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Euro 2012 Group D Goalkeepers

The Goalkeepers to Watch in this tournament (if they get their chance)… A quick guide to the Goalkeepers at Euro 2012

PART FOUR – GROUP D

England

Joe Hart, Manchester City FC, Age 25 – Squad Number 1 – 18 senior international appearances prior to this tournament

Robert Green, West Ham United FC, Age 32 – Squad Number 13 – 12 international appearances

Jack Butland, Birmingham City FC, Age 19 – Squad Number 23 – 0 international appearances

France

Hugo Lloris, Olympique Lyonnais, Age 25 – Squad Number 1 – 33 international appearances

Steve Mandana, Marseille, Age 27 – Squad Number 16 – 15 international appearances

Cedric Carasso, Bordeaux, Age 30 – Squad Number 23 – 1 international appearance

Sweden

Andreas Isaksson, PSV Eindhoven, Age 30 – Squad Number 1 – 93 international appearances

Johan Wiland, Copenhagen, Age 31 – Squad Number 12 – 8 international appearances

Par Hansson, Helsingborgs IF, Age 25 – Squad Number 23 – 2 international appearances

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Ukraine

Maksym Koval, Dynamo Kiev, Age 19 – Squad Number 1 – 1 international appearance

Andriy Pyatov, Shakhtar Donetsk, Age 27 – Squad Number 12 – 26 international appearances

Oleksandr Goryainov, Metalist Kharkiv, Age 37 – Squad Number 23 – 2 international appearances

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So with this the final part, you have now been introduced to the 48 Goalkeepers at these European Championships. Only a small selection of these will get their chance, unless of course they get sent-off or injured, then we will see a few more…

Will the French va va voom or the power houses of Schevchenko (Ukraine) and Ibrahimavic (Sweden) take the action away from goal and further up the field, giving their Goalkeeper a break… Hmm… I doubt it, as all group games so far have produced much action with very few clean sheets… Or perhaps could England’s Joe Hart repeat his Manchester City form that got him the Golden Glove Award for his impressive 17 clean sheets in the Premiership or will England’s defence do him no favours… We shall wait and see…

So will any of these be your pick of the tournament…

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Euro 2012 Group A Goalkeepers

The Goalkeepers to Watch in this tournament (if they get their chance)… A quick guide to the Goalkeepers at Euro 2012

PART ONE – GROUP A

Czech Republic

Petr Cech, Chelsea FC, Age 30 – Squad Number 1 – Prior to this tournament, 90 international appearances

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Jaroslav Drobny, Hamburger S.V, Age 30 – Squad Number 16
– 6 international appearances

Jan Lastuvka, FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk, Age 29 – Squad Number 23
– 1 international appearance

 Greece

Konstantinos Chalkias, PAOK, Age 38 – Squad Number 1 – 30 international appearances

Alexandros Tzorvas, Palermo, Age 29 – Squad Number 12 – 16 international appearances

 Michalis Sifakis, Aris, Age 27 – Squad Number 13 – 12 international appearances

Poland

Wojciech Szczesny, Arsenal FC, Age 22 – Squad Number 1 – 10 international appearances

Pnzemyslaw Tyton, PSV Eindhoven, Age 25 – Squad Number 12 – 5 international appearances

Grzegorz Sandomiershi, Jagiellonia Bialystok, Age 22 – Squad Number 13 – 3 international appearances

Russia

Igor Akinfeev, CSKA Moscow, Age 26 – Squad Number 1 – 52 international appearances

Anton Shunin, Dynamo Moscow, Age 25 – Squad Number 13 – 2 international appearances

Vyacheslav Malafeev, Zenit St Petersburg, Age 33 – Squad Number 16 – 25 international appearances

So after the first round of games for this Group we have seen a few examples of great goalkeeping and some not so great – including a sending-off and a penalty save. But will any of these be your pick of the tournament…

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