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Arbeloa: Spain must never change their style
06/07/2012 by Goal.com
Alvaro Arbeloa believes that Spain must never abandon their footballing philosophy.La Roja were accused of being 'boring' during Euro 2012, with some pundits claiming that their possession-orientated style of play, Tiki-taka, had lost its incisive edge and become monotonous.However, Spain issued the perfect riposte as they became the first side in history to win thre... Full Story »
Wedding bells turn Iniesta's legs to jelly
05/07/2012 by Supersport.com
Walking down the aisle to get married this weekend will be much more nerve-racking than playing in Euro 2012, said Spain's Andres Iniesta, who was voted the best player of the tournament for his cool, commanding performances."It will be a special and different day," the Barcelona midfielder told a news conference on Wednesday."I am sure it will make me nervous, much more tha... Full Story »
Pele: Brazil's 1970 World Cup winners better than Spain
05/07/2012 by Dailymail
Pele has expressed his admiration for the current Spain side but insisted that if Vicente Del Bosque's men are not as good as Brazil's World Cup winners of 1970.Having become the first side to win three consecutive major tournaments on the back of their Euro 2012 success, La Roja are now being touted as the finest international team of all time.However, Pele still believe... Full Story »
Pirlo: Only Spain are superior to Italy
04/07/2012 by Goal.com
Juventus midfielder Andrea Pirlo has declared that Spain are the only team Italy cannot match, after the Azzurri were beaten in the final of Euro 2012 by Vicente del Bosque's side.Cesare Prandelli's men were beaten 4-0 by La Roja on Sunday, while the two sides recorded a competitive 1-1 draw in the first game of Group C.Pirlo stated that he is satisfied with Italy's campaig... Full Story »
Spain disproved boring tag with empathic final win, insists Alonso
04/07/2012 by Goal.com
Xabi Alonso has revealed that the Spain squad were aware of the ‘boring’ label that had been attached to them by several sections of the media during Euro 2012.The pre-match debate prior to the final against Italy has been dominated by allegations that the reigning world and European champions had become a tedious side to watch.Coach Vicente del Bosque dismissed the negativ... Full Story »
Fernando Torres revels in Euro 2012 crown after 'complicated' season
04/07/2012 by Goal.com
Chelsea striker Fernando Torres has admitted that winning Euro 2012 with Spain helps to make up for what he described as a "complicated" season.The 28-year-old struggled for form for both club and country in 2011-12, but was able to add the Euro title to FA Cup and Champions League triumphs.On top of winning the Golden Boot award, Torres became the first player to score in tw... Full Story »
Italy can reach the final at World Cup 2014 ... and here is how
04/07/2012 by Goal.com
The manner in which the adventure ended will take some getting over. Italy left Kiev in the early hours of Monday morning without the Henri Delaunay trophy amongst their carry-on luggage, having been handed a good old-fashioned spanking by the irrepressible Spain.But once the initial regrets are washed away in a few days time, Cesare Prandelli and the FIGC will be able to se... Full Story »
Johan Cruyff: I enjoyed Italy and I'm a big fan of Del Bosque's Spain
04/07/2012 by Goal.com
Netherlands legend Johan Cruyff praised both Euro 2012 finalists for their style of football after Spain defeated Italy in the final to win the tournament.The former Barcelona player and coach was at the forefront of the development of Total Football at Ajax and reached the final of the 1974 World Cup with Oranje, but this year he saw his country finish bottom of Group B i... Full Story »
Part of the list: Manchester United No 1 David de Gea is in Spain's squad too
04/07/2012 by Dailymail
Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson will have to make do without David de Gea in his pre-season plans after his No 1 goalkeeper was drafted into Spain's preliminary Olympics squad.Euro 2012 final goalscorers Juan Mata and Jordi Alba are also included in the European Champions plans ahead of the London Games.Champions League winner Mata is joined by Chelsea colleague Orio... Full Story »
Shevchenko: Euro 2012 was a success for Ukraine
03/07/2012 by 7msport.com
Andriy Shevchenko has stressed that Euro 2012 was a big success for Ukraine, regardless of the team's exit at the group stage.Oleg Blokhin's side started the tournament with a win over Sweden thanks to a double from Shevchenko, but they eventually crashed out after losses to France and England."Euro 2012 was definitely a success for Ukraine. It was our first Europea... Full Story »
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    Year Winners Runner-up Third place
    2008SpainGermanyRussia / Turkey
    2004GreecePortugalNetherlands / Czech Republic
    2000FranceItalyNetherlands / Portugal
    1996GermanyCzech RepublicFrance / England
    1992DenmarkGermanyNetherlands / Sweden
    1988NetherlandsSoviet UnionItaly / West Germany
    1984FranceSpainDenmark / Portugal
    1980West GermanyBelgiumCzechoslovakia
    1976CzechoslovakiaWest GermanyNetherlands
    1972West GermanySoviet UnionBelgium
    1964SpainSoviet UnionHungary
    1960Soviet UnionYugoslaviaCzechoslovakia