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France 3-0 Ukraine (agg 3-2)

A shock 3-2 aggregate win over Ukraine was sufficient to propel France through to the finals, and most of the squad through the mixzone brandishing bottles of champagne, but forgive us if we remain sceptical. They might be getting on now, but there’s seven months of bickering, in-fighting, bullying and inexplicable self-destruction to get through before the main event.

We can’t wait.


Sweden 2-3 Portugal (agg 2-4)


The Shoot Out for the Soul of Samba Football ended Cristiano 4-2 Zlatan; a ten-minute period of golazo mayhem in the second half securing Portugal’s place in the tournament. Don’t be too worried about the big man, though. His two strikes put the fear of god into Portugal and their main man’s petulance flared before a delicious pair of slips put him where he needed to be to kill off the tie.

Love him or hate him, Ronaldo doesn’t miss from there. Zlatan will tell you that.


Romania 1-1 Greece (agg 2-4)


The dream is over for Romania, crushed by an irrepressible Greece side with no consideration for the international career prospects of Adrian Mutu. The troubled Romanian striker, currently plying his trade for Ajaccio, has fallen out with coach Victor Piturca and at 34 years old, is unlikely to outlast him to another major tournament.

He’s made his mistakes, for sure, but the enthusiasm with which misfortune dogs that boy never ceases to amaze us.


Croatia 2-0 Iceland (agg 2-0)


We’re gutted for Iceland, but what kind of a World Cup would it be without the chequered beauty of the Croatia first choice kit?

Incisive, insightful reporting, you say? We’ve got it by the bucket load.


By Kelly Welles


Images: 101greatgoals, Alex Grimm/Getty Images Europe, Jamie McDonald/Getty Images Europe.

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What could be better than watching those Zlatan goals again? Probably watching them again with an American commentator that REFERS TO HIM AS ‘ZOLTAN’.

Enjoy you delicious bastards, we will never get bored of this, and we imagine Zlatan would probably quite like being referred to as ‘Zoltan’, anyway.

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Here is a video of some of the things we got up to in Kiev for the Euros last summer.

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Huge thanks to Jon Smith who, off the back of the last show, took the time to send in this cracking image of Zlatan sticking it to those Frenchies.


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Pete, Jim and Marcus sit in the wrong end of the Olympic Stadium for Sweden-England:

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