Monday, 4 June 2012

Euro 2012 Groups

Group A                                Group B
Poland                                    Holland
Greece                                    Denmark
Russia                                    Germany
Czech Republic                      Portugal

Group C                                Group D
Spain                                      Ukraine
Italy                                        France
Ireland                                    England
Croatia                                   Sweeden

Friday, 1 June 2012

All 23 of Hodgson's England players train at Wembley

Roy Hodgson finally had some much-needed good news on Friday morning when all 23 members of his reshaped England squad for Euro 2012 were able to begin training at Wembley.

Hodgson has lost Frank Lampard and Gareth Barry from his plans for Poland and Ukraine this week, while there are serious doubts over the form of another central midfielder, Scott Parker.
However, ahead of Saturday's final friendly with Belgium, two other doubts, Glen Johnson (toe) and Danny Welbeck (ankle), were at least able to start training, although Hodgson had previously expressed doubts either man would be fit for his first game at Wembley.

There was a minor scare, when Arsenal's Theo Walcott stopped during the session to have some strapping applied to both feet.
He was eventually able to continue though and will come into contention for the Belgium game.

Thursday, 31 May 2012

Clichy form pleases Blanc

The full-back enjoyed a productive debut season at Manchester City in 2011/12, as he got his hands on the Premier League title.He made 35 starts for the Blues in all competitions, with a regular run in a successful side bringing out the best in him.
France are hoping that they will benefit from his form and confidence this summer, as they go in search of European Championship glory.
Clichy will be competing with Manchester United's Patrice Evra for a starting berth, but Blanc's comments will offer him hope in his efforts to edge out his Premier League rival.
"Gael Clichy has shown amazing form," said Blanc.
"He has played very well and, having won the Premier League with Manchester City, he is in a very positive frame of mind."

Today international

USA vs BRAZIL  1 -- 4

Scores USA Gomes

Scores BRAZIL Pato Neymar Marcelo Silva

Blanc stands by Gourcuff axe

Laurent Blanc denies he has taken a gamble by omitting Lyon midfielder Yoann Gourcuff from France's squad for Euro 2012.

Les Bleus' head coach drafted his former Bordeaux protege into his provisional 26-man squad but left him out along with Montpellier defender Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa when he selected his final party of 23. Marseille forward Loic Remy had already been ruled out by injury.
The decision on Gourcuff was a particular surprise to observers craving his creativity but Blanc blamed the injury problems which restricted the 25-year-old to only 13 Ligue 1 appearances, and 10 starts, in the season just finished.
The coach declined to say whether a good performance in the friendly against Iceland, which France won 3-2 with two of their goals coming after Gourcuff's 75th-minute withdrawal, would have changed things.

Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Friendly Internationals 30-5-12

Spain 4 - 1   Torres, Cazorla, Negredo, Alonso (pen) -- Kim

Sweden 3 -2 Iceland 

Switzerland 0 - 1 Romania

Holland 2 - 0 Slovakia

Thats a good Result For Spain and Holland,
Thats Iceland Second defeat in two games with a second 3-2 loss

Tuesday, 29 May 2012

France 23-man squad: Euro 2012

France 23-man squad:
Carrasso (Bordeaux), Lloris (Lyon), Mandanda (Marseille); Clichy (Man City), Debuchy (Lille), Evra (Man Utd), Koscielny (Arsenal), Mexes (AC Milan), Rami (Valencia), Reveillere (Lyon); Cabaye (Newcastle), Diarra (Marseille), Malouda (Chelsea), Martin (Sochaux), Matuidi (Paris St Germain), M'vila (Rennes), Nasri (Man City); Ben Arfa (Newcastle), Benzema (Real Madrid), Giroud (Montpellier), Menez (Paris St Germain), Ribery (Bayern Munich), Valbuena (Marseille).

Good Squad of Players there, They will Have a good Euro's