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TV outtakes capture Euro 2012 passionupdated Tue Jul 03 2012 11:18:07

Some outtakes show you just how much the tournament meant to the crew covering Euro 2012.

Iniesta 'symbolized Euro 2012 success'updated Mon Jul 02 2012 16:10:57

Andres Iniesta did not feature in the contenders for the best player of the 2010 World Cup despite scoring Spain's winning goal in the final, but the midfielder has been recognized for his country's historic triumph at Euro 2012.

Euro 2012: Goodbye, Adiós and Ciaoupdated Mon Jul 02 2012 14:27:24

CNN's Pedro Pinto shares his final thoughts on a football competition that has shocked, entertained and amazed fans.

Spain win Euro 2012, 4-0 over Italyupdated Sun Jul 01 2012 17:30:13

CNN's Pedro Pinto and Patrick Snell review the Euro 2012 championship.

Spain fans react to Euro 2012 winupdated Sun Jul 01 2012 17:29:16

Madrid Bureau Chief Al Goodman is in Madrid when fans react to Spain's Euro 2012 win.

Euro 2012 result disappoints Italy fansupdated Sun Jul 01 2012 17:14:00

CNN's Amanda Davies is in Rome where fans were watching their team lose 4-0.

Defending champions Spain win Euro 2012 to complete historic trebleupdated Sun Jul 01 2012 16:45:17

Defending champions Spain claimed an historic third successive major international trophy with a 4-0 rout of Italy in the Euro 2012 final in Kiev Sunday.

Can Balotelli lead Italy to glory?updated Sun Jul 01 2012 13:53:01

CNN's Pedro Pinto talks to two leading Italian football journalists about the explosive Manchester City striker.

Euro 2012 Final: Spain vs Italyupdated Sun Jul 01 2012 12:57:47

Pedro Pinto previews the Euro 2012 Final that pits Spain against Italy.

Football fans gather in Madrid and Romeupdated Sun Jul 01 2012 12:56:32

Fan parks in Spain and Italy start to fill up ahead of Sunday's Euro 2012 final in Kiev, Ukraine.

Euro 2012 final: Can Italy stop Spain's bid for history?updated Sun Jul 01 2012 01:44:58

Sunday's showpiece European Championship final in the Ukrainian capital Kiev pits Spain against Italy, between them the winners of the last two World Cups.

Euro 2012 final previewupdated Sat Jun 30 2012 15:03:08

CNN's Pedro Pinto reports from Kiev, Ukraine leading up to the final of Euro 2012.

Blanc parts company with France after disappointing Euro 2012 exitupdated Sat Jun 30 2012 13:36:12

Laurent Blanc stood down as coach of the French national team Saturday in the wake of their quarterfinal exit at Euro 2012.

Euro 2012 final: Can Italy stop Spain's bid for history?updated Fri Jun 29 2012 18:26:22

And then there were two. Sunday's showpiece European Championship final in the Ukrainian capital Kiev pits holders Spain against Italy, between them the winners of the last two World Cups.

Fans react to Italy's Euro 2012 upsetupdated Fri Jun 29 2012 05:12:09

Pedro Pinto catches up with fans as they leave the stadium in Warsaw, Poland, following Italy's win.

Italy advances to Euro 2012 finalupdated Fri Jun 29 2012 05:10:47

Pedro Pinto and Tancredi Palmeri share their thoughts on Italy's win over Germany to advance to the Euro 2012 final.

Balotelli double sends Italy through to Euro 2012 finalupdated Thu Jun 28 2012 16:50:47

Mario Balotelli's first-half double saw Italy through to the final of Euro 2012 as they stunned Germany in Warsaw.

Schmeichel talks Euro 2012 semifinalupdated Thu Jun 28 2012 13:22:30

Denmark goalkeeping legend Peter Schmeichel gives his thoughts on the Spain/Portugal Euro 2012 semifinal.

Spain reach Euro 2012 final after shootoutupdated Wed Jun 27 2012 17:45:54

Spain became only the second team to reach three successive major tournament finals after winning a nail-biting penalty shootout against Portugal following a tense goalless draw in Donetsk on Wednesday.

Pato: Euro 2012 success can ease Italian 'suffering'updated Wed Jun 27 2012 09:42:46

Italy's soccer players can heal the "suffering" caused by the country's match-fixing scandal by winning Euro 2012, says AC Milan star Alexandre Pato.

Football culture: Who are you? Warrior or tika taka technician?updated Wed Jun 27 2012 04:51:35

The final two teams left standing at Euro 2012 should come as no surprise, and nor should another painful exit for perennial underachievers England.

Euro 2012: Portugal vs. Spainupdated Tue Jun 26 2012 19:36:35

With a place in the final at stake, Portugal and Spain face off in the Euro 2012 semifinal. Pedro Pinto reports.

Euro 2012 'can ease Italy's problems'updated Tue Jun 26 2012 12:10:37

Milan striker Alexandre Pato tells CNN that success at Euro 2012 can lift Italian soccer after its match-fixing scandals.

Italy reach semi-finals after penalty kicks dramaupdated Sun Jun 24 2012 17:40:09

Italy beat England 4-2 in a penalty shootout to reach the semifinals of Euro 2012 after their match in Kiev Sunday ended goalless following extra time.

Spain defeats France, heads to semifinalupdated Sat Jun 23 2012 19:38:44

CNN's Al Goodman reports from Madrid as fans celebrate Spain's victory over France in the Euro 2012 quarterfinal.

Alonso nets brace as Spain coast past France updated Sat Jun 23 2012 17:23:41

Spain remain on course to retain their European Championship crown after seeing off a lackluster France 2-0 in the third Euro 2012 quarterfinal at the Donbass Arena, Donetsk on Saturday.

Germany knock Greece out of Eurosupdated Fri Jun 22 2012 16:59:35

Germany 4-2 Greece

Greece vs. Germany: More than a gameupdated Fri Jun 22 2012 10:32:58

The Greek heroics in Euro 2004 have now become part of folklore as Greece tries to outwit the German giants of football.

Ronaldo sends Portugal into Euro 2012 semisupdated Thu Jun 21 2012 17:29:27

Cristiano Ronaldo's late header sealed a deserved win for Portugal in the Euro 2012 quarterfinal clash against Czech Republic.

Greece's Samaras insists politics and football don't mixupdated Thu Jun 21 2012 12:39:35

Greece striker Giorgios Samaras says the team's players are blocking out the political overtones of Friday's Euro 2012 quarterfinal against Germany.

Soccer Live: Spain vs. Italyupdated Thu Jun 21 2012 11:55:27

Samaras on Greece's Euro 2012 dreamupdated Thu Jun 21 2012 11:41:07

CNN's Pedro Pinto sits down with Georgios Samaras for a one on one talk about Greece's Euro 2012 dreams.

Economic turmoil has 'affected' Greece team at Euro 2012updated Thu Jun 21 2012 08:24:08

Greece coach Fernando Santos has urged his players to focus on football rather than the political tensions surrounding his side's Euro 2012 quarterfinal against Germany in Gdansk Friday.

Croatia faces fresh Euro 2012 racism probeupdated Wed Jun 20 2012 17:43:41

European football's governing body has opened fresh disciplinary proceedings against Croatia over alleged racist behavior by its supporters during a Euro 2012 match against Spain.

Rooney sends England through with Franceupdated Tue Jun 19 2012 17:19:55

Wayne Rooney returned with a goal to send England through to the quarter finals of Euro 2012 as Group D winners.

Soccer Live: England vs. Ukraine, Sweden vs. Franceupdated Tue Jun 19 2012 12:00:13

Guerrilla marketing: Bendtner's 'underpants' ambush UEFA at Euro 2012updated Tue Jun 19 2012 03:55:38

UEFA's decision to fine Denmark striker Nicklas Bendtner for revealing a sponsor's name on his underpants during a Euro 2012 game may have opened a can of worms for football's European governing body.

UEFA sees red over Bendtner's underpantsupdated Tue Jun 19 2012 02:18:24

Denmark's Nicklas Bendtner has been fined US $125,800 for exposing boxer shorts adorned with the logo of an online betting company as he celebrated scoring against Portugal at Euro 2012.

Late Navas goal sends Spain through with Italyupdated Mon Jun 18 2012 17:22:37

Italy and Spain reached the quarter finals of Euro 2012 -- but the World and European champions Spain were given a real fright before sealing their progress as group winners in Gdansk.

Germany top 'Group of Death' as disappointing Dutch exit Euro 2012updated Sun Jun 17 2012 16:42:27

Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice as Portugal beat the Netherlands 2-1 to book their passage to the quarterfinals of Euro 2012 behind Group B winners Germany who saw off Denmark by the same score.

Soccer Live: Portugal vs. Netherlands, Denmark vs. Germanyupdated Sun Jun 17 2012 12:17:49

Who will survive the Group of Death?updated Sun Jun 17 2012 10:41:59

With Germany looking safe at the top of Group B, will Portugal, Holland or Denmark secure the other qualifying position?

Polish heartache at Euro 2012updated Sun Jun 17 2012 07:42:45

Pedro Pinto reports on Polish heartache as the country's fans watch their team crash out of Euro 2012.

Russia, Poland exit Euro 2012 after dramatic Group A finaleupdated Sat Jun 16 2012 16:55:01

The highly-fancied Russia team and co-hosts Poland crashed out of Euro 2012 on Saturday as the Czech Republic and Greece became the first nations to secure quarterfinal berths.

Soccer Live: Greece vs. Russia, Czech Republic vs. Polandupdated Sat Jun 16 2012 11:57:46

D-day for Ronaldo's Portugal in Euro 2012's 'Group of Death'updated Sat Jun 16 2012 11:39:34

Cristiano Ronaldo has the weight of a nation on his shoulders at Euro 2012, but the world's most expensive footballer is struggling to make an impact for Portugal.

Vitor Baia defends Ronaldoupdated Sat Jun 16 2012 10:04:17

Former Portugal international Vitor Baia has been left disappointed with the country's defensive tactics at Euro 2012.

UEFA probes alleged racism by Croatia fans at Euro 2012updated Sat Jun 16 2012 09:24:33

European football's governing body opened disciplinary proceedings Saturday against Croatia over what it said was racist behavior by its supporters during a Euro 2012 match against Italy.

Patrick Berger backs Czechs to progressupdated Fri Jun 15 2012 17:21:24

Former Czech Republic international, Patrick Berger was impressed with his side's display against Greece at Euro 2012.

France reign in Ukraine rainupdated Fri Jun 15 2012 15:03:39

Euro 2012 hosts Ukraine were brought back down to earth after their opening match heroics as France clinched a 2-0 victory in stormy Donetsk.

Bendtner's underwear gets UEFA's knickers in a twistupdated Fri Jun 15 2012 11:15:57

UEFA has had a busy time of it during Euro 2012 handing out fines and sanctions to various federations for undesirable behavior.

Soccer Live: Ukraine vs. France, Sweden vs. Englandupdated Fri Jun 15 2012 10:59:55

Southgate: England must improve attackupdated Thu Jun 14 2012 18:32:06

Former England international, Gareth Southgate told CNN that he is concerned about the fitness of the squad.

Italy: The curse of the Euroupdated Thu Jun 14 2012 14:24:02

In the lead up to Euro 2012 Italian football was hit by allegations of match fixing, but will this impact their success?

Torres inspires Spain to Ireland routupdated Thu Jun 14 2012 14:11:41

Fernando Torres rediscovered his scoring touch as Spain soared to the top of Euro 2012 Group C and knocked the Republic of Ireland out of the tournament.

Salgado: Torres must startupdated Thu Jun 14 2012 12:47:03

Former Spanish international, Michel Salgado tells CNN that Spain should change their tactics against Ireland.

Will European soccer 'disease' spread to 2018 World Cup?updated Thu Jun 14 2012 11:02:55

The scenes were shocking. Hooliganism is supposed to be a thing of the past, but the fighting in the streets of Warsaw during the opening week of Euro 2012 was a stark reminder that football's "disease" has not been cured.

Soccer Live: Italy vs. Croatia, Spain vs. Republic of Irelandupdated Thu Jun 14 2012 10:57:08

Gomez double sees Germany beat Dutchupdated Wed Jun 13 2012 14:14:16

Germany inflicted a second successive Euro 2012 defeat on the Netherlands when one of football's great rivalries was renewed on Wednesday.

Eye-witness describes Warsaw violenceupdated Wed Jun 13 2012 14:03:15

Sports journalist Michal Pol talks to CNN's Pedro Pinto about clashes between Polish and Russian supporters at Euro 2012.

Cassano apologizes for homophobic commentsupdated Wed Jun 13 2012 13:22:07

Italy striker Antonio Cassano has apologised for apparent homophobic comments he made in a Euro 2012 press conference.

Euro 2012: Russia and Poland fans clash in Warsawupdated Tue Jun 12 2012 15:32:42

At least 11 people were injured in clashes Tuesday in Warsaw between Russian and Polish fans before and after a Euro 2012 soccer match, Polish officials said.

Poland hold Russia after Czechs winupdated Tue Jun 12 2012 14:10:10

A sensational strike from Poland captain Jakub Blaszczykowski kept alive the co-hosts' hopes of reaching the quarter finals of Euro 2012 as they held Russia to a 1-1 draw.

UEFA launches Euro 2012 racism investigationsupdated Tue Jun 12 2012 13:44:24

European football's governing body UEFA will investigate alleged incidents of racist chanting at two Euro 2012 matches in Polish cities, it was announced on Tuesday.

Soccer Live: Day Fiveupdated Tue Jun 12 2012 10:59:16

Shevchenko seals opening win for Ukraineupdated Mon Jun 11 2012 14:24:50

Andrei Shevchenko enhanced his iconic standing as a Ukrainian national hero as he sparked scenes of national celebration with a match-winning double in Kiev.

UEFA demands tough stance on racismupdated Mon Jun 11 2012 12:56:35

Host countries Poland and Ukraine have been told to take a tough stance on racism during the Euro 2012 soccer tournament by European football's governing body UEFA.

Soccer Live: Ukraine v Swedenupdated Mon Jun 11 2012 10:59:29

CNN's live text reporting on the Euro 2012 match between England and France, followed by Ukraine against Sweden in Monday's other Group D game.

Fan reaction to Spain, Italy drawupdated Sun Jun 10 2012 18:36:56

CNN's Pedro Pinto reports from host city Gdansk where defending champions, Spain were held to a draw by Italy.

Italy were 'courageous and organized'updated Sun Jun 10 2012 17:08:06

CNN's Pedro Pinto talks to Italian football journalist Tancredi Palmeri about Italy's battling performance against Spain.

Could this be Holland's year?updated Fri Jun 08 2012 17:32:30

For all of Holland's great players the footballing giants have not won the European Championship since 1988.

Olisadebe: 'Racism in football is barbaric'updated Fri Jun 08 2012 15:15:22

A former star of the Polish national team has urged UEFA to confront the problem of racism that is threatening to overshadow Euro 2012.

Russia win as co-hosts Poland are heldupdated Fri Jun 08 2012 14:19:03

Russia emerged as genuine contenders for football's European crown with a thumping 4-1 win over Czech Republic after co-hosts Poland and 2004 champions Greece had opened the tournament with a dramatic 1-1 draw in Warsaw.

Ruud Gullit: Euros will confront racismupdated Fri Jun 08 2012 12:39:11

Former Dutch Captain Ruud Gullit and former player Paul Elliott talk to CNN about racism at the Euro championships.

Euro racists face criminal sanctionsupdated Fri Jun 08 2012 12:20:12

UEFA General Secretary Gianni Infantino describes racist to the Dutch team "absolutely unacceptable."

Former Polish striker condemns racismupdated Fri Jun 08 2012 11:26:47

Former Poland striker Emmanuel Olisadebe says that racism is still a big part of the game, but is being confronted.

Soccer live: Poland v Greece, Russia v Czech Republicupdated Fri Jun 08 2012 10:34:34

CNN live text reporting of Poland v Greece in Euro 2012's opening game.

Schmeichel on Denmark's Euro gloryupdated Fri Jun 08 2012 07:12:27

Former Denmark goalkeeper, Peter Schmeichel talks to CNN about his country's Euro 92 triumph.

Dutch Euro 2012 squad face 'monkey chants' in Polandupdated Fri Jun 08 2012 02:23:39

The captain of the Dutch national team says his players were subjected to racial abuse at a training session in the Polish city of Krakow this week, just days before the Euro 2012 football tournament was due to begin in Poland and Ukraine.

From clowns to Kings: When Poland (almost) ruled the soccer worldupdated Thu Jun 07 2012 18:32:38

In the end it was the clown who had the last laugh.

Platini: Referees will deal with racists at Euro 2012updated Thu Jun 07 2012 12:39:12

Football stars upset by racist abuse at Euro 2012 must let match officials deal with the problem, insists UEFA president Michel Platini.

Euro 2012 previewupdated Thu Jun 07 2012 11:51:07

As national teams arrive in Poland and Ukraine, will the tournament be a football success or overshadowed by racism?

Who will win Euro 2012?updated Thu Jun 07 2012 11:50:47

CNN's panel of football experts discuss the teams competing for Euro 2012 championship glory.

What's in the ink? Euro 2012 stars and their tattoosupdated Thu Jun 07 2012 10:20:37

Euro 2012 is almost upon us and Europe's finest footballers will be marked men -- in more ways than one.

Euro 2012: 'A complicated adventure'updated Thu Jun 07 2012 04:16:24

If the pre-vote predictions had been accurate, football heavyweights Italy would be preparing to host the 2012 European Championship.

Female fan-power on rise in Germany and Italy as Euro 2012 approachesupdated Wed Jun 06 2012 14:41:20

A huge chunk of Europe's male population is salivating at the imminent arrival of Euro 2012 -- a month long festival of football between the continent's best soccer sides.

Can Ronaldo fire Portugal to Euro glory?updated Wed Jun 06 2012 13:33:58

Portugal have never won a major tournament at senior level, could this be the year the Euro 2012 underdogs shine?

UEFA has no plans to make Chernobyl donationupdated Wed Jun 06 2012 08:13:22

UEFA has decided not to make a charitable donation to the victims of the Chernobyl disaster as part of the social projects it has opted to support during Euro 2012, which is being co-hosted by Ukraine and Poland.

Navigating injury: Can GPS help reduce player burnout?updated Wed Jun 06 2012 04:29:30

Some of Europe's best footballers will be missing in Poland and Ukraine this month, as the effects of another grueling season takes its toll.

Can Spain win without Villa and Puyol?updated Tue Jun 05 2012 16:40:16

Spain will try to defend their European Championship without top scorer David Villa and defense stalwart Carles Puyol.

Platini: Officials to act against racismupdated Mon Jun 04 2012 12:18:07

CNN's Pedro Pinto sits down with UEFA President, Michel Platini to talk about the build up to Euro 2012.

Euro 2012: The squadsupdated Wed May 30 2012 08:58:16

Euro 2012 is nearly here and the 16 competing nations have announced the final 23-man squads they hope will propel them to glory in Poland and Ukraine.

Euro 2012 hosts Ukraine and Poland hit back at racism accusationsupdated Tue May 29 2012 17:02:52

Euro 2012 hosts Ukraine and Poland have told CNN World Sport a documentary accusing football fans from both nations of racism was "unbalanced and biased."

Cristiano Ronaldo: I'm better than Messiupdated Tue May 29 2012 09:24:38

Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo says that right now, he is better than his Barcelona rival Lionel Messi.

Police raid Italian soccer squad's base in match fixing investigationupdated Mon May 28 2012 11:57:55

Italian police descended on the national team's Euro 2012 training base Monday to speak to Zenit St Petersburg defender Domenico Criscito as part of a wide-ranging investigation into match fixing.

Villa to miss Spain's Euro defenseupdated Wed May 23 2012 11:51:17

David Villa was top goalscorer at Euro 2008 as Spain secured a first major championship in 44 years, but the world champions' all-time leading marksman will not be part of next month's title defense in Poland and Ukraine.

Platini: Bayern, Chelsea worthy of finalupdated Fri May 18 2012 12:14:42

UEFA president Michel Platini talks to Pedro Pinto about the Champions League final, financial fair play and Euros.

UEFA chief Platini throws down gauntlet to German Chancellor Merkel updated Fri May 18 2012 12:09:34

UEFA president Michel Platini is confident German Chancellor Angela Merkel would attend the final of Euro 2012 in Ukraine -- if Germany reach the tournament's showpiece in Kiev on July 1.

Campbell baffled as Hodgson omits Ferdinand from Euro 2012 squadupdated Wed May 16 2012 17:19:09

Former England defender Sol Campbell has told CNN World Sport he is baffled by England coach Roy Hodgson's decision to omit Rio Ferdinand from the forthcoming Euro 2012 tournament.

Barcelona defender Puyol set to miss Euro 2012 after knee surgeryupdated Tue May 08 2012 11:46:30

Carles Puyol is poised to miss Spain's defense of their European Championship crown after Barcelona confirmed their captain will be out for six weeks with a knee injury.

Prison, persecution and football: How Ukraine's Euro 2012 dream turned sourupdated Tue May 08 2012 07:17:02

No one used the word reward, but the subtext was clear for all to see.

Putin criticizes Euro 2012 boycott callsupdated Fri May 04 2012 07:33:18

Russian premier Vladimir Putin has criticized plans by European leaders to boycott next month's Euro 2012 football finals due to the treatment by Ukrainian authorities of former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko.

Euro fans face 'criminal' police updated Thu May 03 2012 14:40:34

Football fans traveling to Ukraine for this summer's European Championships have been warned they will face a "criminal" police force mired in so many abuse scandals that their behavior threatens to ruin the showpiece tournament.

Hodgson appointed England managerupdated Tue May 01 2012 12:16:44

Roy Hodgson was appointed England manager on a four-year contract on Tuesday, ending months of speculation over who would lead the national team at Euro 2012.

EU leaders snub Euro 2012 finals due to Ukraine's human rights rowupdated Tue May 01 2012 11:41:51

Pressure is mounting on Ukraine to clean up its human rights record ahead of the Euro 2012 finals next month, with the EU Commission's president the latest high-profile leader to boycott the football championships.

Euro 2012 finals nation mapupdated Mon Apr 30 2012 11:34:59

Poland and Ukraine will host the European Championships for the first time in 2012, welcoming 14 other teams and football fans from across the continent.

Poland's new national soccer stadium opens with a bangupdated Mon Jan 30 2012 13:41:37

Polish football fans have celebrated the launch of the biggest stadium for this year's Euro 2012 finals with a free music festival and fireworks display.

Szczesny on Euro 2012 finalsupdated Sat Dec 17 2011 12:48:06

CNN's Pedro Pinto talks to Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny about the Euro 2012 finals in his native Poland.

2012 European Championships previewupdated Tue Dec 13 2011 06:35:41

The European Football Championships head east as Poland and Ukraine co-host the 13th edition of UEFA's Euro.

Can anyone stop Spain in football?updated Tue Dec 13 2011 06:35:29

CNN's Pedro Pinto looks at the success of football's World and European champions.

Hosts ready for Euro Championshipsupdated Tue Dec 13 2011 06:34:51

Poland and Ukraine nearly ready to host the Euro 2012 in June. CNN's Pedro Pinto reports.

Experts weigh in on Euro Championshipsupdated Tue Dec 13 2011 06:34:36

CNN's Pedro Pinto talks to a panel of former football players about the 2012 Euro Championships.

Shevchenko wants to end on high noteupdated Tue Dec 13 2011 06:34:26

Ukraine football captain Andriy Shevchenko talks to CNN about his expectations for the 2012 European Championships.

Euro 2012 finals match scheduleupdated Tue Dec 13 2011 06:33:38

CNN's Pedro Pinto breaks down next summer's Euro 2012 football match-ups.

Whirlwind tour of Euro 2012 co-hostupdated Tue Dec 13 2011 06:32:43

Pedro Pinto goes on a whirlwind tour of Euro 2012 co-host Ukraine, visiting all the match sites in a day.

Euro 2012 finals match scheduleupdated Fri Dec 02 2011 16:16:19

GROUP A

Spain face Italy in Group C opener at Euro 2012 finalsupdated Fri Dec 02 2011 13:30:35

Spain's world champions will begin the defense of their European title against fellow football superpowers Italy next June, after both were drawn in Group C on Friday.

Euro 2012 draw as it happenedupdated Fri Dec 02 2011 11:37:36

The great and good of European football are assembling in the Ukrainian capital Kiev to learn the fate of the 16 nations involved. Poland and Ukraine will host the tournament, that kicks off on June 8, and with CNN World Sport's live commentary, you won't miss a thing.

Platini: Euro 2012 build up 'a complicated adventure'updated Fri Dec 02 2011 07:21:30

UEFA president Michel Platini admits the build up to the 2012 European Championships in Poland and Ukraine has been a "complicated adventure" but predicted a successful soccer tournament when the action kicks off in June.

Euro 2012: Are Poland and Ukraine ready to host festival of football?updated Fri Dec 02 2011 07:10:04

On Friday the countdown will officially begin to soccer's Euro 2012 finals -- arguably the climax to the second biggest festival of football on the planet behind the World Cup.

Klitschko: Euro 2012 can change Ukraineupdated Thu Dec 01 2011 15:41:17

Ukrainian boxing star Vitali Klitschko hopes that co-hosting football's European Championship next year will help his country's bid to become part of the European Union.

Shevchenko want to end career on a high updated Wed Nov 30 2011 15:01:12

Andriy Shevchenko has told CNN Sport's Pedro Pinto that the Euro 2012 finals in his native Ukraine will be his final major football tournament, and he is determined to end his international career on a high.

CNN's top 10 memorable European Championship momentsupdated Thu Nov 24 2011 07:25:39

Now the 16 finalists have been decided, the build-up to next year's European Championship finals in Poland and Ukraine has truly begun.

Countdown to Euro 2012: The stadiumsupdated Tue Nov 22 2011 07:51:04

With less than 200 days to go to Euro 2012 and the 16-team line-up for the four-yearly championship decided after a grueling qualifying campaign, football fans across Europe can start to look forward to the tournament in Poland and Ukraine.

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