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Hola! Spain invite us into their luxury hotel
17/06/2012 by YAHOO Sport
Spain threw open the doors of their secluded hideaway in northern Poland to offer fans a tantalising glimpse of just how European and world champions live.La Roja generously invited the travelling media to the Mistral Sport, a four-star hotel in the village of Gniewino, 70 kilometres (43.5 miles) from the Baltic port city of Gdansk, where the team gave Ireland a masterclass i... Full Story »
panish shark Negredo waiting for his chance
17/06/2012 by YAHOO Sport
Spanish striker Alvaro Negredo may have yet to feature in the defending champion's Euro 2012 campaign - but after missing out on the 2010 World Cup the Sevilla star is happy just to be here."I am really happy. First of all it's really something to be here at the championships with my squadmates," said the 26-year-old nicknamed the 'Shark'."Of course there is a lot o... Full Story »
I fell out of love with football
16/06/2012 by The Sun
TORR DE FORCE ... Fernando Torres is back on form for Spain at long lastFERNANDO TORRES admits he fell out of love with football after hitting a low last season.As he struggled to find his form and a place at Chelsea back in February, Spain coach Vicente del Bosque rang him to say he was also being dropped from his squad for a friendly against Venezuela.For the hero of Eur... Full Story »
Pique: The quick pitch allowed us to enjoy the game
15/06/2012 by Goal.com
Spain defender Gerard Pique has admitted the condition of the pitch helped his side record a 4-0 victory over the Republic of Ireland on Thursday evening.A double from Fernando Torres and a goal each from David Silva and Cesc Fabregas saw Giovanni Trapattoni’s men knocked out of the competition, and Vicente del Bosque’s side climb up to the summit of the group alongsid... Full Story »
Xavi hails Spain's 'excellent' performance against Ireland
15/06/2012 by Goal.com
Spain midfielder Xavi has hailed the team's display following their 4-0 victory against Republic of Ireland on Thursday.The European champions bounced back from the 1-1 draw in their Euro 2012 opener against Italy on Sunday and cruised to a comfortable victory against Ireland to move to the top of Group C. "We played well and this match will help to build up the confidence i... Full Story »
David Silva: We showed our critics
15/06/2012 by Goal.com
The Spain forward admitted the 4-0 victory over Republic of Ireland will boost his side's confidence and morale as they attempt to lift their third successive major titleSpain forward David Silva believes that his side’s 4-0 thrashing of Republic of Ireland on Thursday evening should silence some of their critics.The Manchester City star scored the third goal as Vicente de... Full Story »
Torres joy at scoring return - Striker fires brace in hammering of Ireland
15/06/2012 by Sky Sport
Fernando Torres: Believes Spain are back to their best after they beat Republic of Ireland 4-0 in Gdansk on ThursdayFernando Torres hailed the return of the 'old Spain' after his two goals contributed to a 4-0 hammering of Republic of Ireland in Gdansk.Chelsea striker Torres was back in the starting line-up after being benched for the Italy game at the weekend, where coac... Full Story »
Cox wants Ireland to play with pride despite early exit
15/06/2012 by Goal.com
The striker hopes for a good finish to the tournament and would like to see his side pick themselves up and go out on a high in their final group game against ItalySimon Cox was disappointed not to get anything from their game against Spain and wants to play with pride in their last match despite already exiting the tournament.The Irish huffed and puffed throughout the gam... Full Story »
Rampant Spain send Ireland tumbling out
15/06/2012 by ESPNSTAR.com
Fernando Torres dumped the Republic of Ireland out of Euro 2012 as defending champions Spain eased into top gear with a 4-0 victory in Gdansk on Thursday.The 28-year-old striker, left out of the starting line-up for the Group C opener against Italy, returned with a vengeance to spearhead an impressive display by the Spaniards.Torres fired them ahead after just four minutes an... Full Story »
Fernando Torres double shoots downs Republic of Ireland
15/06/2012 by The Sun
TORR BLIMEY ... Fernando Torres rifles in the opener for Spain against Republic of IrelandFERNANDO TORRES was hailed for playing the ‘perfect’ game as Spain dumped Ireland out of Euro 2012 last night.he Chelsea striker’s stunning double sent the Irish crashing to their heaviest defeat in 41 years.Spain boss Vicente del Bosque raved: “We wanted to rely on Fernando’... Full Story »