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Fans in Rome gather to watch Italy taking on Spain in Euro 2012 final
Posted Monday, July 02, 2012 by SNTV


Italy supporters started to gather at the Circus Maximus in Rome for the final of Euro 2012.

Tens of thousands are expected to gather to watch the match against Spain.


The streets of Rome are being prepared for the excitement of the final of Euro 2012 between Italy and Spain.

Fans in the Italian capital enjoying scorching temperatures of around 40 Celsius.

Italy fans confident that their team will win.

"Let's always applaud Italy who made us enjoy ourselves during this European Championship. They brought us to the final and made us believe."

Workers have been putting their final touches to the fan zone area.

A huge screen built for the occasion with two smaller screens placed halfway through the Circus Maximus.

The area around the Coliseum and the Circus Maximus sealed off to traffic since early morning.

Meanwhile, Spanish fans who'd gathered in St. Peter's Square in the Vatican for Sunday's Angelus believe their side, after winning the World Cup, will be the ones crowned champions of Europe:

"Two teams will enter the football field. One of them will always be the World Cup champions, both going in and going out. Go Red!"

Philosophical that no matter what happens, no-one can take Spain's previous successes away from them.

    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