1. Spain Reaction: Saint Iker Saves the Day Once Again Against Croatia

    Like his compatriot Victor Valdes with FC Barcelona , Spain keeper Iker Casillas must have a hard time keeping focus during games...

    Matthew Snyder Written by Matthew Snyder about 2 years ago 1,474 reads 5 comments

  2. EPL Transfer: Newcastle Have Made €5 Million Offer for Mathieu Debuchy

    According to RMC Sport , Newcastle United have submitted a €5 million offer for Lille right-back Mathieu Debuchy ...

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  3. Arsenal Breaking News: Olivier Giroud Has Signed with the Gunners

    Just one day after saying he would wait until after the European Championships to decide his future, Montpellier forward and French international (seven caps) Olivier Giroud has signed a four-year deal with Arsenal , France Football reports...

    Matthew Snyder Written by Matthew Snyder about 2 years ago 19,551 reads 164 comments

  4. Portugal vs. Netherlands: Assessing the Key Battles in Group of Death

    Portugal confirmed their status as dark-horse contenders at Euro 2012 on Sunday with a 2-1 win against the Netherlands, which condemned the Dutch to their first winless European Championship in history...

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  5. Olivier Giroud to Decide Future After European Championships

    With rumors of a move from Montpellier to Arsenal growing more insistent by the day, Olivier Giroud said Sunday that "he couldn't talk about his future right now" and will likely ...

    Matthew Snyder Written by Matthew Snyder about 2 years ago 2,567 reads 13 comments

  6. Lukas Podolski Is Shaping Up to Be an Ideal Signing for Arsene Wenger

    The immediate reaction to Germany's hard-fought 2-1 victory over the Netherlands on Wednesday was mainly concerned with two plot lines: This new Dutch incapacity to display any measure ...

    Matthew Snyder Written by Matthew Snyder about 2 years ago 8,727 reads 22 comments

  7. France vs. Ukraine Review: 5 Important Lessons from Friday's Match

    It was one of the more bizarre matches in recent memory—nearly suspended due to inclement weather, with rains so fierce that the match was called off after less than five minutes due to severe thunderstorms...

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  8. Arsenal: 5 Reasons Olivier Giroud Is a Great Fit for the Gunners

    The iconic French sports newspaper L'Equipe , which boasts some of the best sports writing I've yet come across in a daily journal), devotes about a page, sometimes two, to the ...

    Matthew Snyder Written by Matthew Snyder about 2 years ago 6,505 reads 13 comments

  9. Breaking: France-Ukraine Suspended Because of Lightning, Waterlogged Pitch

    Just four minutes into play on Friday at Donbass Arena in Donetsk, Ukraine, Ukraine vs. France has been suspended by referee Björn Kuipers because of weather concerns...

    Matthew Snyder Written by Matthew Snyder about 2 years ago 1,322 reads 0 comments

  10. Report: Chelsea Readying £18 Million Move for Newcastle's Hatem Ben Arfa

    In news first reported by The Times on Thursday (subscription needed) and relayed by French newspaper L'Equipe in their Friday print edition, Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich ...

    Matthew Snyder Written by Matthew Snyder about 2 years ago 421 reads 59 comments

  11. France vs. Ukraine Preview: Will Les Bleus Change Their Lineup Against Co-Hosts?

    While he didn't enter play against England on Monday, France striker Olivier Giroud must have been rubbing his hands with glee as he sat in the locker room afterwards, watching co-hosts Ukraine take on Sweden in the other Group D match of the day...

    Matthew Snyder Written by Matthew Snyder about 2 years ago 2,257 reads 8 comments

  12. Netherlands V Germany: Rating the Dutch Players in Euro 2012 Group B Match

    Wesley Sneijder had woken up in a good mood, tweeting early Wednesday morning, "Good morning everyone. Big day today!!!! I'm ready, can't wait.......

    Matthew Snyder Written by Matthew Snyder about 2 years ago 1,837 reads 6 comments

  13. Andrei Arshavin Excelling at the Euros Is a Win-Win Situation for Arsenal

    Russia striker Andrei Arshavin 's performance against Poland on Monday served as the perfect microcosm for his Arsenal career...

    Matthew Snyder Written by Matthew Snyder about 2 years ago 6,267 reads 24 comments

  14. Arsenal Transfer Update: Olivier Giroud Deal Should Be Completed This Weekend

    Ligue1.com writer Matt Spiro revealed Wednesday morning on Twitter that according to L'Equipe , a deal to bring Olivier Giroud to Arsenal for €12 million could be completed by the end of this week...

    Matthew Snyder Written by Matthew Snyder about 2 years ago 11,586 reads 47 comments

  15. Liverpool Transfer News: Gylfi Sigurdsson Set to Sign for the Reds

    The Mirror has revealed that 22-year-old Icelandic international Gylfi Sigurdsson is set to join Liverpool in the coming days for £6.8 million...

    Matthew Snyder Written by Matthew Snyder about 2 years ago 18,444 reads 26 comments

  16. Paris Saint-Germain Preparing Audacious Swoop for AC Milan Duo

    When your sporting director plied his trade both as a player and manager for AC Milan , it follows that you will be linked incessantly with transfer rumors to that side...

    Matthew Snyder Written by Matthew Snyder about 2 years ago 576 reads 3 comments

  17. Euro 2012: French Players Sound off on Their 1-1 Draw with England

    France entered Euro 2012 much as they did the World Cup two years previously: with the heavy burden that accompanies being tagged as favorites to win their group...

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  18. Euro 2012: Yann M'Vila Says He Will Be Ready to Play Against Ukraine on Friday

    After Yann M'Vila sprained his ankle in the opening minute of France's penultimate warmup friendly for the Euros—a May 31 match against Serbia—he labored for five minutes, ...

    Matthew Snyder Written by Matthew Snyder about 2 years ago 1,379 reads 1 comments

  19. Arsenal Euro Watch: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain Starts for England Against France

    Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain 's initial offerings at the senior international level for England might best be defined as "promising." As in, there's still ample room for improvement, despite very intriguing beginnings...

    Matthew Snyder Written by Matthew Snyder about 2 years ago 2,639 reads 10 comments

  20. Arsenal Transfer Update: Negotiations for Olivier Giroud Will Soon Be Underway

    Speaking to French radio station RMC on Monday, Montpellier manager Rene Girard revealed that if Arsenal pay striker Olivier Giroud's £9.6 million release clause, Giroud will "definitely" become a Gunner next season...

    Matthew Snyder Written by Matthew Snyder about 2 years ago 19,595 reads 45 comments

  21. France Continue Transformation Under Laurent Blanc with 1-1 Draw Against England

    It follows that the French side that took the pitch for their Euro 2012 opener against England was markedly different than the ones from the two previous international tournaments Les Bleus had participated in...

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  22. Roberto Di Matteo to Be Named Permanent Chelsea Manager

    BBC has reported that Roberto Di Matteo, named interim Chelsea manager in March after the dismissal of Andre Villas-Boas , has agreed "in principle" to become the Blues' permanent manager for next season...

    Matthew Snyder Written by Matthew Snyder about 2 years ago 4,711 reads 19 comments

  23. Arsenal Breaking News: Gunners Agree Transfer Fee for Olivier Giroud

    Al Jazeera have reported that Arsenal have agreed upon a fee with Ligue 1 club Montpellier that would bring Olivier Giroud to the Emirates next season. The Arab news giants' report has been picked up by two different sites as of 1 p...

    Matthew Snyder Written by Matthew Snyder about 2 years ago 51,929 reads 80 comments

  24. Euro 2012: Rating the Dutch Players in the Netherlands V. Denmark Group B Game

    According to Optajean's David Wall , one of the preeminent sources for statistical information in the footballing world, Holland winger Arjen Robben entered into Saturday's Group ...

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  25. Arsenal: Joel Campbell Scores for Costa Rica in World Cup Qualifying

    If he keeps this production up, Joel Campbell may just find himself a spot on Arsenal 's first-team roster next season...

    Matthew Snyder Written by Matthew Snyder about 2 years ago 6,448 reads 19 comments