Vienna - Television coverage of Wednesday's dramatic Euro semi-final clash between Germany and Turkey was interrupted world- wide as a signal-feed from the International Broadcasting Centre in Vienna broke down. Read more »
Vienna - Some 300 tickets offered illegally on the black market have been confiscated in Vienna since the start of Euro 2008, local authorities said on Wednesday. Read more »
Neustift, Austria - Luis Aragones plans to remain loyal to the starting line-up that has taken Spain to the semifinals of Euro 2008 and delivered no surprises in Tuesday's training session in the Austrian town of Neustift.
Aragones set up the traditional game between the starting 11 and the substitutes. Read more »
Vienna - The Austrian football federation board was due to meet on Tuesday to start the process of finding a new coach within one month in the wake of Joseph Hickersberger's resignation the previous day.
"We want to present a new coach within three or four weeks," Friedrich Stickler, head of the Austrian Football Association, told national broadcaster ORF.
Possible candidates are led by Austria's team manager Andreas Herzog, a former international who also played in Germany at Bayern Munich and Werder Bremen. Read more »
Neustift, Austria - Cesc Fabregas made clear Monday Spain's ambition at Euro 2008, where they overcame a key psychological hurdle by beating Italy in the quarter-finals.
"We have come here to be the champions, not to get through the quarter-finals. We have come here to go down in history among those who have become European champions," he stressed. Read more »
Vienna - The non-qualified Brits lead the way as the official Euro 2008 website has registered one billion page hits so far, the ruling body UEFA said on Monday.
UEFA said that the traffic at www. euro2008. Read more »
Vienna - The Austrian interior ministry early Saturday dismissed a report by US broadcaster ABC that there is a serious al- Qaeda-related terrorist threat against the Euro 2008 championships in Austria and Switzerland, a spokesman said early Saturday.
ABC reported on its website Friday that there was a significant, ongoing terrorist threat for the football championships, possibly to be carried out by Algerian terrorists. The report was based on four unnamed sources from different security, law enforcement and intelligence agencies. Read more »
Vienna - Police and fans managed to keep the atmosphere calm and victory parties peaceful as small scuffles broke out at the Euro quarter-final won by Turkey against Croatia in Vienna, police said early Saturday. Read more »
Vienna - Police and fans managed to keep the atmosphere calm and victory parties peaceful as small scuffles broke out at the Euro quarter-final won by Turkey against Croatia in Vienna, police said early Saturday.
During the game, minor skirmishes in the fan zone were quickly broken up by police, and fans also helped to calm down aggressive spectators, Vienna police spokesperson Walter Hladik said. Read more »
Baden, Austria - Italy defender Andrea Barzagli on Friday underwent a short operation on his injured left knee that sidelines him for the rest of Euro 2008.
Barzagli suffered a meniscus injury during training on Thursday for the Sunday quarter-final with Spain. The arthroscopic surgery in a Vienna hospital was carried out by team doctor Andrea Ferretti. Read more »