News and jokes from Euro2004
Group A: Greece 2, Portugal 1; Spain 1, Russia 0;
Spain 1, Greece 1; Portugal 2, Russia 0
Group B: Switzerland 0, Croatia 0; France 2, England 1
Group C: Denmark 0, Italy 0; Sweden 5, Bulgaria 0
Group D: Czech Republic 2, Latvia 1; Germany 1, Holland 1
Joke of the week: "You know why women like English football players?" "Because, even after staying on top for 90 minutes, they still come second." Sorry.
The U.S. men opened their World Cup qualifying campaign with a 3-0 win over Grenada; the return match in St. George's is this Sunday, June 20, 3pm on ESPN2.
Closer to home, Mexico's WC bid gets underway this Saturday at 7pm at the Alamodome in San Antonio; in their first-ever visit to the Alamo City, they face Domenica. TicketMaster has tickets.
In the Copa Libertadores, the South American championship, the semifinal second leg matches are this Wednesday and Thursday, after press time. Unheralded Once Caldas of Columbia host Brazilians Sao Paolo, after holding them to a scoreless draw last week in Rio. On the other side, bitter Argentine rivals River Plate and Boca Juniors meet again after Boca took the first leg, 1-0, in a game that featured a full-on brawl, three ejections, and midgame stitches for the Boca goalkeeper.
The Austin Lightning dropped a pair of games last weekend in Louisiana: 3-1 to the Lafayette Swamp Cats, and a 4-3 overtime thriller to the New Orleans Shell Shockers; they're on the road again this weekend before returning for a five-game homestand.
Nick Barbaro, Fri., May 24, 2013
Fri., May 24, 2013
Danielle White, Fri., May 17, 2013
Nick Barbaro, Fri., May 17, 2013
Richard Whittaker, Fri., May 10, 2013
Nick Barbaro, Fri., May 10, 2013
Nick Barbaro, Fri., May 3, 2013
Nick Barbaro, Fri., April 26, 2013
Nick Barbaro, Fri., April 19, 2013
Nick Barbaro, Fri., April 12, 2013
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