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# Euro 2012

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# Champ
VIDEO: Safety first: Pepe Reina runs through in-flight safety routine
The Liverpool star and his team-mates were celebrating Spain’s third major trophy win in a row.
# Euro 2012
Iniesta named as Player of the Tournament at Euro 2012
The boy’s a genius, Bill. Meanwhile, ten Spanish players made it into the squad of the tournament.
# El Nino
Not a bad season after all: Torres scoops Golden Boot award
The Spanish striker has pipped the four other players who scored three goals at Euro 2012.
# Early Doors
The Morning Score: Monday
Here’s everything you need to know this morning — apart from how to compete against a tiki-taka masterclass.
Crisis? What crisis? Spain rejoices in Euro win
They’re dancing in the fountains of Madrid tonight.
# Faux Pas
VIDEO: Alan Shearer makes an almighty Freudian slip
The BBC pundit made quite the blooper while analysing this evening’s Spain-Italy clash.
# Pinnacle
Euro 2012 analysis: undeniably the greatest of all time
After so much debate, Spain ended up only dominating. In every sense. After producing the biggest final win in a major international tournament, there can be no doubt about their status, writes Miguel Delaney
# Take a Bow
VIDEO: here are our 10 favourite goals of Euro 2012
Mario Balotelli, Mario Gomez and Danny Welbeck all feature in the moments that lit up the tournament.
Spain v Italy, Euro 2012 final
we went minute-by-minute as Italy stood in the way of football history.
# Final Countdown
Letter from Kiev: Great expectations as city awaits climactic showdown
Miguel Delaney describes the significant sense of anticipation throughout the Ukrainian capital ahead of tonight’s big game.
# carpe diem
Preview: Modern Italians stand in way of historic Spanish win
Miguel Delaney is in Kiev examining what makes the Euro 2012 finalists tick.
# red or blue
Open Thread: Who do you want to win tonight's Euro 2012 final?
We’re asking you to tell us who you’ll be shouting for as a brilliant Euro 2012 reaches its climax tonight…
# Euro2012
Puyol and Villa fly in to support Spanish team-mates in Kiev
The injured Barcelona duo are with the Spain squad, seeking to complete an historic treble against Italy.
# Euro 2012
Gerrard: Don't blame Rooney for Euro 2012 exit
The England captain was quick to defend the Manchester United striker, who was not at his best this summer.
# History
‘We meet again’ – 5 previous Spain v Italy encounters
Two of the continent’s heavyweights will write another chapter in their football history tonight in Kiev. They have some previous.
# The Big Gig
Après Match: Who'll get the nod for the final?
It’s the old guard v the young pretenders. The A team take on the B team. The masters face their apprentices.
# conviction
'Boring? We're making history' - Xavi
The Barcelona midfielder says he has no regrets over Spain’s style of play at Euro 2012.
# need to know
The Evening Fix: Saturday
Things we learned, loved and shared today.
# Mind Games
Euro 2012: Buffon not ready to alter prediction
Miguel Delaney is in Kiev finding the Italian captain quite happy to let Spain carry a favourite’s burden.
# Prime Numbers
Football, flats and detached retinas: The week in numbers
How many people were murdered in Ireland last year? And how much Coke would you need to get drunk?
# Euro 2012
Spain v Italy: Del Bosque remaining coy on La Roja's attacking intent
“We will play with three attackers, that’s for sure.” He’s not a man for giving stuff away, is Vicente del Bosque.
# Final Countdown
Euro 2012: Prandelli full of respect for defending champs
The Italian boss says, ‘Spain are not boring in any shape or form.’
# standing down
Blanc turns down chance to stay on as France manager
L’Equipe report that the former Bordeaux boss will seek a new challenge, while Didier Deschamps could replace him.
# Tribute
'UEFA award will be dedicated to James Nolan,' says Delaney
The parents of the Ireland fan who tragically lost his life in Poland have agreed to accept it, the FAI have confirmed.
# Euro 2012
Del Bosque wary of 'peculiar' Balotelli
The Spanish boss admites he is an admirer of Italy’s in-form striker.
# Euro 2012
Ireland fans to receive 'special award' from UEFA
The European football governing body’s president Michel Platini plans to travel to Dublin to present the unusual accolade.
# continental drift
Platini: Euro 2020 could be hosted across all of Europe
So, we might get to host a major tournament after all?
# icons
Spain v Italy: 3 key battles that will decide the championship
Xavi, Pirlo, Iniesta, Balotelli. With this cast, there’s some pretty tasty match-ups on the cards in Kiev tomorrow night.
# Euro 2012
Prandelli: Italy not scared of champions
“We are not afraid of Spain,” he said. “We will try to find their weakest point and work on them.
Column: After years on the RTÉ football panel, why does Eamon Dunphy endure?
Dunphy biographer, Jared Browne, argues that there’s more to the pundit than scathing one-liners.
# Concern
Italy midfield daunts Spanish coach Del Bosque
The veteran manager believes the team’s axis is Pirlo and Balotelli.
Done deal: Keith Andrews signs for Bolton
Meanwhile, it has also been confirmed that the player will be suspended for Ireland’s opening World Cup qualifier.
# Ready to go
Proenca gets nod for second major final
The Portuguese referee also took charge of the Champions League showdown between Chelsea and Bayern Munich.
# Euro 2012
Lahm laments Germany's costly back-four lapses
“This is very bitter. We made dumb errors and conceded our goals. It is bitter because our team have so much potential,” Lahm said.
# Review
Italy's press revels in Balotelli brilliance, Polish papers hail 'best Euro match'
La Repubblica called the match “a masterpiece”.
# assurances
Brazil bound: Loew will remain German coach through to World Cup
After six years within the national setup, Joachim Loew is under pressure to start delivering silverware.
# Early Doors
The Morning Score: Friday
Let’s do this.
# Telly box
Don't touch that dial... here's the sport on TV this weekend
If that rain doesn’t stop, let’s build a fort and watch this lot together. Deal?
# Dress Code
German soccer player's model girlfriend was asked to not dress too sexy at the Euros
Sami Khedira’s team-mates weren’t happy, according to reports.
# Analysis
Euro 2012 analysis: excellent Italy expose German flaws
Cesare Prandelli pulled off another tactical masterclass against a very disappointing German team