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Euro 2016: Belgium vs Italy… Live!

Time, then, for this evening’s match. A main event, if you will, and this is one that I consider just about impossible to call. Belgium have been simultaneously near the top of the FIFA rankings and not quite the sum of their parts for a while now, and big things are expected of them at this tournament. The brunt of the blame for what is considered to be a degree of underachievement has been borne by coach Marc Wilmots, who has stood accused of not being able to get the best from the lavish talents at his disposal. Tonight...

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Euro 2016: Germany vs Ukraine… Live!

Welcome to this evening’s Euro 2016 live blog for this evening’s match – Germany vs Ukraine. Here come the champions. Germany’s win in the 2014 World Cup means that they can only be considered one of the favourites to win this tournament as well, but if you were to read some reports, you could be forgiven for thinking that they haven’t got a chance. This, of course, is ridiculous. There isn’t a stronger player for player squad in the entire tournament, and misgivings over the exact shape of their defence and the lack of a Best Striker In The...

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Euro 2016: Northern Ireland vs Poland… Live!

Thirty years of hurt, hmm? If not winning a major trophy counts as thirty years of hurt, then how do we think Northern Ireland fans might feel after thirty years without having qualified for the finals of a major tournament? Northern Ireland vs Poland has a hint of the early 1980s vibe about it. Northern Ireland’s team at the time of that era made two successive World Cups, whilst Poland reached the semi-finals in 1982. Can one of these two cause a surprise this summer? With Wales having beaten Slovakia yesterday, Northern Ireland may well be feeling confident as...

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Dotmund’s Eureux Tapestry: Day 3

We had another terrible day in Marseille yesterday, so here’s a little light relief in the form of another instalment of Dotmund’s Eureux Tapestry, which features Gareth Bale’s bun, a little fraternal disagreement and, of course, quite a few bottles flying through the air. You can enlarge this picture to its normal size by clicking on it.     Twohundredpercent is, after ten years, endeavouring to try and change itself into a more commercially-focused website, complete with an e-magazine for subscribers. Independent content producers should be recompensed. If you enjoy what we do here or consider that we do...

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Euro 2016: Turkey vs Croatia… Live

Good afternoon everybody. It’s been a pretty dismal couple of days if you’re any nation other than Welsh, but let’s keep our fingers crossed for a chink of sunlight this afternoon, with a further three games to be played. And first up is the Group D match between Turkey and Croatia from the Parc des Princes. Turkey qualified for the finals of this tournament by one of the more unique available methods. As the top positioned third placed team, they proceeded without having to go through the play-offs, after having finished behind the Czech Republic and Iceland in their...

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