Euro 2008

 
World Cup favourites tag weighs heavy on Spain
World Cup favourites tag weighs heavy on Spain
Spain head to the Soccer World Cup in South Africa as one of the favourites to lift the trophy on the back of their Euro 2008 success but that tag...
Spain cast aside under achievers millstone in style
Spain cast aside under achievers millstone in style
"Football was the winner" is one of the most over-worn cliches in the game but it happened to be true about Spain's victory in Euro 2008.
Spain end 44-year title drought
Spain end 44-year title drought
Spain ended their 44-year wait for a major international title with a 1-0 victory over Germany at the Euro 2008 final here on Sunday.
Spain revels in new spirit of unity
Spain revels in new spirit of unity
Toni Horcajada is a Catalan and proud of it. But his footballing allegiances are, at least at the moment, complicated. Tonight he will be supporting Spain. "I am a Barca [Barcelona] fan first," said the 47-year-old. "If there was a Catalan national side, I would support them. But I hate...
Spain ready to bypass German supremacy
Spain ready to bypass German supremacy
The battle for the Euro 2008 title is encapsulated by the midfield duel between Michael Ballack and Cesc Fabregas, where the German captain's power...
Football's ambitious youngsters and grizzled old men
Football's ambitious youngsters and grizzled old men
Of the eight coaches who led their teams to the quarterfinals of Euro 2008, the youngest is still in his 30s, while the oldest will be 70 next...
Classy Spain too good for Russia
Classy Spain too good for Russia
Spain, one of the pre-tournament favourites, ensured they made the Euro 2008 final with a 3-0 demolition of Russia on Thursday.
Nadal hopes for double Spanish glory
Nadal hopes for double Spanish glory
Rafael Nadal has been granted his wish for an early start at Wimbledon on Thursday so he can turn his attention from tennis to soccer and watch...
German defender knocks Turkey out of Euro 2008
German defender knocks Turkey out of Euro 2008
Defender Philipp Lahm's late strike put three-times European champions Germany in Sunday's Euro 2008 final and sealed a 3-2 win to knock out...
Hiddink says improved Russia will play Spain
Hiddink says improved Russia will play Spain
If Spain is expecting the same kind of generosity from Russia in the European Championship semifinals that it received in the teams' first...
Enjoy yourselves, coach tells Russia
Enjoy yourselves, coach tells Russia
Coach Guus Hiddink said Russia's success at Euro 2008 had surprisetd him, and he told his players to enjoy themselves in their semifinal against...
Absences threaten Turkey's Euro dreams
Absences threaten Turkey's Euro dreams
Turkey's bid to beat Germany and reach the final of Euro 2008 is in danger of being wrecked by injuries and suspensions.

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