Crouch faces uncertain future after England snub
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Crouch faces uncertain future after England snub

England manager Roy Hodgson has revealed Peter Crouch snubbed his request to put the Stoke striker on a standby list ahead of Euro 2012.

Euro 2012, a watershed for cyber-fans, says UEFA
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Euro 2012, a watershed for cyber-fans, says UEFA

The 2012 European football championships marked a watershed in the way fans enjoy enjoy sport online, with at least half of surfers opting for smartphones and tablet computers, UEFA's tech chief said Wednesday.

Nicklas Bendtner ban upheld by UEFA
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Nicklas Bendtner ban upheld by UEFA

European football's governing body UEFA have upheld a one-match suspension imposed on Denmark striker Nicklas Bendtner for revealing the logo of an unauthorised sponsor at Euro 2012 in June.

Domenico Criscito hopes to resume international career
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Domenico Criscito hopes to resume international career

Italy defender Domenico Criscito is keen to resume his international career after withdrawing from the Euro 2012 squad over the "calcioscommesse" match-fixing investigation.

Fabio Capello prepares Russia for clash vs Ivory Coast
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Fabio Capello prepares Russia for clash vs Ivory Coast

Newly-appointed Russia coach Fabio Capello will begin his mission to lead the national side into the 2014 World Cup finals with a home friendly against the Ivory Coast here on Wednesday.

Miroslav Klose aims for World Cup swansong
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Miroslav Klose aims for World Cup swansong

Germany striker Miroslav Klose has said that he is looking to play in his fourth World Cup finals competition to bring an end to his international career, in an interview to be published this week.

Samir Nasri handed three-match ban from France team
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Samir Nasri handed three-match ban from France team

Manchester City midfielder Samir Nasri was handed a three-match ban from the French national team on Friday following a French Football Federation investigation into his behaviour during Euro 2012.

Nasri and France's Euro 2012 badboys in the dock
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Nasri and France's Euro 2012 badboys in the dock

France international footballers Samir Nasri, Yann Mvila, Hatem Ben Arfa and Jeremy Menez have been called to appear before a disciplinary commission of the French Football Federation (FFF) on Friday morning to answer for their behaviour during the Euro 2012 tournament.

UEFA fines Cassano for 'discriminatory' comments
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UEFA fines Cassano for 'discriminatory' comments

European football's governing body on Friday said it had fined Italy forward Antonio Cassano for homophobic comments he made during a news conference at Euro 2012.

Giovanni Trapattoni axes old guard after Euro flop
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Giovanni Trapattoni axes old guard after Euro flop

Republic of Ireland manager Giovanni Trapattoni has dropped veteran trio Robbie Keane, Shay Given and Richard Dunne for next month's friendly against Serbia in the aftermath of his side's Euro 2012 flop.

Euro 2012 revenues surpass collection from previous edition
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Euro 2012 revenues surpass collection from previous edition

Euro 2012 in Poland and Ukraine proved an unprecedented sell-out and the tournament generated revenues ahead of the 2008 edition in Switzerland and Austria, UEFA's top watchdog said on Tuesday.

Russia to sign Fabio Capello next week: report
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Russia to sign Fabio Capello next week: report

Russia will sign former England manager Fabio Capello on a two-year deal next week with a mission to guide the squad into the 2014 World Cup after a disappointing Euro 2012, a newspaper here claimed on Friday.

Russia consider legal action against Advocaat
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Russia consider legal action against Advocaat

Russian Football Union (RFU) chiefs are considering taking legal action against former national manager Dick Advocaat for breach of contract, the body's deputy president Nikita Simonyan said on Wednesday.

Igor Stimac named Croatia coach, Davor Suker federation chief
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Igor Stimac named Croatia coach, Davor Suker federation chief

Croatia's Football Federation (HNS) on Thursday unanimously elected former star player Davor Suker as its new head and another former international Igor Stimac as the new coach of the national squad.

Nasri, Menez, Ben Arfa and M'Vila face July 27 hearing: Report
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Nasri, Menez, Ben Arfa and M'Vila face July 27 hearing: Report

Four France players will appear before a French Football Federation (FFF) disciplinary commission on July 27 to explain their behaviour at Euro 2012, a source told AFP on Wednesday.

1970 Brazil "better" than Spain: Pele
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1970 Brazil "better" than Spain: Pele

Soccer legend Pele said here Wednesday that he believed the Brazilian side which won the 1970 World Cup was "better" than the Spanish squad that won Sunday's Euro 2012 final.

Euro 2012 champs Jordi Alba, Juan Mata get Olympic nod
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Euro 2012 champs Jordi Alba, Juan Mata get Olympic nod

Left-back Jordi Alba and winger Juan Mata, both scorers in Spain's 4-0 Euro 2012 final victory over Italy last weekend, were called up to the Spanish squad for the London Olympics on Tuesday.

Samir Nasri, 3 others face disciplinary charges
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Samir Nasri, 3 others face disciplinary charges

France internationals Samir Nasri, Hatem ben Arfa, Yann M'Vila and Jeremy Menez will face a disciplinary commission over their actions at the European Championship.

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