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Hodgson brands Footie critics ball possession stats as `nonsense`

England manager Roy Hodgson has reportedly blasted his critics by insisting that their claims about ball possession statistics are `nonsense`.

Euro Cup 2012 Final: Spain vs Italy-As it happened

It was La Furia Roja’s Royal Decree three times over as they stamped their class and authority all over the Olympic stadium sinking the ‘Azzurri’4-0.

La Roja: From underachievers to champions

Spain`s emergence as a leading soccer force is the best news that the country has to offer amid its political and economic doldrums fuelled by the Euro crisis, says a new book that chronicles how one of Europe`s most impoverished nations became a creative melting pot of creative talent.

Euro Cup 2012: Germany vs Italy (SF) - As it happened

Super Mario does it for Italy with two first half goals as Ozil pulled one back for the Germans in injury time, 2-1 to Italy.

Black players in UK vent fury over Terry’s acquittal in Ferdinand racism case

Many black British players remain unconvinced and have taken to social networks like Twitter to vent their frustration.

Terry admits using racially abusive words for Anton Ferdinand but ‘sarcastically’

The former England skipper told Ferdinand to “f*** off, f*** off ‚ f*****g black c***, f*****g knobhead”.

Chelsea captain John Terry`s racism trial begins

The racism trial of John Terry began on Monday with prosecutors claiming the Chelsea captain acknowledges using offensive language as a "sarcastic exclamation."

Balotelli on booze, babe and bubbly bender

Football bad boy Mario Balotelli soothed his nerves over his ex Raffaella Fico’s baby news with a wild bender in the early hours of Sunday.

Cristiano Ronaldo demanded last penalty against Spain, reveals Nani

Portugal winger Nani has revealed that his captain Cristiano Ronaldo demanded to take the last penalty against Spain in the Euro 2012 semi-final shootout.

1970 Brazil better than Spain: Pele

Pele has expressed his admiration for the current Spain side but insisted that if Vicente Del Bosque`s men are not as good as Brazil`s World Cup winners of 1970.

Mourinho unhappy with Xavi-Iker friendship

The father of Xavi has revealed that Spain captain Iker Casillas got into trouble with Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho because of his friendship with the Barcelona midfielder.

Only Spain are superior to Italy, says Andrea Pirlo

Juventus midfielder Andrea Pirlo has declared that Spain are the only team Italy cannot match, after the Azzurri were beaten in the final of Euro 2012 by Vicente del Bosque`s side

Italy`s Euro final loss blow to economic prospects

Italy`s economic prospects took a blow over the weekend, without the release of a single key economic indicator or any significant economic news. It was because Italy was soundly defeated in the European championship final Sunday.

Fernando Torres revels in Euro 2012 crown after `complicated` season

Chelsea striker Fernando Torres has admitted that winning Euro 2012 with Spain helps to make up for what he described as a "complicated" season.

Spanish manager Del Bosque becomes first to complete treble of CL, WC and Euros

Vicente Del Bosque has completed a treble of winning three major tournaments as a manager, which includes the Champions League, the World Cup and the Euro Cup.

Fabregas credits being ‘bunch of normal players’ for Spain’s spectacular success

Spain’s influential midfielder Cesc Fabregas has said the record-breaking Euro Cup winning team is more than just a team, and is actually a group of normal human beings.