England at Euro 2012: A Statistical Horrorshow

In my preview of yesterday’s match, I predicted that Italy would win 2-1 on the basis that they had the edge on England in the group stage statistically; more possession and shots, and fewer shots against.

I may have got the scoreline wrong, but the Azzurri easily dominated a poor England side as expected. With the Three Lions now heading home, I thought I’d look at their stats and consider what they mean for England.

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Euro 2012 with Squawka

Squawka is a brand new football website which provides live stats during games, with a chatroom attached, and it gives you the ability to tweet interesting stats you find. It’s completely free, so I strongly recommend you check it out.

They also have a blog, and I will be writing for them throughout the tournament. The links to my articles can be found below:

England 0 Italy 0 (Italy win on penalties) analysis

Sweden vs France preview

Sweden 2 England 3 analysis

France 1 England 1 analysis

Poland vs Greece preview

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