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Euro 2012 live blog

June 27, 2012

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Qualification covers cracks as Irish dare to dream

By Reuters Staff
November 16, 2011

By Phil O’Connor

Those who arrived late to the Republic of Ireland’s party in Dublin could be forgiven for wondering what was going on as 10 years of hurt were banished and Euro 2012 qualification was assured.

Danes the winners in FIFA numbers game

By Reuters Staff
October 23, 2011

By Phil O’Connor

The calculation of the FIFA rankings may be a mystery to many soccer fans, but the football associations are well aware of the value of a high ranking.

Swedes show Dutch courage

By Reuters Staff
October 12, 2011

By Philip O’Connor

Sweden’s 3-2 victory over the Netherlands to qualify for Euro 2012 may have surprised many observers, but Swedish footballers have a long history of success against Dutch opposition.

Spreading out internationals makes sense

October 7, 2011

UEFA’s plan to spread out fixtures during international weeks makes perfect sense and should bring an end to those strange weekends during the season with no top class soccer, when I find myself watching rubbish old B-movies and darts.

Might misfiring Torres miss out on Euro 2012?

September 7, 2011

In our latest post on Spanish soccer, Mark Elkington in Madrid raises the prospect of out-of-sorts striker Fernando Torres missing out on the Euro 2012 finals as competition for places heats up.

Soccer Break Thursday

March 31, 2011

SOCCER-ENGLAND/As the weekend approaches we can all start getting excited about domestic football again and the increase in stories and transfer speculation.

Soccer Break Wednesday

March 30, 2011

SOCCER-FRIENDLY/Now the international period is over we can focus on domestic issues again, or can we?

Soccer Break Tuesday

March 29, 2011

SOCCER-FRIENDLY/Spring is here and love should be in the air, but instead all we’re left with is bickering managers.