Wednesday, November 13, 2019

352NG EUROS SPECIAL: TOURNAMENT PREVIEW

A big international tournament is right around the corner once again and for the next month, we will all put our beloved club football to the back burners and sit in front of our television sets to see Europe’s best go toe to toe. The squads for the various teams are taking shape little by little and Euro 2016...

352NG EUROS SPECIAL: GROUP PREVIEWS

GROUP A The first group of this year's Euros features hosts and tournament favourites France, Romania, Switzerland and minnows Albania   FRANCE Les Blues are currently breeding a new generation of youngsters who want to bring back the glory days of French football and turn them into a football powerhouse once again. France have not won a major tournament since their Euro...

352NG EUROS SPECIAL: FOREIGN BORN PLAYERS

For a long time Nigeria has been plagued with having to watch their natives represent other countries and the upcoming Euros offers us another 'opportunity' to witness more of the same. The good news however is that we are not alone in this predicament. So here we will profile some of the players at the upcoming Euro 2016 tournament...

352NG EUROS SPECIAL: 12 PLAYERS PLAYING THEIR FINAL EUROS

The European championship is upon us once again. This is a tournament that has produced some brilliant moments in football history. On the cards, we are certain to have some fantastic football, some unthinkable upsets, and some fatal showings. It is a tournament that promises plot twists and turns greater than the game of thrones series.   As usual with...

352NG EUROS SPECIAL: TOP 10 PLAYERS AT THE EUROS

After a gruelling domestic season in the various European leagues, attention now shifts to France, where the best teams are set to battle for glory. From June 10th 2016, the best players in Europe will go head to head to see which country will emerge as the European Champions 2016. Most top teams will be trying to wrestle the trophy...

352NG EUROS SPECIAL: TEAMS CAPABLE OF UPSETS

Football has witnessed a lot of upsets in the past, with ‘little teams’ upsetting ‘big teams’ in specific matches, and sometimes in major competitions. Blackburn Rovers shocked England and won the league in 1995, Atletico Madrid rattled Barcelona and Real Madrid’s cages to pick up the La Liga trophy in 2014. Also most recently, Hibernian lifted the Scottish cup...

352NG EUROS SPECIAL: PLAYERS THAT WILL MISS THE EUROS

Despite the numerous stars on show at this year’s European Championship, there are some players that will miss the Euros and will have to make do with watching from their living room sofa. Some of the reasons for their absence are: injuries, poor form, the coach does not like their faces/guts and others because their countries did not qualify....

352NG EUROS SPECIAL: TOP 5 MANAGERS AT THE EUROS

The Euro 2016 is the 15th edition of the Euros since inception and will be held France. As with previous editions, it is guaranteed to be entertaining and competitive. Spain are two-time defending Champions of the Euros and will be competing for the top prize. While most of the fans and analysts are assessing the squads and the big...

352NG EUROS SPECIAL: INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT THE EUROS

0 - Rainer Bonhof twice picked up a winners’ medal with West Germany (1972, 1980) but did not play in either tournament. 1 - Portugal (in 2004) is the only team to lose the final as hosts. 2 - Most hat-tricks - Michel Platini (2) 2 - Initially, the first two tournaments in 1960 and 1964 were known as UEFA European...

352NG EUROS SPECIAL: INTRODUCTION

EUROS 2016: Football, Fashion, Culture. The theme: Le Rendezvous; The assembly point: France.   24 teams, 6 groups, 1 winner. The teams converge at the birthplace of the EURO Championship for the third time. In 1960, France hosted the first ever EURO Championship and the legend of Lev 'Black Spider' Yashin was born. 1984 was particularly memorable as the flamboyant trio of Michel...
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