Russians overpower Swedes in dominant victory.

June 19th, 2008 by tomsharp19

The mastermind behind the Russian revolution during Euro 2008 is undoubtedly the incomparable Guus Hiddink. Hiddink’s track record speaks for itself. As a national coach of his home nation Holland he guided them to the semi-finals of World Cup 1998. Four years later he repeated the feat as home hysteria guided the somewhat fortunate South [...]

Sweden v Russia: Match Preview

June 18th, 2008 by tomsharp19

The city of Innsbruck is the setting for tonight’s decisive clash between these two tournament dark horses. Both Sweden and Russia have shown glimpses of the kind of form needed to go all the way in a major tournament and both will be hoping that they will be the team to face Holland in Basel [...]

Villa strikes late as Spanish snatch victory.

June 17th, 2008 by tomsharp19

Luis Aragone’s Spain dramatically sealed their place in the quarter finals of Euro 2008 after a injury-time goal from Valencia talisman David Villa. The tournament’s top goalscorer added to his impressive hat-trick against Russia on Tuesday with a solo effort late on to salvage a win that in fairness they probably deserved. The win leaves [...]

Sweden v Spain: Match preview

June 14th, 2008 by tomsharp19

Sweden will be up against it in their second Group D natch today with Spain in Innsbruck. Sweden are likely to recall Kim Kallstrom to the side with the injured Christian Wilhelmsson out of the tournament. Zlatan Ibrahimovic will be looking to add to his goal tally after that wonderful strike against Greece on Tuesday. [...]

Zlatan provides symphonic finish to get the Swedes up and running.

June 14th, 2008 by tomsharp19

In the city of Salzburg that gave the world the great composer, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, the football on show from Greece and Sweden in their opening Group D clash at Euro 2008 for the most part could hardly be described as ‘classical’. Considering the Spanish had set Group D alight just a couple [...]

Greece v Sweden: Match Preview

June 9th, 2008 by tomsharp19

Venue: Salzburg- Kick-Off:7.45 pm
Euro 2008 kicks off tomorrow night in Salzburg for these two under-dog teams hoping to cause an upset and progress to the latter stages of the tournament. For Greece this would not be out of the ordinary as they famously knocked out France and hosts Portugal four years ago on their way [...]

Match report: Sweden v Ukraine

June 1st, 2008 by tomsharp19

Sweden suffered a damaging defeat ahead of next week’s Euro 2008 opening game against Greece with a 1-0 home loss to Ukraine in Stockholm. The goal came from Dnipro midfielder Sergei Nazarenko in the 82nd minute with a 25 yarder beating substitute goalkeeper Rami Shaaban. Sweden, which contained most of the team that will [...]

Men to watch: Sweden

May 31st, 2008 by tomsharp19

Olof Mellberg-Probably Sweden’s best defender with bags of experience and always a steady head at centre-back having amassed over 70 caps for his nation scoring 4 goals. Well known to followers of the Premier League, the 31 year-old’s best assets are undoubtedly his ability to read the game and his leadership qualities, having been captain [...]

Larsson back again for Euro 2008

May 14th, 2008 by admin

Making his third comeback in international football, Henrik Larsson has been included in Sweden’s Euro 2008 squad. Having retired from the international game in 2002 and 2006, it is a surprise to see the 36 year old back in the Swedish team for another European Championships. The former Celtic, Barcelona & Manchester United striker, [...]

Ljungberg could miss this summer's tournament

April 27th, 2008 by admin

Freddie Ljungberg spoke of his determination to be fit for the start of Euro 2008, he suffered a rib injury in West Ham’s 2-2 draw with Newcastle.
Newcastle defender Steven Taylor inadvertently stamped on Ljungberg’s chest, and the midfieler went off in the 21st minute with a suspected cracked rib.

Set to be sidelined for three to [...]