FOOTBALL - Spain have announced their Euro 2012 squad and it boasts 19 of the 23 players that were also in Spain’s victorious 2010 FIFA World Cup squad. That total might have been 21 if Carles Puyol and David Villa had not been ruled out by injury. The other two players not returning from that squad are veteran defenders Carlos Marchena and Joan Capdevila.
FOOTBALL - The 16 teams that have qualified for Euro 2012 now have less than a fortnight to finalise their squads, as UEFA’s deadline is 29 May. Most squads are known, except for some last minute decisions. Much will be made of fearsome debates concerning one person taking the place of another, but has anyone wondered what the ‘battles in the background’ really mean?