Spirited Sweden Sink France - Match stats report

Spirited Sweden Sink France - Match stats report

Sweden began their final game at Euro 2012 looking to exit the competition with some pride salvaged and some hope for the future restored. They faced a French side they had not beaten in a competitive game since October 1949 in Stockholm and a team that was looking to finish the group stages at the top of the group and avoid a game against Spain in the quarter finals. Sweden defended well throughout the game and prevented France from having …
England Player Stats - Accumulated Euro 2012 Opta Stats

England Player Stats - Accumulated Euro 2012 Opta Stats

Here at EPLIndex.com we've spent some time over night collating the stats for you for England's players over the three games. We've covered tackling, shooting, passing and creativity. Let's take a brief look at the stats. [caption id="attachment_15793" align="aligncenter" width="535" caption="England Euro 2012 Tackling Stats so far - click to enlarge"][/caption] As you can see from above John Terry has the highest tackle win percentage for any player of the defenders and only second in the squad for any players …

Russia fire blanks against the Greeks | Stats Report

Greece pulled off an incredible 1-0 victory over hot favourites Russia in Group A on Saturday. The result meant Greece qualified ahead of Russia based on their head-to-head result, rather than the traditional method using goal difference (Russia would've qualified if this was used). Russia will only have themselves to blame for their exit though. After a bright opening 10 minutes from Greece, Russia slowly took hold of the game and began to dominate their opponents. Slow starts have been a …
Rain in the Ukraine only adds to their Pain | Ukraine match stats report

Rain in the Ukraine only adds to their Pain | Ukraine match stats report

Following a convincing display in Ukraine's opening fixture versus Sweden, opinions were optimistic going into the match against France. After the attacking minded mentality of the Ukraine and their ability to stretch play, some thought there might be another Denmark vs. Holland on the cards. An achilles heel shown by the Ukraine during the Sweden game was their back four's fragility, a supposed area to work on and take forward to the France game. The match failed to live up …
Brave Sweden Dumped Out - Sweden Euro 2012 match stats

Brave Sweden Dumped Out - Sweden Euro 2012 match stats

A tense Friday night in Kiev for both sets of fans, both Sweden and England knew that a positive result here was vital. England had never beaten Sweden in a competitive encounter, drawing five and losing two of the seven matches, reason for Swedish fans to be optimistic despite their poor performance against Ukraine. With the start delayed by the events in Donetsk at the other group D game, as rain and thunderstorms forced the teams off the pitch for …
England Player Stats for Euro 2012 | Passing, Creativity & Shooting...

England Player Stats for Euro 2012 | Passing, Creativity & Shooting...

England had to come from behind in their second group game against Sweden after initially taking the lead. They led through Andy Carroll's powerful header, expertly supplied by, club and now also country captain, Steven Gerrard. This was Gerrard's second assist (fourth chance created overall) of the tournament after supplying the cross for Lescott's goal against France. Creativity stats can be seen on the left with only Gerrard and Walcott managing assists. England's overall total of chances created is not …
Italy 1-1 Croatia Report & Why Croatia were 39.8% ‘Luckier’? [PDO v2]

Italy 1-1 Croatia Report & Why Croatia were 39.8% ‘Luckier’? [PDO v2]

Both the Azzurri and Croatia came into this game unchanged and in full confidence after their recent performances against Spain and the Republic of Ireland. Italy’s first half performance was comfortable - with the midfield trio of Pirlo, Marchisio and Thiago Motta running the show and the front line of Balotelli - Cassano were provided with constant ammunition. It was Andrea Pirlo who broke the deadlock with a trademark placed free kick from 25 yards out. Incredibly, Pirlo became the …
Germany Close In On Knock-Out Stages | Euro 2012 Stats Report

Germany Close In On Knock-Out Stages | Euro 2012 Stats Report

Germany won the classic against Holland rather comfortably, with Mario Gomez bagging a brace. With Holland the home of total football, arguably it was Germany who embodied that philosophy more, with every player responsible for and capable of everything. Holland struggle with the division between defence and attack; Van Bommel and De Jong found themselves unable to cope with the alternating runs of Schweinsteiger and Khedira as well as Özil's fantastic movement. Midfield Movement Özil once again had a good …
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