Euro 2012 Team Profile: England
The country that spawned the game has few honours to showcase. It has been ages since the Englishmen have lifted a trophy and I am sure they would be desperate to lay their hands on one. Every English fan would be hoping to put an end to this long wait. Will their new manager Roy Hodgson, who replaced the Italian Fabio Capello, put an end to this wait? Only time will tell.Euro 2012 Team Profile: France
French football legend Thierry Henry once said, “I eat football, I sleep football, I breathe football. I’m not mad, I’m just passionate.” Two years ago, he couldn’t prevent his team from going down in the first round of the FIFA world cup. Since then, French football has been patchy and inconsistent. When Raymond Domenech paved way for Laurent Blanc to be the head coach, skeptics predicted a free fall. However, Blanc has performed a decent job and guided his team to their fourth consecutive Euro appearance. Can he take his team all the way to attain glory? Or will they stumble in their path? These questions will be answered in the next couple of weeks.Euro 2012 Team Profile: Italy
Six years ago, Fabio Cannavaro lifted the World cup for Italy. Since then, a lot has changed in the team. Many top players retired, making way for young blood while Cesare Prandelli replaced Marcello Lippi as the head coach. Morever, the team hasn’t won any major trophy since 2006. A quarterfinal exit in Euro 2008 was followed by a humiliating first round exit in World cup 2010. The newer generation of Italian players has an opportunity to prove themselves on the grand stage. Will they rise to the occasion and restore their country’s pride? Or will they waste this opportunity? We have to wait and watch.Euro 2012 Team Profile: Spain
Spain are the defending Euro and FIFA world cup champions and definitely bookies’ favorites to win the Euro crown again. La Roja are a bunch of highly talented players, who play free-flowing football. Del Bosque, under whom Spain achieved their first ever world cup victory, has brought style and substance into the Spanish team. His recent contract extension would only serve to boost the morale of the team.Is Arsenal’s Future Really Bleak?
Not so long ago, they were known as “The Invincibles”. Arsenal earned that epithet during the 2003-04 Premiership campaign, when they lifted the crown after going through the entire league season undefeated. No other team stood a chance against the mighty Gunners as they went about eliminating every rival that dared cross their path, with clinical precision. However, the guns have fallen silent, in recent years. They have gone past six trophy-less seasons since making the 2005 FA Cup their own. The current Arsenal team is a mere shadow of the Invincibles led by Patrick Vieira. They have not even been able to mount a title challenge during the ongoing season. The recent turn of events is sufficient to shake the belief of the most die-hard Arsenal fan. Arsenal critics foresee a downfall akin to that suffered by Leeds United. Can Arsenal prove their nay-sayers wrong? Or, is their future really bleak?Manchester City Revives Joys of Over 4 Decades
After a historic season finale on May 13th the Premier League has a 2011-12 Champion and raising the cup is Roberto Mancini with his Sky Blues men. City’s two top scorers Edin Dzeko and Kun Aguero gave the club the incredible victory with a goal each during the injury time… to put it in plain words I’ll use Mancini’s: “it has been the perfect final for a crazy season”.Premier League – Down to the Wire
The race for the premier league title is down to the wire for the last day of the season. Not only the title, but the run for the third place and the Champions League spot and the relegation battle also be decided on the very last day of the season. Let’s see how the 12 teams battle for their pride.Around the English Premier League – Round 38
It was an incredible season finale, full of mixed emotions as City turned into the new Champion and fooled the Red Devils that believed for a second they had conquered the title. Manchester City had the highest home record with 18 triumphs and 1 draw and also carried the longest unbeaten run of 14 games. However the winning run record was accomplished by Manchester United, with 8 games.Importance of Sports
Sports, what are they to you? Well to many, sports are their life and a great way to keep in shape. Every child should participate in sports because children do not know how to socially interact, obesity rates continue to climb, and it requires great discipline. In the US alone millions are spent on apparel like kids soccer gear, but instead the money needs to be spent on having them participate in a sport like soccer. The children of the next generation may very likely be less healthy than their parents. To combat and prevent these conditions, children should be encouraged to play sports at a young age. Parents should start kids in sports at a young age because it is beneficial to be involved in sports to encourage the same characteristics as listed above. Parents sometimes make comments about how expensive it is to participate in sports, but I find many of them spending monies on kids sport gear, like kids soccer gear, which should be spent on being active instead.Soccer Balls
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