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Portugal 0 Spain 0 (aet, 2-4 on pens): Oh no Ronaldo! Cristiano stranded as Cesc seals it
28/06/2012 by Dailymail
Spain will defend their European crown in Kiev this Sunday after coming through a penalty shootout to settle a dreadful game at the Donbass Arena on Wednesday night.After 120 minutes of turgid football had failed to produce a goal, Cesc Fabregas’ penalty struck the inside of the post and found the back of the net to seal the sudden death contest 4-2.Job done: Spain's player... Full Story »
Portugal pay the penalty as Spain win
28/06/2012 by espnstar
Cesc Fabregas converted the decisive spot-kick as Spain reached the final of Euro 2012 after a penalty shoot-out victory over Portugal in Donetsk.The game had finished goalless after normal time and extra-time.Fabregas fired his shot in off the post to send Spain through 4-2 in the shoot-out after Bruno Alves had hit the bar for Portugal.Earlier, Cristiano Ronaldo had missed ... Full Story »
Federation boss praises Germany's continuity
27/06/2012 by YAHOO Sport
GDANSK (Reuters) - Germany had some of the pressure lifted ahead of their Euro 2012 clash with Italy on Thursday with federation president Wolfgang Niersbach saying it would not be the end of the world to lose another semi-final. Niersbach praised the team's stability after reaching their fourth consecutive semi-final in a major tournament and said anything beyond this stag... Full Story »
Gazzetta sorry over Balotelli King Kong cartoon
27/06/2012 by YAHOO Sport
KRAKOW (Reuters) - Top Italian daily newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport has apologized for printing a cartoon portraying black Italy striker Mario Balotelli as King Kong. Media reports said Balotelli's agent Mino Raiola had reacted with fury at the depiction, which comes after the 21-year-old has battled racism in his homeland and abroad for years. The cartoon of the Mancheste... Full Story »
England fan who flashed Diamanti at Euro 2012 exposed
27/06/2012 by YAHOO Sport
The England fan who exposed himself in a vain bid to distract Italy's Alessandro Diamanti as he took the decisive penalty in Sunday's Euro 2012 quarter-final penalty shootout said on Wednesday he had no regrets.Tim O'Leary, a 35-year-old multi-millionaire who has a trading company in the City of London, told the Sun he would do anything to see England win - however Diamant... Full Story »
Portugal v Spain preview - Neighbours prepare to collide in final-four showdown
27/06/2012 by Sky Sport
Cristiano Ronaldo: Will be hoping to continue his heroics against SpainPortugal will battle defending champions Spain for a spot in the Euro 2012 decider when they meet in the semi-finals at the Donbass Arena on Wednesday evening.Both teams enter the last-four clash on the back of three consecutive wins at the tournament, with Sunday's final clearly in sight.Vicente de... Full Story »
Ronaldo deserves a monument in Portugal, says Maradona
27/06/2012 by Goal.com
\Diego Maradona believes that Portugal have Cristiano Ronaldo to thank for their progress to the Euro 2012 semi-final, and the Real Madrid star deserves a monument in his honour in Lisbon.The 27-year-old had been widely accused of under-performing at international level in the past, but came to life in Ukraine and Poland, leading his side's charge to the last four with thre... Full Story »
Genoa director admits Veloso could join Dynamo Kiev
27/06/2012 by Goal.com
Serie A side Genoa have conceded that Miguel Veloso could join Dynamo Kiev in the summer.The Portugal international, who is currently with the Seleccao at Euro 2012, has been linked with a move away from the Italian club for some time, and the Ukrainian giants have now moved to the front of the queue for his signature."It is true that the Ukrainian club are interested i... Full Story »
We have no plan to stop Cristiano Ronaldo but we do have Casillas, says Negredo
27/06/2012 by Goal.com
Alvaro Negredo has revealed that Spain have no set plan for nullifying Cristiano Ronaldo and are confident that Iker Casillas will be up to the task of keeping out whatever the Portugal forward fires his way in Wednesday's Euro 2012 semi-final showdown.La Roja are very familiar with the Seleccao's star player, given he plies his trade in La Liga with Real Madrid. However... Full Story »
Agent: Balotelli will score a hat-trick against Germany
27/06/2012 by Goal.com
The agent of Mario Balotelli believes that the Italy forward will silence his critics with a hat-trick in Thursday's Euro 2012 semi-final clash against Germany.The Manchester City striker has netted just once in the tournament so far, against Republic of Ireland, even though only Portugal attacker Cristiano Ronaldo has had more attempts on goal.However, the player'... Full Story »
    Rank Team W/D/L Pts

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    The Top 3 Teams of Previous Tournaments

    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