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.

Euro Cup final: When Cesare Prandelli comforted a sobbing Balotelli!

Italian coach Cesare Balotelli comforted his controversial striker Balotelli after the latter broke to tears following humiliating defeat against Spain.

Lack of rest killed us against Spain: Cesare Prandelli

Italy coach Cesare Prandelli acknowledged Monday his side had struggled to cope with the physical demands of Euro 2012 after their 4-0 thrashing at the hands of Spain in the final.

Alonso left relieved as fortune favours Spain

Spain midfielder Xabi Alonso was relieved to see fortune favour his country after they beat Portugal on penalties to progress to the Euro 2012 final.

Was this Ronaldo`s greatest ever performance for Portugal?

As Cristiano Ronaldo lined up for the Portuguese national anthem in Kharkiv tonight, he must have known that superstars who are labelled the `best player in the world` have defining games that shape their careers. And tonight`s fixture against the Netherlands was one of those nights.

Germany still have room for improvement, insists Neuer

Manuel Neuer has warned Germany`s rivals that his side are still some way from reaching top form at Euro 2012, despite their relatively easy passage to the quarter-finals.

We only have ourselves to blame: Van Marwijk

Netherlands coach Bert van Marwijk was left to reflect on a tournament of unfulfilled promise as the 2010 World Cup finalists crashed out of Euro 2012 following a 2-1 defeat to Portugal.

Euro 2012: Russia`s Berezutsky hails Dzagoev`s injury recovery

Russian defender Alexei Berezutsky has praised his teammate Alan Dzagoev`s strong recovery from injury to become one of the in-form players of Euro 2012.

From a villain to “SOCCER DARLING”, Gomez has seen it all

Mario Gomez`s performance prompted Bild, Germany’s largest circulated daily, to hail him as the nation’s new “Soccer Darling.”

From a villain to “SOCCER DARLING”, Gomez has seen it all

Mario Gomez`s performance prompted Bild, Germany’s largest circulated daily, to hail him as the nation’s new “Soccer Darling.”

Low hints at Germany exit after 2014 World Cup

Germany coach Joachim Low has hinted that he would look to step down from his current position following the 2014 World Cup.

Ribery relieved after France go top of Group D

France winger Franck Ribery admitted his relief after Les Bleus defeated Ukraine 2-0 to go top of Group D with one game left to play.

Theo Walcott hails England’s strength in attack

Theo Walcott has hailed England’s strength in attack following their victory over Sweden, and warns that Wayne Rooney’s return will further boost the Three Lions` firepower.

Germany can win Euro 2012

After a much improved performance and convincing win against their Netherlands, Germany can go into their last group stage match full of confidence knowing that they are slowly but surely rounding into form and reaching their full potential.

Germany can win Euro 2012

After a much improved performance and convincing win against their Netherlands, Germany can go into their last group stage match full of confidence knowing that they are slowly but surely rounding into form and reaching their full potential.

We couldn’t handle Russia counterattacks: Rosicky

Czech Republic midfielder Tomas Rosicky praised Russia`s counterattacking gameplan in their 4-1 Euro 2012 win over his side on Friday.

Fabregas hopes to play important role for Spain at Euro 2012

Cesc Fabregas is hopeful of playing a key role for Spain at Euro 2012 as they aim to successfully defend their European title.