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Blanc parts company with France after disappointing Euro 2012 exitupdated: Sat Jun 30 2012 13:36:00

Laurent Blanc stood down as coach of the French national team Saturday in the wake of their quarterfinal exit at Euro 2012.

SI.com: Grant Wahl: Spain has chance to make history in Euro 2012 title matchupdated: Sat Jun 30 2012 12:45:00

KIEV, Ukraine -- What's at stake when Spain meets Italy in the Euro 2012 final here on Sunday? For the Spanish, the final (ESPN/3/Deportes, 2:45 p.m. ET) provides the chance to take their place in soccer lore as one of the greatest national teams in the history of the sport. No country has ever held two European Championships and the World Cup trophy at the same time. And for all the talk of Spain winning without playing at its best, you just can't argue with three major titles in a row.

Balotelli double sends Italy through to Euro 2012 finalupdated: Fri Jun 29 2012 05:01:00

Mario Balotelli's first-half double saw Italy through to the final of Euro 2012 as they stunned Germany in Warsaw.

Euro 2012 'can ease Italy's problems'updated: Wed Jun 27 2012 09:42:00

Milan striker Alexandre Pato tells CNN that success at Euro 2012 can lift Italian soccer after its match-fixing scandals.

Pato: Euro 2012 success can ease Italian 'suffering'updated: Wed Jun 27 2012 09:42:00

Italy's soccer players can heal the "suffering" caused by the country's match-fixing scandal by winning Euro 2012, says AC Milan star Alexandre Pato.

Germany fined after soccer fans wear neo-Nazi symbolsupdated: Tue Jun 26 2012 12:56:00

European football's governing body fined Germany's national soccer body ?25,000 ($31,000) Tuesday over what witnesses say was the display of neo-Nazi symbols by German fans at a Euro 2012 match.

Ronaldo: Winning title career high pointupdated: Tue Jun 26 2012 08:04:00

Real Madrid's star player sits down for a 1 on 1 chat with CNN World Sport's Pedro Pinto.

Alonso doubles up in Spain to reclaim world championship leadupdated: Mon Jun 25 2012 09:51:00

Ferrari's Fernando Alonso became the first two-time winner of the unpredictable 2012 Formula One season as he triumphed in front of his home fans in Valencia to claim the European Grand Prix Sunday.

SI.com: Grant Wahl: Alonso weighs in on Spain, France and moreupdated: Sat Jun 23 2012 11:15:00

GDANSK, Poland -- If there's an equivalent to Tom Brady or Derek Jeter at Euro 2012, it has to be Spain's Xabi Alonso. Think about it. The guy wins trophies, whether he's with Spain or Real Madrid. He exudes class without appearing to try too hard, and he seems ready-made for a GQ cover shoot. More than any other player here, Alonso would look perfectly comfortable spraying passes from the central midfield in an Armani tuxedo.

Ronaldo sends Portugal into Euro 2012 semisupdated: Fri Jun 22 2012 04:55:00

Cristiano Ronaldo's late header sealed a deserved win for Portugal in the Euro 2012 quarterfinal clash against Czech Republic.

Samaras on Greece's Euro 2012 dreamupdated: Thu Jun 21 2012 12:41:00

CNN's Pedro Pinto sits down with Georgios Samaras for a one on one talk about Greece's Euro 2012 dreams.

Greece's Samaras insists politics and football don't mixupdated: Thu Jun 21 2012 12:41:00

Greece striker Giorgios Samaras says the team's players are blocking out the political overtones of Friday's Euro 2012 quarterfinal against Germany.

SI.com: Georgina Turner: Euro 2012 Day 12 Wrapupdated: Wed Jun 20 2012 07:26:00

"With extra officials you're aware of more things: the fear of getting caught is there. There's no more shirt-pulling, players know that the referee is there." At this point in his interview with Sky Sports, Michel Platini was doing reasonably well. We haven't seen the kind of holdups at set pieces, caused by pushing and shoving, to which we've become accustomed in club matches. Then, warming to the tune he was parping on UEFA's trumpet, Platini added an extra long note of satisfaction. "With five, officials see everything." If he hadn't already been reassessing his feelings on the matter, today's play might have forced him to.

Russia, Poland exit Euro 2012 after dramatic Group A finaleupdated: Sat Jun 16 2012 16:55:00

The highly-fancied Russia team and co-hosts Poland crashed out of Euro 2012 on Saturday as the Czech Republic and Greece became the first nations to secure quarterfinal berths.

Euro 2012 previewupdated: Sat Jun 16 2012 12:20:00

As national teams arrive in Poland and Ukraine, will the tournament be a football success or overshadowed by racism?

France reign in Ukraine rainupdated: Sat Jun 16 2012 12:20:00

Euro 2012 hosts Ukraine were brought back down to earth after their opening match heroics as France clinched a 2-0 victory in stormy Donetsk.

UEFA probes alleged racism by Croatia fans at Euro 2012updated: Sat Jun 16 2012 10:43:00

European football's governing body opened disciplinary proceedings Saturday against Croatia over what it said was racist behavior by its supporters during a Euro 2012 match against Italy.

Patrick Berger backs Czechs to progressupdated: Sat Jun 16 2012 10:43:00

Former Czech Republic international, Patrick Berger was impressed with his side's display against Greece at Euro 2012.

SI.com: Georgina Turner: Euro 2012 Day 8: Changes pay off for England, France in Group Dupdated: Fri Jun 15 2012 19:40:00

Things done changed, as Notorious B.I.G put it. Back in the day (Monday), France and England tied 1-1 in what probably stands as the tournament's least entertaining game, while Ukraine was carried to the top of Group D by a sumptuous double from Andriy Shevchenko, beating Sweden. "We can't play like that against a very good team," said French coach Laurent Blanc afterwards. "I'm glad to get this game out of the way," said the English manager Roy Hodgson. "No one is happy and we grieve together," said the Swedish boss Erik Hamren. The only thing to stay the same in Group A on Friday was defeat for his side.

Bendtner's underwear gets UEFA's knickers in a twistupdated: Fri Jun 15 2012 13:32:00

UEFA has had a busy time of it during Euro 2012 handing out fines and sanctions to various federations for undesirable behavior.

Eye-witness describes Warsaw violenceupdated: Thu Jun 14 2012 17:08:00

Sports journalist Michal Pol talks to CNN's Pedro Pinto about clashes between Polish and Russian supporters at Euro 2012.

Torres inspires Spain to Ireland routupdated: Thu Jun 14 2012 17:08:00

Fernando Torres rediscovered his scoring touch as Spain soared to the top of Euro 2012 Group C and knocked the Republic of Ireland out of the tournament.

SI.com: Grant Wahl: Ukraine's Andriy Shevchenko considers joining MLS after Euro 2012updated: Thu Jun 14 2012 11:33:00

GDANSK, Poland -- The player who has produced the best moment of Euro 2012 is married to an American model, named his firstborn son after Michael Jordan and is an avid golfing member of the Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md., just outside the nation's capital.

SI.com: Raphael Honigstein: Three thoughts: Portugal's victory showcases great aerial play at Euroupdated: Wed Jun 13 2012 20:12:00

Three thoughts after Portugal's 3-2 victory over Denmark in Lviv, Ukraine.

Police in Poland detain 184 after violence during Euro 2012 soccer tournamentupdated: Wed Jun 13 2012 09:51:00

Police in Poland have detained 184 people after tensions spiraled into violence as soccer fans gathered for a Euro 2012 game in Warsaw, police said Wednesday.

Sachs: Euro banks the imminent problemupdated: Wed Jun 13 2012 05:10:00

CNN's Richard Quest talks to Jeffrey Sachs, director of Earth Institute, about the European banks.

Euro 2012 to euro crisis: 'Beautiful game' mimicks eurozoneupdated: Wed Jun 13 2012 05:10:00

Euro 2012 is beginning to resemble the eurozone -- a case of sport imitating economics.

SI.com: Jonathan Wilson: Euro 2012 Day 5: Poland and Russia clash; Czech Rep. restores hopeupdated: Tue Jun 12 2012 17:52:00

It was a day of howling sirens, blood-spattered pavement and the menacing thump of baton on riot shield as the warnings of violence before Poland's game with Russia proved to be distressingly accurate. As 5,000 Russians marched through Warsaw to celebrate their country's national day, they clashed with Polish hooligans. Police water cannons, tear gas, auditory grenades and 56 arrests were required to restore order.

Soccer Live: Day Fiveupdated: Tue Jun 12 2012 17:23:00

CNN's live-blogging coverage of the Euro 2012 Group A matches between Greece and Czech Republic and co-hosts Poland and Russia.

SI.com: Georgina Turner: Euro 2012 Day 4: Andriy Shevchenko turns in Ukrainian effort for the agesupdated: Tue Jun 12 2012 12:23:00

The 82nd minute: Andriy Shevchenko raised his eyes to the stands for a moment, and then shook hands with each person on the Ukraine bench in turn before taking his seat. The crowd was still on its feet applauding. In a final warm-up match that Ukraine lost 2-0 to Turkey last week, Shevchenko played just 45 minutes and missed two good scoring chances, prompting mention of the dreaded R-word: retirement. It's a decision that he considered back in 2009 once Ukraine's World Cup qualification hopes were quashed, but one that he delayed with the knowledge that his country would be co-hosting Euro 2012. Today his brace gave Ukraine a win over Sweden in its first-ever European Championship fixture.

Soccer Live: Ukraine v Swedenupdated: Mon Jun 11 2012 14:34:00

CNN's live text reporting on the Euro 2012 match between England and France, followed by Ukraine against Sweden in Monday's other Group D game.

SI.com: Grant Wahl: From Houston to Gdansk, my running diary of Euro 2012's first weekendupdated: Sun Jun 10 2012 17:34:00

GDANSK, Poland -- It was the game of the tournament so far in Euro 2012, a thrillingly open back-and-forth between the champions of World Cup 2010 (Spain) and World Cup 2006 (Italy). And when the smoke finally cleared, both sides came away with a point in a 1-1 tie that featured fascinating tactics (Spain's six starting midfielders; Italy's three-man back line), aggravating misses (Fernando Torres' miscues; Mario Balotelli's Leon Lett impression) and first-rate goalkeeping by two of the world's best, Iker Casillas and Gigi Buffon.

Denmark stun Dutch as Germany beat Portugalupdated: Sat Jun 09 2012 17:21:00

Denmark produced the first major surprise of Euro 2012 as Morten Olsen's side secured a 1-0 win over the Netherlands in Kharkiv.

SI.com: Euro 2012 Live Blog: Germany-Portugal (Saturday, 2:30 p.m. ET)updated: Sat Jun 09 2012 16:22:00

Euro 2012 is underway. Follow the entire tournament with Georgina Turner and Ben Lyttleton, who will provide minute-by-minute commentary and analysis of every match. The second day of action continues with Germany-Portugal from Lviv, Ukraine. Our live blog kicks off at 2:30 p.m. ET.

Olisadebe: 'Racism in football is barbaric'updated: Fri Jun 08 2012 15:15:00

A former star of the Polish national team has urged UEFA to confront the problem of racism that is threatening to overshadow Euro 2012.

Racism reported at Euro 2012updated: Fri Jun 08 2012 03:39:00

CNN's Pedro Pinto reports on accusations of racism at the upcoming Euro 2012 tournament in Poland and the Ukraine.

Dutch Euro 2012 squad face 'monkey chants' in Polandupdated: Fri Jun 08 2012 03:39:00

The captain of the Dutch national team says his players were subjected to racial abuse at a training session in the Polish city of Krakow this week, just days before the Euro 2012 football tournament was due to begin in Poland and Ukraine.

SI.com: Grant Wahl: Euro 2012 Tournament Previewupdated: Thu Jun 07 2012 16:52:00

There really is no argument at this point: The European Championship is the most competitive high-level soccer tournament in the world, even more so than the World Cup. When Euro 2012 starts on Friday with Poland-Greece (ESPN, noon ET) and Russia-Czech Republic (ESPN, 2:45 p.m. ET), every team will bring something to the table. The tournament has only 16 national teams (at least until it moves to 24 in four years), and so it's possible to have a first-round group of Germany, the Netherlands, Portugal and Denmark, four teams in the top 10 of the FIFA world rankings.

Female fan-power on rise in Germany and Italy as Euro 2012 approachesupdated: Thu Jun 07 2012 15:19:00

A huge chunk of Europe's male population is salivating at the imminent arrival of Euro 2012 -- a month long festival of football between the continent's best soccer sides.

Long road to the Euro 2012 cupupdated: Thu Jun 07 2012 15:19:00

CNN looks at the challenges that teams and host countries Poland and Ukraine faced to get to the Euro 2012 cup.

Swiss humble Germany in Euro warm-up game; Spain second-string win updated: Thu Jun 07 2012 15:08:00

Germany's build-up to Euro 2012 suffered a setback Saturday with a 5-3 defeat to Switzerland in Basel.

Polish police ready for soccer troubleupdated: Thu Jun 07 2012 15:07:00

Jim Boulden goes behind the scenes at Warsaw's Police HQ to find out how they plan to ensure a peaceful Euro2012.

Polish police ready to crack down on Euro 2012 football hooligansupdated: Thu Jun 07 2012 15:07:00

Fans from across Europe will soon be traveling to Poland to support their teams during Euro 2012, but so too will police officers from each nation to keep an eye on them.

Euro 2012 hosts Ukraine and Poland hit back at racism accusationsupdated: Thu Jun 07 2012 15:03:00

Euro 2012 hosts Ukraine and Poland have told CNN World Sport a documentary accusing football fans from both nations of racism was "unbalanced and biased."

Is Poland ready for Euro 2012?updated: Thu Jun 07 2012 15:03:00

Poland has spent billions to upgrade its infrastructure, but is it enough for Euro 2012 fans?

Ferdinand angry after second England Euro 2012 snubupdated: Thu Jun 07 2012 15:01:00

England coach Roy Hodgson has overlooked experienced international Rio Ferdinand for a second time after electing to call up Liverpool defender Martin Kelly as a replacement for the injured Gary Cahill.

What's in the ink? Euro 2012 stars and their tattoosupdated: Thu Jun 07 2012 13:59:00

Euro 2012 is almost upon us and Europe's finest footballers will be marked men -- in more ways than one.

SI.com: Ben Lyttleton: Euro 2012 Preview: Franceupdated: Tue Jun 05 2012 10:23:00

Laurent Blanc takes France into Euro 2012 on a 20-game unbeaten run, which includes victories over Germany, England and Brazil. But the French national team coach is still downplaying his team's chances. France has not won a tournament finals match since the 2006 World Cup semifinal (it was winless at Euro 2008 and at the 2010 World Cup), and Blanc is quick to point out that France (ranked 16th) is currently listed nine spots lower than its first opponent, England (seventh), in the FIFA world rankings.

SI.com: Ben Lyttleton: Euro 2012 Preview: Czech Republicupdated: Mon Jun 04 2012 14:07:00

The Czech Republic needed a playoff win over Montenegro to make it to Euro 2012 after an uninspiring campaign during which it scored only 12 goals in eight games and lost at home to Lithuania. In fact, FA general manager Vladimir Smicer almost sacked coach Michal Bilek.

SI.com: Ben Lyttleton: Euro 2012 Preview: Portugalupdated: Mon Jun 04 2012 12:06:00

A European Championship without Europe's best player looked a possibility after Portugal drew its first qualifier 4-4 with Cyprus, then lost 1-0 to Norway. The Portuguese federation sacked Carlos Queiroz as coach and replaced him with Paulo Bento. Though he is the youngest coach at the Euros (42), Bento has shown no fear in making big decisions: he has fallen out with Ricardo Carvalho and Jose Bosingwa and banned them from the squad, while releasing the pressure on star Cristiano Ronaldo by moving him back out to the wing. That move was decisive as Portugal crushed Bosnia and Herzegovina in a playoff to reach the tournament.

SI.com: Euro 2012 Preview: Spainupdated: Mon Jun 04 2012 12:02:00

France was the last nation to go into a tournament as reigning world and European champions, but its efforts to win a first "treble" in international history floundered dramatically after finishing last in Group A at the 2002 World Cup.

Euro 2012: The squadsupdated: Mon Jun 04 2012 11:18:00

Euro 2012 is nearly here and the 16 competing nations have announced the final 23-man squads they hope will propel them to glory in Poland and Ukraine.

Prison, persecution and football: How Ukraine's Euro 2012 dream turned sourupdated: Tue May 08 2012 11:10:00

No one used the word reward, but the subtext was clear for all to see.

Big test for new England coachupdated: Sat May 05 2012 13:48:00

Sol Campbell and Keir Radnedge discuss the big challenges faced by new England manager Roy Hodgson.

Bundesliga points record for Dortmundupdated: Sat May 05 2012 13:48:00

Borussia Dortmund capped a second successive title-winning season by setting a new Bundesliga points record in the final round of matches on Saturday.

Euro fans face 'criminal' police updated: Fri May 04 2012 12:45:00

Football fans traveling to Ukraine for this summer's European Championships have been warned they will face a "criminal" police force mired in so many abuse scandals that their behavior threatens to ruin the showpiece tournament.

Hodgson appointed England managerupdated: Thu May 03 2012 04:42:00

Roy Hodgson was appointed England manager on a four-year contract on Tuesday, ending months of speculation over who would lead the national team at Euro 2012.

EU leaders snub Euro 2012 finals due to Ukraine's human rights rowupdated: Wed May 02 2012 05:58:00

Pressure is mounting on Ukraine to clean up its human rights record ahead of the Euro 2012 finals next month, with the EU Commission's president the latest high-profile leader to boycott the football championships.

Euro 2012 finals nation mapupdated: Mon Apr 30 2012 11:34:00

Poland and Ukraine will host the European Championships for the first time in 2012, welcoming 14 other teams and football fans from across the continent.

Poland's new national soccer stadium opens with a bangupdated: Mon Jan 30 2012 13:42:00

Polish football fans have celebrated the launch of the biggest stadium for this year's Euro 2012 finals with a free music festival and fireworks display.

The sporting year in picturesupdated: Tue Dec 27 2011 12:00:00

As 2011 comes to an end, it is time to look back and reflect on another remarkable sporting year.

Szczesny on Euro 2012 finalsupdated: Mon Dec 19 2011 12:49:00

CNN's Pedro Pinto talks to Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny about the Euro 2012 finals in his native Poland.

Shevchenko want to end career on a high updated: Fri Dec 09 2011 12:16:00

Andriy Shevchenko has told CNN Sport's Pedro Pinto that the Euro 2012 finals in his native Ukraine will be his final major football tournament, and he is determined to end his international career on a high.

Klitschko: Euro 2012 can change Ukraineupdated: Fri Dec 09 2011 11:57:00

Ukrainian boxing star Vitali Klitschko hopes that co-hosting football's European Championship next year will help his country's bid to become part of the European Union.

World champion boxer talks Euro drawupdated: Fri Dec 09 2011 11:56:00

CNN World Sport's Pedro Pinto talks with Ukrainian boxing champion Vitali Klitschko ahead of the Euro 2012 draw in Kiev.

Platini: Euro 2012 build up 'a complicated adventure'updated: Fri Dec 09 2011 11:56:00

UEFA president Michel Platini admits the build up to the 2012 European Championships in Poland and Ukraine has been a "complicated adventure" but predicted a successful soccer tournament when the action kicks off in June.

Platini: Blatter racism claims 'clumsy'updated: Fri Dec 09 2011 11:56:00

CNN's Pedro Pinto interviews UEFA's Michel Platini ahead of the draw for the 2012 European Championships.

Euro 2012 draw as it happenedupdated: Fri Dec 09 2011 11:55:00

The great and good of European football are assembling in the Ukrainian capital Kiev to learn the fate of the 16 nations involved. Poland and Ukraine will host the tournament, that kicks off on June 8, and with CNN World Sport's live commentary, you won't miss a thing.

Countdown to Euro 2012: The stadiumsupdated: Fri Dec 09 2011 11:55:00

With less than 200 days to go to Euro 2012 and the 16-team line-up for the four-yearly championship decided after a grueling qualifying campaign, football fans across Europe can start to look forward to the tournament in Poland and Ukraine.

Spain face Italy in Group C opener at Euro 2012 finalsupdated: Fri Dec 09 2011 11:53:00

Spain's world champions will begin the defense of their European title against fellow football superpowers Italy next June, after both were drawn in Group C on Friday.

Euro 2012 finals match scheduleupdated: Sat Dec 03 2011 18:25:00

CNN's Pedro Pinto breaks down next summer's Euro 2012 football match-ups.

Whirlwind tour of Euro 2012 co-hostupdated: Fri Dec 02 2011 05:15:00

Pedro Pinto goes on a whirlwind tour of Euro 2012 co-host Ukraine, visiting all the match sites in a day.

Germany thrash Netherlands in international friendly updated: Tue Nov 22 2011 08:58:00

Germany underlined their impressive credentials ahead of Euro 2012 with a 3-0 thrashing of arch-rivals the Netherlands on Tuesday in Hamburg.

Ronaldo nets double as Portugal book Euro 2012 passageupdated: Tue Nov 22 2011 08:57:00

Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice as Portugal beat 10-man Bosnia-Herzegovina 6-2 on Tuesday to qualify for the Euro 2012 finals.

Spain named top seeds for Euro 2012updated: Tue Nov 22 2011 08:54:00

Defending champions Spain will head the list of group seeds in next month's draw for the Euro 2012 finals.

SI.com: Jonathan Wilson: Euro 2012 playoffs review: Portugal-Bosnia in the balanceupdated: Mon Nov 14 2011 09:47:00

Summing up the state of affairs as we enter the second leg of the 2012 Euro playoffs:

Portugal handed tough Euro 2012 playoffs drawupdated: Thu Oct 13 2011 10:17:00

Portugal will face Bosnia and Herzegovina for a place in Euro 2012 after the pair were drawn together in the playoffs to reach the finals in Poland and Ukraine next year.

Denmark seal Euro 2012 spot after beating Portugalupdated: Tue Oct 11 2011 18:05:00

Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal must qualify for Euro 2012 through the playoffs after losing 2-1 to Denmark Tuesday night in Copenhagen.

Clamping down on football violenceupdated: Mon Sep 12 2011 02:56:00

Poland is getting ready for next years Euro 2012 football tournament and taking care to make it safe and secure.

Poland ready to tackle football hooligansupdated: Mon Sep 12 2011 02:56:00

In preparation for co-hosting next summer's Euro 2012 football championship, Poland has been transforming itself.

Germany make it seven wins out of seven to close in on Euro 2012 placeupdated: Tue Jun 07 2011 17:35:00

Germany made it seven wins out of seven with a comfortable victory over Azerbaijan to put themselves on the brink of qualification for Euro 2012.

France held by Belarus in Euro 2012 qualifierupdated: Fri Jun 03 2011 19:06:00

Unfancied Belarus once again frustrated France in Euro 2012 qualifying action on Friday, earning a 1-1 draw at home to the Group D leaders.

Ukraine readies for 2012updated: Tue Jan 18 2011 08:03:00

As a co-host alongside Poland for Euro 2012, Ukraine is busily building up its infrastructure in time for the games.

UEFA award Italy 3-0 win after Serbia violenceupdated: Fri Oct 29 2010 13:06:00

UEFA have awarded a 3-0 victory to Italy after their Euro 2012 qualifying match with Serbia was abandoned due to violence.

UEFA pledge full investigation into violence at Italy-Serbia matchupdated: Wed Oct 13 2010 15:46:00

UEFA have promised a "full and thorough investigation" into the violence that forced Italy's Euro 2012 qualifying match with Serbia to be abandoned on Tuesday night.

Substitutes seal victory for revitalized Franceupdated: Sat Oct 09 2010 17:31:00

Substitutes Loic Remy and Yoann Gourcuff scored late goals as France boosted their Euro 2012 qualifying campaign with a 2-0 victory over Romania in the Stade de France on Saturday night.

Italy frustrated by Northern Ireland in Euro 2012 qualifierupdated: Fri Oct 08 2010 18:21:00

Italy dropped their first points of the Euro 2012 campaign after being held 0-0 by minnows Northern Ireland on Friday night, but World Cup finalists Spain and the Netherlands maintained their 100 percent records along with Germany.

Matthaeus takes charge of Bulgaria national sideupdated: Tue Sep 21 2010 14:17:00

Former German international star Lothar Matthaeus is to take charge of the Bulgarian national team, it was announced Tuesday.

Argentina begin life post-Maradona; France beaten in Blanc's bowupdated: Wed Aug 11 2010 18:48:00

Argentina battled to victory on Wednesday night in the team's first match since Diego Maradona's reign ended, while new France coach Laurent Blanc suffered defeat after dropping all 23 World Cup players.

Germany coach Low signs extensionupdated: Wed Jul 21 2010 07:50:00

Germany coach Joachim Low has ended speculation over his future by signing a two-year contract extension in the wake of a successful World Cup campaign.

Euro 2012: Poland ready to play?updated: Thu Jul 01 2010 06:07:00

Poland is two years away from hosting this major sporting event, but is it ready? CNN's Frederik Pleitgen reports.

Poland goes football crazy for Euro 2012updated: Thu Jul 01 2010 06:07:00

Football fever is already gripping Poland ahead of co-hosting the European Championships in 2012.

Turkey appoint Hiddink as head coachupdated: Wed Feb 17 2010 09:26:00

Russia coach Guus Hiddink has been named as Turkey's new national team manager after agreeing a two-year contract starting in August.

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