Monthly Archives: June 2008

Robinho Linked With Chelsea Move

Chelsea are set to step up their bid for Real Madrid winger Robinho, according to the player’s agent. Robinho has long been linked with a move to Stamford Bridge, and following the appointment of fellow Brazilian Luiz Felipe Scolari as the Blues manager, a move away from the Bernabeu now seems more likely. Scolari only…

Spain Claims European Crown

Fernando Torres struck the only goal of the game as Spain ended their 44-year wait for a major international trophy by beating Germany in the Euro 2008 final in Vienna. The Liverpool striker netted the clincher in the 33rd minute, doing superbly to pick up a Xavi through-ball, skip past the challenge of Philipp Lahm…

Lahm Fires Germany Into Final

Philipp Lahm fired a last minute winner to give Germany a 3-2 victory over Turkey in a thrilling Euro 2008 semi-final in Basel. The match looked set for extra-time at 2-2 before the Bayern Munich wingback fired home to give Germany a shot at a fourth European Championship title. Germany coach Joachim Low named an…

Spain vs Russia Preview

Arsenal midfielder Cesc Fabregas expects a far sterner test from Russia when they meet in the Euro 2008 semi-finals on Thursday in Vienna. Arsenal midfielder Cesc Fabregas expects a far sterner test from Russia when they meet in the Euro 2008 semi-finals on Thursday in Vienna. Spain humbled Russia in the group stages 4-1, but…

Arshavin Eager For Barcelona Move

Russian ace Andrei Arshavin has revealed he is determined to join Spanish giants Real Madrid. The Zenit St Petersburg playmaker’s future has been the subject of speculation following his sensational performances at this year’s European championship. He has been linked with a move to Arsenal, but said: “I have supported Barcelona all my life. “Barcelona…

Germany – Turkey Preview

Germany midfielder Torsten Frings may make an inspirational return in the Euro 2008 semi-finals against an injury-riddled Turkey side in Basel despite cracking rib. “It speaks for him that he wants to play. I just returned from training and he did everything there,” said assistant coach Hansi Flick. Captain Michael Ballack confirmed: “Torsten is fit…

Advokaat Realistic About Arshavin

Zenit st Petersburg manager Dick Advokaat says any club in Europe would be lucky to have star Russia striker Andrei Arshavin on their books. Arshavin has attracted a lot of attention at Euro 2008, with some excellent displays of footwork and strike play, and Advokaat admits he would be hard pressed to keep the 27-year-old…

Aragones Thrilled With Spain

Spain boss Luis Aragones is thrilled with his side’s performance at Euro 2008 thus far, especially after they sent world champions Italy packing in the quarter finals on Sunday. Spain boss Luis Aragones is thrilled with his side’s performance at Euro 2008 thus far, especially after they sent world champions Italy packing in the quarter…

Russia Break Dutch Hearts

The Netherlands were left ruing missed chances as surprise package Russia booked their place in the Euro 2008 semi-finals with a well-deserved 3-1 win at St Jakob Park on Saturday. The Netherlands were left ruing missed chances as surprise package Russia booked their place in the Euro 2008 semi-finals with a well-deserved 3-1 win at…

Early Exit leaves Portugal with much to ponder

(Soccer365.com’s Martin North) Four summers ago, Jose Mourinho traded his Portuguese employers for greater challenges at Stamford Bridge. Fresh from Champions League success and brimming with confidence, he immediately set about his task of quenching Roman Abramovich’s insatiable thirst for silverware. Now, Luiz Felipe Scolari will embark on the same journey, but under entirely different…

Germany Rock Portugal In Thriller

Bastian Schweinsteiger set-up two goals and scored another as three time European Championship winners Germany shocked Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal 3-2 in a pulsating Euro 2008 quarter-final in Basel. Bastian Schweinsteiger set-up two goals and scored another as three time European Championship winners Germany shocked Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal 3-2 in a pulsating Euro 2008 quarter-final in…

Thierry Henry Can't Quit France

France striker Thierry Henry has admitted he considered giving up international football after France’s Euro 2008 exit, but has since changed his mind on the matter. The Barcelona frontman could not help his side avoid a first round exit after being considered one of the favourites for the title, and was the only person to…