ITV Central's Sports Correspondent Steve Clamp gives his take on expectations for England at Euro 2012.
Staffordshire Police have produced two hard-hitting videos to tackle alcohol-fueled violence during Euro 2012.
In seven days Euro 2012 kicks off but the host countries Poland and Ukraine have been accused of having a problem with racism in football.
Could the Euro 2012 song be something to rival the likes of Three Lions, the soundtrack to summer 1996?
Impressionists Darren Farley and Paul Reid have recorded the song they hope will be received as enthusiastically as the Euro 96 hit and have entitled it "The Seventh Best Team In The World" obviously before FIFA upgraded England to sixth this week.
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West Midlands Police are trying to prevent violence at Euro 2012. The force has a total of 250 banning orders in places across the region, preventing known troublemakers from travelling.
The orders mean fans have to give up their passports for the duration of the tournament. Those that failed to hand them in were arrested this morning after police raided their homes.
Keith Fahey's Euro 2012 dream is over having been sent home from the Republic of Ireland squad because of injury.
The Birmingham midfielder, who scored the opening goal of the qualifying campaign in Armenia, has been struggling with a groin problem since he joined up with the squad.
Former Derby midfielder Paul Green, who is currently unattached, has been drafted in as a replacement.
The Republic of Ireland squad for Euro 2012 has been announced, and of the 23 players named, more than half represent Midlands clubs.
Wolves have four men in the squad - Stephen Ward, Kevin Foley, Stephen Hunt and Kevin Doyle.
There are 3 from WBA - Keith Andrews, Simon Cox and Shane Long.
Aston Villa have 2 players in the squad, Shay Given and Richard Dunne, as do Stoke, with Jon Walters and Glenn Whelan.
Birmingham's Keith Fahey and Sean St Ledger from Leicester make up the local contingent.