Posts Tagged ‘Greece’

Euro 2012: Round 2 Review 1

Euro 2012: Round 2 Review

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Back Page Football’s Ger McCarthy offers another comprehensive review of the second round of Euro 2012 Group fixtures and reviews each country’s hope of making the knockout phase and picking out their stand-out players.

Lionel Messi - a surprise outsider? 0

Lionel Messi – a surprise outsider?

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Having not necessarily shown his best form for Argentina in the past and having had a long and testing season with Barcelona, I was originally skeptical about Lionel Messi’s chances of challenging for the Golden Boot at this summer’s World Cup. However, upon seeing the 22 year old’s display against Nigeria on Saturday afternoon, I […]

Euro 2004's Greece - where are they now? 1

Euro 2004′s Greece – where are they now?

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They were the team that defied the odds throughout Euro 2004 by beating France and the Czech Republic en route to the final against Portugal. Led by their German manager, Otto Rehhagel, Greece beat Portugal’s “Golden Generation” in the final, securing their first ever international title at senior level. The Event – Euro 2004 Final […]

Irish heartbreak as France head to South Africa 0

Irish heartbreak as France head to South Africa

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A controversial William Gallas goal in Paris has sent France to the 2010 World Cup at the expense of Ireland, while a number of other countries also secured qualification on Wednesday. It took extra time to seperate Ireland and France in their World Cup playoff after a 1-1 aggregate score. The French went into the […]

One night in Paris 1

One night in Paris

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The Republic of Ireland will play France in the World Cup playoffs with the first leg at home following this afternoon’s draw in Zurich. In the other three ties, Portugal face Bosnia, Greece go up against Ukraine, and Russia host Slovenia in the first leg. As well as being a difficult tie in itself for […]

Luck of the draw 1

Luck of the draw

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With the draw for the World Cup playoffs to be made tomorrow, Michael Donnelly takes a look at Ireland’s potential opponents. So after 900 minutes, 20 goals (12 for and 8 against) and a never ending argument about a certain midfielder, we find ourselves in a position that was hard to believe could be achieved […]