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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

Jun 14, 2014

LIVE: Italy takes on England in Group D matchup

Meeting for the first time since the 2012 Euro quarterfinals, Italy and England square off in a crucial Group D game...
Euro 2012: This is not the death of Catenaccio

Jun 27, 2014

Arjen Robben and Robin van Persie - Holland's two great egos have bonded

At the end of his country’s disastrous Euro 2012 campaign in Ukraine, Arjen Robben hinted at familiar problems that seem to have been around Dutch football almost as long as their famous orange shirts...
Euro 2012: This is not the death of Catenaccio

Jun 15, 2014

Cristiano Ronaldo flopped at Euro 2012 but now, as the world's best player, it's time for redemption

It remains an ugly stain on a beautiful, pristine career, the night Cristiano Ronaldo erred at the moment of his country’s greatest need. Portugal exited the 2012 European Championship in the semi-finals on penalties to Spain and incredibly, their st...