The 32 Flags staff gives our best and worst of Euro 2016

Euro 2016 has come and gone with Portugal somehow leaving France as champions. There was a lot of good and a lot of bad that went down over the past month in France. Here is our staff’s recaps of all the highs and lows this tournament had to offer.   Phillip Bupp (Managing Editor)  MVP: Antoine […]

How does France’s future look after Euro 2016

When the dust finally settled at the Parc des Princes in Paris Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal were holding the European Championship trophy while the hosts were left holding their heads. At the end of the day France, a team with much talent and flair, was just the latest victim to Portugal’s sweltering defense and very […]

Portugal and France to meet in Euro 2016 final

“The summer of soccer” hits another high note Sunday when Portugal and France meet in the Euro 2016 final at the Stade de France (3 p.m. ET, ESPN). Man in the middle: English referee Mark Clattenburg will draw the referee assignment on Sunday, just a few weeks after working the Champions League final between Atletico […]

France head to EURO 2016 final after knocking off Germany in the semifinal

The French must love hosting international tournaments. A 2-0 victory over Germany in today’s semifinal gives Les Bleus a chance to win their third major championship on home soil. They head to Paris to take on Portugal on Sunday. Didier Deschamps elected to keep the same lineup that successfully dispatched Iceland in the quarterfinal, and […]

Watch: Antoine Griezmann gives France a 1-0 lead with a perfect penalty

Germany spent most of the first half in Marseille pinning the French in and keeping them from creating many chances, but a late handball called against Bastian Schweinsteiger gave Antoine Griezmann the chance to give France a 1-0 lead heading into the interval. France won the penalty from a corner kick when Schweinsteiger contested a header but appeared […]

Who is heading to the Euro 2016 Final?

So I did okay in the Quarterfinal round. At least, 50% isn’t too bad, considering how unpredictable this tournament has gone. With the Semifinal matches only a few hours away, we’re going again with predictions for the matches. This time, I’m upping the ante and getting even more precise in my predictions. Get ready, I’m swinging for the […]

We try to predict the unpredictable Euro 2016 Quarterfinal matches

The Euro Quarterfinals are almost upon us. After a group stage and round of 16 filled with twists and turns, viewers will be filled with questions. What should we be prepared for? Who should we keep an eye on? Will there be any shock results? Well, we got you covered with a pocket-sized preview of […]

#TBT Breaking down Adidas’ Jose +10: The greatest World Cup commercial ever

With this summer’s Europeans Championships and Copa America happening right now, ESPN and Fox have their marketing campaigns to get American viewers to tune in in full swing. Summer tournament marketing has been around for a while and it’s given us some great commercials. Prior to the 2014 World Cup ESPN had a great spot […]

Watch: France score two goals in final minutes to beat Albania

The story of the match was French manager Didier Deschamps dropping Paul Pogba and Antoine Griezmann from the starting XI and going with a 4-2-3-1 formation. The move was a disaster as France failed to generate any attack. Pogba was subbed on at halftime, with Griezmann following shortly after as France went back to a […]

Dimitri Payet steals the show as France open EURO 2016 with a win

After a somewhat quiet first half, France and Romania opened up for a thrilling second half as the hosts grab all three points thanks to a marvelous goal from Dimitri Payet just before full-time. France, who many have picked as favorites in this competition, started out slowly and had trouble creating chances in the first […]

France and Switzerland battle for the top of Group A in Euro 2016

Euro 2016’s Group A features the host nation, France, a young Swiss side hoping to make a splash and two sides hoping to sneak into the knockout round (Romania and Albania). The French, with home field advantage and a bevy of talented players, are odds-on favorites to win the tournament. But, if history has taught […]