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.
Perhaps I’ve been watching far too much medieval fantasy but I couldn’t help noticing the similarities between the BBC’s promotional advert for Euro 2012 and the title sequence of HBO’s Game of Thrones.
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.
As London gets ready to host the Olympic Games and the Paralympics, it is not just sports stories that have been grabbing the headlines. Controversies are abounding, ranging from the politics of squad selection to the relevance of drugs bans, via missiles on the rooftops and the exclusive traffic lanes.
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