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Spanish fans party after Euro success
Posted Monday, July 02, 2012 by SNTV


Madrid was the scene of wild celebrations on Sunday night after Spain won Euro 2012 by beating Italy 4-0, leaving fans in Rome down in the dumps.


Contrasting scenes in the capitals of Spain and Italy on Sunday after the final of Euro 2012. 

In Madrid fans counted down the final few seconds of the match before their party began after a comprehensive 4-0 victory over Italy, David Silva, Jordi Alba, Fernando Torres and Juan Mata with the goals. 

The results means Spain are the first nation to have won three sucessive major tournaments and also the first to retain the European Championship. 

In contrast, Italian fans could only watch on in horror as the Azzurri were picked apart in the final by Spain.

Little had been expected of Italy heading into Euro 2012 but such a crushing defeat in the final must have be a bitter pill to swallow for the Italian fans after beating England and Germany to reach the final.

    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