It was an eventful night at the Euros as Spain delivered a power packed thumping performance against a lacklustre Turkish side that failed to deliver the goods, while Zlatan Ibrahimovic fails to register himself on the scoresheet against Italy. Croatia on the other hand may have jeopardised their qualification hopes by squandering what looked like an unassailable lead.
Defending Champions Spain managed a narrow 1-0 victory of the Czech Republic in their opening game of the tournament. Even though the Spaniards were in complete control of the match, there were clear problems upfront and Vicente del Bosque's men had to be saved by a Gerard Pique header.
Pavel Nedved had glittering career. THT's Somnath Sengupta looks back at a wonderful player and pays homage to a Juventus legend.
A look at the biggest names that will be absent from the African safari. It's almost time for the commencement of the biggest sporting spectacle in the world, which sees 32 of the best nations compete. However, there are quite a few big names missing from Africa's first ever World Cup. TheHardTackle's Akarsh Sharma looks at the top nations missing from this year's event.