Home - video - article
Italy depart Kiev
Posted Monday, July 02, 2012 by SNTV


Italy left the Olympic Stadium in Kiev on Sunday to begin their long journey home after defeat in the final of Euro 2012.


As Spain continued their celebrations after winning Euro 2012 a disappointed Italian squad left the Olympic Stadium in Kiev to begin their journey home. 

The 4-0 defeat was the biggest losing margin in a final of a European Championship, Spain proving too good for the Azzurri on the night. 

However, the Italians can be proud of their effort in reaching the final, beating England and Germany along the way. 

Coach Cesare Prandelli has overseen the rebirth of the national squad after Italy were dumped out of the group stages of the 2010 World Cup after a disastrous tournament.

    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