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Playing against Italy will be exasperating for Spain, says Negredo
30/06/2012 by Goal.com
Spain striker Alvaro Negredo is certain that Italy will provide another tough test for the world and European champions when they meet in the final of Euro 2012. Despite conceding that Cesare Prandelli's Azzurri side have more attacking flair than previous squads, he warned that La Roja will need to be patient to deal with their opponents' aggresive style. “Italy are a mor... Full Story »
Roberto Martinez: Spain are better now than ever before
30/06/2012 by The Sun
BORE WAR ... Martinez has hit back at critics who call Spain dullROBERTO MARTINEZ will not hear any criticism of Spain.In fact, the Wigan boss believes that his home nation have a better team than the one which won Euro 2008.The 2010 World Cup winners are attempting to win a third major competition in a row when they take on Italy in the final of Euro 2012 in Kiev tomorro... Full Story »
they will be a source of inspiration for us against Italy.”
30/06/2012 by The Sun
SPOT ON AGAIN ... Fabregas shows his passion after slotting shootout winner against PortugalCESC FABREGAS knows tomorrow’s Euro 2012 final against Italy means much more for Spain than the chance to complete a history-making Treble.Beat Italy and boss Vicente Del Bosque’s men will be rightfully acknowledged as the greatest team of ALL TIME.They have stolen the hearts o... Full Story »
Balotelli is a great player, insists Fabregas after Italian hitman's brace sets up Spain clash
30/06/2012 by Dailymail
Cesc Fabregas has warned his Spanish team-mates about the threat of Italy's star striker Mario Balotelli ahead of the Euro 2012 final.The Manchester City man scored two superb goals to dispatch Germany on Thursday night as the Azzurri made it through to Sunday's showdown by winning 2-1. Fabregas' comments are no surprise given the threat that Balotelli - joint top of the lis... Full Story »
West Germany still the benchmark for Spain
30/06/2012 by YAHOO Sport
KIEV (Reuters) - West Germany of the cold-war 1970s, with long-haired Gerd Mueller, lank-haired Gunter Netzer and afro-haired Paul Breitner, won almost everything under the command of "Der Kaizer", Franz Beckenbauer.Although they were not unbeatable, they were the dominant force in world soccer from 1972 until the early 1980s and the legacy they left was carried far beyon... Full Story »
Finalists weigh each other up before Euro clash
30/06/2012 by YAHOO Sport
KIEV (Reuters) - After three weeks of almost non-stop action, Euro 2012 paused for breath on Friday with the finalists assessing each others strengths and weaknesses ahead of Sunday's showpiece between holders Spain and old rivals Italy.Spain's Sergio Ramos and Cesc Fabregas held media conference at Dynamo Kiev's home ground, while at their base camp in Krakow, Italy coac... Full Story »
Barca agree deal for Valencia's Alba
29/06/2012 by Supersport.com
Barcelona have strengthened their defence and found a replacement for Eric Abidal by sealing an agreement with Valencia to sign Spain fullback Jordi Alba on a five-year contract, the La Liga club said on Thursday.The deal is worth €14 million ($17.44 million) and is subject to the 23-year-old left back, a Barca youth academy graduate who is representing Spain at Euro 2012... 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 »
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 »
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 »