Below is the twelvth installment of a Euro 2016 column titled “FootĂ© in France” by O-Posts mainstay and top football writer, Adam Gray. â€śMerci pour tout, Michelâ€ť, read the big screen inside the Stade de France at the end of Sunday eveningâ€™s Euro 2016 final. Platini wasnâ€™t there to see it of course, having been
If Portugal were considered massive underdogs heading into the final against France, then the premature loss of captain Cristiano Ronaldo reduced them to mere poodles. Dimitri Payetâ€™s stray leg inadvertently caught Ronaldoâ€™s left knee in the seventh minute, injuring him in the process. The Portuguese skipper tried shaking it off but was forced off midway
The article below is the eighth installment of a column related to everything Euro 2016 titled “Euro Vision” by respected South African sports journalist and ANN7 Prime Sports Anchor, Peter Stemmet. All hail the champions! Â Portugal, at long last, are the champions of Europe. Â They might have been fancied in and around the Eusebio
Below is the eighth installment of a UEFA Euro 2016 column titled “The Russian Review”Â by Russian football expert and sports journalist, Shaun Nicolaides. Thirty-one days, fifty matches, one winner. After an unbelievable victory against hosts France in the showpiece final, Portugal have been crowed champions of UEFA Euro 2016, and itâ€™s a tournament which will
Ronaldo and Nani both shine and reach new heights, As together for Portugal -they had Wales in their sights. Ronaldo Bales out Portugal - with a towering thumping header, Making lowly Wales all feel at the end of their tether. Ronaldo, the flying footballer - jumped seven feet, Insisting he and Portugal would never accept
Below is the eleventh installment of a Euro 2016 column titled “FootĂ© in France” by O-Posts mainstay and top football writer, Adam Gray. After helping France see off Germany to book a place in the final of their home European Championship, Antoine Griezmann was quick to brush off the comparisons to Michel Platini that oddly
Below is the tenth installment of a Euro 2016 column titled “FootĂ© in France” by O-Posts mainstay and top football writer, Adam Gray. Wales made history on Wednesday night, competing in their first ever major tournament semi-final, against Portugal who were competing at this stage of a European Championship for the fourth time in the
The article below is the seventh installment of a column related to everything Euro 2016 titled “Euro Vision” by respected South African sports journalist and ANN7 Prime Sports Anchor, Peter Stemmet. Time for the final four. Â The 2016 European Championships are now at the semi-final stage and whether you are four-time world champions Germany
Once again the Wales do proud, and the nation all sing their praises. This little country goes marching on - to the semi-final stages. They ‘over-cameâ€™ the mighty Belgium, by scoring three super goals. Now bring on La-France - believe me, anything goes! The people of the Welsh valleys, are all singing, oh, so loud.
In football, a golden generation is supposed to reach the peaks of the beautiful game: to win trophies and dominate the world over and this is exactly what this outgoing Spain team did. Under the stewardship of Vicente del Bosque, La Furia Roja won the 2008 and 2012 European Championship, but neither could compare to
Below is the ninth installment of a Euro 2016 column titled “FootĂ© in France” by O-Posts mainstay and top football writer, Adam Gray. It is Antonio Conteâ€™s Italy, with their Juventus built back four, who possess the solid defensive platform on which a potential Euro 2016 triumph will be built, but Germany head into Saturdayâ€™s
Maybe England are just not good enough! A contentious topic, but one that cannot go unnoticed given Englandâ€™s perennial disappointment at major tournaments. The Three Lions were once again eliminated from the European Championship, but this time round by Iceland - a small country with a big heart. This is not the first time England
Dare I freuddwyd!! That means dare to dream in Welsh and thatâ€™s exactly what every Welshman will be doing, as they go head-to head with Belgium in the quarter-finals. So the Dragons have apparently overachieved and are quarterfinalist in the UEFA Euro 2016 tournament. Itâ€™s been more than a half century since Wales have been
The article below is the sixth installment of a column related to everything Euro 2016 titled “Euro Vision” by respected South African sports journalist and ANN7 Prime Sports Anchor, Peter Stemmet. Euro 2016 came to life in the most spectacular fashion during the Last 16 matches. Â As expected, the host nation France progressed but
Letâ€™s hear it for the Iceland team - they played with flair and skill. But the mighty “skills” of England - I had to pop a pill! The millionaires of the England squad, couldnâ€™t match Iceland, They should have called on Accrington Stanley Iâ€™m sure theyâ€™d lend a hand! The mighty egos of the England
England were unequivocally knocked out of the European Championship by Iceland, one of the biggest underdogs in the tournament. The fans were left distraught as this was yet another underwhelming performance in a major tournament, which was in stark contrast of their qualifying round in which they impressively won all 10 of their qualifying matches.
The third installment of a Euro 2016 column titled “The Europhile” by O-Posts football writer, James Clark. England have crashed out of the Euro 2016 finals against Iceland (of all countries) after a dismal display which invoked manager Roy Hogdson to tender his resignation in the post match press conference. England played an team who
Below is the ninth installment of a Euro 2016 column titled “FootĂ© in France” by O-Posts mainstay and top football writer, Adam Gray. The final whistle sounded in Nice and that was it. Roy Hodgsonâ€™s four years in charge of England had come to an end leaving a legacy of, well, very little. Hodgson had
The European Championship is a tournament that showcases the best in European football, most of whom are among the best in the world. It is also in such tournaments that future stars are made, young players whose names will be on fans lips for the next couple of years. Here are some of them.
The penalty shoot out is now becoming the norm. And should you score the winner - you will really cause a storm. From extra time - to penalties, the game must conclude. As we welcome the dreaded penalties - everyoneâ€™s in a mood! After ninety minutes of running all over the slippery pitch. Sometimes on