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Euro 2016; Spain vs Italy… Live

Good afternoon, everybody, and welcome to the first of our two matches from Euro 2016 today, perhaps the most keenly awaited of all of these second round matches. This is, of course, a repeat of the final of four years ago, when Spain demolished Italy with a performance that was probably the peak of that team’s powers. In 2016, however, Spain are probably not quite as strong as that team was and predicting an easy victory for them isn’t necessarily a foregone conclusion, and that’s before we even move onto the question of why these two teams are playing...

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Euro 2016: Hungary vs Belgium… Live

The last of our three Euro 2016 matches for the day comes from the south of the country, between Belgium and Hungary. Belgium are starting to move into gear following a disastrous performance in their opening match against Italy. Comfortable wins against Ireland and Sweden were enough to put them into the second round despite this opening loss and a team of many talents seems to be finally coming together. With such a lop-sided draw having been delivered, it remains entirely possible that the FIFA rankings’ second placed team might yet be able to get the final of this...

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Euro 2016: France vs Ireland… Live

We’ve got another three matches this afternoon from the second round of Euro 2016 today, and it all kicks off now with the match between France and Ireland from Lyon, with the matches between Germany and Slovakia and between Hungary and Belgium to follow later on. First of all, though, the host nation. France haven’t quite set their own tournament alight yet. They qualified comfortably from a group that was about as weak as they could have hoped for, winning their opening two matches against Romania and Albania with late goals before being held to a goalless draw by...

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Euro 2016: Germany vs Slovakia… Live

Our second match of the day at Euro 2016 sees one of the pre-tournament favourites, Germany, take on a team that has proved itself to be considerably stronger than may have expected before a ball was kicked, Slovakia. Thus far, Germany have remained slightly short of the pre-tournament expectations that were laid at their door. They won two of their opening three matches, but only scored three goals in the process and, it might be argued, still have some improving to do before they reach the latter stages of the competition. Although goals have not quite been as forthcoming...

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Euro 2016: Croatia vs Portugal… Live

Good evening football maniacs, and we hope that you’ve all got a dose of Saturday night fever for which we are prescribing a dose of Croatia vs Portugal, from Lens. There are a lot of people now talking Croatia up as potential finalists in this tournament, and with good reason. Their opening three performances were largely impressive, with a lack of concentration arguably brought about by events in the stands against the Czech Republic being the only blot on their copybook so far. Victory against Spain in their final group match was a surprise, but absolutely not undeserved. But...

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