European Football Championship 2012
Polish authorities on Sunday deported Russian football fan Victor Yeremin. He will not be able to visit Schengen countries for five years.
The UEFA Appeals Committee has mitigated the punishment handed down to the Russian national team for the inappropriate behavior of its fans during the match against the Czech Republic at the Euro-2012, informs the official website of the RFU.
Two Russian football fans, sentenced in Poland for taking part in scuffles during Euro 2012, have been deported and are on their way to Moscow.
A court in Warsaw will hold hearings on Tuesday on the appeal by three Russian football fans jailed in Poland on charges of hooliganism during Euro 2012, the Russian Embassy in Poland said.
International football rules may undergo a serious reform very soon. Video repeats of goals may be introduced, because, sometimes, disputes appear whether there has been a goal.
Russia will name its new national football coach on July 20, Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko said on Wednesday. The Russian Football Union began looking for a new national team manager long before the European championships after it became clear that Dick Advocaat was stepping down to accept a job offer from the Dutch PSV club. Russia is not the only team left without a manager after Euro-2012.
The disorders on June 12 prior to the Russia-Poland Euro-2012 standoff were provoked by the Poles. This was announced Tuesday evening by Russian fans, released from detention.
Spanish head coach Vicente del Bosque (L) and captain Iker Casillas (R) arrive with the trophy to Barajas airport in Madrid, central Spain, 02 July 2012. Spain won 4-0 in the UEFA Euro 2012 final match between Spain and Italy in Kiev, Ukraine, 01 July.
The workers of the Twitter social network have registered a new record. Twitter says that its users fired off more than 15,000 Tweets per second when Spain made its fourth goal in the final match with Italy at the EURO -2012 Championship in Kiev on July 2nd.
According to the Ukrainian authorities, as many as 1.5 mn people watched the Euro Cup on displays installed in Kiev’s fan zone.
UEFA president Michel Platini has expressed satisfaction over the organization of Euro 2012, ahead of Sunday's final in Kiev. The tournament was watched by some 1,5 mln fans at the stadiums and another 6 mln in fan zones. Platini also thanked the hosts for a great atmosphere.
The final game of the EURO 2012 football championship took place at the Olympic Stadium of Kiev, Ukraine, on July 1, where Spain and Italy faced off for the major soccer title.
Ukraine and Poland-hosted Euro 2012 broke all records becoming the most attended UEFA Champs and enjoyed by players, fans and even football officials.
Spanish left wing Andres Iniesta was named player of Euro 2012 on Monday by European football governing body UEFA.
Team Spain is Euro Champion again with an overwhelming 4-0 victory over Italy in the Euro 2012 final in Kiev. Vicente del Bosque-led team has won its third consecutive international championship after the Euro 2008 and the 2010 Worlds.
Russia’s Alan Dzagoev made it to the list of Euro 2012’s top scorers thanks to his three goals at the tournament’s group stage.
Spain beat Italy 4-0 in the Euro 2012 final on Sunday, securing the Spaniards' place in history as the first country to win three successive major finals. Spain, criticized for decades as football's nearly men, become the world's first nation to claim three European championship or World Cup titles on the trot.
Spain team speaker Javi Nemo has also demonstrated prophetic powers here at UEFA EURO 2012, having told Spanish counterpart Sergio Labruna that he would see him again on 1 July at the final.
Six activists of the Ukrainian FEMEN movement have staged a nude protest against Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, who is expected to arrive in Kiev tonight to watch the final match of the European Cup.