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Prandelli praises players
02/07/2012 by Sky Sport
Italy boss says Spain were fresher than his well-beaten sideCesare Prandelli: Believed his players had not recovered sufficiently for the finalCesare Prandelli praised his Italy side despite losing the Euro 2012 final to history-making Spain on Sunday.The champions came flying out of the blocks and deservedly took a 14th minute lead via David Silva before Jordi Alba the... Full Story »
Simply magic-El - Euro 2012 final: Spain 4 Italy 0
02/07/2012 by The Sun
ONE EL OF A TEAM ... Spanish superstars enjoy their historic victoryANDRES INIESTA hailed Spain’s thumping Euro 2012 triumph as ’magical and unique’.The midfield wizard reckons their hat-trick of tournament wins will NEVER be matched.  Italy ran out of ideas in a one-sided final as the rest of Europe almost ran out of superlatives for the Spanish.  Barcelona star Iniesta foun... Full Story »
Fabregas blasts critics after 'boring' Spain outclass Italy to retain Euro trophy
02/07/2012 by Dailymail
Cesc Fabregas has hit out at the critics who labelled European champions Spain as boring.The Spanish focus on possession football and closing their opponents out of the game has not been to everybody's taste but the World Cup winners turned on the style when it mattered in the final against Italy.And Fabregas, who played in the 'false No 9' position in the 4-0 win in Kiev... Full Story »
Torres pips Balotelli to Golden Boot after Spanish super sub strikes late in final
02/07/2012 by Dailymail
Fernando Torres has won the Euro 2012 Golden Boot award after scoring his third goal against Italy in the final.Spain, who ran out 4-0 winners, chose to start without a striker in the showpiece event in Kiev, with Cesc Fabregas playing in the 'false nine' position.But Torres scored the champion's third goal to win the award despite finishing level with a host of players... Full Story »
Balotelli in tears after star storms off before returning to collect losers medal
02/07/2012 by Dailymail
Mario Balotelli was reduced to tears in the wake of the Euro 2012 final. The 21-year-old endured a frustrating evening as Spain romped to a historic third successive major international tournament victory.And unfortunately after the match the ugly side of his game came to the fore once more after the striker clashed with members of Italy's backroom staff.Volatile Balotelli ha... Full Story »
Spain 4 Italy 0: Silva, Alba, Torres and Mata the heroes as La Roja create history in Kiev
02/07/2012 by Dailymail
To the suggestion that they have turned into something more negative, Spain responded by making history with the highest winning margin in a European Championship final.To the accusation that they have betrayed their philosophy, this  sensational collection of footballers replied by producing the finest  display of the three major  championship finals they have contested i... Full Story »
Spain make history with Euro triumph
02/07/2012 by ESPNSTAR.com
Sensational Spain trampled all over those boring jibes and marched straight into the history books with a magnificent 4-0 Euro 2012 final victory over Italy in Kiev.First-half goals from David Silva and Jordi Alba and late efforts from substitutes Fernando Torres and Juan Mata confirmed La Roja as the first team to record three successive major tournament victories, includin... Full Story »
Motta nearly misses the bus for the final
02/07/2012 by YAHOO Sport
Italy midfielder Thiago Motta on Sunday nearly missed the bus taking the team to the final of Euro 2012, television pictures broadcast by UEFA showed.The door to the Azzurri's bus was closed when the Brazil-born star ran out of the team hotel and was able to get on board just in time, as a dozen or so hotel staff who had turned out to wish them well looked on with grins o... Full Story »
Spain wave the flag at home for Euro victory
02/07/2012 by YAHOO Sport
Spain's national flag streamed from motoribikes and cars, as fans poured into Madrid banking on a Euro 2012 victory Sunday to briefly clear the clouds of economic crisis.On the streets, in buses, even at swimming pools, young and old wore the Spain colours on T-shirts and banners wrapped around their shoulders, or waved flags going for two euros ($2.50) on street corners.Hug... Full Story »
Italy fans defy Rome heat to secure spot for final
02/07/2012 by YAHOO Sport
ROME (AP) -- Italy fans have defied 100 F (38 C) heat to secure a good spot to watch the European Championship final against Spain on large TV screens set up in Rome's Circus Maximus.The scorching temperatures kept most fans away from the landmark until Sunday evening, when thousands started trickling into the landmark.Four giant TV screens were put up in Circus Maximus, an... Full Story »
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    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