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Video: Czech Rep/ Portugal and Switzerland/ Turkey highlights

Portugal move on, Switzerland first to be evicted

Switzerland/ Turkey Video Highlights

“What makes a man turn neutral? Lust for gold? Power? Or were you just born with a heart full of neutrality?” The words of Futurama ship captain Zapp Brannigan will be no doubt be [...]

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Daily Democracy

Vote: Who will win Euro 2008?

Which nation will prize silverware from Greek hands? Greece Euro 2004

Without a British team on which to place unreasonable expectations in Euro 2008, it’s time to pick a side in order to make the next three weeks vaguely interesting. The Germans are favourites at

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Pundit watch

The headmaster ritual – England’s leading pundits take on the new chap

Capello’s first chance to show what he can do – what will the experts make of him?

If Fabio Capello does half as good a job of managing the England team as he has of convincing the press he is the sadistic head of a bleak Victorian educational academy, England should never lose again.


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England/ Switzerland

Capello to turn back the clock against the neutrals

Lovers of utility knives, banking and duty free Toblerone should prepare for disappointment tonight

Only one of the sides playing tonight will be taking part in the European Championships, but here are a few reminders of happier days in Anglo-Swiss history.

The 3-0 destruction of the Swiss in Euro 2004

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David Beckham

Beckham’s charity excuse was rubbish

Footballers who don’t hate worthy causes manage to attend

John Terry boozehound

Last night’s huge Cystic Fibrosis charity event at the Dorchester Hotel brought out plenty of stars from the world of football including John Terry, Peter Crouch, Emmanuel Adebayor, William Gallas, Gael Clichy, SWP, Wayne Bridge, David [...]

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David Beckham

The reason Beckham isn’t in the England squad

He’s been out promoting the brand

David Beckham

The breaking news is that David Beckham will not be earning his 100th England cap against Switzerland next week, despite insisting that he is ‘fit and sharp [...] and ready to be selected’.

Capello obviously doesn’t share this view

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To better understand football, gaze upon a pig’s head

Exhibition aims to kick violence out of the game with pork products


After spending more than a century in a restless search for its true place in culture and society, football is no nearer understanding where it fits in than when it began. Increasingly resented by the proles [...]

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