Striker Mario Balotelli struck a blank again in Italy's 1-1 Group C encounter with Croatia at Euro 2012 on Friday morning.
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They are at it again. For the second successive time, Big Huat and Little Huat have mirrored each other’s predictions.
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I’ve been hearing a lot of talk lately about the ongoing European Championships being a bit of a bore. Big teams are struggling to win and many are suggesting that there is to be a lack of flair in modern football.
Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho, who is in Singapore, said his native Portugal are not among the best teams at Euro 2012.
On a night where so much was expected of Holland, they just didn’t turn up.
You would have thought after their opening loss against Denmark that there would be a positive response from the Dutch against Germany.
For his club, he is a god. For his country, he is a perpetual disappointment.
The fluidity, the cunning, and the panache. This could have been Holland all right, but the Oranje were instead on the receiving end.
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HE TURNED the Schools’ National Tennis Championships B Division final around – and did it while battling the flu.
Cristiano Ronaldo owes substitute Silvestre Varela his reputation.
Varela rescued his country, salvaged Portugal’s qualification hopes and mended the broken spirit of his captain.
The scenes on the streets outside were ugly, but the football inside was beautiful.
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