Euro 2012: Taking the controversial route

The Euro 2012 is into the business zone now but has not been without its share of controversies. What all has transpired in the group phase has been ranging from the ordinary to the bizarre to the serious stuff. Here is a sneak peek into the Euro 2012 till now.

updated: June 21, 2012 19:35 IST
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New Delhi: All the fancied teams barring Holland have made it through to the last eight, Wayne Rooney was unleashed and he delivered, Lukas Podolski completed his 100th cap against Denmark, Greece did the unthinkable as they stunned a pretty strong Russian side and Shevchenko was given the perfect swansong. The Euro 2012 has reached its knock out stages and it is now time for some good rollicking fun.

With 60 goals scored in 24 matches at an average rate of 2.5 per game, Euro 2012 has witnessed more goals per game than both Euro 2004 and Euro 2008 (2.48) and is comparable to one of the most high-scoring tournaments in 2000(2.74). The quarter-finals are here and the connoisseurs would be looking for all the heat on the pitch rather than in the headlines.

Till now controversies ranging from the absurd to the run of the mill have surfaced at the Euro 2012.

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