EURO 2012 Preview: Can Spain win it all again?

With a stacked 16-team field featuring seven of the world’s top 10 squads and 13 of its top 18, the 2012 European Championships should provide thrilling games throughout, starting Friday morning and running through the final match on July 1.  As we near the opening kickoff in Warsaw, here’s a close look at what you need to know for Euro 2012. [Read more…]

Uruguay to Face the Netherlands in Semifinals sans Luis Suarez and Others

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Heading into Tuesday’s semifinal match, The South American Cinderellas (Uruguay) will be without their co-leading goal-scorer, forward Luis Suarez. He was given a red card in extra-time against Ghana for his handball, which prevented a possible game-winning goal (watch here).

Once again, we are all forced to listen to the same song; referees and FIFA’s rules costing countries opportunities. “Awarding” Ghana with a penalty kick after their should-have-been-goal is like having a basketball team shoot free-throws after a goal-tending violation. The right call would have been to award Ghana with the goal.

By: Justin Mertes-Mistretta

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