Back Page Football’s Ger McCarthy offers a comprehensive review of the first four days of Euro 2012.
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BPF’s resident Bundesliga expert Martyn Fisher takes a look at the season ahead for Eintracht Frankfurt, fresh after beating Chelsea 2-1 in a friendly.
BackPageFootball.com’s resident tipster Nick Higgins is back with a look at the latest round of World Cup matches.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Liverpool’s recent signing Sotiris Kyrgiakos is set to be ruled out for a substantial period of time after suffering a serious knee injury while playing for Greece last night. The 30 year old defender left the field just before half time in his country’s 2-1 win over Luxembourg and was rushed straight to hospital for [...]
Greek international Sotirios Kyriakos is poised to join Liverpool from AEK Athens for a fee thought to be in the region of £2 million. The former Rangers defender will undergo a medical at Anfield this week and will provide cover for Martin Skrtel and Daniel Agger who are currently out injured. “He is a player [...]