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Who would win: Copa America Best XI or Euros Best XI?

This question comes up very often. Who would win if you gathered the best players from Europe and the best from the Americas. With the Euros and Copa America Centenario now complete, we can look at the Best XI’s from both tournaments and compare. The Best XI’s below are courtesy of WhoScored.com, who build their teams […]

The 32 Flags staff gives our best and worst of Euro 2016

Euro 2016 has come and gone with Portugal somehow leaving France as champions. There was a lot of good and a lot of bad that went down over the past month in France. Here is our staff’s recaps of all the highs and lows this tournament had to offer.   Phillip Bupp (Managing Editor)  MVP: Antoine […]

European title victory alters perception of Cristiano Ronaldo

Before Euro 2016 got underway, there were already many adjectives that suited Cristiano Ronaldo. Some positive, like talented, transcendent or best in the world. Others, less so — diva, diver or selfish. Following Portugal’s stunning 1-0 win over France in the final, it might be time to update those lists. Before that historic day, however, […]

How does France’s future look after Euro 2016

When the dust finally settled at the Parc des Princes in Paris Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal were holding the European Championship trophy while the hosts were left holding their heads. At the end of the day France, a team with much talent and flair, was just the latest victim to Portugal’s sweltering defense and very […]

How does winning Euro 2016 shape Portugal’s future

Portugal has finally broken through in the international stage and have won their first-ever hardware in Portuguese football history. The Portuguese can finally put the heartbreak of losing to Greece in the 2004 Euro finals away and rejoice that they can call themselves European Champions. The future of Portugal going forward from here looks bright, […]

Without Cristiano Ronaldo, Portugal upset host France to win Euro 2016

Well this wasn’t the ending we were expecting. Portugal, the team that placed 3rd in their group and drew every game but one in their journey to the final, defeated host France in a stunning upset. And they did it without Cristiano Ronaldo, who was injured in the 8th minute and had to be subbed […]

Portugal and France to meet in Euro 2016 final

“The summer of soccer” hits another high note Sunday when Portugal and France meet in the Euro 2016 final at the Stade de France (3 p.m. ET, ESPN). Man in the middle: English referee Mark Clattenburg will draw the referee assignment on Sunday, just a few weeks after working the Champions League final between Atletico […]

France head to EURO 2016 final after knocking off Germany in the semifinal

The French must love hosting international tournaments. A 2-0 victory over Germany in today’s semifinal gives Les Bleus a chance to win their third major championship on home soil. They head to Paris to take on Portugal on Sunday. Didier Deschamps elected to keep the same lineup that successfully dispatched Iceland in the quarterfinal, and […]

Watch: Antoine Griezmann gives France a 1-0 lead with a perfect penalty

Germany spent most of the first half in Marseille pinning the French in and keeping them from creating many chances, but a late handball called against Bastian Schweinsteiger gave Antoine Griezmann the chance to give France a 1-0 lead heading into the interval. France won the penalty from a corner kick when Schweinsteiger contested a header but appeared […]

Portugal defeat Wales to advance to Euro 2016 final

You’ll never believe this but Portugal actually won a game in 90 minutes! Cristiano Ronaldo and Nani scored three minutes apart early in the second half to give Portugal a 2-0 win over Wales in the Euro 2016 semifinals in Lille. Just like every other game Portugal has played in this tournament the quality of […]

Who is heading to the Euro 2016 Final?

So I did okay in the Quarterfinal round. At least, 50% isn’t too bad, considering how unpredictable this tournament has gone. With the Semifinal matches only a few hours away, we’re going again with predictions for the matches. This time, I’m upping the ante and getting even more precise in my predictions. Get ready, I’m swinging for the […]

France pull out to a 4-0 goal lead over Iceland at halftime

The Icelandic dream is all but over as France scored four goals in the first half to lead Iceland 4-0 at halftime in the final Euro 2016 Quarterfinal contest. The winner would face Germany in the Semifinal on Thursday. France’s first goal was scored in the 12th minute as Olivier Giroud was able to get […]

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