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Euro 2012 preview: Greece

June 5, 2012
Euro 2012 preview: Greece

Greece aren’t overwhelmingly different from the team that shocked Europe to win Euro 2004. They’re not as extreme in their negativity, and not as effective, but are still  broadly defensive and their main threat will come from set-pieces. The continuity from eight years ago is obvious when looking at the midfield zone: dead ball specialist...
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Barcelona 4-0 Santos: Guardiola plays even more passers; Santos barely see the ball

December 18, 2011
Barcelona 4-0 Santos: Guardiola plays even more passers; Santos barely see the ball

European champions Barcelona thrashed South American champions Santos in the World Club Cup final in Yokohama.
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Santos 2-1 Peñarol: greater attacking variety gives Santos the Copa Libertadores

June 25, 2011
Santos 2-1 Peñarol: greater attacking variety gives Santos the Copa Libertadores

After a goalless first leg, goals from Neymar and Danilo gave Santos their first Copa Libertadores for nearly 50 years.
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Menezes’ Brazil start with impressive victory

August 11, 2010
Menezes’ Brazil start with impressive victory

One suspects that getting the Brazilian public onside with good attacking football was Mano Menezes’ first priority as Brazil manager, with a result in his opening game second on the list. With a 2-0 win over the US, he managed to achieve both.
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