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Spain land in Donetsk
Posted Saturday, June 23, 2012 by SNTV


Spain arrived in Donetsk on Friday in preparation for their Euro 2012 quarter-final with France.


Spain touched down in Donetsk on Friday ahead of their Euro 2012 quarter-final against France on Saturday night.

The reigning European champions have produced some mixed performances so far, thrashing the Republic of Ireland 4-0 but struggling against Italy and Croatia.

Despite their patchy form they finished top of Group C and their reward is a last eight tie with France in Ukraine.

Spain, who have spent the entire tournament in Poland thus far, were presented with bread and salt on their arrival, traditional greeting gifts in Donetsk.

Saturday's clash at the Donbass Arena will be the first since France's match with Ukraine had to be postponed for nearly an hour following a thunder storm.

    Rank Team W/D/L Pts

    Cities & Stadiums

    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