Category Archive: EURO 2016

Jun 13

Germany 2-0 Ukraine: Loew’s men overload the left flank, Cruise to a mediocre victory

Die Mannschaft kicked off their EURO 2016 campaign with a coasting win against Ukraine in the opening game. Shkodran Mustafi and Bastian Schweinsteiger got their names on the score sheet with two excellent goals in either half. Manual Neuer had his moments in the match with some fine saves, but was generally untroubled for major …

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Jun 12

England 1-1 Russia: Hodgson’s fluent midfield impresses, though second half change gives Slutsky an undeserved point

  The high standards in the English media have often seen Hodgson face the stick for playing uninspired and mundane formations despite getting the crucial 3 points via narrow wins. England’s game in Marseille on Saturday would have been the perfect occasion for the media to announce England as title contenders; but ironically Hodgson’s fluid and …

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Jun 11

France 2-1 Romania: Tricolorii’s high press almost pays off as Payet’s piledriver offers a lucky win for Les Bleus

Dimitri Payet pulled the rabbit out of the hat in the 90th minute and won the opening match for his country. The diminutive Frenchman re-paid the faith shown in him with a performance and a goal that would be remembered for a long time. Far from the match winning performance, all else was not well …

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Jun 07

A Tottery Defense, An Artist & A Raumdeuter: Germany EURO 2016 Tactical Preview

Die Mannschaft enter Euro 2016 as one of the favourites to win the cup. Their squad, a perfect blend of youth and experience is an amalgamation of diversly talented players, working under a tactician who has been at the helm for almost a decade. Joachim Loew will attain legendary status if he manages to deliver …

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Jun 05

Croatia EURO 2016 Preview: Strength on the flanks overshadows Cacic’s system

  After being touted as the dark horses for the last couple of Euros and World Cups, Ante Cacic’s Croatia enter this summer’s Euros as pretty much a known entity. Their midfield contains some well recognised Champions League and La Liga winning faces, their attack has some established Serie A names and their defence is …

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