A tournament of surprises is in danger of being undermined by events taking place off the pitch: Euro 2012 the story so far, by Brian Glanville.
The eagerly awaited encounter between Poland and Russia takes place tonight in Warsaw. Follow the action with us and share your thoughts on the game...
After Poland's 1-1 draw with Greece in the opening game, there's a great chance for either Russia or the Czech Republic to take control of Group A.
"Players have to want to play for the national side. Otherwise, they needn’t bother. The players do not have to be my friend." Dick Advocaat outlines his approach.
"I was right to come home. To be part of the national squad it’s not enough to keep coming on as a substitute from time to time." Roman Pavlyuchenko explains…
Confidence is high in the Russian camp.
Russian football has finally acknowledged that it has a problem with racism, although there remains a stubborn refusal to embrace reform.
Keen to emulate the success of the cricket's IPL, India's nascent Premier League could one day join the likes of China and Brazil in challenging European football hegemony.
History, culture, stadiums, the places to eat and drink: all you need to know if you fancy an away day in Moscow.
Russian football has faced allegations of racism, but until recently it was the supporters who were deemed responsible. Now, a young referee has been accused of racially insulting a player.