Monthly Archives: May 2012

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UEFA Euro 2012: Jordan Henderson replaces Chelsea’s Frank Lampard in England squad

Frank Lampard’s days in an England shirt could be numbered after the 33-year-old Chelsea midfielder became a confirmed absentee from England’s UEFA Euro 2012 campaign due to a thigh injury.

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Friendlies

Match Preview: England v Belgium

England’s final preparations for UEFA Euro 2012 will take place at Wembley this coming Saturday afternoon in the shape of a friendly match against Belgium. The game presents plenty of talking points, one of which is the testing of goal-line technology by the makers of Hawk-Eye.

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UEFA Euro 2012

UEFA Euro 2012: Group D squads confirmed

The four teams that will compete in Group D of UEFA Euro 2012 have confirmed their final 23-man squads for the tournament in Poland and Ukraine.

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UEFA Euro 2012: Manchester City midfielder Gareth Barry replaced by Phil Jagielka

England have suffered an injury blow in midfield ahead of UEFA Euro 2012. Manchester City’s Gareth Barry came on as a substitute in England’s 1-0 win over Norway in Oslo on Saturday and was clearly out of sorts, giving up possession with alarming ease and demonstrating a quite appalling lack of sound decision making. But no sooner had I launched the fifth volley of expletives in the direction of the televisual personification of City’s midfield metronome than he was withdrawn with an injury. As an Aston Villa fan, je ne regrette rien.

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Friendlies

Match Reaction: Norway 0-1 England

Roy Hodgson’s first game in charge of England was a low key affair, nestled alongside Eurovision in the television schedule – actual human people watch that garbage, apparently – on an evening far more conducive to the first legitimate barbecuing opportunity of the summer. So as England stepped out onto the field at Oslo’s Ullevaal Stadion on Saturday the television audience may well have been limited to viewers with acute back pain and only four television channels in their new flats. Guilty as charged.

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