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2012 Euro

Spain Shuts Out Italy For Euro 2012 Title

AP | CHRIS LEHOURITES | Posted 08.31.2012 | Sports

KIEV, Ukraine — Just like clockwork, Spain's "tiki taka" passing game tore Italy apart. The World Cup champions controlled the play Sunday in t...

Stingy Spain Worried Mario Balotelli

AP | PAUL LOGOTHETIS | Posted 06.29.2012 | Sports

KIEV, Ukraine -- Stingy as it may be, Spain's defenders are still a little worried about their rematch with Italy and Mario Balotelli in the European ...

LIVE: Germany vs. Italy

AP | Posted 08.28.2012 | Sports

WARSAW, Poland — Mario Balotelli scored twice as Italy beat Germany 2-1 on Thursday to advance to the Euro 2012 final against Spain. Here's the ...

Spain Advances To Euro 2012 Final

AP | JEROME PUGMIRE | Posted 08.27.2012 | Sports

DONETSK, Ukraine — Still not pretty to watch, still just as effective. Spain again failed to dazzle at the European Championship yet still adva...

Italy Eliminates England In Thrilling Shootout

AP | GRAHAM DUNBAR | Posted 08.24.2012 | Sports

KIEV, Ukraine — After two hours of clever, often dominating but in the end fruitless play, Italy found the answer against England. Penalty kick...

LIVE: England vs. Italy

AP | JACK BEZANTS | Posted 08.24.2012 | Sports

WARSAW, Poland — Italy beat England 4-2 on penalties after the match ended 0-0 after extra-time. The Italians will now play Germany. Here's the ...

Spain Eliminates France From Euro 2012

AP | JEROME PUGMIRE | Posted 08.23.2012 | Sports

DONETSK, Ukraine — Even if Spain failed to live up to expectations, Xabi Alonso exceeded them. The defending champions, who are trying to win a...

LIVE: Euro 2012 Quarterfinal

AP | JACK BEZANTS | Posted 08.21.2012 | Sports

WARSAW, Poland — In the first quarterfinal at Euro 2012, Portugal beat the Czech Republic 1-0 on Thursday. Here is a running account of the acti...

FIFA President: Goal-line Technology A 'Necessity'

AP | STEVE DOUGLAS | Posted 06.20.2012 | Sports

WARSAW, Poland -- The most powerful man in soccer called goal-line technology a "necessity" Wednesday, only hours after Ukraine was denied what appear...

WATCH: Rooney Scores In England Return

Posted 06.19.2012 | Sports

He's back. In his return from a two-match ban, England striker Wayne Rooney struck the decisive blow in a 1-0 win over Ukraine. The win sends Engl...

WATCH: Was Ukraine Robbed Of Game-Tying Goal?

Posted 06.19.2012 | Sports

Add members of the Ukrainian national soccer team and its multitude of fans at Donbass Arena to the ranks of those in favor of instant replay at Euro ...

LIVE: Euro 2012

AP | JACK BEZANTS | Posted 08.19.2012 | Sports

WARSAW, Poland — England beat Ukraine 1-0 on Tuesday, while Sweden – already eliminated – beat France 2-0. Co-host Ukraine is now ou...

UEFA Charges Germany For Improper Fan Conduct

AP | Posted 08.19.2012 | Sports

WARSAW, Poland -- UEFA charged the German soccer association on Tuesday for the "improper conduct" of its fans at a European Championship match agains...

Rooney Returns To Face Ukraine

Posted 06.19.2012 | Sports

By Oliver Platt, Goal.com Oleg Blokhin's team must win in order to progress to the knockout stage of Euro 2012 but the fitness of star man Andriy S...

Balotelli's Incredible Goal Caps Italy Victory Over Ireland

AP | ANDREW DAMPF | Posted 08.18.2012 | Sports

POZNAN, Poland -- There were no tears for Antonio Cassano this time, just joy. Seven months after a scary episode of stroke-like symptoms, Cassano sc...

Spain Advances At Euro 2012

AP | PAUL LOGOTHETIS | Posted 08.18.2012 | Sports

GDANSK, Poland — Unconvincing as it was, it was still enough for Spain. The defending champions advanced to the quarterfinals of the European C...

Ronaldo Leads Portugal To Quarterfinals

AP | BARRY HATTON | Posted 08.17.2012 | Sports

KHARKIV, Ukraine — Cristiano Ronaldo's smile and swagger were back, and so was his scoring touch. The Real Madrid forward finally found the for...

LIVE: France vs. Ukraine

AP | Posted 08.15.2012 | Sports

WARSAW, Poland -- Co-host Ukraine plays France in Donetsk, Ukraine, in their second Group D match at the European Championship. Here is a running a...

Torres Leads Spain Over Ireland In Euro 2012

AP | PAUL LOGOTHETIS | Posted 06.14.2012 | Sports

GDANSK, Poland -- Fernando Torres scored a goal in each half Thursday to give Spain a 4-0 win over Ireland and eliminate the Irish from the European C...

LIVE: Spain vs. Ireland

AP | JACK BEZANTS | Posted 08.14.2012 | Sports

WARSAW, Poland — Defending champion Spain beat Ireland 4-0 in Group C at the European Championship on Thursday. Earlier, Italy drew 1-1 with Cro...

Italy Held To Draw Against Croatia

AP | ANDREW DAMPF | Posted 08.14.2012 | Sports

POZNAN, Poland — Italy sat back and paid for it Thursday in a 1-1 draw with Croatia at the European Championship. Andrea Pirlo gave Italy the l...

LIVE: Italy vs. Croatia

AP | JACK BEZANTS | Posted 08.14.2012 | Sports

WARSAW, Poland -- Italy plays Croatia in Poznan, Poland in their second Group C match at the European Championship. Here is a running account of Th...

LIVE: Denmark vs. Portugal

AP | JACK BEZANTS | Posted 08.13.2012 | Sports

WARSAW, Poland -- Portugal plays Denmark in Lviv, Ukraine in their second Group B match at the European Championship. Here is a running account of ...

LIVE: Poland vs. Russia

AP | JACK BEZANTS | Posted 08.12.2012 | Sports

WARSAW, Poland — Poland and Russia drew 1-1 on Tuesday in Group A at the European Championship in Wroclaw. Here is a running account of Tuesday...

Czech Republic Tops Greece At Euro 2012

AP | DEREK GATOPOULOS | Posted 08.12.2012 | Sports

WROCLAW, Poland — Petr Jiracek and Vaclav Pilar scored in the first six minutes to give the Czech Republic a 2-1 win over Greece on Tuesday at t...