European Championships

Ranked: England's 21st Century Tournament Performances

Matthew Smith | Posted 20.07.2017 | UK Sport
Matthew Smith

I can only judge based on the England teams at major tournaments I have ever seen, with the first tournament I remember properly watching being, coincidentally, Euro 2000. There is no science to this, it is personal opinion. Feel free to debate the choices below the line. Nicely...

England Could Win the European Championships

Matthew Smith | Posted 20.06.2017 | UK Sport
Matthew Smith

Euro 96, the best England showing in a Euros tournament starring more than four teams, was also dire. Few games were settled by more than one goal, possibly the best team (Italy) again went out in the groups, and then there was David Seaman's kits. But England almost won it. It could happen again.

The Hashtag Football Hooligans of Euro 2016

Carrie Armstrong | Posted 16.06.2017 | UK Sport
Carrie Armstrong

I just wanted to impress my new French friends I like kick-offs. In football stadiums. Where they belong. It's the unofficial ones where people kick...

Is It Safe to Hold Euro 2016 Anywhere Any More?

Matthew Smith | Posted 15.11.2016 | UK Sport
Matthew Smith

In this international break, I planned to write about Euro 2016. But what aspect to write about? What should England's expectations be? Should the tournament have stayed at a bite size 16 teams rather than the overfilled mouthful that is the 24-team format?

England Should Only Pick Players Who Are No Longer Eligible for the Under-21 Team

Jamie Spencer | Posted 08.12.2014 | UK Sport
Jamie Spencer

What talented young English players seem to miss out on is tournament experience at youth level, while their foreign counterparts are absorbing the opportunities that will prove invaluable when they make the transition to their respective senior teams later.

Let's Not Get Carried... But Let's Get Excited!

Mark Foster | Posted 08.11.2014 | UK Sport
Mark Foster

I have always maintained for some of our swimmers being the best in Britain is the be all and end all - but this does not apply anymore. This year, this is changing... After the Commonwealth Games and now the Europeans, we have several events where we have five people in the top 20 in the world. Now that's real depth.

Asher Smith Passes Another Test On The Track - On Morning She Got Her A-Levels

The Huffington Post UK And PA | Posted 14.08.2014 | UK Sport

Dina Asher-Smith will be vying for a place in the 200 metres European Championships final later today after easing through heats on the morning she re...

Ouch! One High Jumper Didn't Even Get Off The Ground

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.08.2014 | UK Sport

Aleksey Dmitrik was competing in the high jump but didn't even make a jump at the European Championships in Zurich. An incident sure to appear ...

Steeplechaser Has Had A Really Bad Day

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.08.2014 | UK Sport

Spanish athlete Víctor García had a bad day during the men's 3000 metres steeplechase at Zurich. The Spaniard suffered a nasty fall at the Letzig...

Why Did Farah Miss The Commonwealth Games?

The Huffington Post UK And PA | Posted 12.08.2014 | UK Sport

Mo Farah has revealed what started out as a tooth infection ended with him collapsing in his bathroom and being airlifted to hospital due to concerns ...

'Tiki-taka' - A Spanish Education

Tony Jimenez | Posted 26.01.2014 | UK Sport
Tony Jimenez

Spending much of my time in Spain, I've seen first-hand the differences between the way both nations approach the game, particularly player development - and the English system is long overdue a radical overhaul.

The Chunky Kid Who Became a Paralympian

Adam Knott | Posted 04.11.2013 | UK Sport
Adam Knott

2020 may seem a long way off now, but you never know what talent your son or daughter may be harboring and what opportunities may arise. Why not go to the National Paralympic Day event in London, and give a Paralympic sport a try? It could be a momentous moment.

Men's GB Goalball Squad's Destiny Lies in Worcester

Adam Knott | Posted 12.10.2013 | UK Sport
Adam Knott

Success for Premiership footballers is measured in massive wage packets and huge headlines. In goalball, it is still at a more prosaic level. We may go under the public radar but recognition for us means more visually impaired people get to know about the sport and have the chance to play.

How the London Fire Brigade Uses Social Media to Save Lives

Tim Gibbon | Posted 26.08.2012 | UK
Tim Gibbon

The Eat My Goal Euro campaign by the London Fire Brigade (LFB) wants fans to get a takeaway and not to cook after the pub during Euro 2012, but how is social media helping it reach audiences?

England Lose on Penalties, But It's Not Quite the Same Old Story

James Hunt | Posted 24.08.2012 | UK Sport
James Hunt

An England side going out of a major tournament at the quarter final stage. On penalties. But don't stop me just yet, you haven't quite heard this one before.

Five Players Set To Light Up Euro 2012

Nick Wilby | Posted 07.08.2012 | UK Sport
Nick Wilby

The likes of Zinedine Zidane, Marco van Basten and Michel Platini have all secured greatness in championships gone by - but who will shine at this year's tournament? Let's take a look at five players that have the potential to light up this year's tournament.

Number 10 is the Key to Success

Jonny Boyle | Posted 07.08.2012 | UK Sport
Jonny Boyle

Some would have you believe that defence is the most important part of a football team, mentioning that if you don't lose goals then you can't be beaten. Others think that scoring goals is the most vital aspect, Pep Guardiola included "The most difficult thing in football is to put it into the net. Scoring goals is the hardest thing there is."

Roy Hodgson's England - The Underdog Nation

Luke Cope | Posted 02.07.2012 | UK Sport
Luke Cope

Following the horror show of a performance in the 2010 world cup, the break down of the 'golden generation' and the imminent appointment of Roy Hodgson, it is apparent that we are huge underdogs for Euro 2012.

Who Will Be England's Next Captain?

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 04.04.2012 | UK

Bookmaker William Hill has made Steven Gerrard the favourite to be England's new captain. John Terry, who is due to stand trial on charges of raci...

John Terry Stripped Of England Captaincy

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 04.04.2012 | UK

John Terry has been stripped of the England captaincy by the Football Association. It is the second time in his career that the defender has lost ...