Found June 29, 2012 on Soccer News:
Spain midfielder Cesc Fabregas says his team will need to pay special attention to Andrea Pirlo in Sunday’s Euro 2012...

Euro 2012 Final news: Del Bosque to drop Fabregas in favour of designated striker

Euro 2012 Final news: Del Bosque to drop Fabregas in favour of designated striker - originally posted on Soccerlens.comThe last day of Euro 2012 is here, with the exciting prospect of the final between Spain and Italy to be played in Kiev tonight. The sides played out a 1-1 draw in the group stages three weeks ago, and meet again in differing circumstances. After yesterday’s preview...

Video: Watch David Silva’s header in Euro 2012 soccer final

Check out the video. David Silva put Spain up 1-0 over Italy with this beautiful header in the Euro 2012 soccer finals. Watch how Spain’s Cesc Fabregas crossed to Silva for the goal.

Voeller: Beware of Pirlo

Germany legend Rudi Voeller says his country need to be mindful of Italy star Andrea Pirlo in their Euro 2012...

Fabregas leads Spain attack against Italy

Cesc Fabregas will lead Spain's attack against Italy in Sunday's European Championship final after the defending champions selected the same team that drew 1-1 with the Italians in their tournament opener. Fabregas, who scored one of his two goals in that Group C draw, starts for the third time at the tournament in Poland and Ukraine. Fabregas comes in for Alvaro Negredo...

Pirlo and Panenka

Italy is scheduled to play against Germany in the Euro 2012 semifinals on June 28 (Thursday afternoon in the US, Friday morning in Manila).  The Azzuri advanced by beating England in a penalty shootout 4-2 after enduring a goalless 90 minutes of regular action, in addition to 30 minutes of extra time. Andrea Pirlo was [...]

Match-fixing scandal unites Italy

Ten reasons to root for this Italy team: 1 - Andrea Pirlo is the player of the tournament And if he isn't, somebody had better do something out of this world in the final. Italy's conductor has been in masterful form during Euro 2012. He manages to combine being wonderful to watch with stunning efficiency. His poise and passing make the team tick and elevate the performance...

Portugal, Spain produce Euro downer

The Euros continued their turn for the worse Wednesday night, as Spain and Portugal played out a dreadful match that resulted in the second straight scoreless draw of the tournament. Cesc Fabregas would net the winner in the penalty shootout , pinging his shot off the post to beat Portugal goalkeeper Rui Patricio. The damage, however, had already been done. Simply put, this match...

'Panenka' penalties find favor at Euro 2012

''Panenka'' penalties seem to be in fashion at the European Championship. Spain's Sergio Ramos used the audacious soft chip shot on Wednesday to help the defending champions beat Portugal in their semifinal penalty shootout. His penalty came just three days after Andrea Pirlo scored with a similar ''Panenka'' chip to the center of goal in Italy...

Spain Clinch Euro Final Place After Spot-kick Drama

Cesc Fabregas proved the hero as Spain denied Portugal a place in the final of Euro 2012 with a 4-2 win on penalties.Earlier, Cristiano Ronaldo had missed a good chance to put Portugal through in the last minute of normal time while Portugal keeper Rui Patricio made superb saves to deny Jesus Navas and Andres Iniesta in extra-time.The Spaniards had started better, and ought to have...

Euro 2012 Finals Preview

Spain vs. Italy. Xavi vs. Pirlo. Casillas vs. Buffon. Balotelli vs. Pique. Iniesta vs. Chielini. I could go on and on and on, but I’m sure you get the idea. Two of the world’s biggest football powers facing off in one match to decide which team can be deemed the European football Champions. On one hand you have the defending European and World Cup Champions in Spain, who have...

Column: Boring? Winning is everything for Spain

(Eds: With AP Photos.) By JOHN LEICESTER AP Sports Columnist Miraculously, even out here amid the belching smokestacks and coal mines on the furthermost eastern fringes of Europe, someone had the foresight to have a copy of Viva Espana cued up, ready to go. Good job, too, because they needed it. After Cesc Fabregas' penalty bounced off the post and into the Portuguese net, after...

Arsenal: Do the Gunners need an attacking midfielder?

At this time last year, Arsenal fans were going through a very tough time they were losing two of their star players and there was almost no activity in the transfer market. Come next year, now Arsenal have made two top signings even before the official opening of the transfer window.  The club, driven by the ambition to win, are looking to add to the squad in order to strengthen...
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