Fiesta or Siesta for Spain?

This is Box Office, you want to watch it. Italy versus Spain in the final of Euro 2012 at the Olympic Stadium in Kiev. Reputations are often made and often destroyed for players. Balotelli has to perform tonight if Italy is to win. Balotelli and Cassano running down the side, making passes, has worked well. Tonight is a massive test. Fiesta or Siesta for Spain? Spain have been unstoppable for the … [Read more...]

Euro 2012 Final – Spain v Italy Betting Review

As the Euro 2012 tournament reaches it's conclusion tonight in the Olympic Stadium in Kiev football fans across Europe will be wondering what sort of a final game will be in evidence as champions Spain take on Italy . The two teams met each other in their Qualifying Group and produced a fairly dull 1-1 draw - Spain playing without a recognised striker and Italy doing just enough to avoid … [Read more...]

Italy under pressure of their own making

Italy can't afford to keep putting themselves under pressure of their own making. Italy versus Germany in the semi-final of Euro 2012, the match England should have been playing. Well, maybe not, but it's nice to dream. The last three weeks have shown how football can bring a diverse range of people together who all share the same passion. Gomez in attack for Germany, 3 changes in all from the … [Read more...]

England out on Penalties, Italy through

England came close but it wasn't good enough.  Heartbreak among the players according to Gerrard, although few people thought England would get this far - a quarter final in the Euro 2012 against Italy. It all came down to their old enemy, the penalty shoot out. Taking Italy to a 0-0 score and losing 4-2 on a penalty shoot out. They chased hard throughout the game, but the legs were tired and … [Read more...]

What are England’s chances against Italy?

Italy and England are actually very similar, the Azzurri came out and looked like attacking against the Republic of Ireland, and absorbed all the pressure against both Croatia and Spain in Group B. Both sides are naturally cautious, however, England is less likely to be caught out on the break by the Italians as they would have been if it were Spain. Wayne Rooney has been off form, what … [Read more...]

England’s Chow Down in Kiev

Azzurri tackle Roy Hodgson’s England in Kiev with the winner getting the privilege of taking on the mighty Germany on Thursday. Wayne Rooney is well polished up having been a bit rusty mid-week. He marked his comeback recently in fine form with a superb goal on Tuesday against Ukraine, sending England through triumphantly as group winners. After eight years without a goal up until he tapped one … [Read more...]