If this procedure did not lead to a decision, criteria 5 to 9 would apply; Superior goal difference in all group matches; Higher number of goals scored in all group matches; If two teams tie alone (according to 1–5) after having met in the last round of the group stage their ranking is determined by.  Near the end of the match, centre midfielder Keith Andrews was booked for the second time, after committing a foul on Pirlo, resulting in a sending off by Turkey referee Cüneyt Çakır. It is designed to be easier to dribble and control than the reportedly unpredictable Adidas Jabulani used at the 2010 FIFA World Cup.  Midfielder Ashley Young stepped up to take England's third penalty, but failed to convert his goal, and instead hit the crossbar. , On 20 December 2011, UEFA named twelve referees and four fourth officials for Euro 2012. After Poland and Ukraine were chosen by a vote of the UEFA Executive Committee as host countries for Euro 2012, several issues arose, which jeopardised the Polish/Ukrainian host status.  The fourth Spanish penalty was taken by defender Sergio Ramos, who chipped the ball past Rui Patrício, in the style of former Czech footballer Antonín Panenka. UEFA's Control and Disciplinary body has the ability to increase the automatic one match ban for a red card (e.g. Cüneyt Çakır (Turkey) In 2000, Italy reached the final for a second time, losing 2–1 in extra time against France, while Spain also reached it in 1984, losing to France 2–0.  In the second half, Italy proved to be the more dominant side. UEFA Euro 2012 - Fixtures and Results Continuing the experiments carried out in the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League, the two additional assistant referees were used on the goal line for the first time in European Championship history with approval from the International Football Association Board. Euro 2012 | Après Match: A Message from Angela - Duration: 1:55. The pool was made up of co-host Poland, Czech Republic, Greece and Russia.The top two finishing teams, Czech Republic and Greece, progressed to the quarter-finals, while Russia and Poland were eliminated from the tournament. The remaining three stadiums (in Kiev, Poznań and Kharkiv) underwent major renovations in order to meet UEFA's infrastructure standards. , The tournament was also associated with the song "Heart of Courage" by Two Steps From Hell, which was played in the stadiums during the entrance of the players (before the national anthems); and also "Seven Nation Army" by The White Stripes, in this case after every goal..  The agreement involved licensing to third parties for a variety of other merchandising items.  The Republic of Ireland also produced an official song: "The Rocky Road to Poland", recorded by a collaboration of Irish performers, quickly reached number 1 in Ireland and stayed there for three weeks. Buy all the individual Match Attax cards from the 2012 Match Attax England collection at footycards. Twelve of the sixteen finalists participated at the previous tournament in 2008.  Spain, who had won Euro 2008, successfully defended their title with a 4–0 win over Italy, becoming the first team to win two consecutive European Championships, and the first team to win three consecutive major tournaments – Euro 2008, the 2010 World Cup and Euro 2012. The remaining eight-second placed teams contested two-legged play-offs, and the four winners qualified for the finals..  In Spain, the broadcasting company Mediaset España commissioned the song "No hay 2 sin 3", performed by David Bisbal and Cali & El Dandee and produced by RedOne. , This article is about the sporting event. Italy have been the better team since the goal.  It only took a few minutes, before Balotelli struck again, this time blasted into the top right corner on a one-on-one with Neuer, assisted by a Montolivo lob over the German defence.  In two cases, for the French and Slovenian refereeing teams, the standby assistant referees took the place of one of the assistant referees before the start of the tournament. In the knockout phase, extra time and a penalty shoot-out were used to decide the winner if necessary.  Italy had won the European Championship once – in 1968 against Yugoslavia – while Spain had won it twice – in 1964 against the Soviet Union and in 2008 against Germany.  The ministry's comments also suggested this would only be a temporary measure, drawing further criticism. This was the last European Championship to employ the 16-team finals format in use since 1996; from Euro 2016 onward, it was expanded to 24 finalists. , As a result of Spain's win, Del Bosque also became the second manager, after Germany manager Helmut Schön, to lead a national side to a UEFA European Football Championship and a FIFA World Cup trophy, and the first to have also won the UEFA Champions League. Silva and Alba were the only two players to not play for Real Madrid or Barcelona in the starting line-up. All of the main referees, additional assistant referees, and fourth officials were FIFA referees, and the assistant referees (including the four reserve assistant referees) were FIFA assistant referees. With the exception of Serbia – according to UEFA's ranking at the end of the qualifying stage – Europe's sixteen highest-ranked teams all qualified for the tournament. Euro 2012 Match Predictions: Group Stage Picks and Projections 0 of 8 Unless you have been hiding under a rock for the past few months, you should be acutely aware that Euro 2012 … Andrés Iniesta (Spain), Assistant referees:  Alonso, who had previously taken a penalty kick against France, had his spot kick saved by Portugal goalkeeper Rui Patrício.  Balotelli was the first penalty taker for Italy, as he struck the penalty kick into the left corner, past England goalkeeper and Manchester City club teammate Joe Hart. , During the press conference, Spain manager Vicente del Bosque was pleased with his team's performance, describing their triumph as a "great era for Spanish football", but praised opponents Italy's work effort, despite the defeat, stating that they lacked "luck", and added that "the game ended then", after mourning their decision to take injured midfielder Thiago Motta off and play with ten men.  Each nation's coefficient was generated by calculating: Aside from the coefficient, three teams were automatically placed in Pot 1. In Ukraine there were financial difficulties related to stadium and infrastructure renovation related to the economic crisis. , UEFA organised fan zones in the eight host cities. Season-by-season guide to the UEFA European Football Championship including matches, standings and video highlights.  Pirlo stepped up, and struck the free kick, which went past Croatia goalkeeper Stipe Pletikosa, inside the left side of the goal. As defending champions, Spain was automatically top-seeded. It is designed to be easier to dribble and control than the reportedly unpredictable Adidas Jabulani used at the 2010 FIFA World Cup. As at Euro 2008 in Austria and Switzerland, both 2012 host nations were eliminated in the group stage. Barcelona's Gerard Piqué joined Ramos in the centre and Jordi Alba of Valencia – played on the left. The Euro Club Index emphasises just how close and difficult to call this match is.  The following players were suspended during the final tournament – for one or more games – as a result of red cards or yellow card accumulations: Apart from discipline measures for yellow and red cards, UEFA fined the football associations of Croatia, England, Germany, Portugal, Russia, and Spain a total of €417,000 for spectators incidents. Euro 2012 Full Match and Highlights.  Pirlo became Italy's third penalty taker, as well as Ramos, produced a penalty, similar to Panenka.  Diamanti had the best chance to score in the first half, with the ball hitting the outside of the left post. Since this merge discussion is nothing but a rehashing of the AfD, the arguments and results from there should be … Prior to the tournament, the two sides had previously met each other 30 times, with Italy winning ten games and Spain eight. , Prior to the start of the match, the closing ceremonies were held, featuring a live performance by six hundred volunteer performers, performing a field march of a football match. The transport infrastructure in Poland and Ukraine was also extensively modified on the request of UEFA to cope with the large influx of football fans. Group B. Saturday, June 9. In addition to individual match tickets, fans could buy packages to see either all matches played by one team, or all matches at one specific venue. Euro 2012: Spain's history boys are already looking to the future Sid Lowe: Spain's players had not left the Olympic Stadium in Kiev before minds were being focused on …  The ball is named after the original Adidas Tango family of footballs; however, the Tango 12 and its variations have a completely new design. Matches Euro 2012 free download - Windows Live Essentials 2012, Euro Truck Simulator, eDrawings 2012, and many more programs The trophy given to the winners remains in the ownership of UEFA; however, the winning nation, Spain, received a full-size replica.. After a UEFA delegation visited Ukraine in September 2011, he stated the country was "virtually ready for Euro 2012". As was the case for the 2004 and 2008 finals, the sixteen finalists were divided into four seeding pots, using the UEFA national team coefficient ranking. UEFA.com looks back on Italy's first EURO semi-final, when a stadium of 70,000 waited as the late Giacinto Facchetti chose tails to earn Italy a place in the 1968 final.  On 27 March 2012, UEFA issued the full list of 80 referees to be used in Euro 2012, including the assistant referees, the additional assistant referees, and the four reserve assistant referees. Prices varied from €30 (£25) (for a seat behind the goals at a group match) to €600 (£513) (for a seat in the main stand at the final).  Italy manager Cesare Prandelli commented that he would leave Kyiv both proud and disappointed of his side: "When we fly over Kyiv and see the stadium lights I will have pangs of disappointment but I leave proud". He made an attempt to slot the ball, past into the same corner, but missed the penalty wide, outside the goal. Tickets for the venues were sold directly by UEFA via its website, or distributed by the football associations of the 16 finalists.  Defender Gerard Piqué calmly scored in the same corner of the goal as Pepe. EURO 2012 NSK Olimpiyskiy - Kyiv. Vicente del Bosque’s Spain […] All the European football teams could compete. The official logo for the tournament was unveiled at a special event at Mykhailivska Square, Kiev, on 14 December 2009 and was designed by Portuguese group Brandia Central. Gold and silver medals were awarded to the winners and runners-up, respectively, whereas both semi-final losers were awarded bronze medals.  Another defender, Bruno Alves stepped up to take the third penalty for Portugal, however, midfielder Nani encouraged Alves to let him take the penalty, which Nani struck high in the left corner of the goal after sending Casillas the wrong way. Spain coach Vicente del Bosque picked the same eleven players for the final as had played in the group match between the two sides and their quarter-final against France, played ostensibly in a 4–3–3 formation. Defending champions Spain (coefficient 43,116; rank 1st) were automatically assigned to Pot 1.  Italy now had the advantage, as Antonio Nocerino stepped up, and successfully scored the fourth penalty. If a player became injured or ill severely enough to prevent his participation in the tournament before his team's first match, he would be replaced by another player. The violence occurred on Sunday before the Euro 2012 match between Croatia and Ireland. England and Denmark made their return to the Euro, having last participated in 2004, while Republic of Ireland returned after a twenty-four-year absence to make their second appearance at a European Championship. However, Casillas produced a tremendous diving save. Euro 2012 results page on FlashScore.com offers results, Euro 2012 standings and match details. In the final tournament, a player was suspended for the subsequent match in the competition for either getting red card or accumulating two yellow cards in two different matches.  With 20 minutes remaining, Torres scored his second goal, taking a pass from Silva and chipping the ball over Given. Italy, which received the remaining votes, had been considered favourites to win the hosting, but incidents of fan violence and a match-fixing scandal were widely cited as factors behind their failure. Passes 1003. Italy players, such as midfielders Riccardo Montolivo, Pirlo, Balotelli, and Cassano had chances to score, but failed to do so. Buy all the individual Match Attax cards from the 2012 Match Attax England collection at footycards. They were supported on the right by Milan's Ignazio Abate, who returned to the team after missing the semi-final through injury, replacing Federico Balzaretti of Palermo.  Spain's final penalty taker was Fàbregas, who scored Spain's fifth goal, as the ball went in via the left post.  The pot allocations were based on the UEFA national team coefficient rankings of the sixteen finalists at the end of the qualifying competition in November 2011.  A foul from Croatia midfielder Ivan Rakitić on Balotelli, meant Italy were awarded a free kick.  Each refereeing team consisted of five match officials from the same country: one main referee, two assistant referees, and two additional assistant referees. Kick Off Match between Germany (Me) & Spain (CPU).  Their third and final group stage match against Croatia on 18 June, proved to be more difficult, and Croatia had several goalscoring chances, notably from Ivan Strinić and Ivan Perišić, which Spain goalkeeper Iker Casillas had no problems dealing with. Puis, pour son premier match de qualifications pour l'Euro 2012, la Squadra Azzurra placée dans le groupe C, remporte son match contre l'Estonie sur le score de 2-1. Antonio Di Natale came on for Cassano at half-time and twice went close to scoring, the second effort forcing a save from the onrushing Casillas. Maybe Group C was the real group of death. With Spain and Italy having ousted the two group of death survivors Portugal and Germany, in the semi-finals. Spain are the first European side to win three consecutive major tournaments - Euro 2008, the 2010 World Cup and Euro 2012. , Four match officials, who served only as fourth officials, and four reserve assistant referees were also named:, UEFA announced the schedule for the 31 matches of the final tournament in October 2010, with the final confirmation of kick-offs times being affirmed following the tournament draw in December 2011.. July 01, 2012 Spain vs. Italy About Footballia Footballia is the first free interactive football video library where you can watch full football matches for free anytime, anywhere. Euro 2012 results have all the match information - Euro 2012 scores, results and tables. , Poland–Ukraine became the third successful joint bid for the European Championship, after those of Belgium–Netherlands (2000) and Austria–Switzerland (2008). HELP: Euro 2012 results page belongs to the Football/Europe section of FlashScore.co.uk. The following is a list of squads for each national team competing at the Euro 2012 in Poland and Ukraine. Italy midfielder Andrea Pirlo provided the assist to Di Natale, who opened the goalscoring, as he pipped Piqué and Ramos to the ball, before striking it inside the right corner of the goal. We had a couple of chances at the start of the second half but didn't take them and when Thiago Motta went off we had nothing left in the tank". , The UEFA Euro 2012 video game was released by EA Sports as a downloadable expansion pack for FIFA 12. Spain, who defeated Germany 1–0 to win Euro 2008, successfully defended their title with a 4–0 win over Italy, becoming the first team to win two consecutive European Championships, and the first team to win three … Italy dominated possession early, and after receiving the ball from Cassano, Balotelli opening the goalscoring in the 20th minute of the first half in the left corner inside the goal, heading past German goalkeeper Manuel Neuer. Each team received an initial €8 million and then received additional money, based on their performances.  However, just minutes before the end of the second half, Croatia striker Mario Mandžukić headed in an equalising goal, after an assist from Strinić. Five new stadiums were built for the tournament, and the hosts invested heavily in improving infrastructure such as railways and roads at UEFA's request. Spain became the first team to win two consecutive European Championships, and also three straight major tournaments (Euro 2008, 2010 World Cup and Euro 2012). This seems like a pretty ok expansion to get. By Sportsmail Reporter Updated: 19:29 EST, 1 July 2012 In addition, UEFA retained the melody that was composed by Rollo Armstrong of Faithless on its behalf for the 2008 tournament.  The documentary was first echoed in much of the British press, but was then attacked for being one-sided and unethical: critics included other British media outlets; anti-racism campaigners, black and Jewish community leaders in Poland; Polish and Ukrainian politicians and journalists; England fans visiting the host nations and Gary Lineker, a British football star. The 2012 UEFA European Football Championship, commonly referred to as UEFA Euro 2012 or simply Euro 2012, was the 14th European Championship for men's national football teams organised by UEFA.  The two host teams qualified automatically while the remaining 14 finalists were decided through a qualifying competition, featuring 51 teams, from August 2010 to November 2011. Le championnat d'Europe de football 2012, communément abrégé en Euro 2012, est la quatorzième édition du championnat d'Europe de football, compétition organisée par l'UEFA et rassemblant les meilleures équipes masculines européennes. On 20 April 2012, the trophy tour started and visited the Polish cities of Warsaw, Wrocław, Gdańsk, Poznań, Kraków, Katowice and Łódź. If two or more teams were equal on points on completion of the group matches, the following tie-breaking criteria were applied:. The Euro Club Index emphasises just how close and difficult to call this match is. 16 teams were … … This was required due to the fact that the matches were broadcast in HD quality. However, after the first two group games, coach Cesare Prandelli appeared to develop a distinct preference for a 4–1–3–2 formation, with playmaker Andrea Pirlo occupying the deep midfield role. La grande histoire de l'EURO.  The match was hotly contested, with Portugal pressuring the Spanish "tiki-taka" possession game high up the pitch, and creating numerous goalscoring chances.  Over 20,000 were forecast to cross the Poland–Ukraine border each day during the tournament. Tomorrow’s Euro 2012 final sets up a re-match of the opening 1-1 draw in which the Azzuri ended Spain’s 14-macth winning streak in competitive matches. Ukraine and Poland were both assigned to Pot 1 as the two host nations, despite the fact that their rankings were the two lowest in the tournament; this also occurred in 2008 when the co-hosts Switzerland and Austria were also ranked below all other qualified teams.  England players also rounded off chances, through England strikers Wayne Rooney and Danny Welbeck, midfielders Steven Gerrard and Scott Parker, and defenders Glen Johnson and Ashley Cole.  As part of the event, landmark buildings in the eight host cities were illuminated with the tournament logo. Spain were drawn in Group C alongside Italy, Croatia, and Republic of Ireland, opening against Italy on 10 June 2012. Limited Editions ' and by country Saving you a packet collecting Match Attax European Cup England Cards The Tango 12 was used as the official match ball throughout the tournament, provided by German sports equipment company Adidas. , UEFA announced ten global sponsors and, for both Poland and Ukraine, three national sponsors as shown below. , According to UEFA requirements, TP ensured approximately 2х70 Gbit/s data communication speed from Polish stadiums and 2х140 Gbit/s between Poland and Ukraine. England are favoured with a 51.2 per cent of winning and Italy on 48.8 per cent. July 01, 2012 Spain vs. Italy About Footballia Footballia is the first free interactive football video library where you can watch full football matches for free anytime, anywhere. RTÉ - IRELAND’S NATIONAL PUBLIC SERVICE MEDIA 318,168 views. Portugal’s defensive record could prove worrying ahead of this match. Sweden will play all their group games at this venue. , In the quarter-finals, Italy faced England. , Fernando Torres tied with five other players on goals and with Mario Gómez on goals and assists; however, he played 92 fewer minutes than Gómez did, thus earning the title. Euro 2012 - phase finale : retrouvez le calendrier et les résultats de la compétition sur L'Équipe. ... All his EURO 2012 goals.  Ukrainian Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources and Minister of the Environment promised to take action to prevent killing animals but it still remains unclear how these measures were enforced. The match, originally scheduled for 21:45 local time, was delayed 15 minutes to prevent overlap with the other Group D match between Ukraine and France, which had been delayed due to rain. Official UEFA EURO history.  However, Spain managed to hold on, which required the match to go into extra time. A hundred days before the first match a 35.5-metre-high (116 ft) hot air balloon in the shape of the trophy was flown in Nyon, Switzerland and visited 14 cities throughout the host countries, reminding spectators of the impending tournament. Euro 2012 set attendance records for the 16-team format, for the highest aggregate attendance (1,440,896) and average per game (46,481). The final tournament, held between 8 June and 1 July 2012, was co-hosted for the first time by Poland and Ukraine, and was won by Spain, who beat Italy 4–0 in the final at the Olympic Stadium, Kiev, Ukraine..  It was the greatest margin of victory in the history of the European Championship finals, and the fourth time that teams who played each other in the group stage played each other again in the final (1988, 1996 and 2004). Tomorrow’s Euro 2012 matches on LiveScore Get all the scores, standings and statistics from %s’s fixtures at the 2012 European Championships with LiveScore. Euro 2012: France take their chances to see off disappointing Ukraine Stuart James in Donetsk Fri 15 Jun 2012 15.03 EDT First published on Fri 15 Jun 2012 15.03 EDT Spain's defence consisted largely of Real Madrid players – Iker Casillas in goal, Álvaro Arbeloa on the right side of defence and Sergio Ramos in the centre. The draw for the final tournament took place on 2 December 2011 at the Ukraine Palace of Arts in Kiev, Ukraine. Euro 2012 finals match schedule updated 4:57 AM EDT, Fri June 22, 2012 Eastern Europe will hold football's second-biggest competition for the first time in 2012. Poland and Ukraine's bid was chosen by the UEFA Executive Committee on 18 April 2007.  Three minutes later Spain found an equaliser with midfielder Andrés Iniesta assisting Cesc Fàbregas, who slotted the ball past goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon. Ricardo Santos (Portugal)  In their next match on 14 June against Republic of Ireland, striker Fernando Torres opened the scoring early in the fourth minute, retaining the ball after Republic of Ireland defender Richard Dunne's unsuccessful tackle, before scoring from ten yards past defenceless goalkeeper Shay Given. At the conclusion of the qualifying group stage in October 2011, the nine group winners qualified automatically, along with the highest ranked second placed team. UEFA Euro 2012 Football matches and results. 1:55. Bertino Miranda (Portugal)  It took its visual identity from Wycinanki or Vytynanky, a traditional form of paper cutting practised in rural areas of Poland and Ukraine. Group D of UEFA Euro 2012 began on 11 June 2012 and ended on 19 June 2012. Stay informed with all the latest information from the 2012 UEFA European Championships with LiveScore, the world’s largest … He continued by describing that his players lacked "fitness" and were "tired", and added that Italy "were up against a great side, the world champions. The National Stadium in the Polish capital of Warsaw has a capacity of over 58,000 and will play host to a semifinal, a quarterfinal and Group A matches. Duarte Gomes (Portugal), After the match, the Henri Delaunay Trophy was handed to the Spanish captain Iker Casillas by UEFA president Michel Platini. , Each national team had to submit a squad of 23 players, three of whom must be goalkeepers, at least ten days before the opening match of the tournament. EURO 2012 Full HIGHLIGHTS click the Group Image to go to that Section. In the draw procedure, one team from each pot was drawn into each of the four groups. After the completion of the group stage on 19 June 2012, eight teams qualified for the quarter-finals (two from each group), which are to be played from 21 to 24 June 2012. The pool was made up of the Netherlands, Denmark, Germany and Portugal.Germany and Portugal progressed to the quarter-finals, while Denmark and the Netherlands were eliminated from the tournament. Proença was accompanied by assistant referees Bertino Miranda, Ricardo Santos, Jorge Sousa and Duarte Gomes, who had earlier worked with him in the Group C match between Spain and Republic of Ireland, the Group D match between Sweden and France, and the quarter-final between England and Italy. Also designed by Warner Bros. were the official tournament mascots, "Slavek and Slavko", twins that wore the national colours of the two host nations.  The final decision was due to be announced on 8 December 2006 in Nyon, but this was postponed to "give bidding associations more time for the fine-tuning of their bids".  Despite this, Italy managed to hold on their lead, and were victorious at the end, as they progressed into the final, having won the competition last in 1968. This is where the final match of UEFA Euro 2012 will be played on July 1.  150,000,000 people were expected to watch the matches each day.. The teams trained and resided in these locations throughout the tournament, travelling to games staged away from their bases.