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Spain parade in Madrid
Posted Tuesday, July 03, 2012 by SNTV


Spain's European Championship-winning squad went on an open-top bus parade through Madrid on Monday.


Spain's Euro 2012 squad posed for a photo opportunity with King Juan Carlos in Madrid on Monday.

Team captain Iker Casillas thanked King Juan Carlos for the reception and awarded the monarch with a Spain shirt.

SOUNDBITE: (Spanish) Iker Casillas, Spain goalkeeper (talking to King Juan Carlos):

"I want to thank you for welcoming the Spain team. From every one of us, I would like to give you this shirt signed by all of us. This present is for you to have as a souvenir of our victory. And thank you very much for the reception in your house."

Manager Vincente del Bosque's squad then headed on to the streets of Madrid for an open-top bus parade.

Celebrations of this type are nothing new for Spain's fans.

After years of waiting for international success, their heroes have now won three major tournaments in succession - something no other nation has achieved.

A 4-0 win in Sunday night's final against Italy saw Spain successfully defend the title they won at Euro 2008.

In between the two continental tournaments, Spain won the World Cup for the first time in South Africa.

    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