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The football world is eagerly anticipating Portugal's clash with the reigning European champions while Olivier Giroud gets a warm welcome at Arsenal

We are reaching the business end of Euro 2012 with Spain and Portugal set to face off in the first semi-final before Italy take on Germany.

Players from across the world are looking forward to the two crunch clashes, with stars particularly excited about watching Cristiano Ronaldo in action.

Read all about it here, in the latest edition of Goal.com's Word on the Tweet...


"Can't wait to watch #Ronaldo and #Iniesta later... To close to call but I can defo see both teams scoring!"
Wayne Routledge is a fan of the Real Madrid and Barcelona men and is expecting goals in the first of the Euro 2012 semi-finals.



"On my way to London. Can't wait to see tonight's game. Will Ronaldo do it again"
Ruud Gullit cannot hide his excitement about the clash and fancies the Real Madrid superstar to make an impact.



"Can't wait for Spain vs Portugal...I have friends in both teams so I'm not taking sides!! I just want to be entertained with skills!"
Rio Ferdinand, meanwhile, is sitting on the fence. Spoilsport.



"Having a massage at the hotel where Portugal are staying.Ladies,if Cristiano is having a wax on the next table,i'll sneak you a pic.Promise."
Stan Collymore is trying to mix with the rich and famous and has a hair-raising proposition for his female followers.



"The game has a 1-1 draw written all over it with Portugal to spring a surprise and knock Spain out"
Bolo Zenden fancies an upset with the reigning European and world champions set to head home.



"Gutted I'm going to miss Spain vs Portugal... Should be a great game"
Richard Garcia is one man who will not be watching the big game, and he does not sound too impressed about it either.



"Donetsk is a lovely town with very friendly folk. pre-tournament scaremongering way off the mark"
Gary Lineker meanwhile has nothing but good words to say about the Ukrainian city which received rather bad press prior to the tournament.



"Great new signing for us.... Olivier Giroud welcome to Arsenal! #AFC."
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain bids the new boy on the block a warm 'bonjour'.



"Hi everyone Thank you all for your birthday wishes, merci a tous pour vos messages"
Former Arsenal man Samir Nasri meanwhile has been celebrating his 25th birthday. I wonder if he got a present from Laurent Blanc this year?

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