euro 2012 - updates

Rappler's latest stories on euro 2012


Spain's Xavi retires with place in football history secure

Aug 06, 2014 - 4:07 PM

Xavi Hernandez who announced his retirement from football this week is credited with helping Spain turn its football program around to win the 2010 World Cup

RETIRED. Xavi Hernandez walks away from the sport after winning the 2010 World Cup and two European Championships with Spain. Photo by Toni Albir/EPA

Messi favorite to win record fourth Ballon d'Or

Nov 29, 2012 - 9:42 AM

Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi appears the overwhelming favorite for the honor and should he be crowned he would become the first player to win the award four times

MESSI OVERTAKES PELE. Barcelona's Argentinian forward Lionel Messi scores during the Spanish league football match Mallorca vs FC Barcelona at the Iberostar stadium, causing him to break Pele's record tally. AFP.

Blog: Spain football win, a welcome distraction from crisis

Jul 02, 2012 - 9:50 PM

Spain s Euro 2012 is a moral boost to the country immerse in a severe economic crisis

The best and the worst of Euro 2012

Jul 02, 2012 - 12:02 PM

This years s European Championship has turned up the usual crop of the sublime the extraordinary the disappointing and the plain curious

Euro 2012: Spain crushes Italy 4-0, makes history

Jul 02, 2012 - 5:22 AM

Spain defends title after Euro 2012 victory makes history by being the first team to ever take home three consecutive international titles

Fan's take on Euro 2012 finals: A sure-fire showdown

Jul 01, 2012 - 12:45 PM

A football fan recaps the journey of Spain and Italy to the Euro 2012 finals and talks about what makes football an extraordinary sport

Euro 2012 finals preview: Spain vs Italy

Jun 30, 2012 - 8:17 PM

As the Euro 2012 comes to a close Spain Italy and the rest of the world prepare for a sure to be exciting final that will pit the Azzuri with the defending champions for the coveted title

Euro 2012: Italy marches on to the finals, defeats Germany

Jun 29, 2012 - 7:36 AM

Striker Mario Balotelli struck twice to seal Italy s 2 1 semi final win over Germany

Euro 2012: Germany isn't practicing penalty kicks

Jun 28, 2012 - 11:42 PM

As Germany preps for their crucial game against Italy goalkeeping coach Andrea Kopke reveals they will not be practicing much for penalties

Euro 2012: Fabregas sends Spain into finals

Jun 28, 2012 - 7:18 AM

Spain reaches the finals of Euro 2012 for a chance to defend their title

VIVA ESPAÑA! Spain defeats Portugal 4-2 on penalties to advance to the Euro 2012 finals for a chance to defend their title. Agence France-Presse.

Euro 2012 semifinals preview

Jun 27, 2012 - 9:36 AM

Who will make it to the Euro 2012 final?

Wrap-up: Euro 2012 quarterfinals

Jun 26, 2012 - 11:59 AM

This year Portugal Germany Spain and Italy are the top national teams in Europe

Football: From Euros, to dollars, to Asian match-fixing

Jun 24, 2012 - 2:13 PM

Fueled by a online gambling football match fixing has now been uncovered in many countries

Play it like Merkel, German press tells Euro 2012 team

Jun 22, 2012 - 6:13 PM

German newspapers mix politics and football

Kick-off: Euro 2012 quarterfinals preview

Jun 21, 2012 - 9:07 AM

As Euro 2012 enters the quarterfinals 8 teams are left standing

Germany scores against Holland. Photo by AFP

Spain, the enemy to beat at Euro 2012

Jun 08, 2012 - 6:47 PM

Will anyone be able to beat Spain?

Spain celebrates Euro 2008 victory. RFEF website

Ukraine's sex industry bets on Euro 2012

May 30, 2012 - 2:25 PM

Kiev s prostitutes are preparing actively for Euro 2012 one Ukrainian sex site said