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Fabregas blasts critics after 'boring' Spain outclass Italy to retain Euro trophy
Posted Monday, July 02, 2012 by Dailymail

Cesc Fabregas has hit out at the critics who labelled European champions Spain as boring.

The Spanish focus on possession football and closing their opponents out of the game has not been to everybody's taste but the World Cup winners turned on the style when it mattered in the final against Italy.

And Fabregas, who played in the 'false No 9' position in the 4-0 win in Kiev, believes his side delivered the perfect riposte.

Fabregas blasts critics after 'boring' Spain outclass Italy to retain Euro trophy
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Asked if tonight's performance was an answer for their critics, the midfielder told Radio Five Live: 'I think so. Those people who think we are playing boring...in my opinion they don't understand the game.

'This feels really amazing, one of the best days of my life. I don't think we're ready to see what we have done. Three major trophies in a row has never been done before in the history of football.

'It's difficult to realise what we have done, but in time I think we will, It is amazing.'

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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