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Spain make history as they crush Italy


Defending champions Spain secured an unprecedented third successive major trophy as they beat Italy 4-0 in the Euro 2012 final here on Sunday.

It is the biggest winning margin in the history of the t

Magisterial Iniesta wins Euro 2012 player award


Spanish left wing Andres Iniesta was named player of Euro 2012 on Monday by European football governing body UEFA.

The 28-year-old - who was man of the match in Spain's historic 4-0 win over Italy in

Balotelli brace seals Italian place in final


A Mario Balotelli header and a thumping drive gave Italy a richly deserved 2-1 win over Germany in Thursday's Euro 2012 semi-final in Warsaw.

The 21-year-old struck a first half brace to stun the Ger

Fabregas sends Spain into Euro 2012 final


Spain reached their third consecutive major tournament final after overcoming neighbours Portugal 4-2 on penalties in the first Euro 2012 semi-final in Donetsk on Wednesday.

After an attritional game

UEFA charges Spain, Russia over fans’ racist abuse


UEFA has charged the Spanish and Russian football associations for racist chants by fans at the European Championship.

Italy beat England on penalties to reach Euro 2012 semis


Italy beat England 4-2 on penalties on Sunday after their Euro 2012 quarter-final in Kiev failed to produce a goal after 120 minutes.

The Italians won through to a semi-final against Germany in Warsa

Alonso fires Spain to Euro 2012 semis


Spain on Saturday took a step closer to defending their European title, beating France for the first time in a major competition to secure a semi-final meeting with neighbours Portugal.

Two goals fro

Germans blast Greeks to reach Euro semis


Germany booked their place in the last four of Euro 2012 as Joachim Loew's side hammered Greece 4-2 on Friday after dominating their quarter-final.

Germany ran riot as captain Philipp Lahm, Sami Khed

Ronaldo steals show to down defensive Czechs


Cristiano Ronaldo was the hero as Portugal beat an ultra-defensive Czech Republic 1-0 at the National Stadium here on Thursday in their quarter-final to qualify for the Euro 2012 semi-finals.


UEFA breaks Russian hearts


Euro 2012 is poorer with the exit of Russia who thrilled fans and neutrals alike with a 4-1 destruction of the Czech Republic on the first day of the tournament.

Russia’s ouster has got as much to d

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