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HindustanTimes Sun,31 Aug 2014

Danish treat: Oranje left red-faced

Denmark dealt the first big blow of Euro 2012 by stunning title-aspirants Netherlands 1-0, leaving the hopes of the 1988 champions hanging by a thread in the tough Group B on Saturday. Masking the pain

Game over: Super Mario strike seals the game

Mario Gomez thumped in a superb 72nd-minute header to give Germany a 1-0 victory over Portugal after they had been frustrated for long periods of a cagey Euro 2012 Group B match on Saturday.

Ronaldo fails to shine in loss at Euro 2012

After the final whistle, Cristiano Ronaldo strode abruptly off the field, pulling off his captain's armband and brushing aside his coach.

Denmark, Germany earn 1-0 wins at Euro 2012

Denmark provided the upset and Germany was typically reliable as both earned 1-0 wins Saturday at the European Championship.

Euro 2012: UEFA to probe Russian fans behaviour

The Russian Football Union will face disciplinary proceedings by European soccer body UEFA following crowd disturbances and the use of pyrotechnics during and after Russia's 4-1 win over the Czech Republic at Euro 2012.

Iranian women banned from Euro 2012 TV events, says police

Women in Iran are being banned from watching live public screenings of Euro 2012 football games because of an "inappropriate" environment where men could become rowdy, a deputy police commander said today.

Strikerless Spain held to 1-1 draw by Italy

Defending champions Spain were held 1-1 by an increasingly adventurous Italy in an electrifying Group C game, easily the most exciting game of Euro 2012 on Sunday. Standings |

Teammates need to help Ronaldo: Figo

Luis Figo, one of Portugal's greatest players, believes Cristiano Ronaldo's teammates will have to do more to help the world's most expensive player sparkle at Euro 2012 after a disappointing defeat to Germany.

Beautiful game enters home of masochism

The whip cracks, the waitress shouts and the client laughs as he winces. Welcome to the Masoch Cafe in Euro 2012 host city Lviv, which also happens to be a little-known place of pilgrimage for lovers of pain.

Bleus obstacle for England

France have a long unbeaten record to protect as they seek to confirm their renaissance under coach Laurent Blanc by winning Group D to sweep into the quarter-finals at Euro 2012. Match box

Russia FA faces disciplinary proceedings

UEFA has opened disciplinary proceedings against the Russian FA (RFS) after fans threw fireworks and displayed illicit banners during Russia's opening Euro 2012 match against the Czech Republic in Wroclaw on Friday.

Co-hosts Ukraine kickoff with Swedish gambit

Ukraine's stuttering preparations for staging Euro 2012 have provided UEFA with continual headaches and things have not gone much better on the pitch for the tournament co-hosts.

Ireland wrecked by Bilic’s boys

Croatia dealt a major blow to Ireland’s hopes of reaching the Euro quarters beating them 3-1 in their Group C opener here on Sunday, with Mario Mandzukic scoring a double.

France and England draw 1-1 at Euro 2012

France rallied to extend their unbeaten streak after they had to settle for a lively 1-1 draw against England in their opening Euro Group D encounter on Monday. Match stats

Desperate Czechs hope to avoid Greek tragedy

Greece hope that a repetition of the fighting spirit that saw them come from behind to draw 1-1 with Euro 2012 co-hosts Poland in the opening match will be enough to beat the Czech Republic tomorrow.

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