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Casillas: 'We are creating history'
Posted Sunday, July 01, 2012 by SNTV


Spain look to cement a place in football history as they held their preparations ahead of the Euro 2012 final with Italy at the Olympic Stadium in Kiev on Saturday.

They'll become the first ever team to successfully defend a UEFA European Championship, if they overcome the Italians.


SOUNDBITE: (Spanish), Xavi Hernandez:

"If it's boring that Spain always wins - for us this is ideal, this is a fantastic thing for us. We are making history in this sport and we are really looking forward to tomorrow."

SOUNDBITE: (Spanish), Iker Casillas:

" Four years ago, Spain was in the final and we never imagined we would win the Euros and the World Cup in two years - but now yes, we are creating history. But I think history has been created already because we are in the final and we wouldn't have thought that four years ago."

SOUNDBITE: (Spanish), Vicente del Bosque:

"Yes of course it is the most important match that is awaiting us. We have worked hard for many years with the Spanish team and of course we would like the victory to top this work. But yes, Italy has changed - they started well against us and they kept improving. So they are worthy rivals for the final.

    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