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Agent: Balotelli worth €250million
02/07/2012 by ESPNSTAR.com
The agent for Manchester City and Italy striker Mario Balotelli believes the footballer will soon be worth €250million."What is Mario worth after the Euros? Well, I would not say priceless, but if I have to put a value on him, I would say €250million [£202m]," Mino Raiola said."But whatever the price, he will stay at City, 200 per cent. It is not that Mario has changed, bu... 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 »
Fabregas starts for Spain, Abate back for Italy
02/07/2012 by YAHOO Sport
Cesc Fabregas returned to Spain's starting line-up for the Euro 2012 final with Italy in Kiev on Sunday, while Ignazio Abate was handed a start for Italy after recovering from injury.Fabregas started as a 'false nine' centre-forward in Spain's opening 1-1 draw with Italy three weeks ago and the 2-0 quarter-final victory over France, but lost his place to Alvaro Negredo for th... Full Story »
Prandelli: Spain aren't dull - Italy coach believes derogatory label comes from fear
01/07/2012 by Sky Sport
Cesare Prandelli: Italy coach laughs off Spain's boring tagCesare Prandelli has dismissed suggestions that Spain are boring ahead of the Euro 2012 final in Kiev on Sunday.It is a label that has historically been levelled at Italy, as their traditional defensive style attracted criticism from many corners of the game.But under Prandelli the Italians have adopted a mor... Full Story »
Balotelli now has the attitude to match the talent, insists Prandelli as Italy prepare for Euro 2012 final showdown with Spain
01/07/2012 by Dailymail
Italy coach Cesare Prandelli has praised Mario Balotelli's attitude ahead of Sunday's Euro 2012 final with Spain.Balotelli needs one more goal to take the lead in the Golden Boot standings, knowing achieving that aim would take Italy a long way towards lifting the trophy.It has seemed the 21-year-old has thrived on the responsibility Prandelli has afforded him during thes... Full Story »