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Cristiano Ronaldo capped a dominant display with the match-winning goal as Portugal powered past Czech Republic in a well-deserved win that sent them into the semi-finals of Euro 2012.
Ronaldo, who scored twice against the Netherlands, hit the woodwork in each half with fine strikes. He finally found the net with 11 minutes remaining, thumping a header into the ground and beyond Petr Cech.
It was unfortunate for the Czechs that Ronaldo would play such a central figure in their defeat as they appeared to have done a good job of stifling …

The knockout stages of Euro 2012 get underway on Thursday, with Portugal and the Czech Republic the two teams to be given the first chance to book a place in the semi-finals. Paulo Bento’s team are strong favourites to progress, but having won their group against all odds the Czech Republic should not be underestimated.
Paulo Bento’s men face a tough challenge in the form of the Narodak however the Selecção are confident their form will guide them to the final four where a game against Spain could await.
‘The team which …

With the qualifying rounds of Euro 2012 fast approaching it’s time to take a closer look at Portugal’s opponents in the next round of the competition – Czech Republic.
The Czech’s finished top of Group A qualifying along with Greece, knocking out group favourites Russia and co-hosts Poland in the process. However their process in the tournament didn’t start off that great when they lost their opening match 4-1 toRussia. After struggling to beat Greece 2-1 in their second group match elimination from the competition looked all but certain as they …

For those of you joining us at Act Two in this Greek tragedy that follows the National Football Team through its storyline of Euro 2012, a short plotted history of events so far:
Act One against the joint host nation Poland revealed our hero, the defining role in all tragedies was fulfilled by one Dimitris Salpingidis, introduced for the second half of Act One. Dimitris almost single handily dragged Act One back in favour of the Greeks, securing a point when at half time all seem lost.
Crucial other elements of a …

Russia began their Euro 2012 campaign in remarkable fashion last night, emerging from a quiet first 10 minutes to run riot over a bewildered Czech Republic team in Wroclaw. Viewers were treated to a fluid and beautiful display of Attacking football by the Russians, putting to rest many fears that they would repeat any previous underperformances during major tournaments, as well as giving valuable insight into just how Russia are strategising over the next month.
The Czech dominated the first 10 minutes of the game, keeping Russia well and truly on …

Cole plays star role in Capello’s first crunch game
What was meant to a fairytale game in which Capello proved his worth in a mediocre challenge turned into a draw salvaged in the 90th minute.
It was far from convincing. Loose, unsurprising and fairly dull football but maybe a measure of Capello’s success to far. Before the game, Capello had stated he would not experiment because it was time to deliver. Quite right since the England players have had walks in the park against Trinidad before this game. Wayne Rooney was used a striker, …

 
It’s time the highly paid England players turn over a new leaf and destroy the heartache the England fans have experienced in the last year
A luxurious, demanding and highly criticised squad come together in a friendly that will test the nerve, steel and talents of Fabio Capello.
The Golden Generation has alot to answer for. After “The Wally with the Brolly” lost his job, fans have called for a major shake up. Instilling a mindset that would wipe away “prima donna” claims. Showing the support that they deserve to pay £80 …

Czech Republic captain Tomas Ujfalusi believes his side will have to be on top form if they are to get anything from their Group A encounter with Euro 2004 finalists Portugal tomorrow evening (11/6/08).
Both Portugal and Czech Republic won their opening group games, but Czech captain Ujfalusi is all to aware that his side could be on the receiving end of a Portugal thrashing, and is especially aware of the threat posed by a certain Mr. Ronaldo and co.
“We are well aware that their attackers are very strong, and not …

 
An ex-rangers player was star of the night as Czech Republic beat Scotland 3-1 on Friday night.  FC Copenhagen’s ‘Player of the Year’ Libor Sionko looked in good form as he scored two and gave head coach Karel Bruckner something to think about going into Euro 2008. With Milan Baros and Jan Koller proven goal scorers for the national team and up and coming striker Fenin, FC Baník Ostrava’s Sverkos and experienced Stanislav Vlcek all vying for places, it will be interesting who will start the Czech Republic’s first game.

Czech Republic are firmly placed to challenge for the cup this year after seeing “Paddy Power” place them at 14-1 to win the competition. They are also however placed at 3-1 to come bottom of group A with Turkey and Switzerland at 6-5 and 11-5 and Portugal fairly placed at 9-1. Portsmouth striker Milan Baros is at 40-1 to win the top goalscorer award along with 1.FC Nuremburg’s Jan Koller (40-1) and FC Copenhagen’s Libor Sionko (80-1)