"I've had a fantastic time in France and will have great memories when I leave. I put Sweden on the world map and now I've put France on the map of the world.
Poland finished their Euro 2016 qualifier with a 2-1 victory over the Republic of Ireland, earlier this month. This earned them a direct entry into the group stage of the competition.
Former Aston Villa manager Martin O’Neil has done a great job with the Republic of Ireland side, thanking the country to the Euro 2016 playoffs. However, they can’t rest on their laurels just yet, if they want to harbour any hopes of qualifying for the main event, next year, in France.
ITALY v NORWAY Stadio Olimpico, Rome Tuesday 13th October, 2015, 19:45 GMT *** Italy host Norway in the final European qualifier tomorrow having already secured their place in next summer’s finals in France. A win would assure them of top spot in Group H, a scenario which seemed unlikely at the beginning of this year. Antonio Conte’s men were the tenth side to secure qualification following their comprehensive 3-1 win over Azerbaijan on Saturday. Norway still have a chance to confirm direct qualification from this group as they sit on second place but with only two points separating them from Croatia who have an easier fixture against Malta, Per-Mathias Hogmo’s side have to play for the win in Rome. A draw for Norway and a Croatia win would mean playoffs for the Norwegians due to the head-to-head record between the two sides. Team news and tactics Italy After two consecutive dissapointments in World Cup, Italy no longer instill fear like they […]
AZERBAIJAN v ITALY Baku National Stadium,Bakcell Arena Saturday 10th October, 2015, 16:00 GMT *** Italy play away against Azerbaijan on Saturday in their Euro 2016 Group H qualifier, knowing a win would book their place at the Euros next year in France. The Azzurri are on top of their group with 18 points after eight games while Azerbaijan are second-last on six points. Antonio Conte’s team won their last qualifier 1-0 against Bulgaria while Robert Prosinecki’s side drew 2-2 with Malta. Italy won their previous encounter with Azerbaijan 2-1 at the Stadio Renzo Barbera in Palermo last year with Giorgio Chiellini contributing to all three goals. The Juventus defender scored both of the Azzurri goals as well as an own goal. The Italians have never lost a match against Azerbaijan. In addition to the 2-1 win from October 2014, the Azzurri won 2-0 in Baku and 4-0 in Reggio Calabria in the Euro 2004 Qualifiers. To make things harder for Azerbaijan, […]
Robert Lewandowski scored four minutes into stoppage time to earn Poland a 2-2 Group D draw with Scotland at Hampden that ends the hosts' slender hopes of earning a place at Euro 2016.
Shane Long stunned world champions Germany with a goal that guaranteed Ireland a Euro 2016 playoff spot on an historic night at Lansdowne Road as the hosts won 1-0.
Portugal booked their ticket to Euro 2016 with a 1-0 win over Denmark in Braga on Thursday.
Portugal and Denmark come face to face as Morten Olsen looks to guide Denmark to Euro 2016
After an emphatic second place finish in the 2010 World Cup, the Oranje didn't make it past the group stages of the subsequent European Championships. This time around, a surprise third place finish in Brazil, has been followed by an even more dire fallout. Qualifying for next years' European Championships went from a predicted to a pipe dream in a matter of a year.