Euro 2012 Final – Match Stats

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The Soviet Union and its Successor States in the European Championship and Asian Cup

The first European Championship, held in France in 1960, was won by the Soviet Union who would go on to reach the final a further three times. This summer, the competition will be played in one of the Soviet Union’s fifteen successor states for the first time as Ukraine co-host with Poland. This represents a … Continue reading

Four iconic European Championship goals

Pictorial tributes to some special goals from European Championships past. T-shirts with designs based on these images can be found in the brand new On Goals Scored shop. Antonín Panenka – Czechoslovakia v West Germany – 1976 – video Marco van Basten – Netherlands v USSR – 1988 – video Paul Gascoigne – England v … Continue reading

What does a football look like?

One hundred pictures of footballs from crests of clubs and national teams or associations. On Goals Scored: failing to answer questions that no one asked. See also: The graphical vocabulary of the 2011-2012 Premier League crests, Cresty bits quiz

Why not 20 teams, UEFA?

The qualifiers for the European Championship are approaching their end and they will have soon completed the guest-list for the 16-team party that is the final tournament – probably for the last time. The format of four groups of four, which was first used at Euro ’96, is being replaced and 24 teams will assemble … Continue reading

The Peter Crouch Myth

It seems to be widely accepted as fact that Peter Crouch only scores goals for England when faced with weak opposition. Having never felt that this reputation was justified, I have investigated statistically and found startling results that show that he is an incredibly prolific and underrated international centre forward and will change the face … Continue reading

The Colours of the National Football Teams of the World

The map shows countries by the main colour of the home shirt of their national football team. Many countries, particularly in Africa and the Caribbean, have not settled on a particular colour (come on, guys; be a buddy!). In those cases, the most regularly used colour of recent years is shown. Click the image to … Continue reading