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The Greatest European Championships Teams

West Germany 1972 Back in the 1970s, West Germany were at the peak of their game. The national team, which comprised of a core of players plying their trade for Bayern Munich, went on to reach three successive major international finals: the 1974 World Cup triumph sandwiched between the 1972 and 1976 European Championships finals. Their team at the 1972 ...

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Top 5 Goals at Euro 2016 so far

The first round of the group games are over now. A total of 22 goals have been scored in the tournament so far. There haven’t been many matches with a goalfest, however, just 12 matches into the tournament, we already have some of the strong contenders for ‘Goal of the tournament’. Here’s our pick for the top five Euro 2016 ...

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The greatest football game ever played

In Spanish the game is known as Partido del Siglo; the Italians call it Partita del Secolo, while the Germans have termed it Jahrhundertspiel. It all means the same “Game of the Century.” It was the second semi-final of the 1970 World Cup, played at the historic Azteca Stadium in Mexico between Italy and West Germany and at the end ...

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Football’s Biggest Controversies – The Disgrace of Gijon

At the 1982 World Cup in Spain, Algeria became the first ever African nation to defeat a European team. They also became the first team from their continent to win two games at a single World Cup. However, all those heroics were not enough to see them make it to the second round of the tournament. Reason? The disgrace of ...

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Betting: Euro 2016 semi-finalists

France When you have Hugo Lloris in goal, centre-back options include Laurent Koscielny, Raphael Varane and Kurt Zouma, in midfield you can call upon the likes of Paul Pogba, Yohan Cabaye, Blaise Matuidi and up front Antoine Griezmann, Olivier Giroud and Kingsley Coman, then no wonder you are likely to be amongst the top favourites to finish amongst the top ...

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Betting: Euro 2016 Finalists

France The host nation is the pre-tournament favourites to win the Henri Delaunay trophy this summer. France are placed in a relatively easy group alongside Switzerland, Romania and Albania and are strong favourites to win all three group games on their way to the round of 16. A strong team under the management of a hard taskmaster in Didier Deschamps ...

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Euro 1996: Germany wins their third European Championship

England hosted their first European Championship in 1996, which was the tenth edition of the prestigious tournament and also the first with 16 teams in the final, increasing from eight in the previous tournaments. The qualified countries are in Blue. England, the Netherlands, Scotland and Switzerland made up Group A, and the hosts – who began their campaign with a ...

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UEFA Euro 2016 contenders – Germany

The reigning world champions sailed through their 2016 European Championship qualification campaign with minor hiccups along the way. They finished atop Group D ahead of Poland and Republic of Ireland – the other two qualifiers from the group. Germany have been placed in Group C in the tournament proper and have Ukraine, Northern Ireland and Poland to compete with for ...

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