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An Infographic Look At Euro 2012

An Infographic Look At JEF EURO2012 POLAND-UKRAINE ITALIA FIGC TOP PLAYER TOP SCORER SPAIN RUNNER-UP ITALY A. INIESTA F. TORRES WINNER LOCATIONS Gdansk •Poland Poznan Warsaw Wroclaw Kyiv Kharkiv Lviv Donetsk Ukraine• TOP XI PLAYERS BUFFON (ITALY) PIQUE (SPAIN) RAMOS (SPAIN) PEPE (PORTUGAL) LAHM (GERMANY) RONALDO (PORTUGAL) INIESTA (SPAIN) XAVI (SPAIN) PIRLO (ITALY) BALOTELLI (ITALY) SILVA (SPAIN) Players picked according to UEFA's Best Team of the Tournament. Other players named in the 23-man squad include: Goalkeepers: Casillas (Spain), Neuer (Germany) Defenders: Coentrao (Portugal), Jordi Alba (Spain) Midfielders: De Rossi (Italy). Gerrard (England), Khedira (Germany), Busquets (Spain), Ozil (Germany), Xabi Alonso (Spain) Forwards: Fabregas (Spain), Ibrahimovic (Sweden) BIGGEST UPSET BOTPSPIL vs KNVB 1889 BI-DAN Holland O - 1 Denmark As Holland went into their first group game of the tournament, the 2010 World Cup finalists were strong favourites to beat the Danish team. Despite a huge number of chances and the majority of the ball however, the Dutch found themselves on the end of a 1-0 defeat that shocked the footballing community. Did You Know? If you had backed the Danes to win the game, a £10 bet would have netted you an impresive £160 (Odds at 16/1 on Betfair.com) STATS: SPAIN Spain are the first Iker Casillas equalled Spain averaged 681.6 team to defend their Edwin Van Der Sar's passes per game at Euro 2012, over 100 more than they did at the 2010 World Cup & the most since 1980 Euro Title and the record for clean sheets at the European first European team to win three major Championships (nine tournaments in a row clean sheets in total) Spain have not conceded a goal in their last 990 minutes of major tournament knockout games, a run that began at Euro 08 Spain conceded just one goal as they won the Euro 2012 Championships, fewer than any winner since the 1980 tournament Andres Iniesta has had more shots on target without scoring than any player in European Championship history (11) During the whole tournament Spain conceded 16 shots on Against Portugal, Xavi overtook Zidane (843) as the player to have made the most passes in Euro history, with 949 passes Spain's 4-0 victory over Italy in the 2012 decider was the target - 10 of those were in the two games against the Italians biggest win by a side in a Euro Championship or World Cup final Spain striker Fernando Torres is the only players to have scored in two separate Del Bosque is the first manager to have managed a team to victory in the World Cup, Euros and the Champions League Spain managed 75.9% possession in the game against Ireland, the highest possession seen in a Euro match since 1980 European Championship finals Against Ireland, Spain made 860 passes, completing a record 788 - numbers never Xavi made 136 passes and completed 127 in the game against Ireland - a European Championship finals passing record Spain have reached the final on all five occasions that they have played in a semi- final at a major seen before in Euro Championship finals tournament STATS: ITALY Striker Mario Balotelli Italy attempted 36 shots in their quarter final against England. No other side has ever managed more without scoring in the Euros Italy have never scored more than two goals in a European Championship game, a run that's lasted was the first Italian player to score three goals in a European Championship tournament 33 games STATS: PORTUGAL Ronaldo hit the wood- work four times at Euro 2012. No other player has hit the frame more in Euro history (tournaments combined) Portugal have now made it to the Ronaldo attempted a total of twelve shots knockout stages of the Euro finals every time they have been present (six times) against Holland, the most by a single player in a single game in the Euro finals Did you know? Christiano Ronaldo has had a combined total of seventy (70) shots from outside the box at major international tournaments, but has never scored a goal from distance (including direct free kicks). STATS: ENGLAND Four out of England's five goals at Euro 2012 came from England won six games 1-0 in 2011-12, they had never previously won more than four by this scoreline in a single season Wayne Rooney ended a run of 673 minutes without a goal at major tournaments when he scored for England against Ukraine crosses and three of those goals were headed Did you know? During their quarter final defeat to Italy, England's most successful pass combination was Joe Hart (keeper) to Andy Carrol (striker) - the Liverpool frontman didn't even come on until the hour mark. BEST GAME ROUSDI BC Vs 1889 Denmark 2 - 3 Portugal Although this one is down entirely to personal preference, few games were quite as exciting as Portugal's incredibly tight victory over a resurgent Danish team who narrowly missed qualification from the tournament's toughest group. Five goals, a hatful of missed chances and a last gasp winner combined with some brilliant football made this group game our choice for best game of Euro 2012. Other notable games included England's first competitive victory over Sweden (3-2), Italy's shock semi-final win over the Germans (2-1), the record-breaking Spanish victory over Italy in the final (4-0) and the electric game between co-hosts Poland and group favourites Russia BIGGEST FLOPS CHALKIAS (GREECE) HOLEBAS (GREECE) O'SHEA (IRELAND) HEITINGA (HOLLAND) DUDKA (POLAND) YOUNG (ENGLAND) ROBBEN (HOLLAND) MCGEADY (IRELAND WHELAN (IRELAND) COX (IRELAND) KEANE (IRELAND) Players picked according to Goal.com's 20 worst players of Euro 2012 Other players to make the team could have included: Given (Ireland), Andrews (Ireland), Fortounis (Greece), Wasilewki (Poland). Milevsky (Ukraine), Kerzhakov (Russia), Malouda (France), Milner (England), Papadopolous (Greece), Toivonen (Sweden) GENERAL STATS There were 910 passes per game at Euro 2012, 109 more than at any other European tournament There were 22 headed There were an goals at Euro 2012. No European Championship has average of 21.7 shots per game at Euro 2012, the fewest in a Euro finals since 1996 (21.4) ever seen more headed goals There have been more doubles at Euro 2012 (9) than at any This was the 4th Only two of the nine teams to previously win all their group games have gone on to time in the last seven editions that the final was between two previous edition of the European Championship finals sides who met in win the tournament the group stages Did you know? Five of the past seven host nations have exited the European Championship at the group stage (including each of the last four co-hosts - Austria & Switzerland in 2008 and Poland and Ukraine in 2012) Infographic brought to you by Golden RIVIERA online casino www.goldenrivieracasino.com Sources: http://www.theguardian.co.uk | http://www.goal.com | http://thebiglead.com http://www.betfair.com | http://www.uefa.com INION DANSK FUNION an 6002

An Infographic Look At Euro 2012

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An infographic look at the UEFA Euro 2012 tournament - including the best player, top scorer, best XI, worst XI, biggest upset, best game and a huge number of interesting statistics on the tournament ...

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