The 2012 UEFA European Football Championship, commonly referred to as Euro 2012, is now 22 days old – we are at the finals and anything can happen! Spain or Italy………who knows? I have now written a daily blog article with the salient features of all the games. Please send us your thoughts and comments on the form below. – Filip v d Plas-
Historic opportunity looms for Spain – third title in a row ‘We want to write history’ says Spanish striker Cesc Fabregas and as they aim to take Spain in the European Championship final against Italy tomorrow evening at 2045 hrs local time in Kiev.
This would make a direct third win in a row at a major tournament for Spain – a feat unprecended by any other European team. This has made no other team. Nobody wants the game to go to penalties and Spain as well as Italy has good chances to win the game in regular time.
Euro 2012: Spain v Italy: a final to go down in history- The UK Guardian’s Richard Williams writing from Kiev Ukraine -http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/blog/2012/jun/29/euro-2012-spain-italy-history -Spain bid to complete a unique treble, Italy to restore their scandal-hit reputation. It is a climax this tournament deserves
Rafael Benitez writes “Age before beauty as Italy’s wise guys try to stifle Spanish flair” in the UK Independent – Cesare Prandelli’s players have not failed to live up to the way we were talking about them. – http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/news-and-comment/rafael-benitez-age-before-beauty-as-italys-wise-guys-try-to-stifle-spanish-flair-7899959.html
‘The momentum is with Italy, Spanish era may end as it began’- John Doyle writing in the Canadian Globe and Mail -http://www.theglobeandmail.com/sports/soccer/the-momentum-is-with-italy-spanish-era-may-end-as-it-began/article4380888/
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Will they be able to beat the classy Spaniards this Sunday? I have stopped predicating – they have all gone faltered badly – very badly indeed. However we can be assured of some great football – what a great tournament it has been!
Read Kicker.de about the the up-coming match – Italy/Germany -http://www.kicker.de/news/fussball/em/startseite/570997/artikel_montolivo_wir-haben-keine-angst.html
and tonights match -” Deutschland scheidet gegen Angstgegner aus – Balotelli ist Italiens Matchwinner” http://www.kicker.de/news/fussball/em/startseite/europameisterschaft/2012/5/1122685/spielbericht_deutschland_italien-924.html
From’ Kicker.de’ – “The dream: Joachim Loew has gambled himself away Somehow it was already done. The gala-final against defending champion Spain at EURO seemed so close and the chance to defeat the no longer so overwhelming ostentatious world and European champion, and after 16 long years to win a title as big as never before. But then came the Italians. Germany coach Joachim Loew and his followers turned a very strong and clever play on these opponents – and gambled in the process. ….” http://www.kicker.de/news/fussball/em/startseite/571191/artikel_aus-der-traum_bundestrainer-joachim-loew-hat-sich-verzockt.html
Germany was - Neuer, Boateng ,Hummels , Badstuber , Lahm, Schweinsteiger , Khedira, Kroos , Özil , Lukas Podolski, and Mario Gomez
Italian starting team was - Buffon ,Balzaretti , Barzagli , Bonucci , Chiellini,Pirlo , de Rossi, Marchicio , Montolivo, and yes up front Mister Mario Balotelli
What did you think of the Refereeing at the EURO 2012? Please let us know and vote for or against what you thought about the REF – http://www.ota-berlin.de/blog/06/19/euro-2012-best-and-worst-wurst-referees-at-euro-2012-poll-by-contributor-ota-berlin-constituency-blog-contributor-mr-filip-van-der-plas/
Best place I have found to watch EURO 2012 in Berlin is at the PRATER beer garten on http://www.pratergarten.de/d/ on Kastanienallee 7 – 9 in Prenzlauer Berg. Very close to the OTA-Berlin Serviced Apartments buildings at Metzer Strasse and Schoenhauser Allee.
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EURO 2012 – Daily Report – DAY 22 – Final tomorrow between SPAIN & ITALY – introducing www.brazil-world-cup2014.com/ – by contributor OTA-Berlin Constituency Blog contributor Mr Filip van der Plas from OTA Berlin is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Germany License. If you use this article or parts of it, please refer to http://www.ota-berlin.de.
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