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Xabi Alonso insists that Spain won't be making any tactical switches to keep Cristiano Ronaldo at bay in Wednesday's semi-final .
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Alessandro Diamanti was the hero for Italy as they secured their place in the semi-finals of Euro 2012 with a 4-2 penalty shootout victory over England in Kiev. Italy started the brighter of the two teams with a rasping Daniele De Rossi effort that hit the post. England also had their moments in the opening…
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England bowed out of Euro 2012 on Sunday night as Italy prevailed on penalties after a 0-0 draw. Despite the scoreline, the Azzurri were completely dominant in a one-sided game for the majority of the 120 minutes played, with the end of the second-half and all of extra-time played in the English half. Although Roy…
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England pay the penalty A goalless 120 minutes in Kiev saw Italy edge past England on penalties in the last of the Euro 2012 quarter finals. Despite the lack of goals it was not quite the predicted stalemate as the Azzurri and the masterful Andrea Pirlo passed the Three Lions to death but failed to…
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England 2-4 Italy highlights Italy beat England 4-2 on penalties England: Hart, Johnson, Terry, Lescott, Cole, Milner, Gerrard, Parker, Young, Rooney, Welbeck. Subs: Green, Kelly, Walcott, Henderson, Carroll, Baines, Jones, Jagielka, Downing, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Defoe, Butland. Italy: Buffon, Abate, Barzagli, Bonucci, Balzaretti, Pirlo, Marchisio, De Rossi, Montolivo, Balotelli, Cassano. Subs: Sirigu, Maggio, Chiellini, Ogbonna, Thiago Motta,…
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Roy Hodgson's England will be put to the test when they take on Italy in their Euro 2012 quarter-final in Kiev. England topped Group D with seven points while Italy qualified second behind defending champions Spain in Group C . Despite only one victory in the group stages, four-time world champions Italy are notoriously strong…
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With Portugal, Germany and Spain all already booking a place in Euro 2012's semi-finals, England and Italy play it out on Sunday night to see the last team to make the penultimate stages of the tournament. Both sides have looked solid but also cautious, and it is set to be a tactical affair when the…
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Spain still the team to beat Spain ominously slipped into the semi-finals of Euro 2012 after beating a toothless-looking France 2-0 in Donetsk on Saturday night. Vicente del Bosque fielded a side with six midfielders and no recognised frontman, but with the talent such as that available in Spain’s engine room it is starting to…
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Spain: Casillas, Arbeloa, Pique, Sergio Ramos, Jordi Alba, Xavi, Busquets, Alonso, Silva, Fabregas, Iniesta. Subs: Valdes, Albiol, Javi Martinez, Juanfran, Pedro, Torres, Negredo, Mata, Llorente, Santi Cazorla, Jesus Navas, Reina. France: Lloris, Reveillere, Rami, Koscielny, Clichy, M'Vila, Debuchy, Cabaye, Malouda, Ribery, Benzema. Subs: Mandanda, Evra, Valbuena, Giroud, Nasri, Matuidi, Menez, Diarra, Martin, Ben Arfa, Carrasso.…
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Holders Spain enter the knockout stages on Saturday, as they take on France in the third of four Euro 2012 quarter-finals. Spain have been criticised by the media in their homeland due to the nature of their play so far in Ukraine and Poland, as the world champions have not hit the heights of 2008…
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Germany booked their place in the Euro 2012 semi-finals by beating Greece 4-2 in a commanding performance on Friday night. Joachim Low made three high-profile changes to his starting XI, with Lukas Podolski, Mario Gomez and Thomas Muller surprisingly having to watch the game from the bench; Marco Reus, Andre Schurrle and Miroslave Klose deputised.…

Football Betting Blog

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There are several reasons why sports betting is so fun. The possibility that you will win or lose your bets makes betting an activity-filled with adrenaline. While betting, emotions for teams and players combined with a desire to win are mixed. When placing bets, you don’t just test your knowledge about a particular sport, but…