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England's Lampard out of Euro 2012 due to injury

The Football Association says England midfielder Frank Lampard is out of the European Championship because of a thigh injury. Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson has replaced him.

Euro 2012: Ronaldo key for Portugal

Portugal had difficulties qualifying for Euro 2012, but will nevertheless start the forthcoming tournament in Ukraine and Poland with high expectations, thanks to Real Madrid's ace Cristiano Ronaldo.

Hodgson's woes mount as Cahill ruled out of Euro

England defender Gary Cahill has been ruled out of Euro 2012 with a double fracture of the jaw, the Football Association (FA) announced on Sunday.

Germans arrive at Euro 2012 in confident mood

Germany arrived in Gdansk for Euro 2012 on Monday with key midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger having received a clean bill of health and coach Joachim Loew in a confident mood.

Czechs and Russia have points to prove

The Czech Republic will draw on memories of impressive runs at past tournaments while Russia are looking to show their semi-final appearance in 2008 was no fluke when they clash in their Euro 2012 Group A opener in Wroclaw tomorrow.

Rooney insists England can challenge at Euros

Wayne Rooney insists England can mount a serious challenge at the European Championship despite the mood of pessimism surrounding Roy Hodgson's injury-hit squad.

Beware hooligans: Testicle-biting dogs at Euro 2012

From testicle-biting police dogs to sonic cannons capable of inducing involuntary urination, Polish anti-hooligan squads have an array of weapons ready for potential trouble-makers at Euro 2012.

Eurovision - Your guide to Euro 2012

Your guide to the greatest football spectacle, the Euro 2012.

Euro 2012: Fans trickle in from crisis-hit Greece

There's no sea of blue-and-white to greet Greece this time around.

The dance of death

The most difficult group gets underway with two marquee clashes. Match box & quote shoot | Open season or hunting gamble?

First day, flat show: Stalemate for hosts

Greece fought back to draw 1-1 with co-hosts Poland in the opening match of Euro 2012 on Friday but also missed a penalty as both teams ended an action-packed Group A clash with 10 men. Result

Lewandowski shines, but Poles have work cut out

Poland striker Robert Lewandowski has set out his stall as a player to watch at Euro 2012, but his goal against Greece in the tournament opener can't hide the fact that by drawing 1-1, the co-hosts now have their work cut out to progress.

Czech it out: Dzagoev, from Russia with love

A vibrant Russia took command of Group A on the opening day of the European Championships with a 4-1 win over the Czech Republic here on Friday.

Ireland look to take leaf out of Chelsea’s book

Anyone who found the manner of Chelsea's Champions League triumph hard to digest is advised to look elsewhere when rank outsiders Ireland face Croatia in their Euro 2012 opener on Sunday.

Croatia have learned from Turkish trauma: Kranjcar

Croatia midfielder Niko Kranjcar believes they have learned from the bitter experience of their quarter-final defeat by Turkey four years ago and are ready to make a real push in Euro 2012.
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