Preview & Prediction: Northern Ireland vs Latvia
Nov13

Preview & Prediction: Northern Ireland vs Latvia

Northern Ireland welcome Latvia to Windsor Park tonight in search of their first taste of victory in an international friendly in over seven years. The Green and White Army; who qualified for their first-ever European Championships next summer in France only last month, may boast an impressive seven match unbeaten run, but they haven’t won a non-competitive fixture since defeating Georgia 4-1 back in March 2008. Manager Michael...

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UEFA European Championship Quiz
Oct15

UEFA European Championship Quiz

UEFA European Championships Quiz Time limit: 0 Quiz-summary 0 of 10 questions completed Questions: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Information How much do you really know about the history of the UEFA European Championships? Answer all ten questions about Europe’s most elite tournament as quickly as you can and see how you did. You’re on a timer, so don’t cheat! Get every question right and you can enter our prize draw to win the new Shoot...

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Euro 2016 Round-Up: Wales wrap up historic qualifying campaign with victory
Oct14

Euro 2016 Round-Up: Wales wrap up historic qualifying campaign with victory

Wales wrapped up their unforgettable UEFA 2016 European Championship qualifying campaign with a 2-0 victory over Andorra inside a jubilant Cardiff City Stadium after finishing runners-up in Group B. Having already booked their tickets to France for their first taste of major tournament football since the 1958 World Cup next summer, the Dragons bagged their sixth win in ten games thanks to goals from Aaron Ramsey and the evergreen...

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Euro 2016 Qualifying: Who’s through and who is in the play-offs?
Oct13

Euro 2016 Qualifying: Who’s through and who is in the play-offs?

It all began more than a year ago on September 7, 2014 with 53 teams, but we have finally reached the final fixtures in the qualifying process for Euro 2016 next summer.  A number of nations have already surprisingly booked their trip to France – Iceland, Wales and Northern Ireland spring to mind – but who else has qualified, and what are the permutations ahead of the last match day? We take a look at the current situation...

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Top 5: Surprise European Championship Qualifiers
Sep10

Top 5: Surprise European Championship Qualifiers

With the expansion of the European Championships to 24 teams in France next year, there was always the possibility that a number of teams who have rarely stood a chance at qualifying previously would be better placed to do so, with a third place spot guaranteeing at least a place in the play-offs. However, the qualifying stage for next year’s tournament has thrown up a number of surprises. Wales and Northern Ireland look set to...

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Top 5: Surprise European Championship Qualifiers

2. Latvia (Euro 2004) They were the first ever Baltic nation to reach a European finals, and they did it the hard way to make it to the 2004 tournament in Portugal. In a tough group that also featured Sweden, Poland and Hungary, they did enough to finish second in the group, setting up a play-off match against Turkey, who had finished fourth at the World Cup the previous year. After narrowly winning the home leg in Riga, they secured...

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