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Brilliant Federer reaches Wimbledon final

Roger Federer advanced to his record eighth Wimbledon final on Friday, beating defending champion Novak Djokovic in four sets. But the 16-time major winner resoundingly redressed the balance today, winning a gripping contest 6-3 3-6 6-4 6-3 to tee up a final meeting with Andy Murray or Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. Serving at 4-5 Djokovic blazed a [...]

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Tickets to the United-Barça match in Gothenburg, sold out in one hour

  If you wanted to go to the Manchester United-FC Barcelona match in Gothenburg you’re out of luck. The 40,000 available tickets for the summer friendly sold out the very hour they went on sale. FC Barcelona announced, on the Club’s official Facebook page, that the tickets had gone on sale this Tuesday morning.   [...]

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Historic Spain hammer Italy to win Euro 2012

Spain secured a unique place in football’s long history by becoming the first team to win three successive major tournaments when beating Italy 4-0 in the final of Euro 2012 at Kiev’s Olimpiyskiy Stadium. This was a night when Spain’s dominance of international football became more absolute than any team’s before them. “Our players are [...]

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Balotelli brace sends Italy into Euro 2012 final

  Mario Balotelli was the star for Italy as he scored twice in a 2-1 win over Germany in their Euro 2012 semi-final at the Stadion Narodowy in Warsaw. The mercurial Manchester City striker doubled his international goal tally with two first-half strikes that eliminated the joint-favourites for the title and booked his own side’s [...]

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England go out on penalties

England were knocked out of Euro 2012 in all too familiar circumstances, losing 4-2 on penalties against Italy following a goalless draw in Kiev. Though England’s performance was pretty poor – Italy dominating in terms of possession and chances – taking the game to penalties ensured they only dropped to fifth place, ahead of Greece. [...]

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Xavi Alonso sends Spain into semis

  Xabi Alonso scored twice on his 100th appearance for Spain as they progressed to a Euro 2012 semi-final against Portugal with a 2-0 win over France in Donetsk. Spain had never beaten France in a major tournament yet Alonso’s thumping header after 19 minutes and a penalty in second-half injury time were enough to [...]

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Ronaldo heads Portugal into last four

  Cristiano Ronaldo scored his third goal of Euro 2012 to give Portugal a merited 1-0 win over a sterile Czech Republic side who paid the price for parking the bus in their quarter-final at Warsaw’s Stadion Narodowy. The result was never really in doubt against a Czech side who somehow won Group A, but [...]

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Nadal Clinches seventh French crown

Rafael Nadal clinched a record seventh French Open title on Monday, defeating world number one Novak Djokovic 6-4, 6-3, 2-6, 7-5 and shattering the Serb’s dream of Grand Slam history. In a final pushed into a third week for only the second time because of Sunday’s rain, the Spanish world number two, playing in his [...]

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Novak Djokovic will meet Rafael Nadal at the finals!!

NOVAK Djokovic will attempt to halt Rafael Nadal’s bid for a record seventh French Open title after defeating Roger Federer in the semi-finals. The former seems the more likely scenario – based on the evidence not just of yesterday but of the past two weeks – when the two of them meet in the final [...]

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Dzagoev inspires Russia rout of Czechs while Greece hold Poland

  Alan Dzagoev scored twice as Russia justified their billing as Group A favourites with a 4-1 dismantling of the Czech Repubic in Wroclaw. In another side, Co-hosts Poland and Greece fought out a 1-1 draw in a Euro 2012 opener that saw both teams finish with 10 men at Warsaw’s Stadion Narodowy. Share on [...]

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