european championships

Euro 2016

Triumph, Beauty and Eternal Glory: Ranking The Best Teams at Euro 2016

In our final glance back at the tournament, we assess the sides who really lit up proceedings and attempt to rank them in arbitrary fashion.
Will Magee
7.13.16
must try harder

Oh, What Could Have Been: Ranking The Also-Rans at Euro 2016

With Euro 2016 soon to fade in the memory, here's a reminder of which teams almost did something special at the tournament, yet didn't quite see things through.
Will Magee
7.12.16
second is nowhere

The Cult: Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo cannot countenance being second, and will not tolerate a modicum of failure. As such, he's exactly the sort of character who belongs in The Cult.
Toby Sprigings
7.12.16
Euro 2016

Missed Opportunities and Abject Failure: Ranking the Worst Teams of Euro 2016

With Euro 2016 complete, we can now look back at who overachieved, who let the side down, and who the hell thought Harry Kane should take corners.
UK Sports Staff
7.11.16
moths everywhere!

Jagger, Ronaldo and Fuckloads of Moths: The Euro 2016 (Final) Review

All in all, the final of Euro 2016 was a tad underwhelming. Thankfully, Mick Jagger teamed up with a plague of moths to redeem the occasion.
Will Magee
7.11.16
european championships through the ages

A Potted History of the European Championships: 1960–2016

Each edition of the European Championships has its own historical narrative, and its own distinct identity. Here, we attempt to tie them all together.
Jim Weeks
7.8.16
Euro 2016

The Sinister and Disturbing World of Euros Mascots

The European Championships have a long tradition of mascot monstrosities. Some of them are aggressively naked, and some of them are named after big ol' dildos.
VICE Sports
7.8.16
france vs. portugal

A Magnificent Glimpse of Glory: Previewing The Euro 2016 Final

France might be firm favourites for the final, but Portugal will be their usual dogged selves. The spotlight will fall on individuals, but the collective will ultimately triumph.
Jonathan Wilson
7.8.16
reviewing the semi-finals

Ramsey, Ramsey, Wherefore Art Thou Ramsey: The Euro 2016 Review

The semi-finals of Euro 2016 are over, and only two teams remain. Here’s our penultimate review of the tournament, with a generous serving of Bale, Ronaldo and Griezmann.
Will Magee
7.8.16
wales' heroics come to an end

Scenes of Pride and Devastation: Photographing London's Welsh Fans

Ahead of the biggest game in the history of Welsh football, we went to photograph Wales fans in London. The result was gutting, but the reaction one of complete acclaim.
Will Magee
7.7.16
Euro 2016

Tactical Tribulations in the Semi-Final: Previewing France vs. Germany

While Germany have significant tinkering to do ahead of the semis, France look to have found their momentum. The French have a woeful record against Die Mannschaft, however.
Jonathan Wilson
7.7.16
international football

The Global Game: Is Exporting Players the Key to National Team Success?

The best footballing nations are exportation leaders – or so the data suggests. Is it time for England to start sending players abroad to make them more complete both on and off the pitch?
Daniel Vincent
7.6.16
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