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Zidane wanted France job in 2012, says former FFF boss

Apr 15, 2014

Zidane wanted France job in 2012, says former FFF boss

"Zinedine Zidane would have liked to manage Les Bleus. It is clear - he wanted it! I met him at his request," Noel Le Graet is quoted as saying in a book. #France #KickingAround #Real Madrid #Euro 2012 #Zinedine Zidane #FFF
FIFA rankings: Spain improve lead, Brazil hit all-time low

Jul 05, 2012

FIFA rankings: Spain improve lead, Brazil hit all-time low

Euro winners Spain have managed to extend their lead significantly by defending their European title, while finalists Italy are up 6 to 6th. #Brazil #football #Spain #KickingAround #Euro 2012
No doubt 1970s Brazil team would beat Spain, says Pele

Jul 05, 2012

No doubt 1970s Brazil team would beat Spain, says Pele

Pele also said that Brazil were far superior on a player-by-player basis if compared to the WC1970 winning team. #Brazil #football #Pele #Spain #KickingAround #Euro2012
Shearer: Spain's Euro 2012 glory is down to sex...

Jul 03, 2012

Shearer: Spain's Euro 2012 glory is down to sex...

During his commentary on the match, Shearer, a former England football skipper got tongue-tied and mixed up the words "success" and "sex", in an embarrassing blooper. Take a look at the clip. #Spain #Euro2012 #Alan Shearer #Viral video
Viral Video: Casillas asks ref to pity Italy

Jul 03, 2012

Viral Video: Casillas asks ref to pity Italy

Casillas asked the referee to blow the whistle early out or respect for Italy. Check out this video where his conversation with the referee can be heard. #Spain #Italy #Euro2012 #Iker Casillas #Viral video

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What independent Catalonia would do to Spain's football team

Nov 27, 2012

What independent Catalonia would do to Spain's football team

Independence would mean that most of Spain's players could then play for Catalonia. If that happens, they could be the first nation to win the World Cup at the first time of asking. #World Cup #Barcelona #Spain #KickingAround #Euro 2012 #Catalonia
Euro 2012: This is not the death of Catenaccio

Jul 03, 2012

Euro 2012: This is not the death of Catenaccio

Should we look beyond the immediate, one can see that catenaccio is still a highly successful tactic in football. #football #Italy #Euro2012 #Cesare Prandelli #Catenaccio

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Euro 2012: This is not the death of Catenaccio

Aug 21, 2014

Foley case lays bare debate over paying ransom

(AP) -- The beheading of freelance journalist James Foley has forced a new debate between the longtime U.S. and British refusal to negotiate with terrorists, and Europe and the Persian Gulf's increasing willingness to pay ransoms in a desperate attem... #Syria #Iraq #Europe #New Hampshire #Persian Gulf #US State Department #Great Britain
Euro 2012: This is not the death of Catenaccio

Aug 05, 2014

Spain midfielder Xavi announces his retirement from international football

Barcelona player won 133 caps for his country Xavi: Im grateful for all those years The Spain midfielder Xavi has announced his retirement from international football. The Barcelona player, 34, was a member of the teams that won successive major tour... #Xavi Hernandez #Spain #Barcelona
Euro 2012: This is not the death of Catenaccio

Aug 21, 2014

No surprises in Ireland squad

Republic of Ireland boss Martin O'Neill sprang no surprises when he named a provisional squad for his first competitive game. O'Neill's initial 36-man party will be whittled down ahead of the opening Euro 2016 qualifier in Georgia on September 7, wit... #Costa Rica #Oman #Tbilisi #Roy Keane #Robbie Keane #Richard Dunne #Millwall #Giovanni Trapattoni #Los Angeles Galaxy #Martin O'Neill #Keiren Westwood #Sheffield Wednesday FC #Republic of Ireland national football team