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CRAIGE: Portugal Captures Elusive First Euro Cup Title

CRAIGE: Portugal Captures Elusive First Euro Cup Title

After 12 long years of coming close but always falling just short, Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo can finally add another achievement to his long list of accolades: European champion. Portugal was finally able to get its captain one of the international championships that he had so desperately been craving, giving[Read More…]

by July 12, 2016 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top
CRAIGE: Iceland’s Improbable Run Is Just the Beginning

CRAIGE: Iceland’s Improbable Run Is Just the Beginning

The clock may have run out for everyone’s new favorite national team, but soccer in Iceland is just getting started. Easily the greatest story to come out of the UEFA European Championship, it is sad to see this nation go. It may not have won the tournament, but it surely[Read More…]

by July 5, 2016 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top
CRAIGE: Euro Cup Quarterfinals Preview

CRAIGE: Euro Cup Quarterfinals Preview

In a span of just three days, the European Championship has been whittled down from 16 teams to eight. The strong teams have come out and reasserted their dominance, while the smaller teams have struggled. There have been surprises along the way, notably when Croatia — widely considered a dark horse[Read More…]

by June 28, 2016 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top
CRAIGE: Underdogs Impress in Group Stages

CRAIGE: Underdogs Impress in Group Stages

Now that the first round of games of the European Championship is over and the second one is underway, it is already becoming easier to predict which teams will advance to the Round of 16. In fact, the host France has already become the first team to advance out of[Read More…]

by June 17, 2016 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top
CRAIGE: Security Concerns Plague Euro Cup’s First Weekend

CRAIGE: Security Concerns Plague Euro Cup’s First Weekend

Before I forget, I want to bring attention to the fact that not only did the United States men’s national soccer team move on to the quarterfinals of Copa America, but it also ended up winning its group, meaning that the USMNT will likely face Peru instead of Brazil. What[Read More…]

by June 14, 2016 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top
CRAIGE: EURO 2016 Groups A and B Preview

CRAIGE: EURO 2016 Groups A and B Preview

After four years of waiting, the beauty that is the European Championship tournament of soccer is upon us once more. Before we all get swept up in Euro Cup fever though, I would like to remind everyone that the Copa América Centenario, the major tournament of the Americas, is under[Read More…]

by June 10, 2016 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top
CRAIGE: Predictions For UEFA Euro 2016

CRAIGE: Predictions For UEFA Euro 2016

We have learned a few important things coming out of the latest international break. First, England is capable of beating quality teams like Germany, but it still has consistency issues to work on before the European Championship begins in June. Second, Leicester City continues to secure its spot at the[Read More…]

by April 5, 2016 3 comments Sports, Sports - Top

FIEGE: Serbia-Albania Brawl Exposes Soccer Politics

Politics and soccer have always gone hand in hand, particularly in Europe, where football pitches have provided a stage for radical nationalists and racists for decades. Combine these tense conditions with soccer’s overall penchant for hooliganism and you have a recipe for a potential disastrous violent confrontation at any given[Read More…]

by October 17, 2014 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top, Sports Columns