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Roberto Martinez: Spain are better now than ever before
30/06/2012 by The Sun
BORE WAR ... Martinez has hit back at critics who call Spain dullROBERTO MARTINEZ will not hear any criticism of Spain.In fact, the Wigan boss believes that his home nation have a better team than the one which won Euro 2008.The 2010 World Cup winners are attempting to win a third major competition in a row when they take on Italy in the final of Euro 2012 in Kiev tomorro... Full Story »
We need six Jack Wilsheres
30/06/2012 by The Sun
ON HIS JACK ... Arsenal ace Jack Wilshere can tackle England's problems - but he needs helpTOO much pressure is being heaped on Jack Wilshere to be the saviour of the nation.That is the view of Gareth Southgate, favourite to become the FA’s new technical director.  England’s elimination from Euro 2012 has provoked the usual inquest and an examination about what the futur... Full Story »
You wanted the glory! Nani hits out at Ronaldo over penalty shootout defeat
30/06/2012 by Dailymail
Nani has hit out at Cristiano Ronaldo and accused his country's captain of lying over the penalty debacle in the Euro 2012 semi-final. Ronaldo has come under attack for not stepping up sooner in the shootout defeat to Spain, which was lost without the Real Madrid man taking his kick after Bruno Alves, a defender, thundered his effort against the crossbar.The world's mos... Full Story »
Balotelli is a great player, insists Fabregas after Italian hitman's brace sets up Spain clash
30/06/2012 by Dailymail
Cesc Fabregas has warned his Spanish team-mates about the threat of Italy's star striker Mario Balotelli ahead of the Euro 2012 final.The Manchester City man scored two superb goals to dispatch Germany on Thursday night as the Azzurri made it through to Sunday's showdown by winning 2-1. Fabregas' comments are no surprise given the threat that Balotelli - joint top of the lis... Full Story »
Spain's final frontier... holders can become most successful team in football's rich history
30/06/2012 by Dailymail
Only Mario Balotelli could reflect on a moment of personal triumph, on a night when Italy produced the performance of this tournament so far, and suggest his goal celebration drew envious glances from his team-mates. Having removed his shirt after that stunning second goal against Germany, Manchester City's striker declared: 'They were jealous of my body.' In his own rathe... Full Story »
Taking the Pizza! Cole and Young wanted for remake of famous Southgate advert
30/06/2012 by Dailymail
It was one the most iconic adverts of the 1990s, helping England fans to at least laugh at the heartache the football team had suffered at Euro 96.And now, with yet another penalty shootout exit haunting the nation, Pizza Hut are campaigning to get the two Ashleys, Cole and Young, to star in a remake of their famous Gareth Southgate ad.Scroll down to see Southgate's famous T... Full Story »
Super Mario? No, he's a bubbling cauldron of fury always looking for the next fight
30/06/2012 by Dailymail
My friend said to me the other day that Mario Balotelli reminded him of a mixture of Eric Cantona's swagger and Cristiano Ronaldo's power and skill. He went as far as to air the point on the social networking site Twitter.If I were on Twitter too (and I'm not), I would have used my 140 characters to offer a one-word response. Nonsense. Balotelli is like a volcano waiting t... Full Story »
Are the Italians celebrating already? Boss Prandelli salutes Super Mario ahead of final
30/06/2012 by Dailymail
Are the Italians celebrating already? Boss Prandelli salutes Super Mario ahead of finalBeer o'clock: Cesare Prandelli enjoys a drink at a press conferencePrandelli says he is enjoying the challenge of coaching Manchester City's temperamental striker.There had been doubts before the tournament about whether Balotelli - previously dropped by Prandelli due to his disciplinar... Full Story »
West Germany still the benchmark for Spain
30/06/2012 by YAHOO Sport
KIEV (Reuters) - West Germany of the cold-war 1970s, with long-haired Gerd Mueller, lank-haired Gunter Netzer and afro-haired Paul Breitner, won almost everything under the command of "Der Kaizer", Franz Beckenbauer.Although they were not unbeatable, they were the dominant force in world soccer from 1972 until the early 1980s and the legacy they left was carried far beyon... Full Story »
Finalists weigh each other up before Euro clash
30/06/2012 by YAHOO Sport
KIEV (Reuters) - After three weeks of almost non-stop action, Euro 2012 paused for breath on Friday with the finalists assessing each others strengths and weaknesses ahead of Sunday's showpiece between holders Spain and old rivals Italy.Spain's Sergio Ramos and Cesc Fabregas held media conference at Dynamo Kiev's home ground, while at their base camp in Krakow, Italy coac... 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