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Saturday, June 30, 2012

EURO 2012 FINAL - KEY FACTS : Spain v Italy


 Spain v Italy

UEFA EURO 2012 FINAL 

Key pre-match facts, trivia and stats ahead of the 2012 European Championship final between Spain and Italy at Kiev's Olimpiyskyi Stadium.




It will be the fourth time a Euro final takes place between teams who met earlier in the tournament. It happened in 1988 (Netherlands-USSR), 1996 (Germany-Czech Republic) & 2004 (Greece-Portugal).

Italy and Spain are facing each other for the 31st time in their history. The Italians hold the advantage with 10 wins to Spain’s eight. 12 draws complete the picture.

Italy are unbeaten against Spain at major tournaments (penalties shoot-outs excluded), with three wins and four draws. Nevertheless, Spain managed to qualify in their last encounter in knockout games, it was at the quarter-finals of Euro 2008 (0-0 after 120 mins, 4-2 after penalties).

Cesare Prandelli has faced Spain twice as Italy head-coach and has never lost. Italy beat them in a friendly in August 2011 (2-1) before drawing in their opening game of Euro 2012 (1-1).

Spain haven’t conceded a single goal in their last 900 minutes of action in major tournament knockout games, a streak which started in the quarter finals of Euro 2008.

Spain are the second European side to reach the final of three consecutive major tournaments, after West Germany (Euro 72, World Cup 74, Euro 76).

Spain could become the first team in history to successfully defend their European Championship title. They would also become the first European side to win three consecutive major tournaments.

Spain have won 75% of their finals at major tournaments (three out of four), the best ratio for European sides who have played more than one final alongside France.

Italy have reached their ninth final at major tournaments (three at European Championships, six at the World Cup). They’ve won 63%.

Italy are the only side who have never trailed at any time during Euro 2012.

Spain have the best defensive record at Euro 2012 with only one goal conceded. In their last two games combined (quarter-final v France & semi-final v Portugal), Spain have only faced one shot on target.

Spain have conceded only 12 shots on target at Euro 2012, 50% of those were against Italy in their opening game (6).

Spain have always dominated possession in their seven games at World Cup 2010 and five games at Euro 2012. Germany, in the final of Euro 2008, are the last side to dominate possession against La Roja.

Italy and Spain have had the most shots at Euro 2012: 99 and 86 respectively.
Italy have picked up the most bookings at Euro 2012: 15. That’s five more than Spain (10).

The Azzurri are unbeaten in their 15 competitive games under Cesare Prandelli: 10 wins and five draws.

Five Spanish players (Xavi, Xabi Alonso, Sergio Busquets, Andres Iniesta and Sergio Ramos) have completed more passes than Italy’s most prolific player in that department, Andrea Pirlo (320 passes).

Mario Balotelli scored as many goals against Germany in the semi-finals as he did in his 12 previous caps for Italy. He’s scored Italy’s last three goals at Euro 2012.

Balotelli has had the most shots on target at Euro 2012: 10.

Balotelli has become the first Italian player to score three goals in a European Championships tournament.

Gianluigi Buffon has played 24 matches at major tournaments, equalling Dino Zoff’s Italian record. He’s still four short of the record holder among goalkeepers, Spain’s Iker Casillas (28).

Andres Iniesta is the player who’s had the most shots on target without scoring at the European Championships, since 1980: 11 shots on target, 0 goal.

Cesc Fabregas and Santiago Cazorla are the most used substitutes in the history of the European Championships (alongside Holland’s Aron Winter), having been brought on seven times.



  • Spain are bidding to become the first team in history to win three successive major tournaments (Euro 2008, World Cup 2010 and Euro 2012) and the first to retain the Henri Delaunay trophy.
  • La Roja are contesting their fourth European Championship final (1964, 1984, 2008 and 2012). They have lost just one (1984).
  • Vicente del Bosque's side are 19 competitive games without defeat and have won their last nine knockout matches at major tournaments without conceding a goal.
  • However, the Iberian outfit have not registered a competitive win over Italy in nearly a century (with their penalty shoot-out success in the quarter-final of Euro 2008 classed as a draw). Their record in 11 previous meetings is W1, D5, L5, with the sole victory coming in the sides' first ever encounter at the 1920 Olympic games.

  • Italy are competing in their third European Championship final (1968, 2000, 2012). They have won just one (1968).
  • The Azzurri are facing Spain for the 31st time, with their record in prior encounters reading W10, D12, L8. The sides' most recent meeting was in their opening match in this tournament, which finished as a 1-1 draw.
  • Italy have won just two of their last eight matches in regulation time, but are yet to lose a competitive fixture under Cesare Prandelli.
  • With his double against Germany, Mario Balotelli  became the first Italian to score three goals at a single European championship.

Amazing 3D Illusion in Paris






Friday, June 29, 2012

Teacher and student - Joke




A teacher was giving a lesson on the circulation of the blood.
Trying to make the matter clearer, she said, “Now, class, if I stood on my head, the blood, as you know, would run into it, and I would turn red in the face.”
“Yes,” the class said.
“Then why is it that while I am standing upright in the ordinary position the blood doesn’t run into my feet?”
A little fellow shouted, “Beause your feet ain’t empty.”

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Funny Flashes

A man was driving when he saw the flash of a traffic camera. He figured that his picture had been taken for exceeding the limit, even though he knew that he was not speeding... 


Just to be sure, he went around the block and passed the same spot, driving even more slowly, but again the camera flashed. Now he began to think that this was quite funny, so he drove even slower as he passed the area again, but the traffic camera again flashed. 
He tried a fourth time with the same result.. 






He did this a fifth time and was now laughing when the camera flashed as he rolled past, this time at a snail's pace... 




Two weeks later, he got five tickets in the mail for driving without a seat belt..

Monday, June 25, 2012

Office - It's a place we have fun





































Sunday, June 24, 2012

Jump, Head, Kick and Fall - Funny Football - Euro 2012 in Pics







Saturday, June 23, 2012

Euro 2012 - Funny Fans Pics










Thursday, June 21, 2012

Richest / Highest paid Sports Stars in the World

Richest / Highest paid Sports Stars in the World according to Forbes in the period of June 2011 - June 2012







                             #1 Floyd Mayweather - Boxing 
Total earnings: $85 million
Salary/winnings: $85 million
Endorsements: $0





                                   #2 Manny Pacquiao - Boxing                        
Total earnings: $62 million
Salary/winnings: $56 million
Endorsements: $6 million


























#3 Tiger Woods - Golf
Total earnings: $59.4 million
Salary/winnings: $4.4 million
Endorsements: $55 million     






















#4 LeBron James - Basketball
Total earnings: $53 million
Salary/winnings: $13 million
Endorsements: $40 million   

















#5 Roger Federer - Tennis
Total earnings: $52.7 million
Salary/winnings: $7.7 million
Endorsements: $45 million    



















#6 Kobe Bryant - Basketball
Total earnings: $52.3 million
Salary/winnings: $20.3 million
Endorsements: $32 million


#7 Phil Mickelson - Golf
Total earnings: $47.8 million
Salary/winnings: $4.8 million
Endorsements: $43 million


#8 David Beckham - Soccer
Total earnings: $46 million
Salary/winnings: $9 million
Endorsements: $37 million               








#9 Cristiano Ronaldo - Soccer
Total earnings: $42.5 million
Salary/winnings: $20.5 million
Endorsements: $22 million


#10 Peyton Manning - American Rules Football
Total earnings: $42.4 million
Salary/winnings: $32.4 million
Endorsements: $10 million


#11 Lionel Messi - Soccer
Total earnings: $39 million
Salary/winnings: $20 million
Endorsements: $19 million


#12 Haloti Ngata - American Rules Football
Total earnings: $37.3 million
Salary/winnings: $37.1 million
Endorsements: $200,000


#13 Larry Fitzgerald - American Rules Football
Total earnings: $36.8 million
Salary/winnings: $35.3 million
Endorsements: $1.5 million




#14 Ndamukong Suh - American Rules Football
Total earnings: $36 million
Salary/winnings: $35.5 million
Endorsements: $500,000




#15 Charles Johnson - American Rules Football
Total earnings: $34.4 million
Salary/winnings: $34.3 million
Endorsements: $100,000


#16 Rafael Nadal - Tennis
Total earnings: $33.2 million
Salary/winnings: $8.2 million
Endorsements: $25 million


#16 Mario Williams - American Rules Football
Total earnings: $33.2 million
Salary/winnings: $32.9 million
Endorsements: $250,000


#18 Alex Rodriguez - Baseball
Total earnings: $33 million
Salary/winnings: $31 million
Endorsements: $2 million


#19 Fernando Alonso - Motor Race
Total earnings: $32 million
Salary/winnings: $29 million
Endorsements: $3 million


#20 Valentino Rossi - Motor Race
Total earnings: $30 million
Salary/winnings: $17 million
Endorsements: $13 million


#20 Michael Schumacher - Motor Race
Total earnings: $30 million
Salary/winnings: $20 million
Endorsements: $10 million


#22 Darrelle Revis - American Rules Football
Total earnings: $28.3 million
Salary/winnings: $27 million
Endorsements: $1.3 million


#23 Dale Earnhardt Jr. - Motorsports
Total earnings: $28.2 million
Salary/winnings: $13.2 million
Endorsements: $15 million


#24 Wladimir Klitschko - Boxing
Total earnings: $28 million
Salary/winnings: $24 million
Endorsements: $4 million


#24 Lewis Hamilton - Motor Race
Total earnings: $28 million
Salary/winnings: $25 million
Endorsements: $3 million


#26 Maria Sharapova - Tennis
Total earnings: $27.9 million
Salary/winnings: $5.9 million
Endorsements: $22 million




Other Popular Stars in Top 100


#31 Mahendra Singh Dhoni - Cricket
Total earnings: $26.5 million
Salary/winnings: $3.5 million
Endorsements: $23 million




#33 Dwight Howard - Basketball
Total earnings: $25.6 million
Salary/winnings: $14.6 million
Endorsements: $11 million


#37 Wayne Rooney - Soccer
Total earnings: $24.3 million
Salary/winnings: $17.8 million
Endorsements: $6.5 million


#59 Kaká - Soccer
Total earnings: $20.8 million
Salary/winnings: $14.3 million
Endorsements: $6.5 million


#61 Novak Djokovic - Tennis
Total earnings: $20.6 million
Salary/winnings: $11.6 million
Endorsements: $9 million 


#63 Usain Bolt - Athlete
Total earnings: $20.3 million
Salary/winnings: $300,000
Endorsements: $20 million


#65 Sergio Aguero - Soccer 
Total earnings: $20.1 million
Salary/winnings: $16.6 million
Endorsements: $3.5 million


#68 Fernando Torres - Soccer 
Total earnings: $19.6 million
Salary/winnings: $16.6 million
Endorsements: $3 million


#73 Yaya Touré - Soccer 
Total earnings: $19.1 million
Salary/winnings: $16.6 million
Endorsements: $2.5 million


#78 Sachin Tendulkar - Cricket
Total earnings: $18.6 million
Salary/winnings: $2.1 million
Endorsements: $16.5 million


#81 Li Na - Tennis
Total earnings: $18.4 million
Salary/winnings: $1.4 million
Endorsements: $17 million


#88 John Terry - Soccer
Total earnings: $17.5 million
Salary/winnings: $12.5 million
Endorsements: $5 million


#97 Steven Gerrard - Soccer
Total earnings: $17 million
Salary/winnings: $12.5 million
Endorsements: $4.5 million

BEAUTIFUL NATURE OF ANTARCTICA..


Antarctica has the lowest temperatures in our planet reaching 70° Celsius below zero with winds of  300 km. Per hour.Containing 90% of the planet's ice it's the major reserve of fresh water on Earth.  
 


About 99% of Antarctica is covered with ice at an average thickness of 2,500 meters, reaching in some places as deep as 4,776 meters. 
 




If the ice layer would melt all the Earth's Oceans would rise 70 meters above the actual level. 
 











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