The beautiful game never rests and this summer Euro 2012 will keep all eyes squarely focused on the European game. Nate Jacobson will be travelling in Europe and relaying stories throughout the event in his Soccer365 blog.
Croatia knew they had a golden opportunity to top Group C table after their first match, and defeated an unfortunate Ireland side in Poznan, Poland.
The opening day of Euro 2012 was everything a soccer fan could ask for. The highlight of the day was the match between Poland and Greece. I watched the game at a Greek restaurant in Chicago with many Greek fans and some Polish fans too.
It's that time to make bold guesses on the results of Euro 2012. I predict group standings and how the knockout phase will play out. Also, there are predictions for leading goal scorer, the best players and young stars who are ready to make themselves household names on the biggest stage.
If soccer was determined by talent on paper then the games wouldn't need to be played on the pitch. Here are three teams that will surprise and three that will play below expectations at Euro 2012.
The qualifying process for Euro 2012 started a month after the 2010 World Cup and spanned until November 2011. There are several countries that will be watching Euro 2012 from home, but have the talent to compete with the big countries in Europe. These teams might have a rich history in major tournaments or exciting players that are fun to watch. Here are the top five teams that fans will miss this summer:
All 24 games of the group stage are significant. However, there are ten tilts that have interesting story lines going into Euro 2012. Make sure to appropriately plan your day to watch these ten matches on the ESPN family of networks.
All 24 games in the group stage are important. However, there are 10 matches that have very interesting story lines. Make sure to plan your day appropriately and watch these 10 games on the ESPN family of networks.
The adidas Nitrocharge is the most talked about new cleat in years. It was released on May 15 and will take your pitch by storm.
Bayern Munich are kings of Germany and hope to be crowned kings of Europe at Wembley later this month!
The Juventus jersey for the 2013/14 was released earlier this week. Be the first to wear the colors of the Old Lady.
The new PUMA evoSPEED 1.2 FG. A great new soccer cleat with classic look and first time for PUMA to be on the cleat.
One of the top soccer cleats for control the Nike CTR360 will not let you down on the field in tight spaces.
Chelsea won the Europa League on Wednesday. The Blues defeated Benfica 2-1 on injury time goal from Ivanovic.
The Liverpool 2013/14 soccer jersey is available for pre-order. The Reds are eager to compete for silver next season.
adidas has added some color to the Predator line with this new colorway. Released on May 17. Be the first to own a pair.
Ajax has released their away soccer jersey for the 2013/14 season. Get in the Gear.
The push for more color on their cleats, adidas has added the infrared colorway to the adiZero f50 Line.