Hosts Ukraine win European Under-19 Championships

2 08 2009

garmashThey took their time in getting up to full speed but in the end it was worth waiting for. Despite being second best for parts of the game, hosts Ukraine scored early in each half, including a stunning free kick, to take their first ever major European title and condemn England to their second runners-up medal collection of the summer.

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Euro Under-19s Semi Finals: England and Ukraine through to Final

30 07 2009

semifinaldayThursday’s European Under-19 Championships threw up no shortage of drama as first England saw off 8-man France in extra time, before the hosts Ukraine upset the odds to squeeze past the impressive Serbians to secure their dream Final.

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Euro Under-19s Day Three: Seven up for England as Spain crash out

27 07 2009

briggsgoalThe final day of group fixtures at the 2009 European Under-19 Championships started with all four Semi Final berths up for grabs. At the end, England had secured their path by smashing seven past Slovenia, and were joined by hosts Ukraine, the impressive Serbia, and France, who beat Spain to eliminate the favourites.

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Euro Under-19s Day Two: Spain beaten as Serbia lay down a marker

25 07 2009

ljajicDay two of the 2009 European Under-19 Championships saw tournament favourites Spain beaten by a talented Serbian team, whilst England were held by hosts Ukraine for their second draw apiece. France rescued a stoppage-time equaliser against Turkey, and Switzerland came from behind to beat Slovenia.

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Euro Under-19s Day One: Spain win on day of stalemates

21 07 2009

iagofalque2Spain opened their 2009 European Under-19 Championships with an impressive come-from-behind victory over Turkey, whilst England and Switzerland, France and Serbia, and Ukraine and Slovenia all drew.

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European Under-19 Championships Preview

19 07 2009

finalscloseAttentions may be turning towards the start of the 2009/10 club football season, but there’s still one major international youth tournament to take care of before we return to the week-to-week excitement of the clubs. Tuesday sees the start of the 2009 European Under-19 Championships in the Ukraine.

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Who can take the next step in 2009/10?

14 07 2009

breakthroughWith the 2009/10 English football season creeping closer, it’s time to take a look at the twenty Premier League teams and which players, if any, can make the next step over the coming ten or so months.

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