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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 »
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 »
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 »
Iker hails role model Buffon - Casillas heaps praise on opposite number
01/07/2012 by Sky Sport
Iker Cassillas: Spain goalkeeper heaps praise on 'role model' BuffonIker Casillas has revealed he took inspiration from Gianluigi Buffon as he progressed through the ranks at Real Madrid.The goalkeepers will lead their sides into the Olympic Stadium in Kiev on Sunday as captains, with both dreaming of lifting the Euro 2012 title at the end of the night.And the Spain goalkeepe... 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 »
Xavi: We are not bored! Spain playmaker rejects criticism of their style of play
01/07/2012 by Sky Sport
Xavi: Spain playmaker has rejected suggestions that the European champions have become boringSpain playmaker Xavi has brushed aside the suggestion that the reigning European champions and World Cup holders have become boring.Their tiki-taka style thrilled supporters as they were crowned kings of Europe in 2008 and also at the World Cup in South Africa.Now it has taken them t... Full Story »