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Wedding bells turn Iniesta's legs to jelly
Posted Thursday, July 05, 2012 by Supersport.com

Wedding bells turn Iniesta's legs to jelly

Walking down the aisle to get married this weekend will be much more nerve-racking than playing in Euro 2012, said Spain's Andres Iniesta, who was voted the best player of the tournament for his cool, commanding performances.

"It will be a special and different day," the Barcelona midfielder told a news conference on Wednesday.

"I am sure it will make me nervous, much more than being on the field of play."

The 28-year-old, who calmly slotted away a spot kick in the semifinal penalty shootout against Portugal, helped world champions Spain to get a second successive European championship triumph with a 4-0 final victory over Italy on Sunday.

"I am pleased for the personal recognition," he said in reference to Uefa's best-player award. "But one player does not represent a championship. My colleagues deserve it as much as I do."

    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