead of insulting our intelligence, as has been the habit of TV sports presenters for as long as I can remember, by avoiding any reference to a rival channel’s imminent live coverage of another crucial key match, Chiles openly acknowledged that we’d all be switching over to England v Sweden.
Stupidity comes in many forms and so it proved on Monday when the nation ruined what had been a promising afternoon all-round by giving its collective assessment of England’s Group D prospects following a rousing contest between Ukraine and Sweden in Kiev.
For a two time Fifa World Footballer of the Year, Palmeiras v Atlético Mineiro was hardly the most glamorous of occasions. But for Ronaldinho Gaúcho, however, it provides perhaps a last shot at redemption.
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