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June 22, 2008 | Grahame L. Jones, Times Staff Writer
It took a Dutchman to beat the Dutch. Guus Hiddink, the son of a farmer from Varsseveld in the rural eastern Netherlands, used every bit of his tactical genius Saturday to steer Russia to a 3-1 overtime victory over the Dutch and a place in the last four of soccer's European Championship. The Russians, inspired as much by 27-year-old playmaker Andrei Arshavin as by the 61-year-old Hiddink, will play the winner of today's Spain-Italy match in the semifinals in Vienna on Thursday.
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June 28, 2008 | Grahame L. Jones, Times Staff Writer
Germany and Spain go head-to-head on Sunday in the final of soccer's European Championship, but there is one thing that both coaches, both teams and both sets of fans agree upon: referee Roberto Rosetti should not be deciding the game's outcome. If Rosetti can remain invisible, if he can officiate the match so that the winner is decided on the field by the skill of the players and not by the whistle of the Italian referee, then all will be well.
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May 18, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Spain heads into the World Cup with the biggest club title in European soccer. Samuel Eto'o and second-half substitute Juliano Belletti scored in the last 15 minutes and Barcelona, playing with a man advantage for most of the game, rallied past Arsenal, 2-1, Wednesday in the final of the European Champions League. "There are not enough words to describe how I feel," Eto'o said. "But you can't say it was my night -- it was Barcelona's night."
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June 24, 2008 | Grahame L. Jones, Times Staff Writer
Spain wants Coach Luis Aragones to stay, but Aragones wants to leave. Italy wants Coach Roberto Donadoni to leave, but Donadoni wants to stay. Austria doesn't care what Coach Josef Hickersberger does, so Hickersberger has quit. Coaches were all the news Monday, the first non-playing day in more than two weeks at soccer's European Championship. The tournament resumes with the semifinals Wednesday and Thursday.
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June 8, 2008 | Grahame L. Jones, Times Staff Writer
The Czech Republic and Portugal both have a legitimate chance of winning soccer's European Championship and both launched their campaigns with shutout victories in Switzerland on Saturday. All the same, it was tournament favorite Germany that was earning the lion's share of the attention because of its potentially crucial opener against Poland today in Austria. First, though, Saturday's matches.
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July 1, 2004 | MIKE PENNER
This comes as hard news to Europe, which considers itself both curator and connoisseur of the global game, but the 2004 European Soccer Championship is being dominated by a balding, paunchy Brazilian almost old enough to be Wayne Rooney's grandfather.
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July 5, 2004 | MIKE PENNER
This was either the most premature Olympic opening ceremony in history -- imagine that, the Greeks 40 days ahead of schedule -- or reason enough to call off the Athens Games today.
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September 6, 2006 | Grahame L. Jones, Times Staff Writer
Two months after Italy beat France in their epic World Cup final at Berlin's Olympic Stadium, the two rivals square off on the soccer field again today at the Stade de France in Paris. The game is anything but a friendly. It is a key qualifying match for the 2008 European Championship. Neither Zinedine Zidane nor Marco Materazzi will be involved, but just because the two principals in the Great Head-butt Drama of 2006 are absent does not mean the game will be all sweetness and light.
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June 25, 2004 | From Times Wire Services
David Beckham sent his shot into the crowd, and Portugal went on to defeat England, 6-5, in sudden-death penalty kicks after a 2-2 tie Thursday night at Lisbon, advancing the hosts to the semifinals of the European Championship. Beckham, who failed to convert a penalty kick in England's opening 2-1 loss to France, missed badly on the first penalty kick that followed 30 minutes of overtime, appearing to slip and sending the ball well over the crossbar and into the seats.
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December 26, 1994 | GRAHAME L. JONES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The European Championship--international soccer's second-largest event after the World Cup--still is 18 months away, but if the qualifying phase is anything to go by, there will be surprises aplenty in England in June 1996. Already, the qualifying tournament has produced a series of strange results. Dec. 18 was a prime example. How else to explain Scotland's 1-0 loss to Greece in Athens, a result that put a sizable dent in the Scots' hopes of reaching the finals?
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June 22, 2008 | Grahame L. Jones, Times Staff Writer
It took a Dutchman to beat the Dutch. Guus Hiddink, the son of a farmer from Varsseveld in the rural eastern Netherlands, used every bit of his tactical genius Saturday to steer Russia to a 3-1 overtime victory over the Dutch and a place in the last four of soccer's European Championship. The Russians, inspired as much by 27-year-old playmaker Andrei Arshavin as by the 61-year-old Hiddink, will play the winner of today's Spain-Italy match in the semifinals in Vienna on Thursday.
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June 8, 2008 | Grahame L. Jones, Times Staff Writer
The Czech Republic and Portugal both have a legitimate chance of winning soccer's European Championship and both launched their campaigns with shutout victories in Switzerland on Saturday. All the same, it was tournament favorite Germany that was earning the lion's share of the attention because of its potentially crucial opener against Poland today in Austria. First, though, Saturday's matches.
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September 6, 2006 | Grahame L. Jones, Times Staff Writer
Two months after Italy beat France in their epic World Cup final at Berlin's Olympic Stadium, the two rivals square off on the soccer field again today at the Stade de France in Paris. The game is anything but a friendly. It is a key qualifying match for the 2008 European Championship. Neither Zinedine Zidane nor Marco Materazzi will be involved, but just because the two principals in the Great Head-butt Drama of 2006 are absent does not mean the game will be all sweetness and light.
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May 18, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Spain heads into the World Cup with the biggest club title in European soccer. Samuel Eto'o and second-half substitute Juliano Belletti scored in the last 15 minutes and Barcelona, playing with a man advantage for most of the game, rallied past Arsenal, 2-1, Wednesday in the final of the European Champions League. "There are not enough words to describe how I feel," Eto'o said. "But you can't say it was my night -- it was Barcelona's night."
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July 5, 2004 | MIKE PENNER
This was either the most premature Olympic opening ceremony in history -- imagine that, the Greeks 40 days ahead of schedule -- or reason enough to call off the Athens Games today.
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July 2, 2004 | MIKE PENNER
Jan Koller, the bald giant who plays forward for the Czech Republic, sat on the grass in Porto, Portugal, on Thursday, his boots off, his eyes glazed. He looked like Gulliver after being low-bridged by the Lilliputians, only these spoke Greek. What else can you say about the last play of Koller's last match of Euro 2004?
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June 24, 2008 | Grahame L. Jones, Times Staff Writer
Spain wants Coach Luis Aragones to stay, but Aragones wants to leave. Italy wants Coach Roberto Donadoni to leave, but Donadoni wants to stay. Austria doesn't care what Coach Josef Hickersberger does, so Hickersberger has quit. Coaches were all the news Monday, the first non-playing day in more than two weeks at soccer's European Championship. The tournament resumes with the semifinals Wednesday and Thursday.
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July 2, 2004 | MIKE PENNER
Jan Koller, the bald giant who plays forward for the Czech Republic, sat on the grass in Porto, Portugal, on Thursday, his boots off, his eyes glazed. He looked like Gulliver after being low-bridged by the Lilliputians, only these spoke Greek. What else can you say about the last play of Koller's last match of Euro 2004?
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July 2, 2004 | Alan Abrahamson, Times Staff Writer
Greece defeated the Czech Republic, 1-0, in the semifinals of the European Championship on Thursday, igniting -- for the second time in a week -- a frenzy of horn-blowing, siren-wailing, blue-and-white flag-waving joy here and across this small nation. Last Friday, the Greek soccer team, a perennial underachiever, defeated France, the 1998 World Cup champion and defending European champion, to advance to the final four of the 2004 European Championship in Portugal.
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July 1, 2004 | MIKE PENNER
This comes as hard news to Europe, which considers itself both curator and connoisseur of the global game, but the 2004 European Soccer Championship is being dominated by a balding, paunchy Brazilian almost old enough to be Wayne Rooney's grandfather.
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