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You wanted the glory! Nani hits out at Ronaldo over penalty shootout defeat
29/06/2012 by Dailymail
Nani has hit out at Cristiano Ronaldo and accused his country's captain of lying over the penalty debacle in the Euro 2012 semi-final.Ronaldo has come under attack for not stepping up sooner in the shootout defeat to Spain, which was lost without the Real Madrid man taking his kick after Bruno Alves, a defender, thundered his effort against the crossbar.The world's mos... Full Story »
Negredo: This is the time for Spain to make history
29/06/2012 by Goal.com
Spain striker Alvaro Negredo has hailed the national team's golden era after they booked their place in the final for a third successive major championship following their 4-2 penalty shoot-out win over Portugal on Wednesday in the Euro 2012 semi-finals.La Roja are now on course to become the first international team to win three tournaments on the trot after their triumph a... Full Story »
For the most part, die Mannschaft did well to diminish Andrea Pirlo’s impact but with Podolski and Gomez, Germany completely deprived themselves of their usual attacking edge and allowed their opponen
29/06/2012 by Goal.com
After an impressive handling of the Group of Death and a convincing performance in the quarter-finals against Greece, Germany were touted as favorites to go all the way and claim their first international trophy since 1996. But Joachim Low outsmarted himself against Italy with his debatable team selection and formation, and in the end Germany were the makers of their ow... Full Story »
Spain are favourites to win Euro 2012, says Prandelli
29/06/2012 by Goal.com
Italy head coach Cesare Prandelli has underlined that his side are underdogs for Sunday's Euro 2012 final against Spain despite beating Germany 2-1 in Thursday's semi-final.A late penalty from Mesut Ozil was not enough to deny Italy a place in the showpiece decider after the Azzurri had taken the lead in the first half with two goals from Mario Balotelli.After the match... Full Story »
Mario Gomez, Germany striker
29/06/2012 by UEFA.com
Lahm laments Germany shortcomingsGermany n Philipp Lahm felt Germany had only themselves to blame for allowing Mario Balotelli to score the first-half double that eventually ended their UEFA EURO 2012 dreams in Warsaw, the left-back admitting that, for all the Nationalmannschaft's potential, it is time to start producing tangible reward.Philipp Lahm, Germany captainThis i... Full Story »
'Tears flowing' in Germany changing room after Euro 2012 exit, says Low
29/06/2012 by Goal.com
Germany coach Joachim Low has revealed that there were "tears flowing" in the changing room following his side's exit from Euro 2012.The heavily fancied Die Mannschaft lost 2-1 to Italy in Warsaw following two first-half strikes from Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli.And the former Fenerbache coach spoke of his players' heartbreak at being knocked out at the semi-fina... Full Story »
Lahm rues 'dumb' Germany mistakes in defeat to Italy
29/06/2012 by Goal.com
Philipp Lahm believes that Germany only have themselves to blame after two defensive mistakes proved costly in their 2-1 loss to Italy in the second Euro 2012 semi-final.Germany were billed as tournament favourites throughout the championship and boasted a 100 per cent record heading into the last four, but came up against a Mario Balotelli-inspired Italian side, who will no... Full Story »
Italy qualify for 2013 Confederations Cup
29/06/2012 by Goal.com
Italy will be eligible to take part in the 2013 Confederations Cup after successfully earning a place in the final of Euro 2012.Fifa began running the tournament in 1997, initially staging it every two years until 2005 when the decision was made to change the schedule to every four years.The competition now acts as a precursor to the World Cup and is competed for by th... Full Story »
Pirlo: Italy have not done anything yet
29/06/2012 by Goal.com
Italy playmaker Andrea Pirlo has warned his team-mates not to get carried away following their 2-1 victory over Germany in the Euro 2012 semi-finals.The Azzurri put in an impressive display on Thursday evening to see off Joachim Low's men - who had been tipped as favourites for the match - and join Spain in the final.Italy have performed well above expectations in Poland an... Full Story »
Del Bosque: Spain will never regret not sending Italy out with a 'biscotto'
29/06/2012 by Goal.com
Spain head coach Vicente del Bosque has assured that he has no regrets for not sending Italy out at the group stage of Euro 2012 with a 'biscotto'.Prior to the last round of group fixtures, there were fears that Spain and Croatia could arrange a 2-2 draw in their match - a result which would automatically knock the Italians out of the tournament.However, La Roja won the gam... 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