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Euro 2012 coverage

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Euro 2012 already seems a long way ago now, but there’s still a warm glow round these parts from what was an excellent tournament performance by the Spanish team. I headed off for a break straight afterwards, but as I’m back now I better update the site.

Coverage included following the Spain team all the way through for the Irish Examiner newspaper – beginning with an interview / preview with La Roja author Jimmy Burns, looks at how the Spanish media was viewing their team and particularly their Irish opponents in the group stages, along with profiles throughout including some of captain and keeper Iker Casillas, young raiding left-back Jordi Alba and understated coach Vicente del Bosque.

There were also blogs for different sites during the tournament, including a look at early-tournament criticism of Del Bosque for TheScore.com and a pre-final analysis piece for The Football Ramble on the changing role of Xavi Hernandez within the Spanish line-up. Hard to know if he read it or not, but the Barca player did give his best performance of the summer a few days later…

After the 4-0 win over Italy there was a tournament wrap for UK magazine When Saturday Comes, giving the view from Madrid on La Roja’s successful bid to make history by winning three consecutive . That’s not online, but you can buy a copy here or from all good UK & Ireland newsagents. And now, for 2012/13…

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July 24th, 2012 at 4:04 pm

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