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Spain set for sweet success
Posted Sunday, July 01, 2012 by SNTV


Andres Iniesta and Iker Casillas adorned some baked goods in Madrid on Saturday, in support of the Spain team who will play against Italy in the Euro 2012 final.


The Spanish may have become accustomed to success on the football field in recent years.

But for residents of Madrid, if Spain win a third major international title in four years on Sunday, victory could taste a little sweeter.

The San Onofre bakery have prepared a variety of football themed cakes ahead of Spain's European Championship final against Italy.

Iker Casillas and Andres Iniesta have proved to be the popular choices so far.

Even if Vicente del Bosque's side fail to defend their European crown in Kiev, shop manager Mercedes Plaza will carry on serving the tasty treats.

SOUNDBITE: (Spanish) Mercedes Plaza, shop manager

"If we win we expect to increase the sales and we will keep on making pastries, that's not a problem. If we don't win we will still make a few more, even if it is just to support them somehow."

It is not only the bakeries that are profiting from Spain's European campaign, street market stalls have also enjoyed a boost in sales of football souvenirs.

It seems like Spain is preparing for another football fiesta...


    Rank Team W/D/L Pts

    Cities & Stadiums

    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