Spain beat Italy 4-0 in the final of the European Championship on Sunday. The 4:0 Spain’s winning over Italy in Euro 2012 final match is the highest final victory in the history of European championships. Until now the highest score was 3:0 in the match between FRG and USSR. Previously, there were also four goals in one match, namely in 1976 Czechoslovakia achieved a draw 2:2 in the match with FRG, but they won the series of penalty shots scoring 5-3. The last three final matches were settled by one-goal […]
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Spanish media had mixed feelings after Spain’s Euro opener with Italy ended in a draw on Sunday. Sunday’s 1-1 draw against Italy in the Euro 2012 Group C opener produced bittersweet feelings in Spain. On the one hand, their was a sense of relief that the world champions managed to battle out a draw, thanks to an equalizer from Cesc Fabregas just three minutes’ after Antonio Di Natale had given Italy the lead. However, there was also disappointment that Fernando Torres wasted several good chances at the end to give […]
In opinion of Lorenzo Bernardi, Italians and Spaniards are the main favorites of European football championships. “It won’t be easy, but I think that my compatriots will be playing with Spaniards twice – in the group and after that … in the final match,” he said. Italians play in Group C (Gdańsk, Poznań) together with Croatia and Ireland. Bernardi is go-ing to watch the matches on TV and thinks that many Italian fans will come to see the tour-nament live. „I hope, that they will visit not only Poland, but […]
The first duel within Group C will be the encounter of the current European and World Champions with the team of Italy. The Spaniards started their last great tournament with defeat 0:1 against Switzerland in the first match in their group. During the tournament they mostly did not charm their fans with their play, but they managed to win the Champion’s title. Although the Spaniards are expected to repeat their success from four years ago, many football experts think that the best times of that team are already over. An […]
The representation of Spain, defending the title of a champion, the absolute number one favourite and leader in the FIFA rankings, two-time winner of the European Championship in 1964 and 2008, will compete to win the most valuable trophy in Europe for the ninth time. Spain easily and expectedly advanced to the Euro 2012, winning all eight games and losing only six goals. Spain’s top scorer turned to be David Villa. The author of seven goals along with Fernando Torres will be the team’s main force in the attack. Additionally, […]
European championship favorite is Spain. Poland is among the group of teams that should gain promotion to the quarter-finals – said in Warsaw Joachim Loewthe, German national team coach. German coach – just like other coaches of the participants of the Euro 2012 – on Thursday took part in a two-day organizational workshops before the tournament in Poland and Ukraine. Similar meetings are held before all great events. In addition to the coaches there are also team managers, team doctors and security and transport officers. – Our minimal goal during […]
Fellow managers on Friday tipped defending European champions Spain and Euro 2008 second-placers Germany as hot favorites to win this year’s tournament. After wrapping up a two-day meeting of all 16 Euro 2012 qualifier nations in tournament co-hosts Poland, managers were pressed by reporters to give their forecasts for the final outcome. “I think everyone knows who the favorites are. For me, they are Germany and Spain,” Poland manager Franciszek Smuda said. Even Germany boss Joachim Loew said the 2008 victors were the team to beat. “It’s Spain, in any […]
Frank Lampard will captain England on Saturday hoping to lead his side to a shock Wembley win over World Cup holders Spain, with the hosts 7/2 with bookmaker for a victory.
Lampard will lead out the Three Lions in the absence of Chelsea team-mate John T…
England head coach Fabio Capello, whose side are 10/3 with bookmaker for victory at Wembley, expects a massive test in Saturday’s friendly clash with Spain.
The reigning World and European champions have won their last three games against the Three Lion…
During Euro 2012 Gdańsk will have a joint group with Poznan. If the draw was held today, Spain or the Netherlands would play here. The championship involves 16 teams divided into four groups. Two “Polish” and two “Ukrainian” groups. Each group will play their matches on two stadiums. Initially, Gdańsk was to have a joint group with Warsaw. However, UEFA changed its mind. Warsaw will have a joint group with Wrocław and Gdańsk with Poznań. The teams from the “C” group will play on our stadiums. – A very good […]