Solid defence: Germany were thwarted by the Italians
He celebrated last night, though, stripping his shirt off and standing, muscles taut, in
defiance. He was booked, but what the hell. Here, at Euro 2012, he delivered, and at the end he hugged his adopted mother Silvia in the crowd.
‘Us and Spain are the two best teams in the tournament,’ he said afterwards. ‘Can we win?
I’ll tell you on Sunday.’
Cities & Stadiums
The Top 3 Teams of Previous Tournaments
|2008||Spain||Germany||Russia / Turkey|
|2004||Greece||Portugal||Netherlands / Czech Republic|
|2000||France||Italy||Netherlands / Portugal|
|1996||Germany||Czech Republic||France / England|
|1992||Denmark||Germany||Netherlands / Sweden|
|1988||Netherlands||Soviet Union||Italy / West Germany|
|1984||France||Spain||Denmark / Portugal|
|1972||West Germany||Soviet Union||Belgium|