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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

Sep 17, 2014

AIB, BoI in better shape but lending down - Standard & Poors

Rating agency Standard & Poors (S&P) says Allied Irish Bank and Bank of Ireland have improved their ability to meet the cost of any new emergency. The rating agency revised upwards its assessment of the liquidity positions of both banks. AIB,... #Bank of Ireland #Europe #Western Europe #European Central Bank
Euro 2012: This is not the death of Catenaccio

Sep 16, 2014

Profits slump at Mary Harney firm Euro Insurances

Pre-tax profits last year at the insurance firm where former Tanaiste Mary Harney serves as a director slumped by 20pc to €22.8m. Ms Harney was appointed to the board of Dublin-based Euro Insurances in February 2012 after she ended her career in nati... #Mary Harney #Norway
Euro 2012: This is not the death of Catenaccio

Sep 17, 2014

Funding risks remain for several euro zone banks - S&P

Some euro zone banks have insufficient liquidity and several will continue to require support from the European Central Bank after long-term funding help runs out at the start of next year, credit ratings agency S&P said. S&P said refinancing... #European Central Bank #Europe #National Bank of Greece #Banco Popular Espanol #Dexia #Bankia