Euro Cup 2012 Final: Spain vs Italy

Jul 01, 2012, 22:54 PM IST
Spain goalkeeper Iker Casillas lifts the trophy after the Euro 2012 soccer championship final between Spain and Italy in Kiev, Ukraine.
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Spain goalkeeper Iker Casillas lifts the trophy after the Euro 2012 soccer championship final between Spain and Italy in Kiev, Ukraine.

Fireworks explode above Olympiyskiy Stadium after Euro 2012 soccer championship final between Spain and Italy in Kiev, Ukraine.
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Fireworks explode above Olympiyskiy Stadium after Euro 2012 soccer championship final between Spain and Italy in Kiev, Ukraine.

Spain's Fernando Torres, his wife Olalla, right, pose with the trophy for a photograph after Spain won the Euro 2012 soccer championship final between Spain and Italy in Kiev, Ukraine.
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Spain's Fernando Torres, his wife Olalla, right, pose with the trophy for a photograph after Spain won the Euro 2012 soccer championship final between Spain and Italy in Kiev, Ukraine.

Spain's Pedro Rodriguez is congratulated by Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy after the Euro 2012 soccer championship final between Spain and Italy in Kiev, Ukraine.
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Spain's Pedro Rodriguez is congratulated by Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy after the Euro 2012 soccer championship final between Spain and Italy in Kiev, Ukraine.

Spain's Gerard Pique, goalkeeper Pepe Reina, Fernando Llorente goalkeeper Iker Casillas and Xavi Hernandez, from left, celebrate with the trophy after winning the Euro 2012 soccer championship final between Spain and Italy in Kiev, Ukraine.
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Spain's Gerard Pique, goalkeeper Pepe Reina, Fernando Llorente goalkeeper Iker Casillas and Xavi Hernandez, from left, celebrate with the trophy after winning the Euro 2012 soccer championship final between Spain and Italy in Kiev, Ukraine.

Spain's Gerard Pique holds up the trophy through supporters after the Euro 2012 soccer championship final between Spain and Italy in Kiev, Ukraine.
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Spain's Gerard Pique holds up the trophy through supporters after the Euro 2012 soccer championship final between Spain and Italy in Kiev, Ukraine.

Spain's Cesc Fabregas kisses his girlfriend Daniella Semaan after Spain won the Euro 2012 soccer championship final between Spain and Italy in Kiev, Ukraine.
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Spain's Cesc Fabregas kisses his girlfriend Daniella Semaan after Spain won the Euro 2012 soccer championship final between Spain and Italy in Kiev, Ukraine.

Spain's Gerard Pique celebrates with the trophy after winning the Euro 2012 soccer championship final between Spain and Italy in Kiev, Ukraine.
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Spain's Gerard Pique celebrates with the trophy after winning the Euro 2012 soccer championship final between Spain and Italy in Kiev, Ukraine.

Spain's Sergio Ramos, left, holds the trophy with a girl after the Euro 2012 soccer championship final between Spain and Italy in Kiev, Ukraine.
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Spain's Sergio Ramos, left, holds the trophy with a girl after the Euro 2012 soccer championship final between Spain and Italy in Kiev, Ukraine.

Spain's David Silva celebrates with a boy, holding the trophy after during the Euro 2012 soccer championship final between Spain and Italy in Kiev, Ukraine.
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Spain's David Silva celebrates with a boy, holding the trophy after during the Euro 2012 soccer championship final between Spain and Italy in Kiev, Ukraine.

Spain's Fernando Torres, his wife Olalla, right, pose with the trophy for a photograph after Spain won the Euro 2012 soccer championship final between Spain and Italy in Kiev, Ukraine.
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Spain's Fernando Torres, his wife Olalla, right, pose with the trophy for a photograph after Spain won the Euro 2012 soccer championship final between Spain and Italy in Kiev, Ukraine.

Spain's Alvaro Arbeloa holds the trophy at the end of the Euro 2012 soccer championship final between Spain and Italy in Kiev, Ukraine.
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Spain's Alvaro Arbeloa holds the trophy at the end of the Euro 2012 soccer championship final between Spain and Italy in Kiev, Ukraine.

Children brought onto the pitch by celebrating Spanish surround Spain's Fernando Torres during the Euro 2012 soccer championship final between Spain and Italy in Kiev, Ukraine.
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Children brought onto the pitch by celebrating Spanish surround Spain's Fernando Torres during the Euro 2012 soccer championship final between Spain and Italy in Kiev, Ukraine.

Spain's Gerard Pique kiss the trophy at the end of the Euro 2012 soccer championship final between Spain and Italy in Kiev, Ukraine.
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Spain's Gerard Pique kiss the trophy at the end of the Euro 2012 soccer championship final between Spain and Italy in Kiev, Ukraine.

The all conquering Spain
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The all conquering Spain

Spanish players celebrate with the trophy after the Euro 2012 soccer championship final between Spain and Italy in Kiev, Ukraine, Sunday, July 1, 2012.
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Spanish players celebrate with the trophy after the Euro 2012 soccer championship final between Spain and Italy in Kiev, Ukraine, Sunday, July 1, 2012.

Spain's Fernando Torres, right, scores his side's third goal past Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon, left, during the Euro 2012 soccer championship final between Spain and Italy in Kiev, Ukraine, Sunday, July 1, 2012.
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Spain's Fernando Torres, right, scores his side's third goal past Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon, left, during the Euro 2012 soccer championship final between Spain and Italy in Kiev, Ukraine, Sunday, July 1, 2012.

Italy's Thiago Motta receives assistance during the Euro 2012 soccer championship final between Spain and Italy in Kiev, Ukraine, Sunday, July 1, 2012.
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Italy's Thiago Motta receives assistance during the Euro 2012 soccer championship final between Spain and Italy in Kiev, Ukraine, Sunday, July 1, 2012.

Spanish fans celebrate during the viewing of Euro 2012 soccer championship final match between Spain and Italy at the Fan Zone in Madrid, Spain, Sunday, July 1, 2012.
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Spanish fans celebrate during the viewing of Euro 2012 soccer championship final match between Spain and Italy at the Fan Zone in Madrid, Spain, Sunday, July 1, 2012.

Italian supporters react as they watch the final of the Euro 2012 soccer championships between Italy and Spain televised on a giant screen set up in Rome's Circus Maximus archaeological area, Sunday, July 1, 2012.
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Italian supporters react as they watch the final of the Euro 2012 soccer championships between Italy and Spain televised on a giant screen set up in Rome's Circus Maximus archaeological area, Sunday, July 1, 2012.

Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon reacts after Spain scored the second goal during the Euro 2012 soccer championship final between Spain and Italy in Kiev, Ukraine, Sunday, July 1, 2012.
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Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon reacts after Spain scored the second goal during the Euro 2012 soccer championship final between Spain and Italy in Kiev, Ukraine, Sunday, July 1, 2012.

Italian players Andrea Pirlo, Riccardo Montolivo and Leonardo Bonucci, from left, stand dejected after Spain scored the second goal during the Euro 2012 soccer championship final between Spain and Italy in Kiev, Ukraine, Sunday, July 1, 2012.
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Italian players Andrea Pirlo, Riccardo Montolivo and Leonardo Bonucci, from left, stand dejected after Spain scored the second goal during the Euro 2012 soccer championship final between Spain and Italy in Kiev, Ukraine, Sunday, July 1, 2012.

Spain's Jordi Alba, second left, scores his side's second goal past Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon, right during the Euro 2012 soccer championship final between Spain and Italy in Kiev, Ukraine, Sunday, July 1, 2012
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Spain's Jordi Alba, second left, scores his side's second goal past Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon, right during the Euro 2012 soccer championship final between Spain and Italy in Kiev, Ukraine, Sunday, July 1, 2012

Spain's David Silva, second left, scores the opening goal during the Euro 2012 soccer championship final against Italy in Kiev, Ukraine, Sunday, July 1, 2012
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Spain's David Silva, second left, scores the opening goal during the Euro 2012 soccer championship final against Italy in Kiev, Ukraine, Sunday, July 1, 2012

Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko, his son, Nikolay, Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan, center, President of Tajikistan, Emomali Rahmon, right, watch before the Euro 2012 soccer championship final between Spain and Italy in Kiev.
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Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko, his son, Nikolay, Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan, center, President of Tajikistan, Emomali Rahmon, right, watch before the Euro 2012 soccer championship final between Spain and Italy in Kiev.

Spain's Xabi Alonso, left, and Italy's Claudio Marchisio jump for the ball during the Euro 2012 soccer championship final between Spain and Italy in Kiev.
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Spain's Xabi Alonso, left, and Italy's Claudio Marchisio jump for the ball during the Euro 2012 soccer championship final between Spain and Italy in Kiev.

Spain goalkeeper Iker Casillas clears the ball in front of Italy's Mario Balotelli, left and Spain's Juanfran Torres during the Euro 2012 soccer championship final between Spain and Italy in Kiev, Ukraine.
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Spain goalkeeper Iker Casillas clears the ball in front of Italy's Mario Balotelli, left and Spain's Juanfran Torres during the Euro 2012 soccer championship final between Spain and Italy in Kiev, Ukraine.

Italy's Mario Balotelli, bottom, and Spain's Sergio Ramos go for a header during the Euro 2012 soccer championship final between Spain and Italy in Kiev.
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Italy's Mario Balotelli, bottom, and Spain's Sergio Ramos go for a header during the Euro 2012 soccer championship final between Spain and Italy in Kiev.

Italy's Giorgio Chiellini, Leonardo Bonucci, Mario Balotelli, Andrea Barzagli, Daniele De Rossi and goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon, back row from left, and, front row from left, Antonio Cassano, Claudio Marchisio, Andrea Pirlo, Riccardo Montolivo and Ignazio Abate pose for a team group during the Euro.
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Italy's Giorgio Chiellini, Leonardo Bonucci, Mario Balotelli, Andrea Barzagli, Daniele De Rossi and goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon, back row from left, and, front row from left, Antonio Cassano, Claudio Marchisio, Andrea Pirlo, Riccardo Montolivo and Ignazio Abate pose for a team group during the Euro.

The official mascots Slavek and Slavko, right, pose with the trophy before the Euro 2012 soccer championship final between Spain and Italy in Kiev, Ukraine, Sunday, July 1, 2012.
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The official mascots Slavek and Slavko, right, pose with the trophy before the Euro 2012 soccer championship final between Spain and Italy in Kiev, Ukraine, Sunday, July 1, 2012.

An Italian soccer fan cheers for his team ahead of the Euro 2012 soccer championship final match between Spain and Italy in Kiev, Ukraine, Sunday, July 1, 2012.
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An Italian soccer fan cheers for his team ahead of the Euro 2012 soccer championship final match between Spain and Italy in Kiev, Ukraine, Sunday, July 1, 2012.

A Spain supporter drinks vodka ahead of the Euro 2012 soccer championship final match between Spain and Italy in Kiev, Ukraine, Sunday, July 1, 2012.
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A Spain supporter drinks vodka ahead of the Euro 2012 soccer championship final match between Spain and Italy in Kiev, Ukraine, Sunday, July 1, 2012.